2003 taurus world stunt awards - Winners & Nominees

In the tradition of Hollywood’s finest awards presentations, the best stuntwomen and men in the entertainment industry will be recognized for their extraordinary performances in feature films of 2003.

Best Fight

  • Blade II

    Description

    Two stunt men fight on narrow scaffolding, using martial arts techniques and small weapons. Includes a fall off the scaffolding and ends in a dramatic sword fight on the ground.

    Nominees

    Clayton Barber, Clay Donahue Fontenot

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  • Die Another Day

    Description

    Two stunt men fight using swords throughout a palace. Fight includes the use of different swords starting with epees and progresses to samurai and broad swords showing the different application for each weapon.

    Nominees

    Ben Bellman, Mark Mottram

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  • Gangs of New York

    Description

    Large gang fight in the snowy streets of New York. Stunt men use clubs, knives, swords and other weapons.

    Nominees

    Nina Armstrong, Bob Colletti, Blaise Corrigan, Douglas Crosby, Mark Mottram, Claudio Pacifico, John Perretti

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  • Half Past Dead

    Description

    Nia Peeples character fights Ja Rule’s character in a basement hallway. Kickboxing and martial arts techniques are used and stunt performers are pushed against the hallway walls, hard bumps are used in this choreographed fight.

    Nominees

    Vinh Le, Mike Moller, Andy Wong

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  • Spiderman

    Description

    Final fight between the Green Goblin and Spiderman in a deserted garden and building. Spiderman takes several hits and a brick wall falls on the Green Goblin.

    Nominees

    Chris Daniels, Zach Hudson, Kim K. Kahana Jr., Johnny Nguyen, Mark A. Wagner

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Best High Work

  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

    Description

    Sniper is shot off a building and falls from the roof of the building, landing on the top of a car parked below. The fall follows the stunt man in one continuous shot from the top of the building until his landing.

    Nominees

    Scott Leva

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  • Half Past Dead

    Description

    Prison guard falls off a prison wall. The stunt man’s fall is showing in one continuous shot.

    Nominees

    Michael Bornhutter, Sven-Throsten Gliewe

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  • I Spy

    Description

    Two men are tackled off the side of a building and crash through the top of a tent. One stunt man falls forward and the other falls backward. The tent is filled with boxes of fruit and the stunt men land in the boxes.

    Nominees

    Gaston R. Howard, Jimmy N. Roberts

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  • Minority Report

    Description

    Stunt man is chased by other men in flying backpacks. Stuntman drops off a ladder, does an air to air hookup with a stunt man in a backpack. The two stuntmen then go through an air ventilation tube and crash through an apartment complex, breaking through ceilings, floors and windows.

    Nominees

    Keith Campbell, Dane Farwell, David S. Rowden

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  • Windtalkers

    Description

    A sniper is shot out of a tree and falls toward the ground. On the way down, the stunt man hits branches and bounces around the tree, getting caught in rope. The stunt man’s legs get caught in the rope and his fall ends as he dangles from the tree.

    Nominees

    Spencer Sano

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Best work with a vehicle

  • Bourne Identity

    Description

    Stunt drivers perform a car chase through the crowded streets of a European city. This chase includes driving on sidewalks filled with people, navigating through small alleys, driving down stairs, a motorcycle slide, crashing through a glass door and a stunt man crashing a motorcycle into a car and flipping over the vehicle.

    Nominees

    Francis Bataille, Gilbert Bataille, Alain Bour, Patrice Bour, Guy Chasseuil, Laurent Chasseuil, Yan Dron, Ludovic Dudot, Cyrille du Faut, Romain Ianetta, Sebastien Lagniez, Bruno Letrouit, Laurent Pailler, Pascal Roblin, Patrick Ronchin, Alexandrine Roux, Sebastien Seveau, Romain Thievin, Raymond Touroul

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  • Die Another Day

    Description

    Stunt drivers chase each other through a melting building made entirely of ice and on a frozen tundra. Machine guns and explosives are fired at each car as they make their way around the palace and crash into walls and drive around pools of water. One car is flipped on its hood and skids along the ice.

    Nominees

    Ray de-Haan, George Cottle

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  • Die Another Day

    Description

    Stunt men drive hovercrafts around a mine field while shooting at each other. Hovercrafts are blown up, flipped and glide over fire and muddy pools. Two stunt men also fight on the moving vehicles. The chase ends when the vehicles crash over a cliff, into a pool of water.

    Nominees

    Roy Alon, Jordi Casares, Stuart Clark, George Cottle, Ray de-Haan, Derek Lea, Vincent Want

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  • Showtime

    Description

    Car chase around the streets including police vehicles and a garbage truck. Vehicles crash into other vehicles to avoid the chase, a large truck falls on its side during a sharp turn and the garbage truck skewers a police car with its forklift. The chase ends as a stunt man jumps from the moving garbage truck to another moving vehicle beside it.

    Nominees

    John Cenatiempo, Richard Epper, Corey Eubanks, Andy Gill, Jack Gill, Henry Kingi, Jalil Jay Lynch, Steve Picerni, Richard Ziker

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  • XXX

    Description

    Stunt drivers maneuver motorcycles around exploding buildings during a drug raid. During this stunt, helicopters fire at the motorcycles, a motorcycle jumps an exploding vehicle, a stunt driver on a motorcycle jumps through barbed wire and a stunt man jumps over barn as it explodes behind him.

