Stuntmen to lobby Academy for award category
Should there be an Oscar for Best Stunt? A group of stunt coordinators plan to lobby the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors tonight for their own category at the annual awards. Veteran stunt coordinator Jack Gill (Fast Five) has been petitioning AMPAS for two decades now, to no avail. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the stunt coordinators are proposing that their award be handed out before the main telecast, though they want a clip of the presentation to be shown during the broadcast.
So would the addition of a Best Stunt award make you more likely to watch the Oscars? Or is the show long enough already that another prize (even if presented in abbreviated form) will make a bloated show even more so?