2009 Blatino Awards Nominations Announced

MIAMIFlavaMen magazine has released the list of nominees for its inaugural Blatino Awards. The magazine, published by gay adult studio Flava Works, intends to present the awards annually to honor clubs, performers, blogs, websites, studios and products that cater to gay men of color.

Winners of the 2009 awards will be determined by votes collected on the website BlatinoAwards.com. Voting opened Monday and will continue through Aug. 10. Winners are expected to be announced during the Atlanta Pride celebration scheduled for Sept. 5.

The 2009 categories and nominees:

Best Black Club
Atlanta 708, Bulldog Atlanta, TRAXX Atlanta; Club Boi Miami; Club Langston (New York)

Best Latin Club
Escuelita and Splash Bar (New York); Circus Disco (Hollywood); Discotekka (Miami)

Best Club Promoter
Bleu (HotBoyz NYC), Ivan Daniels (Los Angeles), URBANO (Clubhouse Productions, Chicago), WassupNATL (Atlanta)

Best Black Website
CocoDorm.com, DawgPoundUSA.com, RawRods.com, ThugBoy.com

Best Latin Website
BiLatinMen.com, LatinBoyz.com, PapiCock.com, PapiThugz.com

Best New Website
BlackBoyAddictionz.com, RawRods.com, RaysBleuJuice.Blogspot.com, ThugOverload.com

Best Blog
BlackBoyAddictionz.com, RaysBleuJuice.Blogspot.com, RFGangstas.com/rocksblog, RodOnline.Typepad.com

Best Acting Top
Breion Diamond, Dream, Ian Rock, Race Cooper, Rock

Best Acting Bottom
Elmo Jackson, Kidd, Mr. Saukei, Remy Mars

Best Acting Versatile
Carlito Rockafella, HotRod, Jovonnie, Shorty J

Most Notable Porn Star
Breion Diamond, Castro (aka Supreme), Mr. Saukei, Rock

Best Director
Keith Kannon, Flava Works; Marvin Jones,  B.C. Productions/Chocolate Cream; Rock, Rockafellaz Entertainment

Best Studio
B.C. Productions/Chocolate Cream, Flava Works, Pitbull Productions, Rockafellaz Entertainment

Best Black DVD
Abuse the Rim, Freaks Come Out at Night, The Destruction of Shorty J (all by Thugoverload); Raw Dickin It, Raw Rods 2 (Rockafellaz Entertainment)

Best Latin DVD
Alejandro the Conqueror, Teen Hustler 3 (both by Latino Fan Club); Santo Domingo Uncut 1, Santo Domingo Uncut 2 (Flava Works); Thugz Paradise Rio (Pitbull Productions)

For more information or to vote, visit BlatinoAwards.com.