PVV – Urban X Awards… what??

Through a series of happy accidents, I recently learned about an adult industry event… that I had never heard of before… ever – the Urban X Awards.

 

Formerly known as the Urban Spice Awards, the Urban X Awards honor producers, directors, talent, companies, and agencies creating and contributing to the best in “ethnic” adult – Black, Latin, Asian, and Interracial (IR) content. BBW (Big Beautiful Women), Gay, and Transsexual productions are also celebrated, which is a relatively recent addition to my understanding.

This year, awards will be given in twenty seven (27!!) categories. They are:

Best All Sex Release
Best Anal Release
Best Anal Series
Best Anal Sex Scene
Best Black Release
Best Black Series
Best Latin Release
Best Asian Release
Best Big Butt Release
Best Big Butt Series
Best Big Boob Release
Best MILF Release
Best Gay Release
Best Gay Series
Parody of the Year
Best Girl/Girl Release
Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene
Feature Movie of the Year
Best Interracial Release
Best BBW Release
Best Oral Release
Best Oral Series
Best 3 Way Sex Scene
Best Couple Sex Scene
Director of the Year
Feature Director
Best Gonzo Director

And although I’m not seeing anything overtly trans about any of these categories, there’s definitely an element of diversity present.

 

Whatsmore, nominees include “big name” sorts alongside smaller, lesser-known entities. For example, multiple AVN Award-winning director and performer Brad Armstrong (for Wicked Pictures) is nominated for several Urban X Awards alongside Bishop (the Director) and Anjanette Astoria/Shinefish Films – interesting!!

The Urban X Awards have been held annually since 2008. This year’s Urban X Awards will take place on July 23, 2011 at the 740 Club in Downtown Los Angeles (753 Spring St)…

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The venue for the Urban X Awards has been changed!! It is going to be held at The Vault (801 South Hill Street in Downtown Los Angeles). For more information, call 818.205.5486.

Urban X Hall of Fame inductee (2011) Lisa “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin (2008)” Ann will host the red carpet, and Nyomi Banxxx and Alexander Devoe will host the awards themselves.

Sounds pretty interesting-slash-awesome, right?!!

So here’s my question: why am I just now hearing about this?

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Images from the Urban X Awards website.

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