When Will the Oscars Recognize Hollywood Stuntmen?

Meet Jack Gill.  He's a veteran Hollywood stuntman who has worked on such projects as Robocop, Fate of the Furious and Furious 7, Terminator 2, Knight Rider and the Dukes of Hazard.

Jack's had a plethora of cringe-worthy injuries, including 23 broken bones, punctured lungs, 8 concussions, not to mention he's had a finger sewn back on.  

Needless to say, he's passionate about the craft.

There's no doubt that modern films simply would not be what they are without the stunt actors.  Without them, there's a great chance that all those high-octane action sequences would be relegated entirely to computer-generated graphics and actors.

The surplus of excuses Gill has received from the Academy as to why a stunt category is inappropriate in the Oscars shows no signs of being exhausted.

From being told that there are already too many awards in the telecast, to a supposed lack of stunt-heavy movies every year, to the slap-in-the-face suggestion that stunts are neither art nor science.

Perhaps even more curious is the fact that all of the other major film/tv award shows such as the Emmy's, Golden Globes, and SAG/AFTRA Awards all recognize stuntwork in films.

Gill has received praise and endorsements from some of Hollywood's A-List, including Julia Roberts who took the time to mention him and his incredible work.  Powerhouses such as Johnny Depp and Vin Diesel have even written impassioned letters on stunt performers' work, and the lack of recognition.

Jack Gill will be on the show tonight to talk about the campaign to honor Hollywood's stunt performers (as they should be)!

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