Awards for 2004

Taurus Award

Best Action in a Foreign Film

WINNER

Alarm für Cobra 11 - Einsatz für Team 2: Roland Busch
For episode "Countdown auf der Todesbrücke (#1.0)".

NOMINEES

Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei: unknown
For episode "Feuertaufe".

An Ill-tempered Detective: Igor Panin


Best Stunt Coordination Feature Film

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Fight

WINNER

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Tony Angelotti, Mark Aaron Wagner
Two stunt men engage in a sword fight in a blacksmith shop. Using acrobatics to maneuver around the shop, they balance on exposed beams and carts while fighting with their swords.

NOMINEES

Kill Bill: Vol. 1: Zoë Bell, Angela Meryl
Two stunt women fight in a suburban living room using martial arts techniques and props such as knives. They crash into glass furniture and walls, taking hard hits all around.

The Matrix Reloaded: Ousaun Elam, Tiger Hu Chen, David Leitch, Brad Martin, David No, Chad Stahelski, Marcus Young
Lead character takes on several henchmen in a chateau. Using wires, ancient weapons and martial arts, the stunt men crash into walls, fight around a grand staircase and destroy statues.

The Rundown: Jesse Abrescy, Geo Corvera, Roberto Gutierrez, Nito Larioza, Nick Palma, Tanoai Reed, Jon Valera, Marko Zaror
Several rebels take on The Rock in a jungle clearing. Stunt men swing on ropes, jump from trees and use sticks to attack, while also fighting with bare hands.

Shanghai Knights: Bradley James Allan, Paul Andreovski, Petr Bozdech, Radek Bruna, Pavel Dvoreik, Gang Wu, Ken He, Petr Kabat, Jan Loukota, Rudolf Vrba
Jackie Chan fights with many stunt men in a crowded marketplace. The stunt men maneuver around carts filled with produce and up onto rooftops to continue the fight. Props used in the fight include umbrellas, boxes, crates and pulleys.

Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Woman

WINNER

The Matrix Reloaded: Debbie Evans
Female motorcycle rider weaves through a crowded freeway, evading multiple cars and a semi truck, while carrying a passenger on the back of the motorcycle. She then rides through the traffic head-on to escape.

NOMINEES

Kill Bill: Vol. 1: Zoë Bell, Angela Meryl
Two stunt women fight in a suburban living room using martial arts techniques and props such as knives. They crash into glass furniture and walls, taking hard hits all around.

The Matrix Reloaded: Debby Lynn Ross
A black sedan does a pipe ramp turn over on a crowded freeway. A silver Cadillac CTS then drives underneath the sedan.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Cheryl Bermeo, Alex Madison
A stunt man and woman escape from a fifth story window while handcuffed together. Using the handcuffs, they maneuver down the side of the building, holding onto balconies and electrical lines. They eventually land on the top of a bus driving on the street below.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines: Alisa Hensley
Terminatrix runs off an embankment and lands on the top of a moving hearse. The hearse tries to shake her off by weaving and the Terminatrix must hang onto the roof top to avoid flying off.

Best High Work

WINNER

The Rundown: Paul Eliopoulos, Tanoai Reed
Two stunt men are thrown from a jeep as it falls off the side of a cliff. The stunt men tumble and fall down the cliff, hitting multiple trees and debris. Eventually the two men perform a tumbling 55' high fall into a large pool without the use of wires.

NOMINEES

Bad Boys II: Jeff Cadiente, Henry Kingi Jr., Dustin Meier, Denney Pierce
A remote bomb is detonated while soldiers stand around gazing at the bomb. Soldiers are sent flying into the air using ratchets.

Cradle 2 the Grave: Jalil Jay Lynch
Stunt man ties a rope off of a roof vent and jumps off the side of a building. He swings on the rope and crashes into the glass window of the building, landing inside a room.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Cheryl Bermeo, Alex Madison, Norman Mora
A stunt man and woman escape from a fifth story window while handcuffed together. Using the handcuffs, they maneuver down the side of the building, holding onto balconies and electrical lines. They eventually land on the top of a bus driving on the street below.

Out of Time: Troy Brown, Robert Powell
Two stunt men fight in a hotel room and crash through a large sliding glass door. The balcony outside comes loose from the building and leaves the two stunt men hanging from the balcony bars. The men fight while hanging onto the bars and one eventually does an 80' high fall without the use of wires.

Best Specialty Stunt

WINNER

The Italian Job: Clay Cullen, Michael Gaines, Mike Massa, Jean Paul Ruggiero
Boats engage in a high speed chase through the canals of Venice. Various boats crash into the nearby streets and boat vendors, while slicing through gondolas that come into their path. Merging canals cause many near misses with the boats.

NOMINEES

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle: Kenny Alexander, Kristi Yi
Stunt woman rides a street luge down a winding highway. Maneuvering next to a silver car, she links herself and the luge to the vehicle. Rocks on the highway make the ride very bumpy.

The Last Samurai: Danny Baldwin, Alejandro Cobo, Dean Caulfield, Mick Corrigan, Jonathan Costelloe, Pedro García García, Peter Miles, Shawn C. Orr, Hernan Ortiz, Eugenio Alonso Yenes
Stunt men on horses make a last stand and charge their enemy. They are shot down while galloping to their death. Both horses and stunt men fall onto the field of battle.

The Rundown: Paul Eliopoulos, J.J. Perry, Tanoai Reed, Marko Zaror
Two stunt men are thrown from a jeep as it falls off the side of a cliff. The stunt men tumble and fall down the cliff, hitting multiple trees and debris. Eventually the two men perform a tumbling 55' high fall into a large pool without the use of wires.