    Nominees

    Larry Linkoogle, Jeremy Stenberg

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Best speciality stunt

  • Blue Crush

    Description

    Surfer doesn’t make it through a wave at Pipeline and gets her surfboard tangled in the reef. After untangling herself from the reef, she is pounded by large waves.

    Nominees

    Rochelle Ballard, Cara Hemperly

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  • Die Another Day

    Description

    Three surfers ride large waves, crossing each other on the face of the wave and moving closely together, as they make their way to the beach.

    Nominees

    Darrick Doerner, Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama

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  • Extreme Ops

    Description

    Stunt men snowboard behind a train, while holding onto ropes attached to the train. This stunt includes several flips over mounds of snow, traveling on railroad tracks and multiple snowboarding techniques.

    Nominees

    Patrick Cometto, Charlie Lion

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  • XXX

    Description

    Stunt man drives a Corvette off a bridge and escapes the inevitable crash by parachuting off the car and gliding to safety.

    Nominees

    Tim Rigby

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  • XXX

    Description

    Stunt man harpoons a moving boat while in a car traveling parallel to the boat. Using a parachute, the stuntman attaches himself to the moving boat and flies behind it. As a bridge approaches, the stunt man unhooks himself from the parachute harness and slides down into the boat.

    Nominees

    Harry O’Connor

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

    Description

    Stunt woman fights 5 men gathered in a circle. Using batons, she successfully disarms all of the men.

    Nominees

    Ming Liu

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  • Blue Crush

    Description

    Surfer bails out of a large wave at Pipeline, churning her through the water and close to the reef.

    Nominees

    Kate Skarratt

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  • Die Another Day

    Description

    Two stunt women fight on an airplane that is about to crash. This fight uses multiple swords and weapons, as well as acrobatic and martial arts moves.

    Nominees

    Nikki Berwick, Jaime Blake, Amanda Foster

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  • Hot Chick

    Description

    During a pillow fight, a stunt woman is hit with a pillow and thrown back into the wall, traveling over the bed and causing a dent.

    Nominees

    Dorenda Moore

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  • Mr. Deeds

    Description

    Two stunt women fight in a pizza parlor. A stunt woman is clothes-lined, picked up and thrown into a table. The fight ends with a kick to the chest and another fall into tables and chairs.

    Nominees

    Mary Albee, Dorenda Moore

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Best stunt coordinator and/or 2nd unit director

Best action in a foreign film

Best fire

  • Red Dragon

    Description

    Stunt man is strapped to a wheelchair with his hands tied to the arm rests. He is then lit on fire for a full body burn and rides the wheelchair down the city street.

    Nominees

    Keii Johnston

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  • We Were Soldiers

    Description

    Large airplanes drop bombs on a battle field, setting the field on fire. Viet Cong are engulfed in fire and stunt men perform full fire burns. Bombs continue to drop as stunt men emerge from large explosions.

    Nominees

    Al Goto, Spencer Sano

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  • We Were Soldiers

    Description

    Large bomb is ignited and two soldiers are caught in its flames. Two stunt men perform full body burns, while other soldiers shield themselves from the blast.

    Nominees

    John C. Meier, Spencer Sano

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  • Windtalkers

    Description

    Soldier wearing a flame throwing backpack is hit by a bullet and explodes into a ball of fire. The stunt man performs a full body burn and walks around completely surrounded by the fire. Stunt man falls to the ground and crawls on hands and knees completely engulfed in flames until he is shot.

    Nominees

    Brett Jones

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  • Windtalkers

    Description

    Soldiers set a pill box on fire during battle and two stunt men come running out of the box, completely engulfed in flames.

    Nominees

    Al Goto, David Wald

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Best overall stunt by a stunt man

  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

    Description

    Stunt man riding a motorcycle hits a jeep and flies off the motorcycle, landing on the other side of the jeep. As he is landing, two vehicles simultaneously flip over the jeep and the stunt man as he rolls to safety.

    Nominees

    Lauro Chartrand, Tom Elliot & Tim Trella

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  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

    Description

    Sniper is shot off a building and falls from the roof of the building, landing on the top of a car parked below. The fall follows the stunt man in one continuous shot from the top of the building until his landing.

    Nominees

    Scott Leva

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  • Blade II

    Description

    Vampire throws a stunt man across the room and over a bar. The stunt man does several rotations while soaring through the air, crashes through the glass window behind the bar and hits a wall behind the glass.

    Nominees

    Jimmy Hart

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  • XXX

    Description

    Stunt man drives a Corvette off a bridge and escapes the inevitable crash by parachuting off the car and gliding to safety.

    Nominees

    Tim Rigby

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  • XXX

    Description

    Stunt man harpoons a moving boat while in a car traveling parallel to the boat. Using a parachute, the stuntman attaches himself to the moving boat and flies behind it. As a bridge approaches, the stunt man unhooks himself from the parachute harness and slides down into the boat.

    Nominees

    Harry O’Connor

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