Tranny Awards 2009 Winners

THE JUDGES

Up until this point, the judges have been unknown to anybody but myself. Each judge, did not know who the other judge was. Many thanks to all 6 judges for taking part and taking their time to watch and rate in each category, it was not the easiest job.

AW: Frequent forum user on Transladyboy.com
JJ Hill: Frequest forum user on HungAngels
Wendy Williams: AVN Award winning producer and model Hot Wendy Williams
Ramses2: Frequent forum user on Shemale Yum Free Forum
Kilakali: Frequent forum user on Black Tgirls
Caramel: Blogger and Interviewer Caramel’s Tgirls

THE PROCEDURE

Each judge was given the criteria below to award points for each category to the top THREE of their choice.
Their first place was awarded 3 points.
Their second place was awarded 2 points.
Their third place was awarded 1 point.

The nominee with the most points is the winner. In the event of a tie break of equal points, the nominee who had the most number 1 positions will be the winner.

Best Website Model

$1000 1st prize from Ultimate Tgirl

1st Place: Hazel Tucker

2nd Place: Kimber James

13 of the nominated 18 models received points although Hazel had twice the votes of the runner up, it was still close as the points were spread out.

Best Performer in a DVD

$1000 1st prize from Imlive.

1st Place: Hazel Tucker

2nd Place: Jesse Flores

This was one of the clearest cut races, with Hazel winning for her nominated DVD “Hazel Does Hollwood”. Runner up Jesse and 3rd place Olivia also appeared in the same DVD.

Best Non-TS Performer

Sponsored by Wendy Williams

1st Place: Billy Long

2nd Place: Tie between Lobo and John Magnum

Very closely contested with Billy getting just one more point than both John and Lobo.

Best DVD Release

1st Place: Hazel Does Hollywood

2nd Place: Rogue Adventures 33

Also a very close race, with Hazel Does Hollywood only getting one point more than Rogue 33. America’s Next Top Tranny 4, Bang My Tranny Ass and Cowboys & Shemale Indians, all tied for 3rd place and were also close. One judge could have had the final say.

Best DVD Director

1st Place: Joey Silvera

2nd Place: Buddy Wood

Closely contested but Joey beat Buddy by a clear 3 points.

Best Solo TG Website

Sponsored by Bob’s TGirls

1st Place: Wendy Williams

2nd Place: Tie between Jesse Flores and Mandy Mitchell

Note Wendy did NOT vote in this category as she was a nominee. This was the clearest cut category with Wendy’s site receiving a massive 13 points (out of a maximum of 15).

Best Amateur Website

1st Place: Delia TS

2nd Place: Krissy 4U

It’s the first time I personally have seen Delia’s site and it is excellent and well deserves the win.

Best Blog

Sponsored by Krissy 4U Blog – Amazon Gift Vouchers to be given to 1st/2nd place.

1st Place: Godiva’s TGirls

2nd Place: Stopping the Hate

This was a tie breaker and had to go down to tie break rules (see top of page). As 3 of the judges had Godiva’s as first place, it took the prize.
Note: Caramel did not vote in this category as she was a nominee.

Lifetime Achievement Award

(chosen by Grooby Steven) – $1000 1st place award given by Grooby Productions

Last year I awarded Meghan Chevalier with the prize but it was between two models, both who started at around the same time, had appeared in numerous DVDs and were many
people’s first introduction to the tgirl porn. Meghan pipped the win because of her activist and community website Stopping the Hate but I’d decided then, whom the 2009 winner would be. It’s been hard keeping this quiet all year, as I met the winner the day after the 2008 awards were announced and I’ve seen a lot of her this year.

The Lifetime Achievment Award goes to Olivia Love.

Perhaps aptly, as she announced her retirement a few months ago (personally I think we’ll get her back for some scenes), Olvia is one of the most recognisable and liked performers first appearing in the late 1990s in transsexual DVDs. She took nearly 10 years out of the industry and returned with a vengeance on Shemale Yum in early 2008, appearing in multiple Grooby sites and other productions. Once met, she’s unforgettable. A smashing girl, born to party and a consummate performer. Ladies and Gentlemen, lock up your men, hide the vodka… and be upstanding, for Olivia Love!!!

Grooby New Face of 2009

(chosen by Grooby Steven) – $1000 1st place award given by Grooby Productions

My choice for New Face of 2009, first contacted us with a few photos of herself and wanting to know if she could model for Shemale Yum. Having had no experience and being a self-confessed nerd (and looking shy and demure … but very cute) we of course wanted to get her into the site.

Her first shoot, which appeared in Xmas last year was awkward and slightly uncomfortable, probably caused by the santa outfit we had her wear. Her second set appearing in March fared a lot better and she started collecting fans.

By the time we got her in for her 2nd full shoot later that summer, the model had blossomed and people really started to take notice. With a new trademark haircut (yes she does have an eye under there), a new sassyness yet still sticking with her girl next door, skater/gamer ideals, her ratings for these sets went up and she started rising through the ranks. After working for a number of websites, she’s got a great fan base. She’s a great model and a lovely girl also who I just met a few weeks ago.

The previous winner of this award, is now the Tranny Awards Best Model and Best DVD Performer (Hazel) so let’s see if 2009’s recipient can reach such heights.

My choice, for this year’s Grooby New Face of 2009 … Amy Daly.

Black TGirl Model of the Year

Voted on by members of Black-Tgirls.com – $1000 1st place award given by Grooby Productions

1st Place: Natalia Coxx

2nd Place: India

Shemale Yum Model of the Year

Voted on by members of Shemale Yum.com – $1000 1st place award given by Grooby Productions

1st Place: Morgan Bailey

2nd Place: Tie break: Lucia Miel and Chrissy

 

Notes

Thank you to all the people who put forward pre-nominations, our judges, sponsors, media sponsors and all the models, production companies and DVD companies who took part.
If you want to be a judge in the 2010 awards, then you should become active in one of the forums mentioned above, and look for the application in late 2010.