Seabiscuit: Ryan Brown, Richard Bucher, Kevin Derr, Tad Griffith, Marty Murray
A stunt man is thrown from his horse while his foot is caught in a stirrup. Held only by the stirrup, he is then dragged by the horse through a stable and hits various parts of the building, until finally coming free of the horse.

Best Overall Stunt by a Stunt Man

WINNER

The Rundown: Paul Eliopoulos, J.J. Perry, Tanoai Reed, Marko Zaror
Two stunt men are thrown from a jeep as it falls off the side of a cliff. The stunt men tumble and fall down the cliff, hitting multiple trees and debris. Eventually the two men perform a tumbling 55' high fall into a large pool without the use of wires.

NOMINEES

Cradle 2 the Grave: David Barrett, Stanton Barrett, Clay Donahue Fontenot, Tad Griffith, Jalil Jay Lynch, Scott Rogers
A four wheel quad is chased around the streets of Los Angeles by police and two dirt bikes. Stunt man drives through a building, maneuvering within the building and eventually drives through a glass window to jump to the rooftop of another building. He then proceeds to jump from rooftop to rooftop to evade the police.

Open Range: Chad Camilleri
Stunt man is shot from behind and is ratcheted into an adjacent wall, hitting the wall and landing on the ground.

Seabiscuit: Ryan Brown, Richard Bucher, Kevin Derr, Tad Griffith, Marty Murray
A stunt man is thrown from his horse while his foot is caught in a stirrup. Held only by the stirrup, he is then dragged by the horse through a stable and hits various parts of the building, until finally coming free of the horse.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines: Dickey Beer, Wade Eastwood, Terry Jackson, Billy D. Lucas, Rick Miller, Monte Rex Perlin, Gary Powell, Mike Smith, Tom Struthers, Tim Trella
A large crane, police cars, a police motorcycle and various emergency vehicles pursue a pick-up truck. The pick-up truck is bumped and crashes into the chase vehicles and spins in circles. The crane crashes through nearby buildings and knocks down telephone poles and street signs. Eventually the crane is caught in the street and explodes.

Best Fire Stunt

WINNER

The Last Samurai: Jean-Jacques Desplanque, David Forman, Akira Kamito, Taketo Nakamoto, Nobuyuki Obikane, Takashi Sakamoto, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Peng Zhang
Soldiers on a field of battle are set on fire by several explosions. The attackers erupt into multiple fire burns.

NOMINEES

28 Days Later...: George Cottle, Eunice Huthart, Peter Pedrero, Andreas Petrides
Zombies are lit on fire by Molotov cocktails. They erupt into full body burns while running over cars and chasing someone through the deserted streets of London.

Freddy vs. Jason: Glenn Ennis
Stunt man is lit on fire but continues to chase teenagers at a party. He makes his way through a corn field, lighting the field on fire, as he walks to the party to kill several teenagers with his fiery blade.

Freddy vs. Jason: Douglas Chapman, Glenn Ennis
Freddy and Jason are caught in a large explosion, causing them to catch fire and be ratcheted backwards into a lake.

Old School: Joe Bucaro III
Dressed in a school mascot costume, a stunt man attempts to dive through a ring of fire. Missing the ring, the entire costume is engulfed in flames.

Best Work with a Vehicle

WINNER

Bad Boys II: Jophery C. Brown, Gilbert B. Combs, Richard Epper, Andy Gill, Jack Gill, Steve Kelso, Henry Kingi, Bennie Moore, Steve Picerni, Charlie Picerni
A Ferrari chases a car carrier on a busy freeway. During the pursuit, cars from the carrier are set loose and roll or fly into the path of the Ferrari. The Ferrari must maneuver around the loose cars that have landed in the middle of the freeway. The carrier also crashes into many other vehicles and causes multiple accidents.

NOMINEES

2 Fast 2 Furious: Troy Brown, Annie Ellis, Teri Garland, Freddie Hice, Malosi Leonard, Sam Maloof, George A. Sack Jr., Jim Wilke
During a high speed chase with multiple cars, a red Mustang gets caught between the tires of an 18 wheeler. The Mustang bounces between the tires and eventually gets run over by the back wheels. Vehicles crash all around the crushed Mustang after it comes out from under the 18 wheeler.

Bad Boys II: Henry Kingi, Steve Picerni
Two SUVs drive down the side of a hill filled with shacks. The SUVs encounter many people and crash through poorly constructed huts in their chase. Explosions erupt at the end of the chase.

Cradle 2 the Grave: David Barrett, Stanton Barrett, Debbie Evans, Clay Donahue Fontenot, Tad Griffith, Jalil Jay Lynch, Scott Rogers
A four wheel quad is chased around the streets of Los Angeles by police and two dirt bikes. Stunt man drives through a building, maneuvering within the building and eventually drives through a glass window to jump to the rooftop of another building. He then proceeds to jump from rooftop to rooftop to evade the police.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines: Dickey Beer, Wade Eastwood, Terry Jackson, Billy D. Lucas, Rick Miller, Monte Rex Perlin, Gary Powell, Mike Smith, Tom Struthers, Tim Trella
A large crane, police cars, a police motorcycle and various emergency vehicles pursue a pick-up truck. The pick-up truck is bumped and crashes into the chase vehicles and spins in circles. The crane crashes through nearby buildings and knocks down telephone poles and street signs. Eventually the crane is caught in the street and explodes.

Taurus Honorary Award

WINNER

Action Movie Director Award

WINNER

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER

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