HOLLYWOOD — A raucous ceremony for the second annual Urban X Awards took place Sunday night at Boulevard 3, seeing winners announced in nearly 60 categories recognizing excellence in black, Asian and Latin erotica.
The affair was hosted by adult stars Roxy Reynolds and Mr. Marcus, and included performances by Medusa, Brian Pumper and Joe Moses. Industry personality James Bartholet emceed as the stars filtered into the main hall to take their seats for the event. And they all got revved up aplenty when Medusa took the stage to begin the show with her tracks "Dusty Ball Drop" and "Ready, Set, Action."
Marcus and Reynolds then appeared, he in a grey suit and his signature L.A. Dodgers ballcap, she in an elegant orange gown. Reynolds gave a brief summary of the show's mission, saying it aims to recognize "all your favorite porn stars who've been overlooked this year by that other show." (We assume she was referring to the RogReviews.com Fan Faves Awards.)
The first award of the evening was the Hall of Fame Male honor, bestowed upon Wesley Pipes, T.T. Boy, Mark Anthony and Sledge Hammer. Pinky presented the award, with the intro: "Just like NBA players who make it to the Hall of Fame, these guys really know how to take it to the hole." T.T. Boy was the only recipient not present to accept the award, but Mark Anthony spoke well enough for all four of them by cracking, "Well, I'm in the Hall of Fame, I guess I'll retire now."
Speaking of Pinky, it was a very big night for the diminutive star. She collected Best Talent Website, Female Performer of the Year and Porn Star of the Year, receiving massive cheers each time she appeared on stage.
West Coast Productions had a good night as well, scooping up trophies in seven categories, including Best Studio for the second year in a row. Alexander DeVoe Productions matched that tally, with DeVoe himself being named Director of the Year, and making almost as impressive showings were Mercenary Pictures and Justin Slayer International, the latter taking the Best New Company prize.
After several cases of winners taking a lengthy amount of time to make it onto the stage for their awards, the show jumped into expedited mode, with a list of categories and their winning parties simply being read off over the loudspeakers, and those who'd won being told to go collect their awards backstage.
Dana DeArmond, who was announced two weeks ago as a third co-host of the show, curiously never appeared, despite being in attendance. This seemed to have been because of the effort to speed the show's second half along, and an apology was issued to her over the speakers, with thanks for offering her co-hosting services. She also got a shout out from Rico Strong when he accepted their Best Anal Scene trophy for Rico the Destroyer (Alexander DeVoe Productions/Jules Jordan Video). "Where's Dana DeArmond at?" Rico hollered into the mic. "Baby, this is for me and you!"
Completely missing in action, meanwhile, was Christian Mann, to accept a Lifetime Achievement award for his founding of pioneering ethnic studio Video Team and its sister label Afro-Centric Productions.
A much anticipated moment came late in the show, when Brian Pumper performed two of his own rap singles, noting in his talk-up banter, "A lot of modeling bitches think they're too good to swallow. Bitch, shut up and swallow my babies!"
Maybe the most pointed speech of the evening came from Hall of Fame inductee Sinnamon Love. "I just want to say to all the new girls in the business, save your money," she cautioned. "Don't think this shit is going to last forever."
Urban X founder Giana Taylor told AVN that this show "was more stressful than the last one." Nevertheless, she was very pleased with the turnout. "It means a lot," she said. "I just want everybody to continue to support me and come out and have a good time ... black, white, Latin, Asian, everyone. It's not about me honoring them, I want them to come out and honor themselves for all their hard work. Now I'm looking forward to 2010, which will be bigger and better. We're going to keep moving up."
Some of the other adult heavyweights spotted at the event included: Evan Stone, Jenna Haze, Jules Jordan, Manuel Ferrara, Lexington Steele, Prince Yahshua, Kristina Rose, Luscious Lopez, Regan Reese, Juan Cuba, Marco Banderas, Lisa DeMarco, Sean Michaels, Tee Reel, Marie Luv, Emma Heart, Laurie Vargas, Misty Stone, Mr. Pete, Alexis Texas, Jax, Roy Karch, Jeff Mullen, Eric John, Lisa Ann, Alyssa Reece, Bobbi Starr, Jessica Bangkok, Capri Styles, Ethan Hunt, Isis Taylor, Layla Rivera, Mya Nichole, Rebeca Linares, Chris Streams, Flower Tucci, Olivia O'Lovely, Sophie Dee and Cleopatra of the Nile.
The 2009 Urban X Awards winners were as follows:
Hall of Fame Male – Wesley Pipes, T.T. Boy, Mark Anthony, Sledge Hammer
Hall of Fame Female – Sinnamon Love, Vanessa Blue, Kitten, Mika Tan, Kim Eternity
Best Agency With Ethnic Talent – Double XXXposure
Best All-Sex Release – Dynamic Booty 4 (Alexander DeVoe Productions/Jules Jordan Video)
Best All-Sex Series – The Black Assassin (Silverback Entertainment/Justin Slayer International)
Best Anal Release – Phat Black Juicy Anal Booty 3 (West Coast Productions)
Best Anal Series – Top Guns (Mercenary Pictures)
Best Anal Sex Scene – Dana DeArmond & Rico Strong, Rico the Destroyer (Alexander DeVoe Productions/Jules Jordan Video)
Best Anal Performer – Jada Fire
Best Big Boob Release – Bodacious Tits 3 (West Coast Productions)
Best Big Boob Series – Nice Rack (Anabolic Digital)
Nicest Breasts in Porn – Carmen Hayes
Best Big Butt Release – Wet Juicy Asses 3 (Alexander DeVoe Productions/Jules Jordan Video)
Best Big Butt Series – Big Booty White Girls (Justin Slayer International)
Biggest Ass in Porn – Mz. Booty
Best BBW Release – Bumpin' Body Phat 2 (CJ Wright Productions/Justin Slayer International)
Best BBW Series – Heavy Weight Honeys (Black Market Entertainment)
Best Feature – Big Ass Stalker (After Dark Pictures/West Coast Productions)
Best Director Feature – Bishop
Best Director Gonzo – Justin Slayer
Director of the Year – Alexander DeVoe
Porn Star of the Year – Pinky
Best Girl-Girl Release – Black Sexy Lesbians (After Dark Pictures/West Coast Productions)
Best Girl-Girl Series – Womenopoly (Female Factory Productions/Black Market Entertainment)
Best Girl-Girl Sex Scene – Misty Stone & Rane Revere, Black Teen Pussy 3 (Black Magic Pictures)
Crossover Male – Mr. Marcus
Crossover Female – Pinky
Best Release Asian – White on Rice (Mercenary Pictures)
Best Series Asian – Invasian (Jules Jordan Video)
Best Release Black – Booty Clappin' Superfreaks (Evasive Angles Entertainment)
Best Series Black – Booty Talk (West Coast Productions)
Best Release Latin – Juicy Latin Coochie 2 (B. Pumper Productions/Evil Angel)
Best Series Latin – Deep in Latin Cheeks (Alexander DeVoe Productions/Jules Jordan Video)
Life Time Achievement Award – Video Team/Afro-Centric Productions
Best Amateur Release – Absolute Amateurs (Vouyer Media)
Best Amateur Series – Fresh Out the Box (Mercenary Pictures)
Best Couple Sex Scene – Kirra Lynne & Prince Yahshua, Black Assassin 3 (Silverback Entertainment/Justin Slayer International)
Best Interactive DVD – Digital Dyme Piece Beauty Dior (Black Market Entertainment)
Best Internal Release – Cream Filled Phatties 3 (Black Ice)
Best Internal Series – Make Me Creamy (Vouyer Media)
Best Oral Release – Throat Injection (Alexander DeVoe Productions/Jules Jordan Video)
Best Oral Series – Chicken Heads (Black Ice)
Best POV Release – Tunnel Vision 3 (Jules Jordan Video)
Best POV Series – Nightstick Black POV (Mercenary Pictures)
Best POV Sex Scene – Lacey DuValle & Mario Cassinni,Tunnel Vision 3 (Jules Jordan Video)
Best Specialty Release – Black Ass Suffocation (Evasive Angles Entertainment)
Best Vignette Release – Freakaholics 3 (Alexander DeVoe Productions/Jules Jordan Video)
Best Vignette Series – Chocolate MILF (Black Ice)
Best Company Website – BangBros.com
Best Talent Website – PinkyXXX.com
BBW Movie of the Year – Infattuation 2 (Black Market Entertainment)
BBW of the Year – Bootyliscious
Best BBW Newcomer of the Year – Farrah Foxx
Best BBW Production Company – Evasive Angles Entertainment
Best Male Performer in a BBW Movie – CJ Wright
Best Gonzo Release – Bubble Butt Barbecue 2 (Black Ice)
Best Gonzo Series – 100% It's a Black Thang (Anabolic Digital)
Best Interracial Release – Black Ass Master 2 (Jules Jordan Video)
Best Interracial Series – Gapeman (B. Pumper Productions/Evil Angel)
Best Interracial Star – Sara Jay
Best MILF Release – Cougars 3 (Anabolic Digital)
Best MILF Series – MILF Magnet (Mercenary Pictures)
Best MILF Performer – Nyomi Banxxx
Best Orgy/Gangbang Release – Nightmare on Black Street (Combat Zone)
Best Orgy/Gangbang Series – Azz and Mo Ass Orgy (West Coast Productions)
Best Male Newcomer – Ray Black
Rising Star Female – Ms. Booty
Female Performer of the Year – Pinky
Male Performer of the Year – Mr. Marcus
Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Mya Nichole, Prince Yahshua & Rico Strong, Deep in Latin Cheeks (Alexander DeVoe Productions/Jules Jordan Video)
Best New Company – Justin Slayer International
Best Studio – West Coast Productions
For photos of the event by Gia Jordan click below: