MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence

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The following is a list of the MTV Movie Award winners and nominees for Best Action Sequence. This award was last given out in 2005.[1]

Year Action scene
1992 L.A. freeway scene
 —Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron)
Burning building/Escape through old tunnel - Backdraft (Ron Howard)
Roof scene - The Hard Way (John Badham)
Helicopter blades sequence - The Last Boy Scout (Tony Scott)
Second jump from the plane - Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow)
1993 Mel Gibson's motorcycle crash
 —Lethal Weapon 3 (Richard Donner)
Aliens chase through tunnel - Alien 3 (David Fincher)
Plane crash - Alive (Frank Marshall)
Oklahoma land race - Far and Away (Ron Howard)
Helicopter explosion - Under Siege (Andrew Davis)
1994 Train wreck
 —The Fugitive (Andrew Davis)
Opening catwalk sequence - Cliffhanger (Renny Harlin)
Motorcycle scene - Hard Target (John Woo)
T-Rex/Jeep scene - Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
Lena Olin handcuffed in backseat of a car - Romeo is Bleeding (Peter Medak)
1995 Bus escape/Airplane explosion
 —Speed (Jan de Bont)
Escape from exploding ship - Blown Away (Stephen Hopkins)
Ambush of CIA convoy - Clear and Present Danger (Phillip Noyce)
Bridge explosion/Limo rescue - True Lies (James Cameron)
1996 Battle scene
 —Braveheart (Mel Gibson)
Airplane hangar shootout - Bad Boys (Michael Bay)
Underground shootout/explosion - Broken Arrow (John Woo)
Drive through NYC/Subway explosion and derailment - Die Hard with a Vengeance (John McTiernan)
1997 Truck drives through farm equipment
 —Twister (Jan de Bont)[2]
Arnold Schwarzenegger freefalls - Eraser (Chuck Russell)
Aliens blowup cities - Independence Day (Roland Emmerich)
Train/Helicopter chase - Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma)
Ferrari chase through San Francisco - The Rock (Michael Bay)
1998 Speedboat chase
 —Face/Off (John Woo)[3]
T-Rex attacks San Diego - The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
Bug attacks fortress - Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven)
Ship sinks - Titanic (James Cameron)
Motorcycle/helicopter chase - Tomorrow Never Dies (Roger Spottiswoode)
1999 Asteroid destroys New York City
 —Armageddon (Michael Bay)
Gibson/Glover car chase on freeway and through building - Lethal Weapon 4 (Richard Donner)
Car chase in France with Robert De Niro pursuing Natascha McElhone - Ronin (John Frankenheimer)
Tom Hanks and company land on Normandy Beach - Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
2000 The Pod Race
 —Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (George Lucas)[4]
End sequence -The Blair Witch Project (Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez)
Rooftop/Helicopter scene - The Matrix (The Wachowskis)[a]
Sand monster scene - The Mummy (Stephen Sommers)
2001 Motorcycle chase
 —Mission: Impossible 2 (John Woo)
Plane crash - Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis)
Roman army vs. Germanic horde - Gladiator (Ridley Scott)
Car chase through construction site - Gone in 60 Seconds (Dominic Sena)
2002 Japanese attack scene
 —Pearl Harbor (Michael Bay)[5]
First helicopter crash - Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott)
Final race - The Fast and the Furious (Rob Cohen)
Cave tomb battle - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
2003 Battle for Helm's Deep
 —The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
Collision on Highway 23 - Final Destination 2 (David R. Ellis)
The Escape - Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
Arena Conflict - Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (George Lucas)
2004 Battle at Gondor
 —The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson)
Intercoastal Freeway Pursuit - Bad Boys II (Michael Bay)
Escape from Mongolia - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (McG)
Champion Crane Chase - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Jonathan Mostow)
2005 Destruction of Los Angeles
 —The Day After Tomorrow (Roland Emmerich)
Beverly Hills plane crash - The Aviator (Martin Scorsese)
Moscow car chase - The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass)
Subway battle - Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi)
Desert Terrorist Assault - Team America: World Police (Trey Parker)


  1. ^ Credited as The Wachowski Brothers.


  1. ^ "MTV Movie Awards - Winners by Category". MTV. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  2. ^ Industrial Light & Magic on Facebook: "20-years ago today Jan de Bont's 'Twister' hit theaters. ILM's contribution to the film was honored with an Oscar nomination, a BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and an MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence."
  3. ^ On Film: John Woo hits Chicago - Chicago Reader
  4. ^ MTV Movie & TV Award winners that have aged the worst|Yardbarker
  5. ^ Visual and Special Effects Film Milestones -