LONDON, England—Awards season is upon us once more and not one to be left out of the limelight British adult TV channel Television X have launched their annual SHAFTA nominations.
2012 sees the third annual ceremony for the Soft and Hard Adult Film and Television Awards, the only ones of their kind which are voted by the general public. Voting goes live on February 1st exclusively on www.Shafta.xxx where visitors can sample some of the action and also download free wallpapers of SHAFTA stars.
Nominees include two ex-school teachers, Johnny Anglais for Male Performer of the Year and porn producer Liselle Bailey for her series Liselle's Sordid Summer which followed Liselle and her group of porn star pals on holiday in Ibiza.
Liselle spoke of the series saying, "Taking a load of porn stars to Ibiza could be seen as a dream job… I'd say it's nearly as tricky as controlling a class of 30 teenagers!"
Controversial transsexual performer Holly Harlow has been nominated for Best New Starlet, a category usually dominated by female newcomers. Chris Ratcliff, Head of Programming at the channel, defended the choice saying, "The demand for transsexual content has seen a dramatic rise in recent years both online and through video on demand services on digital TV platforms. Holly Harlow has become one of the most watched performers and the term starlet fits her perfectly, she is feminine, sexy and a great performer."
Also for the first time Television X will be streaming behind the scenes footage from the industry event live on March 15 via www.SHAFTA.xxx. The SHAFTA Uncut show will be presented by scouse superstar Tanya Tate who will be getting up close and personal with the SHAFTA nominees and bringing fans all of the top gossip as it happens.
The full 2012 SHAFTA nominations are:
BEST SPOOF SERIES
Fang Bang - Swank Video
Freddie's G Team - Freddie's World
My Big Fat Gypsy Porno - Nigel Night Productions
Orgasm Man - Kaizen XXX
Royal Romp - Pure XXX
BEST REALITY/GONZO SERIES
Freddie's Tattooed Tarts - Freddie's World
How to Train Your Wife - Andy Ide
Jim Slip's Euroteens - Jim Slip
Liselle's Sordid Summer - Liselle Bailey
Tanya Tate's Sex Tour of Scotland - Macondo
Dollmaker - Nic Howard
Good Girl Gone Bad - Macondo
The Invite - Kaizen XXX
Lara's All Anal Adventures - Jim Slip
Secret Diary of a Porn Star - Pure XXX
MOST OUTRAGEOUS SCENE
Cock Hungary Carmen Episode 3 - Carmen Jay, Ian Scott, Lauro Giotto
Doll Maker Episode 1 - Megan Coxxx, Ian Tate
Entry Level Whore Episode 3 - Holly Harlow, Keisha Kane, Damien Duke
The Invite Episode 3 - Syren Sexton, JJ O'Neal
The Only Way Is Sex Episode 5 - Stacey Lacey, Emma Butt, Kai Taylor, Jeff Keane
BEST ANAL SCENE
Bellenders Episode 3 - Stacey Lacey, Emma Butt, Kai Taylor, Jeff Keane
Cock Hungary Carmen Episode 5 - Carmen Jay, Ian Scott, George Uhl
Cold War Whores Episode 2 - Danny D, Angel Rivas
Embarrassingly Rude Bodies Episode 2 - Anna Joy, Peter Oh Toole
Lara's Anal Adventures Episode 1 - Lara Latex, Kris Vicious, Rebecca Moore.
BEST SEX SCENE
Angel Long's Porn Apprentice Episode 2 - Angel Long, Lou Lou, Mai Bailey
Cold War Whores Episode 5 - Danny D, Ivana Sugar, Nataly Gold
How to Fuck Good Naked Episode 3 - Paige Turnah, Jamie Barry
Lara's Anal Adventure Episode 3 - Lara Latex, Anna Joy, Leo Popps
Liselle's Sordid Summer Episode 4 - Carla Cox, Daisy Rock, Johnny Cockfill
FOREIGN PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
MILF OF THE YEAR
Jim Slip Productions
BEST NEW STARLET
FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
For additional information, images, or anything else on the SHAFTA Awards, please contact Claire Wigington.