2013 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 2012.

Best Fight

  • Safe

    Description

    Jason Statham fights bad guys on a subway train. In close quarters, he uses punches, kicks and head-butts to knock them out.

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  • Safe

    Description

    Jason Statham fights men in a restaurant. They crash into tables and use dishes as weapons. The fight ends with Jason taking one of the bad guys out the window and falling to the street below.

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  • The Avengers

    Description

    While tied to a chair, a female takes out 3 people using flips, rolls and precise acrobatic fighting.

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  • The Expendables 2

    Description

    Slyvester Stallone fights Jean Claude Van Damme using chains and martial arts moves.

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  • The Expendables 2

    Description

    Je Li fights men in a kitchen, using various props and martial arts moves.

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Best High Work

  • Alex Cross

    Description

    Stuntman falls through a ceiling and drops approximately 65’ on a compounded, pneumatic ratchet. He lands on the roof of a car.

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  • Cloud Atlas

    Description

    Stuntman climbs up a ship’s mast and runs along the yard. He then jumps off and swings back down to the deck of the ship.

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  • Cold Light of Day

    Description

    A man and woman try to escape bad guys by going over the side of a building. The woman makes it safely onto a balcony and the man drops to the ground. Descenders running at different speeds were used to drop them for each shot and the final drop was a 3’ landing to the ground.

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  • Skyfall

    Description

    James Bond is shot and falls off a train, falling to the water below. A decelerator assisted the 100’ fall down. The final fall into water was shot later and enhanced with some CGI.

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  • The Avengers

    Description

    Captain America is ratcheted backwards 25’ through a tempered glass window and then falls 20’down, crashing into the roof of a parked car. The entire stunt was performed in one take.

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  • This Means War

    Description

    Practical BASE jump from high rise building.

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Best stunt rigging

  • Alex Cross

    Description

    Stuntman falls through a ceiling and drops approximately 65’ on a compounded, pneumatic ratchet. He lands on the roof of a car.

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  • The Amazing Spiderman

    Description

    Spiderman runs from police by being towed behind a pick-up truck, flipping onto the side of a semi-trailer and then swinging under an elevated highway. The entire sequence was performed live and no composites were used.

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  • The Bourne Legacy

    Description

    A man and woman on a motorcycle slide down the handrail on a set of stairs and ride off to escape. High speed winches and a sliding skate were used to achieve the mounting, sliding and dismount of the bike.

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    Description

    Four stuntmen jump out of a plane and are towed behind while they try to board another plane. There was no CGI involved with the jump, grabbing the 2nd plane or standing on the side of the other plane.

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  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

    Description

    In the final battle, stunt men and women are sent flying on multiple ratchets, winches, high lines, decelerators, pendulum swings and wire wraps to show people crashing in mid-flight, falls, long distance jumps and throws, reactions to wolf hits, and to enhance fight movements and reactions.

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Best work with a vehicle

  • Safe House

    Description

    Ryan Reynolds leads a car chase through crowded surface streets, eventually going to the freeway where they crash through the center divider.

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  • Skyfall

    Description

    James Bond pursues someone in a high speed chase through the streets of Istanbul. After his SUV is crashed, the chase continues on motorbikes that race on the rooftops of buildings and eventually land on the top of a train.

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  • The Avengers

    Description

    Vehicles race in a narrow tunnel, featuring a pipe ramp and precision driving.

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  • The Bourne Legacy

    Description

    A man and woman are chased through the streets of Manila on a motorcycle. This high speed chase ends with a motorcycle laydown. Picture cars, high speed winches, rear steering, and special effects were all used to execute the action and incorporate the actors into the scene.

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  • This Means War

    Description

    Freeway car chase that features 2 vehicle transfers, a Volkswagon crashing into a lake, explosions, slides and a cannon roll.

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Best speciality stunt

  • Django Unchained

    Description

    A wagon explodes causing multiple, simultaneous horse falls and a few saddle falls.

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  • Savages

    Description

    A stuntman does a full burn for about 17 seconds with a car tire wrapped around his body.

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  • Seven Psychopaths

    Description

    Two stuntmen are engulfed by a flame thrower. They are then shot while on fire. The burn was about 25 seconds with no oxygen assistance and they took audio cues to time the 2 bullet hits.

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  • Skyfall

    Description

    James Bond chases a man across narrow rooftops on motorcycles in a high-speed chase that includes a jump through a glass window. No wires or cables were used for the chase or the jump.

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  • The Amazing Spiderman

    Description

    While developing his superpowers, Spiderman is shown in an action montage where he performs extreme skateboard tricks and some very large swings through a shipyard warehouse using chains.

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    Description

    Four stuntmen jump out of a plane and are towed behind while they try to board another plane. There was no CGI involved with the jump, grabbing the 2nd plane or standing on the side of the other plane.

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • Alex Cross

    Description

    A stuntwoman is ratcheted back through plate glass and onto a conference table.

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  • Premium Rush

    Description

    A stuntwoman rides a bicycle at speed and hits a trashcan, sending her and the bike flying.

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  • The Amazing Spiderman

    Description

    Spiderman throws Gwen Stacy out of window, where she falls, stops and swings back under the walkway. The stuntwoman was pulled out the third floor window with a hand pull attached to a crane. Once she was several feet from the building she was brought to a hard stop on the cable, then released to pendulum swing under the walkway.

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  • The Avengers

    Description

    While tied to a chair, a female takes out 3 people using flips, rolls and precise acrobatic fighting.

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  • Underworld: Awakening

    Description

    A stuntwoman uses a descender to drop over 100’ to the roof of a semi-truck. In three separate shots, she uses a descender to fall until just over the truck, then another descender to fall 15’ to land on the top of the semi-truck, and finally being ratcheted across the top of the truck, tumbling into a dead man rig and grabbing the back of the truck.

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Hardest hit

  • Premium Rush

    Description

    A policeman on a bicycle crashes into an open car door and flies over the handlebars to the street.

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  • Premium Rush

    Description

    A policeman on a bicycle crashes into an iron fence at speed.

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  • Premium Rush

    Description

    A stuntwoman rides a bicycle at speed and hits a trashcan, sending her and the bike flying.

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  • Resident Evil: Retribution

    Description

    A Rolls Royce slides around a corner and a motorcycle that is chasing the vehicle slams into the side of the car. Motorcyclist goes over the hood of the Rolls Royce.

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  • The Avengers

    Description

    Captain America is ratcheted backwards 25’ through a tempered glass window and then falls 20’down, crashing into the roof of a parked car. The entire stunt was performed in one take.

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Best action in a foreign film

Best stunt coordinator and/or 2nd unit director