Taurus World Stunt Awards

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The Taurus World Stunt Awards is a yearly award ceremony held midyear that honors stunt performers in movies. It is held each year in Los Angeles. The first awards were given out in 2001.[1] The deciding committee has been around since the year 2000. The awards were created by Dietrich Mateschitz, the founder of Red Bull.[2] The awards statue was sculpted by Austrian artist Jos Pirkner [de], and is a figure in the form of a winged bull.[3]

Taurus Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

2001[edit]

Films in alphabetical order[9][1]

2002[edit]

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2003[edit]

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2004[edit]

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2005[edit]

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2007[edit]

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2008[edit]

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2009[edit]

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2010[edit]

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2011[edit]

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2012[edit]

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2013[edit]

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2014[edit]

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2015[edit]

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2016[edit]

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2017[edit]

Films in alphabetical order[27]

2018[edit]

Films in alphabetical order[7]

2019[edit]

Films in alphabetical order[8]

2020[edit]

The 2020 event was planned for May 9, 2020 but was postponed due to Covid19.[28]

In pop culture[edit]

In the 2007 videogame Stuntman: Ignition, a player can be nominated for the Taurus World Stunt Awards.[29]

TV airings[edit]

The award ceremony is normally broadcast on American television channels such as Entertainment News (E!).[citation needed] The awards show has also aired on AMC.[30]

Other awards[edit]

In 2008 the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) added an awards category for stunt performers, "Best Stunt Ensembles in features and TV."[31]

Stunt performers have lobbied for the creation of an Academy Award for stunt work, but little progress has been made.[32][31][33][34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dore, Shalini (24 May 2001). "Kudos for crashes". Variety.
  2. ^ "Philosophy". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  3. ^ "Statue". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  4. ^ Laura Davis (9 August 2010). "Buddy Van Horn: My life as Clint Eastwood's stuntman". The Independent. Buddy was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Taurus World Stunt Awards Foundation in 2002, but was reluctant to attend
  5. ^ LaPorte, Nicole (25 May 2007). "Danger smashes gender barrier". Variety.
  6. ^ "Gene LeBell Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award". Stunts Unlimited. 15 May 2017.
  7. ^ a b "2018 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  8. ^ a b "2019 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  9. ^ "2001 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  10. ^ "2002 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  11. ^ "2003 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  12. ^ "2004 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  13. ^ Morfoot, Addie (18 May 2004). "Kudos no idle stunt". Variety.
  14. ^ "2005 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  15. ^ Dore, Shalini (27 September 2005). "Don't try this at home". Variety.
  16. ^ "2007 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  17. ^ "2008 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  18. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (22 May 2007). "Butler wins Taurus stunt nod". Variety.
  19. ^ "2009 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  20. ^ "2010 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  21. ^ "2011 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  22. ^ "2012 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  23. ^ "2013 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  24. ^ "2014 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  25. ^ "2015 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  26. ^ "2016 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  27. ^ "2017 Winners & Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  28. ^ "2020 Nominees". Taurus World Stunt Awards.
  29. ^ THQ (2007). "Stuntman: Ignition Instruction Booklet" (pdf). work. Xbox 360. p. 10. Earn Taurus World Stunt Award nominations for performing three stunts perfectly in a Movie scene
  30. ^ "Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to Host 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards" (Press release). 18 April 2006. In addition to airing on AMC, the Taurus World Stunt Awards has become a global fixture and airs in more than 160 countries worldwide
  31. ^ a b Verini, Bob (24 January 2008). "SAG recognizes stunts for first time". Variety.
  32. ^ Price, Allan (21 February 2013). "Why do stuntmen not have an Oscar?". BBC News.
  33. ^ Hewitt, Zoe (20 February 2019). "Is it Time for Oscars to Add a Stunt Category?". Variety.
  34. ^ Marotta, Jenna (2 April 2018). "Helen Mirren Wants Stunt Performers to Be Eligible for Oscars". IndieWire.

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