2016 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 2016.

Best Fight

  • Furious 7 i

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    Two men fight each other on top of a parking structure. The fight starts with pipes and wrenches and moves to a fist fight. Most of the fight was done by stunt doubles and face replacement was used for some shots.

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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service i

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    One man takes on a gang in a pub. The main actor did most of his own choreography but took on stunt performers. Hand pulls were used in the fight and face replacement was used for one shot.

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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service i

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    One man fights a church congregation. Multiple shots were blended together using wipes and whip pans to give the impression of long dynamic shots. The main actor did most of his own choreography but took on stunt performers. Fight features a ratchet into organ pipes and multiple ratchets and hand pulls to assist gunshots, explosions, and impaling.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road i

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    Fight between Mad Max, Furiosa and Nux while Max and Nux are chained together. The weapons, hits, and effects were practical. The actors performed their own work for close-up shots and stunt performers did the fight in all wide shots and close ups that did not feature actors.

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  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation i

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    The lead character and a woman take on bad guys in a dungeon. The man is handcuffed for most of the fight. Wire rigs were used for parts of the scene to assist with some moves.

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Best High Work

  • Jupiter Ascending i

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    A stunt man and woman were suspended 25′ beneath a helicopter. The helicopter pilot flew through the skyscrapers of Chicago at night weaving through the buildings at approximately 60 mph with 10′ of rotor clearance per side. The stunt performers would pendulum up as the helicopter executed its turns, at one point rising to the level of the ship. A helicopter camera ship filmed this by following directly behind the lead ship. The altitude ranged from 600′ to 1500′.

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  • Point Break i

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    Two stuntmen use a 150′ descender to fall over Angel Falls in Venezuela.

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  • Spectre i

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    James Bond fights a bad guy in a helicopter. The helicopter flew 45′ above a crowded square and does a variety of acrobatic maneuvers trying to throw them off. CGI was used to add people to the square and remove safety cables.

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  • Spy i

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    A man falls 65′ backwards off a balcony. The stunt performer fell backwards with no wires into a box catcher.

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  • Spy i

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    A stunt woman hangs from a helicopter while a stunt man holds onto her legs. The man slips and falls into a lake.

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Best stunt rigging

  • Ant-man i

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    Falcon fights Ant-Man. A 3D winch, ratchets, and vehicles fly the Falcon during the entire fight. At one point, the performer was 50′ in the air, and manipulated back and forth in multiple directions over a 1000 square foot area.

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  • Jupiter Ascending i

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    The lead male character flies out of a doorway and across an alley. He rebounds off the far wall and leaps back across the alley, landing on the 3rd-floor fire escape. Executing a backflip to dodge gunfire, he lands back on the fire escape, leaps, and flies down the alley and around the corner. This sequence was done in three parts utilizing multiple computer-fired ratchets and a winch.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road i

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    A stuntman rides a motorcycle towards the War Rig performing a lay down. The bike and rider were attached to safety lines mounted on the War Rig that pulled slack with a ratchet system as he approached the War Rig. The rider was pulled to the final position where he grabbed the stunt woman’s legs, while the motorcycle was quick released.

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  • The Martian i

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    Two astronauts spin wildly around in zero gravity. A 3D winch and 2D traveler system were used, in conjunction with a rotating helicopter truss system to execute this sequence.

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  • Point Break i

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    A snowboarder falls off the edge of a steep cliff. A truss system was secured at the ridge line and high lines were run across the gorge and secured to the opposite cliff wall. The stuntman fell 35 meters and was decelerated utilizing the overhead lines and a brake line. The stunt was performed at an altitude of 4000 meters.

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Best work with a vehicle

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron i

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    The Avengers chase Ultron through the streets of Korea. Chase features work with a motorbike, crashes, a 3 car cannon, and a pipe ramp by a big truck.

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  • Furious 7 i

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    Two cars slam into each other and go down a mountain side filled with trees and cliffs. They are chased by 2 bad guys, with one car being launched 60’ through the air and impaled on a fallen tree. The other bad guy flips while in pursuit of the two cars that sail off another cliff. The two cars then turn to avoid a larger cliff. A Camero jumps out of the woods, slams into a car, and pushes him off the edge of the cliff. All of the car work was practical with the help of some FX rigs.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road i

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    Buzzard cars attack a war rig. Chase features a hot rod flipping 360 degrees in a pit, a pipe ramp alongside the war rig, cannons, and a t-bone.

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  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation i

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    Lead character chases multiple bikes in a black BMW M3 and eventually on a bike. The chase starts in city alleyways and continues on highways and mountain roads. Chase features the BMW rear-ending a motorcycle, a 360 spin in an alley, and a motorbike being high sided.

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  • Spectre i

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    James Bond fights a bad guy in a helicopter. The helicopter flew 45′ above a crowded square and does a variety of acrobatic maneuvers trying to throw them off. CGI was used to add people to the square and remove safety cables.

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Best speciality stunt

  • Mad Max: Fury Road i

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    Rock riders jump over a moving war rig and drop fire bombs. Riders were positioned at intervals along the side of the road and dropped smoke grenades as they jumped the war rig. Special effects explosions were triggered remotely.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road i

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    Stunt men are on top of giant poles made to move like metronomes, with two men on the bottom to assist the movement of the poles. The poles were on moving cars that chased a tanker. All performers were then able to transfer from the top of their pole to the tanker or pull people from cars. Some stunt performers were also holding weapons and props.

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  • Point Break i

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    Four men in wingsuits base jump and fly through mountains in Switzerland. Flights were made in formation through narrow gaps about 150’ wide. No CGI was used.

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  • Point Break i

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    Stunt performers snowboard down a steep slope that is only accessible by helicopter. At the end of the run, one stunt performer slams into the slope and falls off the edge of a cliff into a 500m gorge. He falls 35m before he is stopped by rigging wires.

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  • The Revenant i

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    A man rides through a freezing river, going over multiple waterfalls in the river. No wires were used and the stunt man went over practically.

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • Cooties i

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    Stunt woman does a full body burn while running down a street. No CGI was used to enhance the fire.

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  • Freaks of Nature i

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    A stunt woman is ratcheted back 18′ into the air and lands on a car windshield.

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  • Furious 7 i

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    A woman is thrown from the back of a bus onto the hood of a car. She then rides on the hood during a car chase. During the chase, the driver of the car does a wheelie and the stunt woman is launched up to the roof of the car and pulled inside through the sunroof.

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  • Furious 7 i

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    A stunt woman drives a black Barracuda during a car chase. Chase features a canon resulting in the back of the vehicle on fire, sliding around streets in an attempt to escape a drone, and racing through a tunnel.

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  • Tomorrowland i

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    A woman rings a doorbell and is ratcheted back to the ground.

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Hardest hit

  • Freaks of Nature i

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    A stunt woman is ratcheted back 18′ into the air and lands on a car windshield.

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  • The Gunman i

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    An explosion is triggered and sends a stunt man flying 15′ across a stair landing and crashing into a closed, solid wooden door.

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  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation i

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    Lead character rides a motorcycle under the bike of a stunt man. This causes the stunt man to high side and be thrown from the bike.

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  • Terminator Genisys i

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    Two men in a parking structure crash through a wall into a hospital.

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  • Tomorrowland i

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    A woman rings a doorbell and is ratcheted back to the ground.

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Best action in a foreign film

Best stunt coordinator and/or 2nd unit director