The moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! We’d like to proudly announce the winners of the 2009 TRANNY AWARDS! Unfortunately, our favorite Japanese shemales could not be nominated for these awards, but it’s okay!
With the lack of recognition that the transgender erotica industry gets, Grooby Productions, the leader in transgender erotica content for over 10 years decided to sponsor awards specific to our industry.
Welcome to the 2009 Tranny Awards. With the success of last years awards we’re looking to continue this annual event and although the majority of the award process will take place online, we’re looking for a venue to do a small “Award Giving Celebration/Party” in early 2010.
For more information about the Tranny Awards, you can go to our official website here.
Now on to the good stuff!
Best Website Model
[Sponsored by Ultimate TGirl] $1000 1st prize from Ultimate Tgirl
1st Place: Hazel Tucker
2nd Place: Kimber James
13 of the nominated 18 models received points although Hazel had twice the votes of the runner up, it was still close as the points were spread out.
Best Performer in a DVD
[Sponsored by ImLive] $1000 1st prize from Imlive.
1st Place:Hazel Tucker
2nd Place:Jesse Flores
This was one of the clearest cut races, with Hazel winning for her nominated DVD “Hazel Does Hollwood”. Runner up Jesse and 3rd place Olivia also appeared in the same DVD.
Best Non-TS Performer
[Sponsored by Wendy Williams]
1st Place:Billy Long
2nd Place:Tie between Lobo and John Magnum
Very closely contested with Billy getting just one more point than both John and Lobo.
Best DVD Release
1st Place:Hazel Does Hollywood
2nd Place:Rogue Adventures 33
Also a very close race, with Hazel Does Hollywood only getting one point more than Rogue 33. America’s Next Top Tranny 4, Bang My Tranny Ass and Cowboys & Shemale Indians, all tied for 3rd place and were also close. One judge could have had the final say.
Best DVD Director
1st Place:Joey Silvera
2nd Place:Buddy Wood
Closely contested but Joey beat Buddy by a clear 3 points.
Best Solo TG Website
[Sponsored by Bob’s TGirls]
1st Place:Wendy Williams
2nd Place:Tie between Jesse Flores and Mandy Mitchell
Note Wendy did NOT vote in this category as she was a nominee. This was the clearest cut category with Wendy’s site receiving a massive 13 points (out of a maximum of 15).
Best Amateur Website
1st Place:Delia TS
2nd Place:Krissy 4U
It’s the first time I personally have seen Delia’s site and it is excellent and well deserves the win.
[Sponsored by Krissy 4U Blog] Amazon Gift Vouchers to be given to 1st/2nd place by Krissy 4U Blog
1st Place:Godiva’s TGirls
2nd Place:Stopping the Hate
This was a tie breaker and had to go down to tie break rules (see top of page). As 3 of the judges had Godiva’s as first place, it took the prize. Note: Caramel did not vote in this category as she was a nominee.
· Lifetime Achievement Award (chosen by Grooby Steven)
$1000 1st place award given by Grooby Productions
Last year I awarded Meghan Chevalier with the prize but it was between two models, both who started at around the same time, had appeared in numerous DVD’s and were many people’s first introduction to the tgirl porn. Meghan pipped the win because of her activist and community website Stopping the Hate but I’d decided then, whom the 2009 winner would be. It’s been hard keeping this quiet all year, as I met the winner the day after the 2008 awards were announced and I’ve seen a lot of her this year.
The Lifetime Achievment Award goes to Olivia Love.
Perhaps aptly, as she announced her retirement a few months ago (personally I think we’ll get her back for some scenes), Olvia is one of the most recognisable and liked performers first appearing in the late 1990’s in transsexual DVD’s. She took nearly 10 yrs out of the industry and returned with a vengeance on Shemale Yum in early 2008, appearing in multiple Grooby sites and other productions. Once met, she’s unforgetable. A smashing girl, born to party and a consummate performer. Ladies and Gentlement, lock up your men fold, hide the vodka … and be upstanding, for Olivia Love!!!
· Grooby New Face of 2009 (chosen by Grooby Steven)
$1000 1st place award given by Grooby Productions
My choice for New Face of 2009, first contacted us with a few photos of herself and wanting to know if she could model for Shemale Yum. Having had no experience and being a self-confessed nerd (and looking shy and demure … but very cute) we of course wanted to get her into the site.
Her first shoot, which appeared in Xmas last year was awkward and slightly uncomfortable, probably caused by the santa outfit we had her wear. Her second set appearing in March fared a lot better and she started collecting fans.
By the time we got her in for her 2nd full shoot later that summer, the model had blossomed and people really started to take notice. With a new trademark haircut (yes she does have an eye under there), a new sassyness yet still sticking with her girl next door, skater/gamer ideals, her ratings for these sets went up and she started rising through the ranks. After working for a number of websites, she’s got a great fan base. She’s a great model and a lovely girl also who I just met a few weeks ago.
The previous winner of this award, is now the Tranny Awards Best Model and Best DVD Performer (Hazel) so let’s see if 2009’s recipient can reach such heights. My choice, for this year’s Grooby New Face of 2009 … Amy Daly.
· Black TGirl Model of the Year (voted on by members of Black-Tgirls.com) $1000 1st place award given by Grooby Productions
1st Place: Natalia Coxx
2nd Place: India
· Shemale Yum Model of the Year (voted on by members of Shemale Yum.com)$1000 1st place award given by Grooby Productions
1st Place: Morgan Bailey
2nd Place: Tie break: Lucia Miel and Chrissy