FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FLAVAMEN MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES BLATINO AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Recognizes best in black and Latin gay adult entertainment media for 2009.
MIAMI (July 21, 2009) – FlavaMen Magazine proudly announces the nominees for the inaugural 2009 Blatino Awards. The FlavaMen Blatino Awards is an annual awards ceremony created to recognize ethnic clubs, porn stars, blogs, websites, studios and DVDs; for and by men of color. Nomination finalists were made by members of the general public submitting their selections in each category at www.BlatinoAwards.com.
Voting is now open to the public and can be made by visiting www.BlatinoAwards.com. The deadline for voting is August 10, 2009. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony during the Atlanta Pride Celebration on Saturday September 5, 2009. All nominees in each category are listed alphabetically.
Best Black Club
Atlanta, GA tops the charts with three venues for best club nominations including Atlanta 708, Bulldog Atlanta and TRAXX Atlanta. The other remaining nominees are Club Boi Miami and Club Langston in New York City.
Best Latin Club
New York City shows much love for the gay Latin community. It has two venues up for this award, Escuelita and Splash Bar. Circus Disco in Arena West/LA and Discotekka located in Miami are the remaining nominees.
Best Club Promoter
The nominees for Best Club Promoter are Bleu of HotBoyz NYC, Ivan Daniels in Los Angeles, URBANO of Clubhouse Productions in Chicago and WassupNATL in Atlanta.
Best Black Website
The Best Black Website contenders are CocoDorm.com, DawgPoundUSA.com, RawRods.com and ThugBoy.com.
Best Latin Website
BiLatinMen.com, LatinBoyz.com, PapiCock.com and PapiThugz.com are all nominated for the Best Latin Website Blatino Award.
Best New Website
Black Boy Addictionz, RawRods.com, Ray's Blue Juice and ThugOverload.com.
Black Boy Addictionz, Ray's Blue Juice, Rockafellaz Rock's Blog and Rod 2.0.
Best Acting Top
Breion Diamond, Dream, Ian Rock, Race Cooper and Rock.
Best Acting Bottom
Elmo Jackson, Kidd, Mr. Saukei and Remy Mars.
Best Acting Versatile
Carlito Rockafella, HotRod, Jovonnie, and Shorty J.
Most Notable Porn Star
Breion Diamond, Castro aka Supreme, Mr. Saukei and Rock.
Keith Kannon of Flava Works, Marvin Jones of B.C. Productions/Chocolate Cream and Rock from Rockafellaz Entertainment are all nominated for Best Director.
B.C. Productions / Chocolate Cream, Flava Works, Pittbull Productions and Rockafellaz Entertainment are all contenders of Best Studio for providing Blatino content gay pornographic content.
Best Black DVD
Thugoverload dominates this category with three nominations. They include Abuse the Rim, Freaks Come Out At Night, and The Destruction of Shorty J. Rockafellaz has two including Raw Dickin It and Raw Rods 2.
Best Latin DVD
Alejandro the Conqueror and Teen Hustler 3 both produced by Latino Fan Club and are up for Best Latin DVD. FlavaWorks Santo Domingo Uncut 1 and Santo Domingo Uncut 2 also have nominations for this category. The last nominee is Thugz Paradise Rio by Pitbull Productions.