For Immediate Release | Wicked Pictures Congratulates Its 2014 XBIZ Awards Nominees Adult Industry Powerhouse Honored with Over 90 Nominations
LOS ANGELES, CA – (NOVEMBER 22, 2013) – Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes have received over ninety 2014 XBIZ Awards nominations. This impressive tally was achieved through the high-caliber work of the company’s contract talent, the distribution of equally impressive movies by others, and successful ventures into emerging markets.
Veteran contract director Brad Armstrong’s hit gothic fantasy “Underworld” led the way for the company’s in-house productions with nearly twenty major nominations. The DVD’s inventive special effects, fine performances and outstanding production values were recognized with such coveted nominations as Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year - Feature Release, Best Actress (jessica drake), Best Actor (Brad Armstrong / Steven St. Croix), Best Supporting Actress (new Wicked Girl Asa Akira / Asphyxia Noir) and Best Scene - Feature Movie. Mr. Armstrong was also nominated for Director of the Year - Body of Work.
Contract superstar Stormy Daniels received a wealth of attention that spoke to the diversity of her work in the last twelve months. Her stylish Samantha Saint vehicle “Change of Heart” received nominations for Best Actress, Best Actor (Brendon Miller), Director of the Year - Feature Release and Couples-Themed Release of the Year. In other highlights, Ms. Daniels’ compelling coming-of-age story “Wanderlust” earned star Rilynn Rae a much-deserved Best Actress nomination, and Brendon Miller received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his work in her hit comedy “Divorcees.” Stormy’s Wicked Passions release “Rebound” was honored with nominations for both Couples-Themed Release of the Year and Best Actor - Feature Movie (Michael Vegas).
Another Samantha Saint project, veteran contract director Jonathan Morgan’s “Samantha Saint is Completely Wicked,” earned both Vignette Release of the Year and Best Scene - Vignette Release (Samantha Saint and Lexington Steele). Other high points for Jonathan included an All Sex Movie of the Year nomination for “Lisa Ann Can’t Say No,” while his trademark comedies “Hotel No Tell” and “Getting Schooled” received Best Scene - Couples Release nominations.
Samantha Saint also earned critical acclaim for her work with director Barrett Blade. Their Editor’s Choice action blockbuster “Bikini Outlaws” received nominations for both Couples Themed Release of the Year and Best Scene - Couples Release (Madison Ivy & Mick Blue). Kelly Shibari’s fine work in Blade’s Wicked Passions release “Summer Lovin’” earned a Best Non-Sex Acting Performance nomination.
Actor / director Derrick Pierce’s fight-world romance “Tuff Love” received several high-profile nominations, including Couples-Themed Release of the Year, Director of the Year - Feature Release, Best Actress - Feature Movie (Adrianna Luna) and Best Actor - Feature Movie (Derrick Pierce).
Writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s informative sexual wellness series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex was honored with Specialty Release of the Year nominations for “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Woman to Woman” and “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal Play for Men”. The glamorous Wicked Girl’s enduring popularity as an actress was recognized with such high-profile nominations as Crossover Star of the Year and Female Performer of the Year. The newest member of the Wicked Family, Asa Akira, earned a Female Performer of the Year nomination in addition to sex scene nods and her “Underworld” accolade.
Other lines distributed by the company, including Marc Dorcel, abbywinters.com and JoyBear Pictures, all received major nominations. Dorcel’s big-budget European release “The Ingenuous” earned nominations in such diverse categories as Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and European Feature Release of the Year. Dorcel also received European Studio of the Year, as did abbywinters.com. Long noted for their commitment to lesbian erotica, abbywinters.com received an All Girl Release of the Year nomination for “Girls Climaxing.” Britain’s JoyBear Pictures received European Feature Release of the Year for “Educating Reeves and “Pearl Necklace.”
Wicked Sensual Care, acclaimed creators of luxurious, cruelty-free and PETA-certified lubricants and enhancers, received a Sex Lubricant Company of the Year nomination. Additionally, the WSC’s popular OverTime Delay Cream for Men earned a nomination for Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year.
Reflecting on his company’s performance over the last year, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein appreciates the diversity of the XBIZ nominations. “I’m thrilled to see our contract directors and independent creators so well received,” Orenstein observes. “Brad, Stormy, Jonathan, jessica, Barrett and Derrick all deserve to be recognized. On the talent side, jessica, Samantha and Asa deservedly stood out as well.”
Wicked Pictures congratulates its 2014 XBIZ Awards nominees. Please visit http://wickedb2b.com/news/for-immediate-release-wicked-pictures-congratulates-its-2014-xbiz-awards-nominees for a complete list of nominations. ###