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Congrats to the Tranny Awards Winners!

The 4th Annual Tranny Awards, presented by Grooby.com, were held on February 19th in Hollywood.  Winners were announced, and we send our congratulations out to them, and all their fellow nominees.

A complete list of winners can be found at the Grooby Blog.

Best Director

Best DVD

Best Hardcore Perfomer

Best New Face

Best Non-TS Performer

Best Non-Typical Model

Best Photographer

Best Scene

Best Solo Model

Black Tgirls Model of the Year

Kink Award for the Kinkiest Tgirl Domme

Lifetime Achievement Award

Shemale Strokers Model of the Year

Shemale Yum Model of the Year

XRCO Nominations 2012

The X-Rated Critics Organization released their nominee list today.  The awards are to be held on April 19, 2012 in Hollywood.

Best 3D Release

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Cumback

Best Director: Features

Best Director: Non-Features

Best Director: Parody

Best Epic

Best Gonzo Movie

Best Parody: Comedy

Best Parody: Comic Book

Best Parody: Drama

Best Release

Cream Dream of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Mainstream Adult Media Favorite

Male Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

New Starlet of the Year

New Stud of the Year

Orgasmic Analist of the Year

Orgasmic Oralist of the Year

Superslut of the Year

Unsung Siren of the Year

Unsung Swordsman of the Year

AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2012

Another year another AVN convention. Except this time it was at new venue, the Hard Rock Hotel,  that seemed more appropriate and receptive to hosting porn stars. The physical layout was at first confusing with multiple halls around the hotel. The number of exhibitors seemed to be about the same, the number of people that attended seemed to be about the same, but the physical space shrank making this the most cramped porn convention I’ve ever been to. Thursday was especially bad when they let the fans in even though they would not open up the fan hall until Friday.

Due to the crowds I was much more selective this year in choosing who to shoot concentrating on people that I like or people that I found attractive, which are sometimes mutually exclusive. I also didn’t bother with anyone where I couldn’t get through the hordes of crowds like the girls at the Wicked booth. The most popular people this year seemed to be the celebrities, Bree Olson and Ron Jeremy, and Jynx Maze was the most popular besides those two.

Bree Olson Jynx Maze

I decided to shoot my first AVN Awards since 2009. I was asked to do it as a favour for another photographer and I would only agree if I didn’t have to do the red carpet. So I was given ability to roam around and pull random people that I liked to set up one or two shots instead of doing the usual pornorazzi machine gun fire. Pictures seemed to come out better that way. I was happy to see Bobbi Starr, one of my favourite people, win Female Performer of the Year and was pleased to see Brooklyn Lee win Best New Starlet since she was so nice and sweet to her fans upon meeting them for the first time at the convention.

Bobbi Starr being interviewed with Princess Donna Brooklyn Lee interviewing Toni Ribas & Tarra White

So of course the reason I go to these events year after year is to be able to see my friends again. Whether it’s my crew at IAFD, Mark Spiegler and the Spieglergirls, or the guys of adultdvdtalk.com, I always have a great time with them especially with the social lubricant known as alcohol.

Some highlights (or lowlights depending on your perspective):

  • Bonding with Ela Darling and being introduced to the concept of wizard rock.
  • Arguing with my friend, Malte, that it’s classier to put Missy Rhodes on top of the toilet rather than on the toilet seat.
  • Crashing this awesome penthouse suite because the bartender there thought Malte would make a good gay guy for one of her friends. #takeonefortheteam
  • Meeting Mariah Mars, Tracey Sweet, and Ana Foxxx at a hot tub at the suite. I’d post photos but they’re not flickr friendly.
  • Having April O’Neil guest star on my tumblr. There is something nerdy fierce in her sexuality in such a little package.
  • Having Chyna threaten us in an elevator for some unperceivable slight. I kept my mouth shut since I don’t argue with people that have guns bigger than the size of my head.

I guess you want to see the pictures then:

AVN Awards 2012: The Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 AVN Awards, held last night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

In alphabetical order by category, the winners are:

Best 3D Release

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best All-Girl Group Scene

Best All-Girl Release

Best All-Sex Release

Best All-Sex Release: Mixed Format

Best Amateur Release

Best Anal Release

Best Anal Sex Scene

Best Art Direction

Best Big Bust Release

Best Big Butt Release

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene

Best Celebrity Sex Tape

Best Cinematography

Best Comedy

Best Director: Foreign Feature

Best Director: Non-Feature

Best Director: Parody

Best Double Penetration Sex Scene

Best DVD Extras

Best Editing

Best Educational Release

Best Ethnic Release: Asian

Best Ethnic Release: Black

Best Ethnic Release: Latin

Best Feature

Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release

Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release

Best Foreign All-Sex Release

Best Foreign Feature

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene

Best Gonzo Release

Best Group Sex Scene

Best Internal Release

Best Interracial Release

Best Makeup

Best Male Newcomer

Best MILF Release

Best Music Soundtrack

Best New Starlet

Best Non-Sex Performance

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release

Best Oral Release

Best Oral Sex Scene

Best Orgy/Gangbang Release

Best Original Song

Best Overall Marketing Campaign: Individual Project

Best Packaging

Best Parody: Comedy

Best Parody: Drama

Best POV Release

Best POV Sex Scene

Best Pro-Am Release

Best Screenplay

Best Screenplay: Parody

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production

Best Solo Release

Best Solo Sex Scene

Best Special Effects

Best Specialty Release: Other Genre

Best Squirting Release

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Tease Performance

Best Three-Way Sex Scene: G/B/B

Best Three-Way Sex Scene: G/G/B

Best Transsexual Release

Best Vignette Release

Best Young Girl Release

Clever Title of the Year

Crossover Star of the Year

Director of the Year (Body of Work)

Female Foreign Performer of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Male Foreign Performer of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Unsung Male Performer of the Year

Unsung Starlet of the Year

AEE Seminar

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Seminar on women in the adult industry, moderated by Dr. Chauntelle of Porn Valley Vantage.

A generally positive series of stories about how being a woman impacts their position in the industry. Panelists include Stormy Daniels and Joy King…