2005 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 2005.

Best Fight

  • House of Flying Daggers

    Description

    Two men fight with swords in an autumn field. Their fight carries them into winter, as they begin to use their bodies in addition to swords to fight.

    Nominees

    Xia Bin, Zhan Bo, Li Cai, Ou Chengwei, Gao Fei, Shi Feng, Zhong Feng, Li Lei, Li Wei, Gao Xiang

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  • Kill Bill Vol. 2

    Description

    Two women fight inside a cramped trailer home. Using swords and household items to battle each other, they crash through walls and fly into furniture.

    Nominees

    Zoë Bell, Monica Staggs

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  • The Bourne Supremacy

    Description

    The lead character fights a bad guy inside a living room, crashing into glass furniture and windows. The bad guy produces a knife but is still strangled to death.

    Nominees

    Chris O’Hara, Darrin Prescott

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  • The Pacifier

    Description

    Two ninjas break into a house and the lead character must use household items and toys in defense.

    Nominees

    Two ninjas break into a house and the lead character must use household items and toys
    in defense.

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  • Troy

    Description

    Hector and Achilles fight to the death in a battle of two great warriors. Swords and shields are their only weapons.

    Nominees

    Mark Mottram, Buster Reeves

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Best High Work

  • Catwoman

    Description

    Woman is dropped off the side of a building. Using a descender, she unravels from two wraps, crashes through a skylight and falls to the ground.

    Nominees

    Zoë Bell

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  • Ladder 49

    Description

    A fireman rappels down the side of a building to rescue a man from the ledge of a window. The two men hang onto each other as they crash through the window to safety.

    Nominees

    Bob Colletti, Roy Farfel

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  • Starsky & Hutch

    Description

    A stunt man jumps from the roof of a 100’ tall building to the roof of a 70’ building. A 12’ alley separates the two buildings.

    Nominees

    Gregory James Fitzpatrick

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  • The Forgotten

    Description

    Two stunt professionals perform a 180’ backwards descender fall off the side of a building.

    Nominees

    John Copeman, David Shumbris

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  • Walking Tall

    Description

    Two stunt men fall through the floors of an old building. One man is pushed out of the 2nd story barn doors and lands on the ground below.

    Nominees

    Mike Dopud, Tanoai Reed

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Best work with a vehicle

  • Sahara

    Description

    A jeep is chasing a high-speed boat. The driver makes an error and the jeep and its passengers are sent flying into the water.

    Nominees

    Efosa, Gaston R. Howard

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  • Spiderman II

    Description

    Police cars and Spiderman chase two bank robbers. Police and civilian cars are sent crashing and spinning into the streets. The bank robber’s car is eventually caught in Spiderman’s web.

    Nominees

    Richard Burden, Tad Griffith, Mark Norby, Darrin Prescott, Scott Rogers

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  • Taxi

    Description

    A taxi and getaway car race through crowded city streets and cause many other cars to crash. The taxi is forced to stop by skidding into a fire hydrant.

    Nominees

    John Branagan, Richard Burden, Jeff Danoff, Corey Eubanks, Debbie Evans, Dane Farwell, Randy Hall, Keii Johnston, Hubbie Kerns Jr., Henry Kingi Sr.

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  • The Bourne Supremacy

    Description

    A taxi is chased through the streets of Moscow, colliding into passing cars and resulting in multiple crashes. The chase ends in a tunnel as the taxi and pursuing police car crash into a divider.

    Nominees

    Martin Ivanov, Victor Ivanov, Graham Kelly, Chris O’Hara, Darrin Prescott, Scott Rogers, Kevin Scott

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  • The Punisher

    Description

    A vehicle jumps across a rising drawbridge and lands on the other side. In an attempt to dodge a girl in the street, it flips onto its hood.

    Nominees

    Dane Farwell, Keii Johnston

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Best speciality stunt

  • Along Came Polly

    Description

    Stunt man performs a base jump off the side of a Los Angeles building. Navigating between buildings, he uses his parachute and lands in a tree.

    Nominees

    Tim Rigby

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  • Flight of the Phoenix

    Description

    A man is sucked out of the back of a plane and falls 160’ to the ground below.

