The online polls are now open for the second annual F.A.M.E. (Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment) Awards. Fans are invited to vote for their adult-industry favorites at the event's official website, www.thefameawards.com.
Sponsored by AVN, Genesis magazine, WantedList.com and Adam & Eve, the F.A.M.E. awards recognize adult stars, directors and films based on fan votes. The show will take place on Saturday, June 23 at 9 p.m. during Erotica LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
On the F.A.M.E. website, show organizers have posted 29 suggested nominees in 13 categories, with an additional "Wild Card" category to be determined by fans. The initial round of nominations will continue until April 25, 2007, when the top eight vote-getters will continue on to the finals.
"The F.A.M.E. Awards give the fans a voice and their opinions mean everything to the industry professionals who will be honored at this show," said Dan Miller, editor-in-chief of AVN. "There is no other event like this in the industry."
The 2007 F.A.M.E. categories include: Favorite Adult Feature/Big-Budget Movie, Favorite Female Starlet, Favorite Male Star, Favorite Gonzo Movie, Favorite Director, Favorite Rookie Starlet, Favorite Oral Starlet, Favorite Anal Starlet, Hottest (Female) Body, Best Breasts and Best Butt. Two new categories have been added to this year's ballot — Favorite Production Company and last year's "Wild Card" winner, The Dirtiest Girl in Porn.
According to Genesis Editor-in-Chief Dan Davis, the F.A.M.E. Awards site received over one million unique visitors in its first year. During the show's launch, the F.A.M.E. team counted over 50,000 consumer votes.
"We have added several new features to the F.A.M.E. Awards website which will provide a better platform for interactivity for this fan-based awards show," said Anh Tran, co-founder of WantedList.com.
Among the improvements to the site is a rollover feature, which displays individual photos and links to each performer's filmography at WantedList.com.
"This year, we had a great team that really worked hard going over everything that's happened since our successful debut last year," said Davis. "There were so many great performances and films made this year; the talent pool keeps growing, so that makes it tough to narrow down the list. It's never easy. We want to remind people that these are suggestions, and that they can always write in nominees. We urge fans to support their favorite stars, directors and films."
Admission to the show is free to all Erotica LA ticket-holders. Hosts for the show will be announced in the coming weeks, and organizers promise that the show will be bigger and better than last year's inaugural event.
The F.A.M.E. Awards team invites all nominees to submit new "soft" images of themselves if they are not satisfied with the current images posted on the site. Nominees can send high-quality, medium resolution shots to firstname.lastname@example.org.