Do stunt men and women deserve an Oscar? ABC ran a Nightline tonight about that subject, raising some interesting points. One suggestion was that Hollywood may be resistant to the idea because it takes away from the value of the stars (suggesting that they're not the reason why the movie was good). This idea seems perhaps valid in old Hollywood but might be a bit dated today, given the vast amount of interest today in how movies are made. Some other key points: - F/X guys get an Oscar. Why not the "real F/X" teams? - They've been asking for recognition since 1991 - One reason why they aren't recognized is because they're not part of the Academy - Only one stunt man has ever been recognized with an honorary Oscar (Yakima Canutt) One thing I wondered is if they're sensitive to the issue of making the stars look bad, or stretching the Oscar telecast, why not just do the stunt award on technical night?