The Taurus World Stunt Awards are held mid-year every year in Los Angeles. The award ceremony honors stunt performers in movies. The Taurus Awards deciding committee was formed in 2000 and the first awards were given out in 2001. In the tradition of Hollywood’s finest awards presentations, the best stuntwomen and men in the entertainment industry will be recognized for their extraordinary performances in feature films of 2001.
2005 Female Winners
Best Fight and Best Overall Stunt By A Stunt Woman – Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004)
Winners: Zoe Bell and Monica Staggs
About the Film: The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
The Stunt: Two women fight inside a cramped trailer home. Using swords and household items to battle each other, they crash through walls and fly into furniture.
Best Speciality Stunt – Taxi (2004)
Winners: Debbie Evans, Christine Anne Baur, Henry Kingi, Gilbert B. Combs, Spencer Sano, Corey Michael Eubanks, Anita Hart, Julius LeFlore
About the Film: A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
The Stunt: As three cars race down a highway into oncoming traffic, they try to exchange a bag and a hostage. Near misses including 2 semi trucks, a motorcycle and several cars do not prevent the exchange.