NEW YORK, NY - Lucas Entertainment received 24 GAYVN Awards nominations Monday, including the studio's fourth consecutive nod for Best Picture.
Return to Fire Island, Lucas Entertainment's 2008 blockbuster, follows in the cinematic footsteps of previous Best Picture winners Dangerous Liaisons (2006) and Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita. The latter set a GAYVN Awards record when it snagged 14 trophies in 2007: Best Picture, Best Actor (Michael Lucas), Art Direction, Direction (Lucas and Tony DiMarco), DVD Extras/Special Edition, Editing (Frank Tyler), Marketing Campaign, Music (Nekked), Non-Sex Performance (Savanna Samson), Packaging, Screenplay (DiMarco), Supporting Actor (Spencer Quest), Threesome (Jason Ridge, Lucas, Derrick Hanson) and Videography (DiMarco).
Return to Fire Island also marks the debut of Mr. Pam as creative director of film and video for the studio.
"I'm very honored to be nominated in so many categories, including Director and Cinematography. That totally rocks," said Pam. "I moved to New York City and started working for Lucas Entertainment in 2008, so this acknowledgment is as good a finish to the year as some of the cum shots I filmed. Watch out, porn world. This is only the beginning."
Lucas Entertainment president and CEO Michael Lucas said he was proud of his studio's accomplishments over the past year, despite the personal challenges he faced.
"I'm proud to have produced such a large number of videos this year, especially since I faced a personal problem in 2008," he said. "I'd like to thank the judges for recognizing our achievements."
Lucas Entertainment's nods for 2009 are:
Best Picture: Return to Fire Island
Best Director: Michael Lucas and Mr. Pam, Return to Fire Island
Performer of the Year: Michael Lucas
Best Actor: Wilfried Knight, Brothers' Reunion
Best Bottom: Jason Crew (who worked only with Lucas Entertainment this year)
Best Top: Michael Lucas
Best All-Sex Film: Return to Fire Island
Best Fetish Film: Piss!
Best Foreign Release: Cruising Budapest V: The Mangiatti Twins
Best Pro/Am Film: Auditions 27: Michael Does Russia
Best Group Scene: Michael Lucas, Steve Hunt, Fabrizio Mangiatti and Fernando Mangiatti, Cruising Budapest V: The Mangiatti Twins
Best Threesome: Jason Crew, Luca Ciccone and Travis Irons, Return to Fire Island
Best Sex Scene, Duo: Jimmy Trips and Wolf Hudson, Pounding the Pavement
Best Cum Shot: Rafael Alencar, Pounding the Pavement
Best Non-Sex Performance: Lady Bunny, Brothers' Reunion
Best Cinematography: Mr. Pam, Return to Fire Island
Best Art Direction: Return to Fire Island
Best Editing: Return to Fire Island
Best Music: DameGoodz, Return to Fire Island
Best Packaging: Return to Fire Island
Best Marketing: Return to Fire Island
Best DVD Extras: Return to Fire Island
Best DVD Special Edition: Return to Fire Island
Best Site of the Year: LucasEntertainment.com
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