Stunt people help to complete the story that we see up on the screen and only at the Mtv Movie awards does it seem that they get looked at and even have a category all to themselves.
Here is an blurb from Internet Movie Database about the campaign from stunt men (and women) who are trying to get a category for themselves in the Oscar line-up.
Stunt People Take a Tumble
Despite recent demonstrations by Hollywood’s stunt people, the board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Wednesday turned aside a proposal for an Oscar award for stunt coordinator. “At a time when the Academy is trying to find ways to reduce the numbers of statuettes given out and looks at categories with an eye more focused on reduction than addition, the board is simply not prepared to institute any new annual awards categories,” Academy President Frank Pierson said. Stunt coordinator Jack Gill, who has been leading the fight for a stunt category, expressed disappointment and said that he would attempt to appeal the academy board’s decision.
It is very disappointing to me that the academy of motion picture arts and sciences could not give those people who put their bodies and their lives on the line for the sake of a movie. I think if the stunt people help to make the story and the film better then they should be given something for doing a great job.
Let’s hope that in the future they are actually given the recognition that they deserve.