On September 5th, 2013, the 2nd annual Inked Awards’ nominations were announced. They were announced via a live broadcast from BlogTalkRadio and included Jason of Inked Angels and co-hosts Kleio Valentien and Elodie Bang Bang, as well as special guests Draven Star and Bonnie Rotten. This year’s awards are the first to include 5 new music categories and 3 new porn categories. It was an hour long show which featured the nominations as well as some debauchery.
The nominations for this year’s Inked Awards are as followed…
Cam Girl of the Year: Catherine Tayler, Elodie Bang Bang, Kat Von Sexie, Kitty Mossbery, Kleio Valentien, and Raven Bay.
Starlet of the Year: Cali Carter, Cameron Canada, Jessa Rhodes, Karmen Karma, Nikki Hearts, and Penelope Stone.
Female Performer of the Year: Bailey Blue, Bonnie Rotten, Christy Mack, Joanna Angel, Jynx Maze, and Skin Diamond.
Male Performer of the Year: Anthony Rosano, Barrett Blade, Brian Street Team, Danny Wylde, Dick Chibbles, and Tommy Pistol
DVD of the Year: ‘Beyond Fucked: A Zombie Odyssey’ by Smash Pictures and directed by Tommy Pistol, ‘Inked Angels’ by Evil Angel and directed by Kevin Moore, ‘Ink Girls’ by Wicked and directed by Brad Armstrong, ‘Ink’d Vol. 4’ by Dirty Diablos and directed by Dirty Sanchez, ‘Walking Dead: A XXX Parody’ by Burning Angel and directed by Tommy Pistol and Joanna Angel, and ‘Whore’s Ink’ by Wicked and directed by Jonni Darrko.
Scene of the Year: Bonnie Rotten, Jordan Ash, Carlo Carrera, Mick Blue, and Tony DeSergio in ‘The Gang Bang of Bonnie Rotten’ by Digital Sin, Cameron Canada and Prince Yahshua in ‘Whore’s Ink’ by Evil Angel, Christy Mack and TJ Cummings in ‘Trashy’ by Adam & Eve, Jessa Rhodes and Eric Masterson in ‘Bikini Outlaws’ by Wicked, and Karmen Karma and Xander Corvus in ‘Down The Throat’ by Digital Sin, and ALyssa Branch and Logan Pierce in ‘Bitter Sweet’ by Smash Pictures.
Studio of the Year: Burning Angel, Bombshell Brats, Dirty Diablos, Evil Angel, Smash Pictures, and Wicked.
Director of the Year: Brad Armstrong, Dirty Sanchez, Joanna Angel, Jonni Darrko, Kevin Moore, and Tommy Pistol.
Feature of the Year: Severin Graves, Emma Ink, Mandy Metal, and Penelope Stone.
Achievement Award: AltGirl Tweets, Dave Navarro, Bombshell Brats, Jacky St. James, Joanna Angel, and Suicide Girls.
And in the music categories, the nominees are…
Best New Band: Device, Red Line Chemistry, Mindset Evolution, Devour the Day, Butcher Babies and Surrender the Fall.
Single of the Year: ‘Lift Me Up’ by Five Finger Death Punch with Rob Halford, ‘Hail to the King’ by Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Came Back Haunted’ by Nine Inch Nails, ‘Vilify’ by Device, ‘Hollow’ by Alice In Chains, and ‘Do Me a Favor’ by Stone Sour.
Best Live Band: Alice In Chains, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Shinedown and In This Moment.
Album of the Year: ‘Hail to the King’ by Avenged Sevenfold, ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1’ by Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Hesitation Marks’ by Nine Inch Nails, ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 2’ by Stone Sour, ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ by Rob Zombie, and ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ by Alice In Chains.
Band of the Year: Nine Inch Nails, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Halestorm, and Stone Sour.
The Feature of the Year and music categories will be decided by fan voting. To vote, visit the Inked Awards’ site at http://inkedangels.net/inkedawards. The rest of the awards will be voted on by a voting panel assembled of people from within the adult industry.
2012 winners include Hailey Morgan for Cam Girl of the Year, Bonnie Rotten for Starlet of the Year, Juelz Ventura for Performer of the Year, Dirty Diablos for Studio of the Year, ‘Meet Bonnie’ for DVD of the Year, Catherine Tayler for Feature of the Year and the achievement award went to Alison Barber of Taboo.
When asked about her nominations, Bonnie Rotten had this to say… “I’m so stoked to get these nominations. I was thrilled with the two awards I won last year and I hope I can do even better this year.”
Via Twitter, Brian Street Team had this to say about his nomination, “Out of the 100’s of porn awards out there, I have never been nominated for best male performer. Thanks Inked Awards!”
“We started these awards because we felt inked performers are usually overlooked at the more mainstream award shows” says Inked Angels’ owner, Jason Jones. “We wanted to let them know that their hard work is appreciated.”