HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Nominations for the 2017 Transgender Erotica Awards, known as TEA, were announced today.
Noms can be viewed at theTEAShow.com, along with additional information about the three-day event, which celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers.
The winners will be announced during the awards show on Sunday, March 5, at the Avalon in Hollywood.
The awards show, now in its ninth year, bookends a weekend of events, which kicks off with a pre-party on Friday and daytime fan convention on Saturday.
“It seems to get more difficult by the year coming up with shortlists for each category,” Steven Grooby, found of Grooby Productions and the TEA Show. “There are so many models working in both solo and hardcore model categories that many don't get added.
“In addition to the fan submitted pre-nominations, we look for models who have worked with either a wide range of companies, or have an exceptional body of work each year.
“With three first-timers appearing in Best Hardcore Model, could a newcomer steal the crown? Our panel of judges have a particularly hard job this year and I can't wait to see the results.”
Not all categories are voted on by a panel of judges, but all are announced on stage during the awards program. Annual honors include the Fan Choice Award, the Transcendence Award, Best Industry Professional, Shemale Strokers’ Stroker of the Year, Kink’s Kinkiest T-Girl Domme, Bob’s TGirls Model of the Year and Grooby Girl of the Year.