2010 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 2009.

Best Fight

  • Fighting

    Description

    Bare knuckle fight between lead character and boxer. Fight moves from outdoor patio to indoor room filled with construction props.

    Nominees

    Mark Hicks

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  • Lasko

    Description

    Two men fight in a factory using iron bars as weapons.

    Nominees

    Mathis Landwehr, Eskindir Tesfay

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  • Ninja Assassin

    Description

    Hero fights ninja assassins using weapons and his body in an abandoned factory and a busy street. Wires were used for safety for a small part of the fight but most martial arts were all real. Vehicles and near misses were done at speed with one exception.

    Nominees

    Kim Do, Jonathan Eusebio, Jackson Spidell, Jon Valera, Damien Walters

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  • Obsessed

    Description

    Two stunt women engage in a fight that moves from room to room, being thrown into walls and down stairs. Fight ends when the attic floor collapses and woman falls through.

    Nominees

    Angela Meryl and Heather Vendrell Arthur

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  • Watchmen

    Description

    Hero and mysterious bad guy fight in high-rise apartment, throwing each other on furniture and into walls.

    Nominees

    Richard Cetrone and Tim Connolly

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Best High Work

  • Obsessed

    Description

    Stunt woman falls through ceiling, hits and grabs onto a chandelier, then falls into a glass table below. Wires were used for safety throughout this stunt.

    Nominees

    Heather Vendrell Arthur

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  • Pirate Radio

    Description

    Two stunt men walk on a ship’s mast, using wires for safety. Once they reach the ends of the mast, they jump 80’ into the ocean, using no wires.

    Nominees

    Andy Merchant, Stephen Walsh

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  • Push

    Description

    Two stuntmen are ratcheted out of a window and dropped 25’. One stunt man lands on the top of a car while the other stunt man bounces off the trunk and lands on the ground.

    Nominees

    Hiroo Minami and Jeffery Ong

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    Description

    Stunt man doubling Sherlock Holmes dives 55’ out of a Parliament window into the River Thames.

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  • Star Trek

    Description

    Using descenders and high speed winches, stunt men simulate sky diving and landing on a drill platform

    Nominees

    Daniel Arrias, Ilram Choi, Paul Lacovara, Mike Massa, Anthony R. Molinari

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Best work with a vehicle

  • Fast & Furious

    Description

    A car and two tow trucks follow a tanker, trying to steal the tanker’s cargo. Stunt woman walks on top of tanks to release them until the tanker driver realizes he’s being robbed. Tanker then maneuvers and goes over a cliff, while cars try to avoid crashing into the tanker.

    Nominees

    Kenny Alexander, Troy Brown, Gene Hartline, Heidi Moneymaker, Tad Griffith

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  • Fast & Furious

    Description

    Three stunt drivers did simultaneous cannon rolls while driving in the dessert at 65 mph.

    Nominees

    Billy D. Lucas, Tim Rigby, Freddie Hice, Oakley Lehman, Troy Brown

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  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    Description

    A Hummer races through city streets while being chased by soldiers and motorcycle, causing near misses, cannon rolls, and pipe ramps. CG was used in the scene but the car crashes were real.

    Nominees

    Rex Reddick, Debby Ross Rondell, Jennifer J. Caputo, Don Lee, Matt McColm

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  • Taking of Pelham 123

    Description

    Motorcycles escort a car through a chase in New York. Motorcycles crash and cars collide.

    Nominees

    Joe Bucaro, Terra Grant, Jalil Jay Lynch, Chuck Picerni Jr., Matt Taylor

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  • Wolverine

    Description

    Army Hummers chase Wolverine on a motorcycle through the forest and countryside.

    Nominees

    Shea Adams, Rob Jones, Chris Mitchell

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Best speciality stunt

  • 12 Rounds

    Description

    Trolley car t-bones a truck crossing its path. Upon impact, truck driver fires a cannon.

    Nominees

    Wally Crowder, Buddy Joe Hooker

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  • Star Trek

    Description

    Stunt man falls down the side of a 60’ glacier while trying to escape a monster.

    Nominees

    Paul Lacovara, Mike Massa

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  • Surrogates

    Description

    Stunt woman is chased through traffic and jumps from the roof of a car onto the top of an oncoming bus. She then jumps off the bus and tumbles to a landing.

    Nominees

    Lisa Hoyle

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  • Terminator Salvation

    Description

    Stunt man jumps 70’ motorcycle and lays down bike at the landing. No wires were used for this stunt.

    Nominees

    Rick Miller

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  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Description

    Stunt man and woman jump from one roof to another, assisted by cables, while engulfed by an explosion and slamming onto rooftop. They both then tumble down the roof, hitting palm trees as they fall to the ground.

    Nominees

    Stacey Carino, Vladimir Tevlovski

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • Fast & Furious

    Description

    Stunt woman transfers from hood of car to tanker. Using a small safety line, she ran across the top of the tanks and eventually transfers back to the car.

    Nominees

    Heidi Moneymaker

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  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    Description

    Motorcycle rider is towed at speed then ratcheted 25 feet high from her bike, which is then jerked backwards, released and disintegrates.

    Nominees

    Jennifer J. Caputo

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  • I Love You, Beth Cooper

    Description

    Stunt woman drives a car at 25 mph and slides 90 degrees to hit a stationary stunt man.

    Nominees

    Laura Lee Connery

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  • Obsessed

    Description

    Two stunt women engage in a fight that moves from room to room, being thrown into walls and down stairs. Fight ends when the attic floor collapses and woman falls through.

    Nominees

    Angela Meryl and Heather Vendrell Arthur

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  • Surrogates

    Description

    Stunt woman is chased through traffic and jumps from the roof of a car onto the top of an oncoming bus. She then jumps off the bus and tumbles to a landing.

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Hardest hit

  • I Love You, Beth Cooper

    Description

    Stunt man is unable to avoid a car sliding in the street and takes a direct hit. No wires were used.

    Nominees

    Rob Hayter

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  • Ninja Assassin

    Description

    Stunt man jumps out of 2nd floor window onto a van and then concrete using no safety pads.

    Nominees

    Damien Walters

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  • Push

    Description

    Two stuntmen are ratcheted out of a window and dropped 25’. One stunt man lands on the top of a car while the other stunt man bounces off the trunk and lands on the ground.

    Nominees

    Hiroo Minami and Jeffery Ong

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  • Star Trek

    Description

    Cadet is skydiving, pulls his parachute too late and hits a drill platform.

    Nominees

    Anthony R. Molinari

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  • Taking of Pelham 123

    Description

    Paramedic truck t-bones a police car while driving 55 mph.

    Nominees

    Henry Kingi Sr., Steve Picerni

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Best stunt coordinator and/or 2nd unit director

Best action in a foreign film

Best fire

  • Friday the 13th

    Description

    Stunt woman is zipped into a sleeping bag and hung in a tree. The sleeping bag is set on fire and the woman falls out of the bag.

    Nominees

    Vanessa Motta

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  • Gamer

    Description

    Three stunt men are lit on fire with a flame thrower. One stunt man then does a high fall while still on fire.

    Nominees

    Tim Rigby, Billy D. Lucas, Tim Trella

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    Description

    Stuntman jumps out of a window and onto a horse drawn carriage while on fire.

    Nominees

    Glenn Foster

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  • Star Trek

    Description

    Crew member is engulfed in flames and ratcheted back when ship explodes.

    Nominees

    Mark Chadwick

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  • The Final Destination

    Description

    Stunt man does a burn while being dragged by his feet by a tow truck.

    Nominees

    Steve Davison

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