Awards for 2007

Taurus Award

Best Stunt Coordination and/or 2nd Unit Direction

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Action in a Foreign Film

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Fight

WINNER

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: Mark Aaron Wagner, Thomas DuPont, Tony Angelotti, Lisa Hoyle, Jeff Wolfe, Kirk Maxwell, Buddy Sosthand, Phil Culotta, Jeremy Fry, Tom Morga
The two lead male characters use swords to fight enemies and each other in a bell tower, on top of a run-down castle, on a large moving wheel and on a beach. During this fight, a woman also uses swords to fight men on a beach.

NOMINEES

Casino Royale: Maurice Lee, Ben Cooke
James Bond fights a bad guy while moving down a stairwell. There are a series of hits, flips, throws and a broken window involved.

Firewall: Jason Calder, Mike Carpenter
The lead character fights a bad guy in an empty house. He is thrown through walls and a window. The fight ends as the bad guy is stabbed with an ice pick.

X-Men: The Last Stand: Mike Lambert, Richard Bradshaw, Mark Mottram
Wolverine is thrown through a house window and crashes into a table. He continues to be thrown through walls and the ceiling while inside the house.

X-Men: The Last Stand: Lani Gelera, Angela Uyeda, Crystal Dalman
Two women fight inside a home. They tear through walls and crash into furniture.

Best High Work

WINNER

Casino Royale: Ben Cooke, Kai Martin, Marvin Campbell, Adam Kirley
In the opening sequence, James Bond chases a bad guy through a construction site. They jump between beams and cranes and climb up a building's beams.

NOMINEES

The Departed: Jeffrey Lee Gibson
A man is thrown off a building and falls backwards to the ground.

Mission: Impossible III: Buster Reeves
A stuntman is shot and falls backwards out of a window to the ground below.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: Theo Kypri
The lead character has a pole tied to his back as he falls down a canyon. He does 5 full body twists while falling and then becomes suspended in the air, hanging by his foot. The pole then slips and he descends to the bottom of the canyon falling through several bridges along the way.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: Theo Kypri
The lead character uses a pole tied to his back to vault over a canyon. He flips several times in the air to land on the other side.

Best Specialty Stunt

WINNER

Crank: Michael Nicely, Sean Graham
The lead character drives in circles on a motorcycle to escape the police. After escaping, he stands on the motorcycle and eventually is thrown off and crashes into an outdoor cafe.

NOMINEE

Unaccompanied Minors: Brian Smyj, Kevin L. Jackson, Peter Epstein, Wendi Bromley, Chrissy Weathersby Ball, Jayson Dumenigo, Toby Holguin, Keii Johnston
Several characters descend down a mountain slope on a canoe, kayak and sleds

Best Fire Stunt

WINNER

Letters from Iwo Jima: Simon Rhee
A soldier is completely engulfed in flames when hit by a flamethrower from above. He drops to the ground in an attempt to put out the fire.

NOMINEES

Deja Vu: Chuck Picerni Jr., Steve Picerni, Sean Graham, Monty Cox, Robert Powell, Scott Wilder, Jeffrey G. Barnett, Max Daniels
A ferryboat explodes with fire, sending several sailors flying into the water while on fire.

Letters from Iwo Jima: Simon Rhee, Steven Ito
Two soldiers are completely engulfed in flames as they try to escape a pill box.

Best Work With a Vehicle

NOMINEE

Deja Vu: Kenny Endoso, Henry Kingi, Chuck Picerni Jr., Charlie Picerni, Jalil Jay Lynch, Steve Picerni, Corey Michael Eubanks, John Cenatiempo, Billy D. Lucas, Gilbert B. Combs
A hummer chases a car on a bridge. It crashes into several vehicles and sends cars flying in its narrow path.

Best Overall Stunt by a Woman

WINNER

Superman Returns: Debbie Evans
A woman drives a car without brakes and weaves through city streets, crashing into cars, dodging people and nearly misses a restaurant.

NOMINEE

X-Men: The Last Stand: Lani Gelera, Angela Uyeda, Crystal Dalman
Two women fight inside a home. They tear through walls and crash into furniture.

Best Work with a Vehicle

WINNER

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby: Steve Kelso, Doc D. Charbonneau, Paul M. Lane
Two NASCAR drivers race and slam into each other, causing them to spin in the air several times.

NOMINEE

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift: Rich Rutherford, Samuel Hubinette, Rhys Millen, Tanner Foust, Malosi Leonard, Matt Leonard
Two cars race through town dogging cars, slamming into one another, causing several pile ups along the way, and nearly miss a group of several hundred people in the city.

Best Speciality Stunt

NOMINEES

Accepted: Tom McComas, Chad Fernandez
Two men fly into a pool after riding a skateboard and a motorcycle over a fence.

Last Holiday: Ben Hinkley, Christian Garufi, Andy Gill, Richard Epper
A woman descends at high speed down a mountain slope on a snowboard, tackling people on the way down.

The Guardian: Michael Tristler, Tanner Gill, Leigh Hennessy, Karin Justman
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer battles rough ocean waves in an attempt to save a husband and wife. He must battle the panicked husband and save the unconscious wife.

Hardest Hit

NOMINEES

Night at the Museum: Greg Fitzpatrick
The lead character is hit by a dinosaur's tail and is thrown onto a flight of stairs. He then slides down the stairs face first.

Poseidon: Mathew Lorenceau, Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci
A waiter is thrown into a metal kitchen counter as the ship capsizes.

Action Movie Star of the Year

WINNER

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNERS

Burt Reynolds
For an action movie star.

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