Fast And Furious was the big winner at the Taurus World Stunt Awards, picking up two awards at the ceremony in Hollywood, USA.
The film – which was nominated four times in three categories – collected awards for Best Work with a Vehicle and Best Stunt Coordination and/or 2nd Unit Direction. The success continued the Fast And The Furious franchise’s run of being nominated for each release.
Elsewhere, the Taurus Lifetime Achievement Award went to legendary stuntman Jophery Brown. The former Chicago Cubs pitcher’s career has spanned over 30 years and includes appearances in over 400 films and television shows.
As one of the first African-American stuntmen in Hollywood, Brown’s natural athleticism allowed him to rise up the ranks. Some of his most memorable stunts include driving a bus over a gap in a freeway in Speed and crashing cars for the TV show A-Team. He also worked as stunt coordinator on films such as Scarface and Action Jackson.
Canadian stuntman, Kit Mallet, was given the Taurus World Stunt Awards Foundation grant, which gives financial support in the event of a stunt-related temporary, partial or permanent disability. Mallet was injured while working on the up-coming A-Team film.
To find out more about the Foundation and the awards, visit taurusworldstuntawards.com.