2019 taurus world stunt awards - Winners & Nominees

Taurus Honorary Award Lifetime Achievement – Billy Burton

Best Fight

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Description

    The Wasp fights multiple attackers in a restaurant and kitchen. CGI was used for shrinking and growing the character, wire removal, and face replacement.

    Nominees

    Christopher Brewster, Alex Chansky, Shane Habberstad, Ingrid Kleinig, Renae Moneymaker

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  • Final Score

    Description

    A man fights 2 mercenaries in a large commercial kitchen. The men are smashed into metal appliances and use kitchen tools to attack each other. One man is set on fire during the fight and does a full fire burn.

    Nominees

    Martyn Ford, Robbert de Groot, Peter Pedrero

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  • Game Night

    Description

    A man is hosting guests at his house and is interrupted by attackers. The ensuing fight moves from the house entrance through multiple rooms, including the kitchen where knives, glassware, trays, and a hanging pot rack become weapons. The fight culminates with a dive through a gas fireplace.

    Nominees

    Kevin Ball, John Bernecker, Reggie Jackson

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  • Mile 22

    Description

    A woman fights for her life against an attacker in an apartment. She is tossed around the room and thrown against furniture, the walls, and ends with a body slam to the floor.

    Nominees

    Sala Baker, Tamiko Brownlee

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  • Upgrade

    Description

    The hero fights an attacker while his body is manipulated by a computer. This results in movement that looks stiff and robotic while the actor looks scared and not in control. The fight sends the men crashing into furniture and walls.

    Nominees

    Bryce Hardy, Chris Weir

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Best High Work

  • Black Panther

    Description

    A man is blasted off the 2nd floor balcony of a casino and lands on a poker table on the 1st floor. To accomplish this, a stuntman is ratcheted 35’ backwards with a gooch wrap. He drops 16’ while executing a 1 ¼ flip, and lands on the poker table. A secondary ratchet decelerator was used to take the curse off the landing, and a 2-inch dense foam pad was used on the poker table.

    Nominees

    Kofi Yiadom

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  • The Equalizer 2

    Description

    A man is immobilized on the top of a tower and kicked off the side. He does a 75’ fall, starting from his knees and falls backwards looking lifeless. The fall was into boxes and no wires were used.

    Nominees

    JJ Dashnaw

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  • Final Score

    Description

    Following a fight on the top of a soccer stadium, a man falls off the roof. To save himself, he grabs on to a large banner that rips under his weight. While hanging onto the banner, he swings down and crashes into the scoreboard. The stuntman dove off the roof and grabbed onto the banner, and pendulum swung into the scoreboard. He was on a cable line controlled by a goldtail with a bungee deadman. The vertical drop was 65’. The actor completed the impact on stage.

    Nominees

    Robbert de Groot

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  • First Man

    Description

    An astronaut needs to eject from a Lunar Landing Training Vehicle during a training accident. This was done in four parts. First, a stuntman was ratcheted 40’ out of the cockpit. Second, the stuntman is ratcheted 150’ up by a winch, and then descended, simulating a parachute decent. Third, a stuntman performed a parachute jump with a period 1960’s round chute. Lastly, the actor performed the landing and drag across the ground, via a winch system.

    Nominees

    Travis Fienhage, Adam Hart

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  • Papillon

    Description

    A man is escaping jail on an island. He does a 118’ free fall jump from a cliff to the ocean below. No wires were used for the fall and CGI removed safety divers and oxygen bubbles.

    Nominees

    Aidan Brindle

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Best stunt rigging

  • Aquaman

    Description

    Aquaman and Mera are chased across the rooftops of a small town. They run from building to building, crashing through roofs and landing inside living rooms and hallways. Mera leaps 20’ into the air to clear a 20’ gap between buildings. The chase concludes with Mera being blasted off a roof, cartwheeling 20’ through the air to another roof, crashing through the roof, and falling 12’ into a wine barrel in the room below.

