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Duggins nabs two World Stunt awards

May 23, 2001|By ANTHONY LONGORIA, Staff Writer

SANTA MONICA — Imperial native and stuntwoman Shauna Duggins took home two Taurus statuettes Sunday at the first World Stunt Awards at the Santa Monica Barker Hangar.

Duggins won for her stunt work in the feature film "Charlie's Angels," which starred Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz.

Duggins was a stunt double for Diaz and actress Kelly Lynch.

Several celebrities attended the event, including actors Nicholas Cage, Michael Keaton, Sandra Bullock, Denise Richards and director James Cameron.

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, director John Woo and stuntman/director Hal Needham were all honored with Taurus honorary awards for their contributions to the stunt community.

Members of the World Stunt Academy, made up of professional stunt performers, nominated stunt performers and directors for 11 awards, including such categories as "Best Driving," "Best Fight," and "Best Work with an Animal."

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"I was just in awe," said Jim Duggins of Imperial, who attended the event with his daughter. "It was neat standing and watching (Shauna) talking with Nicholas Cage and Arnold Schwarzenegger."

"It was kind of like being at the Oscars, but a lot more action," Duggins said.

The awards will be televised at 9 p.m. June 16 on ABC.

For further information on the World Stunt Awards visit their Web site at www.worldstuntawards.com

Staff Writer Anthony Longoria can be reached at 337-3452.

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