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On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences denied stunt coordinators the right to an Oscar category in recognition of their work. According to The Hollywood Reporter, stunt coordinator Jack Gill, who has been leading the 20-year effort to get coordinators recognized by the Academy, said, "I will try again next year and gather more and more support."
Stunt coordinators are hired to design stunts like car chases and fight scenes, which are then performed by the stunt performers. Yet despite their importance to the film industry, only one stunt performer in history got an Academy Award, and it was more honorary than anything else. (Yakima Canutt was given the Oscar for helping develop safety devices to protect stuntmen.)
Hit the jump to see the Academy's statement on the controversial move: