“There’s tremendous support with the actors”: Despite Failing Box Office, Both Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling Support The Fall Guy Leading an Oscars Revolution That May Introduce a New Category

Stuntmen and women are now getting recognition and fame thanks to Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt's The Fall Guy!



  • Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt's recently released film The Fall Guy was not an exceptional movie that the people had hoped for.
  • Earning average at the global box office, the film felt underwhelming to the people but it left a lasting impression in Hollywood.
  • With stunt actors not getting enough recognition, people want the Oscars to now have a seperate category for the stuntmen and women of the world!
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So…Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt’s movie didn’t turn out exactly how the people expected. It wasn’t a complete box office failure but neither it was also a very successful film compared to the promotion that they had been doing.


Although the film didn’t manage to do extremely well at the box office, the film is already revolutionizing Hollywood while you are reading this article! With stunts, recognition, and, fame, the world hopes that the Oscars will soon have a category specially for stunts and stuntmen and women. As it happens so, Ryan Gosling’s The Fall Guy was just the spark that was needed!

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Ryan Gosling performs a stunt in The Fall Guy

The Stunt Team Deserves Their Own Oscars!

Since the Oscars started, there have been almost no categories that awarded an Oscar for “Best Stunt in a Film” or “Best Stuntman/woman”. Gosling and Emily Blunt’s The Fall Guy addresses this exact problem with their film and the world has indeed noticed.

Colt Seavers and Jody having a tender moment
Despite the strong appeal of its lead stars, The Fall Guy underperformed at the box office

With stunts, fame, recognition, and the dangers to life, people feel that the Oscars should have a category for stunts since stuntmen and women deserve equal fame and appreciation. In an interview with Collider, director David Leitch talked about the impact that his film is making and how he is really, really excited about what the future holds for the stunt team!

“I hope, soon, it’s gonna happen, and I think there’s real support from everybody inside the Academy. It’s just really getting through the bureaucratic steps. You can see positivity from the video that 87North produced for the awards,”

He further continued,

“And the support of, obviously, Ryan and Emily. There’s tremendous support with the actors, with directors, with all the departments. It’s just process.”

Well, that isn’t all since David Leitch stated that there are already changes in action and it should only be a matter of time before the stunt teams have their own separate category!


Ryan Gosling’s The Fall Guy Is Already Making A Change

Ryan Gosling as stuntman Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy
Ryan Gosling as stuntman Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy

With the film trying to raise awareness about the importance of stunt people, The Fall Guy is already out there making a change. Although a separate category hasn’t been announced yet, the stuntmen and women are now being considered under the “Production and Technology” branch!

“It’s really in process now. I’m really encouraged. The journey that Jack Gill and Gregg Smrz and Melissa Stubbs have been on inside the Academy for a long time, bringing a lot of us in through the members at large.”

David Leitch further continued,

“The stunts never had a branch inside the Academy, so we came in at large, and now there’s nearly 100 stunt performers inside who got grafted into the new branch, Production and Technology.”

So there it is, Ryan Gosling became the fall guy (literally) to bring about a better change for the future. The Fall Guy received a rating of 7.3/10 on IMDB and a whopping 87% on Rotten Tomatoes but managed to earn $65.4 million at the box office.


Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt’s The Fall Guy is currently screening in theaters around the world.


Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.