    Nominees

    Bob Brown

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  • Spiderman II

    Description

    Doc Ock comes to life in the middle of an operation to remove his mechanical tentacles. Doctors and nurses are thrown around the room, hitting walls and crashing into medical equipment.

    Nominees

    Clay Fontenot, Lisa Hoyle, Kevin L. Jackson, Susie Park, Trisha Peters-Moon, Norbert Phillips, Tim Storms, Garrit Warren

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  • Taxi

    Description

    As three cars race down a highway into oncoming traffic, they try to exchange a bag and a hostage. Near misses including 2 semi trucks, a motorcycle and several cars do not prevent the exchange.

    Nominees

    Christine Baur, Jill Brown, Gil Combs, Corey Eubanks, Debbie Evans, Anita Hart, Henry Kingi Sr., Julius LeFlore, Tony Pennello, Spencer Sano

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  • Torque

    Description

    Two motorcycles jump over freeway dividers and land in oncoming traffic.

    Nominees

    Jalil Jay Lynch, Jimmy Roberts

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • Kill Bill Vol. 2

    Description

    Two women fight inside a cramped trailer home. Using swords and household items to battle each other, they crash through walls and fly into furniture.

    Nominees

    Zoë Bell, Monica Staggs

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  • National Treasure

    Description

    A woman hangs from the open door of a catering truck as it races through the streets. She successfully jumps from hanging on the swinging door to a van trying to rescue her.

    Nominees

    Lisa Hoyle

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  • Scooby Doo II

    Description

    A stunt woman is hit by electricity and ratcheted back as sparks fly.

    Nominees

    Melissa R. Stubbs

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  • Seed of Chucky

    Description

    A stunt woman is on fire as she hits a 2nd floor railing and falls to the ground below.

    Nominees

    Heather Phillips

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  • The Punisher

    Description

    A blue Chevy Blazer tows a boat while being chased through sand dunes by a red pick up truck. The boat comes lose and crashes into the red truck, while the blue Blazer flips and crashes as well.

    Nominees

    Donna Evans Merlo

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Best action in a foreign film

Best stunt coordinator and/or 2nd unit director

Best fire

  • Be Cool

    Description

    Stunt man is lit on fire during the filming of a music video. A full fire burn is performed among dancers and singers.

    Nominees

    Joe Bucaro

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  • Hostage

    Description

    Two SWAT team members step into a closet with a gasoline soaked carpet. A lighter is dropped and both men are engulfed in flames as they fire their weapons.

    Nominees

    Dale Gibson, Gunter Simon

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  • Seed of Chucky

    Description

    A stunt woman is on fire as she hits a 2nd floor railing and falls to the ground below.

    Nominees

    Heather Phillips

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  • The Aviator

    Description

    An airplane crashes in the middle of Beverly Hills and the pilot is engulfed into flames. The pilot is on fire and crawls out of the plane to safety.

    Nominees

    Joey Box

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  • The Punisher

    Description

    A propane tank is hit by a bullet and explodes. A stunt man is ratcheted back and catches fire from the explosion.

    Nominees

    Mark Chadwick

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Best overall stunt by a stunt man

  • Collateral

    Description

    A taxi is driven into k-rail, skids and flips down the street and crashes into parked cars.

    Nominees

    Jalil Jay Lynch

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  • Spiderman II

    Description

    Peter Parker attempts to jump from building to building but falls mid-jump. He falls into clothing lines, swings into the side of the building and lands on the roof of cars below.

    Nominees

    Chris Daniels, Michael Hugghins

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  • Torque

    Description

    Two motorcyclists fight while racing down a road. As a semi truck approaches, one motorcyclist slides into the dirt to avoid a head-on crash.

    Nominees

    Jason Britton, Mark Chadwick

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  • Torque

    Description

    A Humvee jumps over a freeway divider. The vehicle flips, spins in the air and lands on top of a stopped car.

    Nominees

    Troy Gilbert

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  • Torque

    Description

    Two motorcyclists fight and crash into each other. One motorcycle slides out and causes the other stunt man to flip off his motorcycle.

    Nominees

    Tim Gilbert, Jalil Jay Lynch, Mike Mouse McCoy

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