Dolly Parton Nominated for Oscar

Dolly Parton secured an Oscar nomination for best original song on Tuesday morning (Jan. 31) for “Travelin’ Thru” from the film Transamerica. Parton wrote the song specifically for the film which is about a transsexual and her son. In press materials for the film’s soundtrack, Parton says, “It’s a remarkable movie that touches you in every single place of human emotion.” This is her second career Oscar nomination. She also made the list for writing the title track to 1980’s 9 to 5. This year’s other original song nominees are “In the Deep” from Crash and “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow.