Anvil Fights Back After Oscar Snub



When the Academy unveiled its shortlist of 15 nominees for Best Documentary in November, it seemed shocking that “Anvil! The Story of Anvil,” which VH1 acquired, didn’t make the cut. After all, it was on Top 10 lists by most major publications and was arguably one of year’s most-loved movies. (See the New Yorker’s “Anvil!” review: “Suffice it to say that the emotion that swept the cinema, at the climax, seemed unanimous, binding, and true: pretty much all that we ask of a movie …”)

Regardless of the reason for the Oscar snub (Entertainment Weekly believes its because the out-of-touch Academy favors docs with social and political themes), the members of Anvil are staying true to their optimistic selves by launching an “Anvil for Best Pic” Twitter campaign (you can retweet to support!). We’re not holding out hope that the Academy will listen, but at least the Critics’ Choice Awards got it right by¬†nominating “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” for Best Documentary. Tune in Friday at 8PM EST on VH1 to see if it wins. [Photo: WireImage]

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