Sacha Gervasi‘s Anvil!: The Story of Anvil has been left off the just-announced short list of the Academy’s Best Feature Documentary contenders. One of ’09’s most offbeat and emotionally engaging (one could even apply the term “heart-warming”) docs, Anvil! was expected to at least make the short list, but no. I wrote a few months back that it’s so earnest and touching in a shlumpy, blue-collar, middle-American hangdog way that it might win.