2007 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 2007.

Best action in a foreign film

Best Fight

  • Casino Royale

    Description

    James Bond fights a bad guy while moving down a stairwell. There are a series of hits,
    flips, throws, and a broken window involved.

    Nominees

    Ben Cooke, Maurice Lee

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  • Firewall

    Description

    The lead character fights a bad guy in an empty house. He is thrown through walls and a window. The fight ends as the bad guy is stabbed with an ice pick.

    Nominees

    Jason Calder, Mike Carpenter

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

    Description

    The two lead male characters use swords to fight enemies and each other in a bell tower, on top of a run-down castle, on a large moving wheel and on a beach. During this fight, a woman also uses swords to fight men on a beach.

    Nominees

    Tony Angelotti, Phillip Culotta, Thomas Dupont, Jeremy Fry, Lisa Hoyle, Kirk Maxwell, Tom Morga, Buddy “Love” Sosthand, Mark Wagner, Jeff Wolfe

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  • Xmen: The Last Stand

    Description

    Two women fight inside a home. They tear through walls and crash into furniture.

    Nominees

    Crystal Dalman, Lani Gelera, Angela Uyeda

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  • Xmen: The Last Stand

    Description

    Wolverine is thrown through a house window and crashes into a table. He continues to be thrown through walls and the ceiling while inside the house.

    Nominees

    Richard Bradshaw, Mike Lambert, Mark Mottram

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Best fire

  • Déjà vu

    Description

    A ferryboat explodes with fire, sending several sailors flying into the water while on fire.

    Nominees

    Jeffery Barnett, Monte Cox, Max Daniels, Sean Graham, Charlie Picerni, Steve Picerni, Robert Powell, Scott Wilder

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  • Letters from Iwo Jima

    Description

    Two soldiers are completely engulfed in flames as they try to escape a pill box.

    Nominees

    Steve Ito, Simon Rhee

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  • Letters from Iwo Jima

    Description

    A soldier is completely engulfed in flames when hit by a flamethrower from above. He drops to the ground in an attempt to put out the fire.

    Nominees

    Simon Rhee

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  • Nacho Libre

    Description

    A monk catches on fire while inside a church praying. He runs out of the church in flames and drops to the ground in an effort to put out the fire.

    Nominees

    Tom Sellitti

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  • Running Scared

    Description

    The lead character fights a bad guy with a blowtorch. His leg catches fire and he is held down while fire creeps up his body.

    Nominees

    Oakley Lehman, Thomas Rosales

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Best High Work

  • Casino Royale

    Description

    In the opening sequence, James Bond chases a bad guy through a construction site. They jump between beams and cranes and climb up a building’s beams.

    Nominees

    Marvin Campbell, Ben Cooke, Adam Kirley, Kai Martin

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  • Déjà vu

    Description

    A hummer chases a car on a bridge. It crashes into several vehicles and sends cars flying in its narrow path.

    Nominees

    John Cenatiempo, Gil Combs, Kenny Endoso, Cory Eubanks, Henry Kingi, Billy Lucas, Jalil Jay Lynch, Charlie Picerni, Chuck Picerni, Steve Picerni

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  • Mission Impossible

    Description

    A stuntman is shot and falls backwards out of a window to the ground below.

    Nominees

    Buster Reeves

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

    Description

    The lead character uses a pole tied to his back to vault over a canyon. He flips several times in the air to land on the other side.

    Nominees

    Theo Kypri

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

    Description

    The lead character has a pole tied to his back as he falls down a canyon. He does 5 full body twists while falling and then becomes suspended in the air, hanging by his foot. The pole then slips and he descends to the bottom of the canyon falling through several bridges along the way.

    Nominees

    Theo Kypri

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  • The Departed

    Description

    A man is thrown off a building and falls backwards to the ground.

    Nominees

    Jeff Gibson

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • Devil Wears Prada

    Description

    A woman walks through a busy New York street and is hit by a taxi.

