LOS ANGELES - Channel 1 Releasing received 30 nominations in 23 categories for the 2009 GAYVN Awards.
Nominees include Chi Chi LaRue's Unknown for Best Picture, Blackballed 6: Under the Hood for Best All-Sex Film, Shifting Gears for Best Bisexual Film, Doug Jeffries' Black Meat White Heat for Best Screenplay and Chi Chi LaRue for Best Director.
C1R exclusives also brought in a bevy of nominations including Cameron Marshall for Best Oral Scene, Best Newcomer and Best Actor. Blake Riley received nods for Best Actor and Best Bottom, while Johnny Hazzard was nominated for Best Cum Shot and Performer of the Year.
The GAYVN Awards are dedicated to recognizing outstanding movies and talented individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the gay adult entertainment industry. On behalf of trade journal GAYVN, a broad-based, nationwide panel of judges, predominantly from the gay press, annually recognizes the best of the best in gay porn.
"I'm thrilled that Blackballed 6 was nominated for both Best All-Sex Film and Best Ethnic-Themed Film," said director and C1R partner LaRue. "I think it's great that a film of this nature has finally transcended beyond the Best Ethnic-Themed Film category.
"I also want to congratulate all the performers who appeared in Channel 1 Releasing movies this year, especially our exclusives Johnny, Blake and Cameron."
The annual award show will take place March 28, 2009 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.
Channel 1 Releasing Nominations Include:
Best Picture: Unknown
Best Director: Chi Chi LaRue, Unknown
Performer of the Year: Johnny Hazzard
Best Actor: Cameron Marshall, Black Meat White Heat; Blake Riley, Unknown
Best Supporting Actor: Wolf Hudson, Shifting Gears; Cole Ryder, Black Meat White Heat
Best Bottom: Blake Riley
Best Newcomer: Cameron Marshall
Best All-Sex Film: Blackballed 6: Under the Hood
Best Amateur Film: Dirk Yates' Top Brass, Military Issue #2
Best Bisexual Film: Shifting Gears
Best Classic DVD: The Big One; Switchcraft
Best Ethnic-Themed Film: Blackballed 6: Under the Hood; Black Meat White Heat
Best Solo Film: Dirk Yates' College Cocks, Volume 2
Best Group Scene: Jackson Wild, Chad Hunt, Nash Lawler and Dominik Rider, Unknown; Scott Alexander, Christopher Ashlee, Eddie Diaz, Arin Driver, Markus Ram, Aron Ridge, Ian Rock and Dylan Saunders, Blackballed 6: Under the Hood
Best Threesome: Eddie Diaz, Antonio Milan and Damien Holt, Black Meat White Heat
Best Sex Scene: Eddie Diaz and Jude Collin, Excess
Best Oral Scene: Cameron Marshall and Turk Mason, Suck It Up
Best Cum Shot: Eddie Diaz, Excess; Johnny Hazzard, Hazzard Zone
Best Screenplay: Doug Jeffries, Black Meat White Heat; Eddie Stone, Unknown
Best Editing: CH, Excess
Best Marketing: Excess
Best Website of the Year: C1R.com
Best Amateur Website of the Year: DirkYatesLive.com