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.
2007 Female Winners
Best Fight – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Winners: Lisa Hoyle, Mark Aaron Wagner, Thomas DuPont, Tony Angelotti, Jeff Wolfe, Kirk Maxwell, Buddy Sosthand, Phil Culotta, Jeremy Fry, Tom Morga
About the Film: Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones’ service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
The Stunt: 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.
Best Overall Stunt By A Stunt Woman – Superman Returns (2006)
Winner: Debbie Evans
About the Film: Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.
The Stunt: A woman drives a car without brakes and weaves through city streets, crashing into cars, dodging people and nearly misses a restaurant.