LOS ANGELES—Director Alexander DeVoe has much to be thankful for this holiday season as he looks back on a very successful and productive year.

DeVoe received a record 18 nominations in the 2010 AVN Awards, including Best Director—Ethnic Video, Best Ethnic-Themed Release—Black, Best Ethnic-Themed Release—Latin, Best Ethnic-Themed Series—Black, Best Ethnic-Themed Series—Latin, Best Interracial Release, Best Interracial Series, Best New Series, and Best Oral-Themed Series.

The ceremony will be held at the Pearl Theater in the Palms Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas on Jan. 9, 2010.

“I’m looking forward to the awards in January, and again I wanted to thank everyone at AVN, and all of those who voted for the nominations. 2010 is going to be a big year, and again we’ll be bringing classic American hardcore to the public,” DeVoe said.

His company, Alexander DeVoe Productions, gets the chance to take a breath as they celebrate the release of Phat Ass White Booty 6. DeVoe has wrapped on shooting for his most anticipated sequel in recent memory: Rico The Destroyer 2. The bestselling AVN-nominated interracial classic follows the trials and tribulations of Rico and his 13-inch penis. The sequel will feature an all-star cast of beautiful and sexy women.

DeVoe is currently filming another new title and working on a reality program for television. The director is also planning on a new series starring Prince Yahshua in 2010.

DeVoe, who started out as a performer in 1999, began directing in 2001 and has since directed more than 200 titles. In 2008, DeVoe was nominated for an AVN Award for Director of the Year and won Best Director (Body of Work) at the 2008 Urban X Awards. DeVoe also has won two AVN Awards for Best Ethnic-Themed Release and Best Ethnic-Themed Series.