    Nominees

    Lee Adamson, Jade Amantea, Andy Owen, Mark Tearle, Mark Wickham

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  • Black Panther

    Description

    A man is blasted off the 2nd floor balcony of a casino and lands on a poker table on the 1st floor. To accomplish this, a stuntman is ratcheted 35’ backwards with a gooch wrap. He drops 16’ while executing a 1 ¼ flip, and lands on the poker table. A secondary ratchet decelerator was used to take the curse off the landing, and a 2-inch dense foam pad was used on the poker table.

    Nominees

    Richard Epper, Zac Henry, David Hugghins, Brett Jones, Aaron Walters

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  • First Man

    Description

    An astronaut needs to eject from a Lunar Landing Training Vehicle during a training accident. This was done in four parts. First, a stuntman was ratcheted 40’ out of the cockpit. Second, the stuntman is ratcheted 150’ up by a winch, and then descended, simulating a parachute decent. Third, a stuntman performed a parachute jump with a period 1960’s round chute. Lastly, the actor performed the landing and drag across the ground, via a winch system.

    Nominees

    Nick Brandon, John Gilbert, Paul Leonard, JC Robaina, Charles Shults

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  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    Description

    Ethan Hunt chases a helicopter as it takes off and grabs a long rope that carries the cargo load the helicopter is transporting. While the helicopter is in mid-flight, he climbs up the rope, falls back to the hanging cargo, climbs back up the line, and into the helicopter. A custom rig was created to fit a helicopter in flight to execute this scene.

    Nominees

    Scott Armstrong, Oliver Bailey, Christopher Gordon, Michael Li, Wolfgang Stegemann

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Best work with a vehicle

  • 12 Strong

    Description

    A pick up truck with 2 soldiers sitting in the open cargo bed is hit by a RPG. The driver does a pipe ramp as the truck is hit and the 2 men fly out the back of the truck.

    Nominees

    Clay Donahue Fontenot, Dylan Hice, Don Lee

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  • Black Panther

    Description

    Black Panther, Nakia, and Okoye chase men in SUVs through the streets of South Korea. Black Panther rides the top of a blue Lexus, while Okoye rides the top of a gold Lexus. SUVs crash, flip, and roll as they are taken out of the chase. This was a practical high speed car chase, with performers on top of roofs with safety cables. For big jumps and crashes, the performers were replaced with CGI.

    Nominees

    Jeremy Fry, Brionna Maria Lynch, Jalil Jay Lynch, Keisha Tucker, Nico Woulard

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  • Final Score

    Description

    A man rides a motorcycle and is chased by two others on motorcycles. They ride through the corridors of a soccer stadium, traveling through narrow hallways and up and down stairs. The chase leads them to the stadium roof, where a rider jumps the bike from one part of the roof to 70’ below on a lower roof. A wire system was used to jump and stop the bike for the roof-to-roof jump.

    Nominees

    Gordon Alexander, Dave Judge, Dan Whitby

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  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    Description

    A woman flees from police on a motorcycle. After crashing into the side of a police car, she evades them by jumping onto a frozen lake and riding across to the shore. To achieve this, the rider did a practical jump with the motorcycle into the water and CGI was used to create the ice. Self-inflating vests were attached to the motorcycle and the double for their landing in the water.

    Nominees

    Sarah Lezito Vignot

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  • Venom

    Description

    Venom is riding a motorcycle and being chased by black SUVs through the streets of San Francisco. The chase features lay downs, jumps, wheelies, and nose wheelies. At one point the motorcycle rider does a long jump and is separated from the bike, eventually grabbing back on before landing. In the pursuit, 2 SUVs also do a simultaneous, double sidewinder turnover as Venom rides away. This chase was a combination of practical stunts, physical effects rigs, and green screen wire work. CGI was used to insert the Venom character, erase rigs and wires, and face replacement for the lead actor.

    Nominees

    Jack Gill, Henry Kingi Sr., Jalil Jay Lynch, Denney Pierce, Jimmy N. Roberts

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Best speciality stunt

  • Bird Box

    Description

    An aluminum rowboat is maneuvered through level 5 rapids. The boat was filled with foam to help with flotation but was otherwise practical. Eyeholes were cut into the blindfolds of those rowing the boat and later filled in with CGI.

