Stunt Stars Snubbed: Ryan Gosling Laments 2024 Academy Awards

The 2024 Academy Awards missed the mark by not honoring stunt performers, leaving viewers disappointed. Calls for a Best Stunts category grow louder. Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt paid tribute.

The 2024 Oscars ceremony took place recently at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. While the event aimed to celebrate and honor those who have made significant contributions to the entertainment industry, it failed to adequately acknowledge the role of stunt performers. Despite efforts to recognize and celebrate stunt performers during the ceremony, viewers were left disappointed as there was no specific category dedicated to honoring their incredible work. However, “The Fall Guy” stars Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling took the stage to pay tribute to some of cinema’s best stunts, highlighting the importance of acknowledging the contributions of stunt people.

Stunt performers left wanting

Even though the Academy Awards made an effort to recognize and celebrate the efforts of stunt performers in movies, it fell short of expectations in 2024. The absence of a dedicated category for Best Stunts sparked disappointment among viewers and the stunt community alike. Rich Hopkins, a stuntman with a career spanning 36 years, expressed his disillusionment with the Oscars, stating that while this year’s ceremony gave a shoutout to stunt performers, they will have to wait for their own category. With action movies ruling the box office and stuntwork being an integral part of these films, the absence of a Best Stunts category raises questions about the Oscars’ commitment to truly honoring the best of the industry.

Speaking out for recognition

The lack of recognition for stunt performers at the Oscars has led to calls for the inclusion of a Best Stunts category in future ceremonies. Supporters argue that stunt coordinators and performers play a crucial role in bringing the magic of movies to life and have been integral to the success of the film industry for almost a century. To further emphasize the importance of honoring the stunt community, Ryan Gosling, along with co-star Emily Blunt, took the Academy Awards stage to pay tribute to some of cinema’s best stunts. However, this gesture fell short of addressing the need for a dedicated category that recognizes the incredible work of stunt performers.


  • The 2024 Oscars failed to incorporate a dedicated category for Best Stunts.
  • Despite efforts to recognize stunt performers, viewers were left disappointed.
  • Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt paid tribute to cinema’s best stunts during the ceremony.
  • A lack of recognition for stunt performers has sparked calls for a Best Stunts category.
  • Action movies’ box office success highlights the importance of honoring stuntwork.
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