    Nominees

    Jodi Pynn

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  • Superman Returns

    Description

    A woman drives a car without brakes and weaves through city streets, crashing into cars, dodging people and nearly misses a restaurant.

    Nominees

    Debbie Evans

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  • Ultraviolet

    Description

    The lead character crashes her motorcycle through a window and breaks through a wall.

    Nominees

    Jen Caputo, Alicia Vela-Bailey

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  • Ultraviolet

    Description

    A woman fights and defeats several guards without weapons. Only at the end of the fight does she use an unloaded gun to defend herself.

    Nominees

    Youlia Galenko, Alicia Vela-Bailey

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  • Xmen: The Last Stand

    Description

    Two women fight inside a home. They tear through walls and crash into furniture.

    Nominees

    Crystal Dalman, Lani Gelera, Angela Uyeda

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Best speciality stunt

  • Accepted

    Description

    Two men fly into a pool after riding a skateboard and a motorcycle over a fence.

    Nominees

    Chad Fernandez, Tom McComas

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  • Crank

    Description

    The lead character drives in circles on a motorcycle to escape the police. After escaping, he stands on the motorcycle and eventually is thrown off and crashes into an outdoor cafe.

    Nominees

    Sean Graham, Mike Nicely

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  • Last Holiday

    Description

    A woman descends at high speed down a mountain slope on a snowboard, tackling people on the way down.

    Nominees

    Richard Epper, Christian Garufi, Andy Gill, Ben Hinkley

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  • The Guardian

    Description

    A Coast Guard rescue swimmer battles rough ocean waves in an attempt to save a husband and wife. He must battle the panicked husband and save the unconscious wife.

    Nominees

    Tanner Gill, Leigh Hennessey, Karin Justman, Mike Tristler

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  • Unaccompanied Minors

    Description

    Several characters descend down a mountain slope on a canoe, kayak, and sleds.

    Nominees

    Wendi Bromley, Gary Casper, Jayson Dumenigo, Peter Epstein, John Farve, Toby Holguin, Kevin Jackson, Keii Johnston, Brian Smyj, Chrissy Weathersby

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Best stunt coordinator and/or 2nd unit director

Best work with a vehicle

  • Casino Royale

    Description

    Driving an Aston Martin, a stunt driver races down a dark country road and flips his car as he tries to avoid a woman lying in the road.

    Nominees

    Adam Kirley

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  • Fast and the Furious 3

    Description

    Two cars race through a housing development. Stunt drivers plow through an unfinished house, hit various items at a construction site and crash their cars into each other.

    Nominees

    Cory Eubanks, Sammy Maloof

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  • Fast and the Furious 3

    Description

    Two cars race through town dogging cars, slamming into one another, causing several pile ups along the way, and nearly miss a group of several hundred people in the city.

    Nominees

    Rich Rutherford, Samuel Hubientte, Rhys Millen, Tanner Foust, Malosi Leonard, Matt Leonard

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  • Talladega Nights

    Description

    Two NASCAR drivers race and slam into each other, causing them to spin in the air several times.

    Nominees

    Doc Charbonneau, Steve Kelso, Paul Lane

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Hardest hit

  • Nacho Libre

    Description

    A monk rides along a countryside road and gets thrown off his vehicle.

    Nominees

    Jimmy Waitman

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  • Night at the Museum

    Description

    The lead character is hit by a dinosaur’s tail and is thrown onto a flight of stairs. He then slides down the stairs face first.

    Nominees

    Greg Fitzpatrick

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  • Poseidon

    Description

    A waiter is thrown into a metal kitchen counter as the ship capsizes.

    Nominees

    Chris Anthonucci, Mathew Lorenceau

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  • Stick It

    Description

    A man rides a BMX bike through a window, hits a bar, and flips over the bar at high speed.

    Nominees

    Mike Escamillia, Eddie Fiola

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  • You, Me and Dupree

    Description

    A man rides his bike and is hit by a car.

    Nominees

    Steve Boyum, Jimmy Roberts

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