    Nominees

    Ryan “Horse” Arsenault, Billie Prosser

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  • Deadpool 2

    Description

    A full 30 second burn happens in the background while Deadpool fights a room full of drug dealers and gangsters. The man runs across the room several times and moves between others fighting in the scene. This was shot as one continuous burn.

    Nominees

    Anthony Moyer

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  • Mile 22

    Description

    A stunt performer runs down a 2nd floor hallway and is ignited on fire. He jumps out of the 2nd floor window, traveling 12’ to a deck covered with 2 layers of high dense foam. He then final falls off the deck through banisters, does a ¾ flip with a full twist 10’ to a port-a pit in the ground. The scene was done with 2 window jumps, 1 balcony fall, and 9 fire burns.

    Nominees

    Cory DeMeyers

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  • Overlord

    Description

    A woman uses a flamethrower to set an attacker on fire. She continues to use the flamethrower until he eventually collapses. The attacker is topless so the stunt performer used a silicone mask and torso over nomex layers and water gel for the full body burn.

    Nominees

    Andy Wareham

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  • Venom

    Description

    Venom is on a motorcycle trying to evade men chasing him through San Francisco. He rides onto a sidewalk while cars are exploding behind him. An explosion happens right in front of him and he nose wheelies through a blue fireball. The cars exploding and the blue fireball were practical. CGI was used to add the Venom character.

    Nominees

    Joe Dryden, Jimmy N. Roberts

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Best overall stunt by a stunt woman

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Description

    The Wasp fights multiple attackers in a restaurant and kitchen. CGI was used for shrinking and growing the character, wire removal, and face replacement.

    Nominees

    Ingrid Kleinig, Renae Moneymaker

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  • Aquaman

    Description

    Mera is chased by soldiers across the rooftops of a small town. She is hit by a blast and sent cartwheeling 20’ through the air. She crashes through a roof and falls 12’ into a wine barrel in the room below.

    Nominees

    Joanna Bennett

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  • Bird Box

    Description

    A stuntwoman is driving a Jeep and does a pipe ramp, sending the car flying and spinning.

    Nominees

    Jess Harbeck

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  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    Description

    A woman flees from police on a motorcycle. She evades them by jumping onto a frozen lake and riding across to the shore. To achieve this, the rider did a practical jump with the motorcycle into the water and CGI was used to create the ice. Self-inflating vests were attached to the motorcycle and the double for their landing in the water.

    Nominees

    Sarah Lezito Vignot

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  • Mile 22

    Description

    A woman fights for her life against an attacker in an apartment. She is tossed around the room and thrown against furniture, the walls, and ends with a body slam to the floor.

    Nominees

    Tamiko Brownlee

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Hardest hit

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Description

    A man jumps from a truck traveling 25mph and hits the asphalt.

    Nominees

    Denney Pierce

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  • Aquaman

    Description

    Mera is chased by soldiers across the rooftops of a small town. She is hit by a blast and sent cartwheeling 20’ through the air. She crashes through a roof and falls 12’ into a wine barrel in the room below.

    Nominees

    Joanna Bennett

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  • Deadpool 2

    Description

    Deadpool is chasing a man and runs into the street. He is blindsided by a car. This was a real car hit with a piece of road foam used for the impact to the ground, following the car hit.

    Nominees

    Jackson Spidell

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  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    Description

    A man and woman jump out of a 2nd floor window, land on a pitched roof, slide down the roof, fall off the edge, and hit the ground rolling. This was done in one shot. A goldtail drop was used for the first 23’ fall from the 2nd floor window, with the landing on the pitched roof. From there, the stunt performers got out of the wires, slid 19’ down the pitched roof, fell 12’ from that roof to the ground, and finally rolled down the hill with no wire support.

    Nominees

    Alrik Kreemke, Hannah Spreitzenbarth

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  • Mile 22

    Description

    A woman fights for her life against an attacker in an apartment. She is tossed around the room and thrown against furniture, the walls, and ends with a body slam to the floor.

    Nominees

    Tamiko Brownlee

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Best action in a foreign film

Best stunt coordinator and/or 2nd unit director