Let The Voting Begin: The First Annual F.A.M.E. Awards is Up & Running
Los Angeles, CA March 23rd, 2006 Organizers of the first annual F.A.M.E. (Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment) Awards are pleased to announce that fans can now vote on their favorites in the world of adult at the event’s only official website, www.thefameawards.com. It was also announced that the hosts of the awards show will be Adam & Eve contract star Carmen Luvana (www.clubcarmen.com) and award-winning actor/owner of Assassin Pictures (www.assassinpictures.com), Tommy Gunn (www.tommygunnxxx.com). The awards show takes place on Saturday, June 24th at Erotica LA and the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be free to attend for those who purchase tickets for the convention.
In a telephone press conference call yesterday, sponsors of the F.A.M.E. Awards including Bob Christian of Adam & Eve (www.adameve.com), Dan Davis of Genesis magazine (www.genesisonline.com), Anh Tran of WantedList (www.wantedlist.com) and Paul Fishbein of AVN (www.avn.com) also made the announcement that the F.A.M.E. Awards website is up and running and that fans 18 years of age and older could now start making nominations in the dozen categories listed on the site.
These 12 categories, which were also announced, include: Favorite Adult Feature Movie, Favorite Female Starlet, Favorite Male Star, Favorite Gonzo Movie, Favorite Director, Rookie Starlet of the Year, Favorite Oral Starlet, Favorite Anal Starlet, Hottest (Female) Body, Best Breasts and Best Butt. There will also be a fan-selected “Wild Card” where voters can choose the final awards category from choices such as Favorite Adult Star Website, Adult News Story of the Year, Funniest Adult Movie Title and Celebrity Couple You Most Want To See in a Sex Video. The top recipient of votes will become the twelfth and final category. Fans will be able to nominate finalists (either from names listed or via a write-in box) until May 1, 2006, where the top five vote getters in each category will then move onto the final round of voting which will run until the F.A.M.E. Awards Show.
Anh Tran (of adult movie rental by mail website WantedList.com), whose company developed the proprietary technology used for the F.A.M.E. Awards website voting process, ensured that a variety of security measures are being employed so that there will be no “unfair ballot stuffing.” “The software we’re using was made especially for this (event),” Tran said. “We’re guarding against any voter fraud.” He went on to add that some of these processes include voters using a valid email address and the logging of IPs to prevent votes being counted more than once.
F.A.M.E. hostess Carmen Luvana says, “The adult business is about the fans. They are the reason a star or a movie is a success… it’s about time they had their say and I’m happy to be a part of this historical event.”
Tommy Gunn was also “excited and honored” to host this historic event. “To be considered at this stage in my career for something so in the forefront is amazing. I’m clearing my schedule!” the always-busy actor said when he was asked to host the event. “This is going to be great and we’re going to have a good time with the fans. I’m thrilled to be a part of this and the fans are the whole reason we’re here.”
“We wanted to create something that was made for and decided by the fans,” said Dan Davis, Genesis’ Editor-in-Chief, “and we think both the stars and fans will enjoy this whole experience. We urge the fans to vote, and much like a presidential election, if you didn’t vote, you can’t complain. Support your favorite stars and movies.”
Paul Fishbein, AVN’s president, said the event enhances Erotica L.A. by giving fans a chance to see the winners they themselves picked. “It ties right into the trade show, so why not get involved in this and bring in more fans?” he asked. “We’re proud to be part of a show that gives the fans a voice, since they’re the ones who ultimately decide which stars and products are popular. And we are especially proud to be in partnership with such fine companies as WantedList, Adam & Eve and Genesis magazine.”