The Floridian Awards Announce The Best of Miami and The Beaches Awards on December 1, 2012

Inaugural Awards Presented by Ocean Drive Magazine and TMG Entertainment

Miami, FL, November 03, 2012 --( On Saturday, December 1st 2012, TMG Entertainment will present the inaugural Floridian Awards with Ocean Drive Magazine as the presenting media sponsor taking place at the Chapman Conference Center 245 NE Fourth St. Miami, FL 33132. The ceremonies will be hosted by Ian Buchanan (General Hospital & The Bold and the Beautiful) and multi Emmy Award winning journalist Jennifer Valoppi.

The Awards ceremony recognizes excellence and exemplary achievement by individuals and companies throughout South Florida. Over 600 prominent Floridians will join to honor the nominees and winners in the Arts, Leisure, Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment, Retail, and Real Estate industries.

Among the categories are Best Art Festival, Best Museum and Best Law Firm. The complete list of over 200 nominees in 47 categories has been announced on the Awards official Facebook page where the public may vote for their favorite nominees until November 15th. As of today more than 14,000 votes has been cast.

"A True People's Choice Awards."

The nominees and special awards were selected by a distinguished nomination committee: Frommer's Florida author Lesley Abravanel, PR guru Sonia Gibson, social photographer Manny Hernandez, Ingrid Hoffmann (Food Network's Simply Delicioso), nightlife legend Gerry Kelly, entertainment lawyer Daniel Novela, The Raleigh Hotel's Crispy Soloperto, and multi Emmy Award winning journalist Jennifer Valoppi. All nominations, votes, and winners are tabulated and certified by the Awards official CPA Scheckner & Hetenyi, PL.

The Floridian Awards will present long time Floridian Charlie Cinnamon with the highest distinction of the Awards ceremony, "The Lifetime Achievement Award," to honor his exemplary contributions to the flourishing of Miami's cultural and social scene.

A portion of the proceeds from The Floridian Awards will go to the American Red Cross South Florida Region to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies in South Florida.

About TMG Entertainment
Founded in 1991, TMG Entertainment is an independent production company headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami, Beverly Hills, and Houston. With years of expertise and creativity, TMG has produced high-profile projects such as fashion shows, entertainment events, and award shows in Las Vegas, Hollywood, South Beach, Cannes, Monte Carlo and Venice, among many others. TMG's projects have garnered international media coverage for their supreme execution and collaboration with top celebrities, athletes, designers and corporate sponsors. They have established distinction as one of the most recognized and respected events production firms in the world.

About Ocean Drive Magazine
Ocean Drive Magazine, founded in 1993, is a quintessential fashion and lifestyle magazine in South Florida, delivering the latest trends in fashion, beauty, art, travel, real estate, and entertainment. With its infectious glimpse into high and hip society, Ocean Drive Magazine features sizzling content that is always ahead of the curve, delivers first-hand knowledge of new trends, and captures the essence of the American Riviera.

The complete list of nominees in the 47 categories may be viewed on the Awards' official Facebook page where voting is open until November 15th. Tickets are available for purchase at $35 on the Awards official Facebook page.

For more information on The Floridian Awards please visit the Awards official Facebook page
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DeeDee Dalton