Awards for 2003

Taurus Award

Best Stunt Coordinator and/or 2nd Unit Director: Feature

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Action in a Foreign Film

WINNER

NOMINEES



Best Fight

WINNER

Blade II: Clayton J. Barber, Clay Donahue Fontenot
Two stunt men fight on narrow scaffolding, sing martial arts techniques and small weapons. Includes a fall off the scaffolding and ends in a dramatic sword fight on the ground.

NOMINEES

Die Another Day: Ben Bellman, Mark Mottram
Two stunt men fight using swords throughout a palace. Fight includes the use of different swords starting with epees and progresses to samurai and broad swords showing the different application for each weapon.

Gangs of New York: Nina Armstrong, Bob Colletti, Blaise Corrigan, Douglas Crosby, Mark Mottram, Claudio Pacifico, John Perretti, Gustáv Kyselica
Large gang fight in the snowy streets of New York. Stunt men use clubs, knives, swords and other weapons.

Half Past Dead: Le Vinh Quang, Mike Möller, Andy Wong
Nia Peeples character fights Ja Rule's character in a basement hallway. Kickboxing and martial arts techniques are used and stunt performers are pushed against the hallway walls hard bumps are used in this choreographed fight.

Spider-Man: Chris Daniels, Zach Hudson, Kim Kahana Jr., Johnny Nguyen, Mark Aaron Wagner
Final fight between the Green Goblin and Spiderman in a deserted garden and building. Spiderman takes several hits and a brick wall falls on the Green Goblin.

Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Woman

WINNER

Die Another Day: Nicola Berwick, Jaime Blake, Amanda Foster
Two stunt women fight on an airplane that is about to crash. This fight uses multiple swords and weapons, as well as acrobatic and martial arts moves.

NOMINEES

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever: Ming Qiu
Stunt woman fights 5 men gathered in a circle. Using batons, she successfully disarms all of the men.

Blue Crush: Kate Skarratt
Surfer bails out of a large wave at Pipeline, churning her through the water and close to the reef.

The Hot Chick: Dorenda Moore
During a pillow fight, a stunt woman is hit with a pillow and thrown back into the wall, traveling over the bed and causing a dent.

Mr. Deeds: Mary Albee, Dorenda Moore
Two stunt women fight in a pizza parlor. A stunt woman is clothes-lined, picked up and thrown into a table. The fight ends with a kick to the chest and another fall into tables and chairs.

Best High Work

WINNER

Minority Report: Keith Campbell, Dane Farwell, David Rowden
Stunt man is chased by other men in flying backpacks. Stuntman drops off a ladder, does an air to air hookup with a stunt man in a backpack and misses hitting the ground. The two stuntmen then go through an air ventilation tube and crash through an apartment complex, breaking through ceilings, floors and windows.

NOMINEES

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever: Scott Leva
Sniper is shot off a building and falls from the roof of the building, landing on the top of a car parked below. The fall follows the stunt man in one continuous shot from the top of the building until his landing.

Half Past Dead: Michael Bornhütter, Thorsten Gliewe
Prison guard falls off a prison wall. The stunt man's fall is shown in one continuous shot.

I Spy: Gaston Morrison, Jimmy N. Roberts
Two men are tackled off the side of a building and crash through the top of a tent. One stunt man falls forward and the other falls backward. The tent is filled with boxes of fruit and the stunt men land in the boxes.

Windtalkers: Spencer Sano
A sniper is shot out of a tree and falls toward the ground. On the way down, the stunt man hits branches and bounces around the tree, getting caught in rope. The stunt man's legs get caught in the rope and his fall ends as he dangles from the tree.

Best Specialty Stunt

WINNER

xXx: Tim Rigby
Stunt man drives a Corvette off a bridge and escapes the inevitable crash by parachuting off the car and gliding to safety.

NOMINEES

Blue Crush: Rochelle Ballard, Cara Hemperly
Surfer doesn't make it through a wave at Pipeline and gets her surfboard tangled in the reef. After untangling herself from the reef, she is pounded by large waves.

Die Another Day: Darrick Doerner, Laird John Hamilton, Dave Kalama
Three surfers ride large waves, crossing each other on the face of the wave and moving closely together, as they make their way to the beach.

Extreme Ops: Patrick Cometto, Charlie Lion
Stunt men snowboard behind a train, while holding onto ropes attached to the train. This stunt includes several flips over mounds of snow, traveling on railroad tracks and multiple snowboarding techniques.

xXx: Harry O'Connor
Stunt man harpoons a moving boat while in a car traveling parallel to the boat. Using a parachute, the stuntman attaches himself to the moving boat and flies behind it. As a bridge approaches, the stunt man unhooks himself from the parachute harness and slides down into the boat.

Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Man

WINNER

xXx: Harry O'Connor
Stunt man harpoons a moving boat while in a car traveling parallel to the boat. Using a parachute, the stuntman attaches himself to the moving boat and flies behind it. As a bridge approaches, the stunt man unhooks himself from the parachute harness and slides down into the boat.

NOMINEES

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever: Scott Leva
Sniper is shot off a building and falls from the roof of the building, landing on the top of a car parked below. The fall follows the stunt man in one continuous shot from the top of the building until his landing.

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever: Lauro Chartrand, Tom Elliott, Tim Trella
Stunt man riding a motorcycle hits a jeep and flies off the motorcycle, landing on the other side of the jeep. As he is landing, two vehicles simultaneously flip over the jeep and the stunt man as he rolls to safety.

Blade II: Jimmy Hart
Vampire throws a stunt man across the room and over a bar. The stunt man does several rotations while soaring through the air, crashes through the glass window behind the bar and hits a wall behind the glass.

xXx: Tim Rigby
Stunt man drives a Corvette off a bridge and escapes the inevitable crash by parachuting off the car and gliding to safety.

Best Work With a Vehicle

WINNER

The Bourne Identity: Francis Bataille, Gilbert Bataille, Alain Bour, Patrice Bour, Guy Chasseuil, Laurent Chasseuil, Yan Dron, Ludovic Dudot, Cyrille Dufaut, Romain Iannetta, Sébastien Lagniez, Bruno Letrouit, Laurent Pailler, Pascal Roblin, Patrick Ronchin, Alexandrine Roux, Sébastien Seveau, Romain Thievin, Raymond Touroul
Stunt drivers perform a car chase through the crowded streets of a European city. This chase includes driving on sidewalks filled with people, navigating through small alleys, driving down stairs, a motorcycle slide, crashing through a glass door and a stunt man crashing a motorcycle into a car and flipping over the vehicle.

NOMINEES

Die Another Day: Roy Alon, Jordi Casares, Stuart Clark, George Cottle, Ray De-Haan, Derek Lea, Vincent Wang
Stunt men drive hovercrafts around a mine field while shooting at each other. Hovercrafts are blown up, flipped and glide over fire and muddy pools. Two stunt men also fight on the moving vehicles. The chase ends when the vehicles crash over a cliff, into a pool of water.

Showtime: John Cenatiempo, Richard Epper, Corey Michael Eubanks, Jack Gill, Andy Gill, Henry Kingi, Jalil Jay Lynch, Steve Picerni, Dick Ziker
Car chase around the streets including police vehicles and a garbage truck. Vehicles crash into other vehicles to avoid the chase, a large truck falls on its side during a sharp turn and the garbage truck skewers a police car with its forklift. The chase ends as a stunt man jumps from the moving garbage truck to another moving vehicle beside it.

xXx: Larry Linkogle, Jeremy Steinberg
Stunt drivers maneuver motorcycles around exploding buildings during a drug raid. During this stunt, helicopters fire at the motorcycles, a motorcycle jumps an exploding vehicle, a stunt driver on a motorcycle jumps through barbed wire and a stunt man jumps over barn as it explodes behind him.

Best Fire Stunt

WINNERS

Red Dragon: Keii Johnston
Stunt man is strapped to a wheelchair with his hands tied to the arm rests. He is then lit on fire for a full body burn and rides the wheelchair down the citystreet. Entire stunt is done by a stunt performer, with the exception of the final fall of the wheelchair. The wheelchair then falls on its side with the stunt man in it.
Tied with Windtalkers.

Windtalkers: Brett A. Jones
Soldier wearing a flame throwing backpack is hit by a bullet and explodes into a ball of fire. The stunt man performs a full body burn and walks around completely surrounded by the fire. Stunt man falls to the ground and crawls on hands and knees completely engulfed in flames until he is shot.
Tied with Red Dragon.

NOMINEES

We Were Soldiers: Al Goto, Spencer Sano
Large airplanes drop bombs on a battle field,setting the field on fire. Viet Cong are engulfed in fire and stunt men perform full fire burns. Bombs continue to drop as stunt men emerge from large explosions.

We Were Soldiers: John Meier, Spencer Sano
Large bomb is ignited and two soldiers are caught in its flames. Two stunt men perform full body burns, while other soldiers shield themselves from the blast.

Windtalkers: Al Goto, David Wald
Soldiers set a pill box on fire during battle and two stunt men come running out of the box, completely engulfed in flames.

Taurus Honorary Award

WINNER

Action Movie Producer Award

WINNER

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER

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