Well, it’s that time of the year again, when New York City’s nightlife notables are recognized at the Glammy Awards. Now in its 14th year, Manhattan nightlife staple Cherry Jubilee coordinates the presentation and nominations annually based on suggestions from those working in the nightlife business.
Last week, Cherry blasted out blank nomination forms to the members of LGBT nightlife and asked them for their feedback on who should get this year’s nods.
While GaySocialites.com would like to recognize everyone in New York nightlife for their hard work and contributions, the following nightlife celebrities have caught the eye of the editorial board and thus are endorsing them in their respective categories. We hope anyone who received a nomination form will take these hardworking and amazing New Yorkers into consideration.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – Mimi Imfurst, Sherry Vine, Manila Luzon
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – Leo GuGu, Maddelynn Hatter, Christopher Van Cleave
BEST BAR OR CLUB – Boxers NYC, XL Nightclub
BEST DANCE PERFORMER – Logan Hardcore, Yuhua Hamasaki, Ebonee Excell
BEST COMEDY PERFORMER – Hedda Lettuce, Margoh Channing, Bianca Del Rio
BEST HOST/HOSTESS – Demanda Dahling, Dina Delicious
BEST DUO OR GROUP – Kevin “Dapper” Novinski and Demanda Dahling, Xelle, Backspace
BEST MALE PERFORMER – Brian Kent, Cazwell, King Ralphy
BEST VOCALIST – All Beef Patty, Epiphany Get Paid, Dina Delicious
BEST DRESSED – Gerry Visco, Joshua Mayhew, Leo GuGu
BEST GO GO BOY – Matthew Camp, Dalton Franklin
BEST BURLESQUE PERFORMER – Go Go Harder, Stormy Leather, Luckey Charming
BEST PARTY PROMOTER – Daniel Nardicio, Nathan Kelly, Justin Luke
BEST DJ – Steve Sidewalk, PhDJ, Mike Borowski
BEST BARTENDER – Shameless McGreedy (The Cock)
BEST BAR/CLUB NIGHT/PARTY – My Chiffon is Wet @ Eastern Bloc, Invasion Thursdays @ Bar 13, Trash! @ Webster Hall
BEST WRITER/BLOGGER – Charles Winters, Kenyatta Khan, Jonathan Warman, Kevin Novinski
BEST NIGHTLIFE EVENT – Pride: A Deeper Love by Michael Hades, The Carpet Matches the Drapes by Hedda Lettuce, Oh! You Pretty Things by Michael T
BEST NIGHTLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER – Santiago Felipe, Marco Ovando, Jeff Eason
BEST DOOR GOD/GODDESS – Roze Black, Markus Kellem, Aaron (XL Saturdays)
We hope you take our endorsements, what we call the GaySocialites Ticket, into consideration. If you haven’t received a ballot, and feel you should, you can request one by emailing Cherry Jubilee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Glammy Awards will be handed out in October.