Live Poll: Stunted Oscar?

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The stunt crew from Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), in the not-so-distant past, brought on a renewed effort to get the AMPAS [or the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science] to create the Academy Award category for Best Stunt Coordinator.

Do you agree with them? Should there be an Oscar category celebrating the best stunts and stunt coordination in a given cinematic year?

A great American philosopher once proclaimed, "Pick a side, we're at war!"

This is a second attempt at this poll suggestion. Thanks to [link=https://www.vulture.com/2019/08/its-time-for-a-best-stunts-oscar.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_me...]Bilge Ebiri[/link] for his thinkpiece that came out for Vulture.com this August, 2019.

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/2TeOsYzwAs8/
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Stephen Atwood

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  • positive that the lovely folks who do the dangerous stunts for lovely actors will be recognized.

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Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin), Champion

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I'd say that stunts, as well as title design should have their Academy Award categories. Both are very important for movies, but seldom adвressed and having fewer awards for them than, say, make-up or acting.  
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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My vote:
YES. Stunts can be considerably dangerous. Stuntmen and women deserve the proper credit that's officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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rubyfruit76, Champion

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Good idea and I love that you quoted Stephen Colbert, lol. I'm torn between #1 and #5 - seriously but I find that split to be a bit ridiculous. : )