According to The Hollywood Reporter, ANVIL's acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", has been named best music doc by the International Documentary Association.
The IDA on Monday announced winners in seven categories in advance of the organization's awards ceremony set for Friday (December 4) at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.
"Anvil!" is also nominated for the IDA's top feature prize, which will be announced Friday.
"Feature Documentary" nominees:
* "Afghan Star"
* "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"
* "Diary of a Times Square Thief"
* "Food, Inc."
* "Mugabe and the White African"
"Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is the directorial debut of screenwriter Sacha Gervasi ("The Terminal") and was produced by Rebecca Yeldham ("The Kite Runner" and "The Motorcycle Diaries"). The film follows Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner and their band, ANVIL, which released one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's "Metal on Metal". The album influenced an entire musical generation of rock bands, including METALLICA, SLAYER, and ANTHRAX, who all went on to sell millions of records. ANVIL, on the other hand, took a different path — straight to obscurity. The film is both entertaining and touching as it follows their last-ditch quest for the fame and fortune that has been so elusive to them. "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is a timeless tale of survival and the unadulterated passion it takes to follow your dream, year after year.
Praised as "the best documentary I've seen in years," by documentarian Michael Moore, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" contains appearances by an array of heavy metal icons, including METALLICA's Lars Ulrich, former member of GUNS N' ROSES, Slash, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, and SLAYER's Tom Araya, among others.