Ailing Glen Campbell Gets an Oscar Nod
Glen Campbell’s swan song got a little less sad today: The singer was nominated for an Academy Award in the original song category for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” a tune he penned with Julian Raymond.
The song, which is also nominated for a Grammy and is Campbell’s final recording, appears in the critically praised documentary Glen Campbell I’ll Be Me.
After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, Campbell, 78, embarked on a tour with more than 150 dates, performing to packed stadiums across the country. The film follows his final tour and his struggle with the disease and gives fans a look at what went on behind the scenes as the legendary performer’s mind degenerated.
Campbell now resides at a full-time care facility specializing in the Alzheimer’s.
The Academy Awards air live on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7p.m. ET/4p.m. PT on ABC.