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Jason Statham has called for the Oscars to recognise stunt performers.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, the Hollywood actor said it was a "farce" that stunt co-ordinators are not recognised at the Academy Awards.

He said: "I think it is an overlooked category, [considering] how much responsibility these co-ordinators have for some of the greatest entertainment in action movies.

"I mean, all of the stunt men - these are the unsung heroes. They really are. Nobody is giving them any credibility. They're risking their necks.

"It's a total injustice. They're the ones getting busy."

Statham also criticised "poncy actors" who are inserted into action sequences using visual effects.

"Then you have some guy standing in front of a f**king green screen screwing his face up pretending like he's doing the stunt," he bemoaned. "To me, it's like a farce.

"I have a real frustration with that because I know these co-ordinators. »


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