Created in 2006 by Genesis Magazine, Adam & Eve, WantedList.com and AVN.com, the F.A.M.E. Awards allows fans to interact online, first choosing finalists in 14 categories, and then picking the winners. This year fans cast more than 100,000 online votes, more than doubling the amount for the 2006 F.A.M.E. Awards.
Hosted by mega starlet Tera Patrick and male performer Evan Stone, the event gave fans attending the show a chance to watch as a roster of A-list adult stars strutted on the red carpet and received honors in “Favorite” categories.
Hostess and multiple-nominee Tera Patrick told XBIZ, “I’ve only hosted two other awards shows, but this is a real honor because the fans are the ones that are voting, so it makes it very special.”
Nominated for Favorite Male Star, on top of his hosting duties, Stone joked that allowing fans to vote online had prevented him from stuffing the ballots.
“I didn’t have to suck any cock for this award, though,” Stone said jokingly. “So, we’ll see what happens.”
Stone made his red carpet appearance dressed as a buccaneer; the first of several costume changes throughout the evening. At one point, he appeared onstage dressed in a tiger suit, whipping his tail lasciviously.
Stone hammed it up for the audience, helping to give the program a fun, light-hearted atmosphere.
On the red carpet, Wicked contract star Stormy Daniels was nominated in multiple categories including Favorite Female Performer. The winner in that category was slated to win a Tiffany pearl necklace valued at $5,000, awarded by show co-sponsor and webcam content provider IMLive.com.
Daniels, wearing her diamond Wicked necklace, claimed she has no pearls in her jewelry collection.
“So, if I win, it’ll be my first pearl necklace,” Daniels said. “Well, not exactly my first pearl necklace.”
Adult celebrities, including rock 'n' roll mainstreamer Dave Navarro, were seated in a fenced-off area in front of the “Sensual Stage.” Nearby, a table was set up so fans could purchase souvenir T-shirts and disposable cameras at discounted prices, in the hopes of having the T-shirts autographed by performers or capturing some special moments on film.
The event was stream-lined and simple, and went off without a hitch.
In addition to short acceptance speeches, the audience was entertained by a comedy video clip featuring male performer Tommy Gunn and several starlets. Set to the theme music from “Chariots of Fire,” Gunn delivered a deadpan appeal for “SupportYourPornstars.com,” a charity to prevent performers from not being in porn.
Quickly paced, the program took a little less than an hour to present the 14 flame-shaped, clear acrylic trophies.
Gonzo power couple Jenna Haze and Jules Jordan were the night’s big winners; Haze bringing home the Favorite Oral Starlet trophy and Jordan winning for Favorite Director for the second year in a row, as well as this year’s Favorite Gonzo Movie for “Jenna Haze Dark Side.”
“It’s always a great thing,” Jordan told XBIZ after winning his second award. “This is my second year winning Favorite Director so that means a lot – continuing the tradition. I just like what I do. I’m a fan of the business, so you know, I just go with it.”
Other winners included Amy Ried for Favorite Female Rookie and Courtney Cummz for Favorite Anal Starlet.
Digital Playground’s Jesse Jane accepted Favorite Ass on behalf of Teagan, who was not present.
“I’ve been with Teagan several times and I think she has the best ass in the business,” Jane told XBIZ. “I think she has the cutest butt ever. I’m very happy for her because I love her ass.”
Jane won an award of her own, for Hottest Body.
“Well, that made me feel really hot. I’m blushing and I’m a little embarrassed. But it’s cool and it made me feel better,” Jane said.
Contract girl Savanna Samson accepted Favorite Studio on behalf of Vivid Entertainment and Tommy Gunn picked up the honors for Favorite Feature Movie for Digital Playground’s “Island Fever 4.”
The backstage winner’s reception area exploded in camera flashes when Jenna Jameson and Belladonna took a moment to pose together. Belladonna, sporting dark hair combed up in a mock Mohawk, took home the trophy for the Dirtiest Girl in Porn.
“You know, I’m just happy for whatever my fans think I deserve,” Belladonna said.
Jameson, looking sleek in a short yellow dress, scored a huge honor with Favorite Performer of All-Time.
“It’s pretty much setting in stone all the hard work that I’ve done over 12 years,” Jameson told XBIZ. “You know, I never, ever expected to win up against Christy Canyon, Ron Jeremy, Seka – the biggest of the big – and it just really affirms that my fans really love me.”
Favorite Male Performer Randy Spears took home his award and a blue diamond Movado watch, also provided by IMLive.com and valued at $2,000.
Summing up the importance of fan recognition, Spears said, “It always feels good. Especially from the fans; I’ve won a lot of AVN Awards and that’s really nice, but when the fans vote for you, that’s special. It means something different. It’s really an honor.”
Other adult stars on the scene included Sunny Lane, Sasha Grey, Jessica Drake, Dana Dearmond, Regan Maddox, Carmen Luvana, Ava Rose, Eva Angelina, Lela Star, Brea Bennett, Carmen Hart, Casey Parker, Paulina James, Cousin Stevie, Barrett Blade and Scott Nails.
HotMovies.com and Erotica LA also co-sponsored the show.
The complete list of winners:
Favorite Female Starlet – Tera Patrick
Favorite Male Star – Randy Spears
Favorite Performer of All Time – Jenna Jameson
Favorite Director – Jules Jordan
Favorite Feature Movie – "Island Fever 4" (Digital Playground)
Favorite Gonzo Movie – "Jenna Haze Dark Side" (Jules Jordan Video)
Favorite Studio – Vivid Entertainment Group
Favorite Oral Starlet – Jenna Haze
Favorite Anal Starlet – Courtney Cummz
Favorite Breasts – Stormy Daniels
Favorite Ass – Teagan Presley
Hottest Body – Jesse Jane
Dirtiest Girl in Porn – Belladonna
Favorite Female Rookie – Amy Ried