This isn’t too surprising, but it is a disappointment for those of us hoping to watch Steve “Lips” Kudlow crash the Oscars red carpet. Anvil! The Story of Anvil and It Might Get Loud, Jack White, the Edge, and Jimmy Page’s jam session-turned-film, have both been left off the Oscar short list for Best Documentary, /Film reports.
Even though director Davis Guggenheim won an Academy Award for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and It Might Get Loud will likely be joining the canon of great music documentaries, it never really screamed “Oscar” to me. I did honestly think Anvil had a shot for a nomination at least, but, as /Film’s Peter Sciretta notes, “the Academy obviously doesn’t like Rock music.”
The good news, however, is that one music documentary has made the list. Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman’s Soundtrack for a Revolution, a film about the music of the American civil rights movement, featuring performances by the Roots, Richie Havens, Blind Boys of Alabama, TV on the Radio, Anthony Hamilton, and more, could still be nominated.