“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from the film Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, scored an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song during this morning’s (Jan. 15) announcement. Written by Campbell and Julian Raymond specifically for the documentary, the song is Campbell’s final recording. Big Machine Records released the soundtrack to the film which explores Campbell’s progression through Alzheimer’s.
In response to the nomination, Raymond said, “Thank you so much to the Academy voters. This is beyond a dream. I remember my father taking me to the movies to see True Grit as a child. I loved that song and the film featuring the amazing Glen Campbell. To think all these years later I have been able to develop a great friendship and to create new music with Glen is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. Director James Keach took a giant chance allowing me to score this film (my first) and bring light to the difficult subject of Alzheimer’s. Big thanks to executive producer Scott Borchetta and his phenomenal Big Machine Label Group for their hard work, vision and courage from day one. Their support helped chart ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ on the radio; the first time for Glen in more than twenty years.”
Also competing for the Original Song honor are: “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Glory” from Selma, “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights, and “Lost Stars” from Begin Again.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel are the most nominated films heading into the Feb. 22 ceremony, scoring nine nods each. The Academy Awards will be presented at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, airing live on ABC.
Campbell also received three Grammy Award nominations for music related to the project.