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Governator scolds Acad

Schwarzenegger issues statement supporting stuntmen

Arnold Schwarzenegger has slapped the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences over its recent refusal to create an Oscar for stunt coordinators, saying he was “disappointed.”

The AMPAS board of governors — which is under pressure to reduce the number of categories — spurned the request June 21. The stunt community had rounded up support from Schwarzenegger, SAG prexy Melissa Gilbert, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Bruckheimer, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro.

“I know first hand the value of these dedicated professionals, and without them there would be no action heroes,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “In fact there would be no movies. Stunt coordinators are responsible for every piece of action in a film, making films more exciting and drawing the audience in. Over the years the Academy has created new categories to honor outstanding technical achievement, and it is my hope they will reconsider their decision and honor stunt coordinators in the same way.”

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