Since there hasn’t been another awards show in Hollywood for a good five minutes, Sunday brought the fourth annual World Stunt Awards – where, not surprisingly, such stars as Brendan Fraser and Michelle Rodriguez crashed into each other.
At the Los Angeles event, Tony Angelotti and Mark Wagner won the best fight award for their swashbuckling in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, while Paul Eliopolus and Tanoai Reed won best “high work” for their plunges in “The Rundown,” the Associated Press reports.
In the “quite a mouthful” category, Debbie Evans was recognized as the sole best overall stunt woman for her work in The Matrix Reloaded.
Movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who also happens to be the governor of California, was among the attendees, and for good reason: His Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines director Jonathan Mostow was named best action movie director.
Also in the crowd: Keanu Reeves, winner of the action movie star of the year award for his work in The Matrix sequels.
Meanwhile, a crew of 10 drivers took the prize for best vehicle work in Bad Boys II. No word on whether the cars were also honored.
Spike TV will air a taped version of the event on May 26.