The stars on and above Hollywood Boulevard shined brightly as the X-Rated Critics Organization held their 32ndannual awards show on Wednesday evening at OHM in Hollywood. With hostesses Asa Akira and jessica drake presiding over the event, the 2016 XRCO Awards featured wins for some of XXX’s best and brightest.
The evening kicked off with the 2016 XRCO Hall of Fame class. New MC Evan Stone welcomed attendees Briana Banks, Joanna Angel, Raven Touchtone and IAFD.com’s Jeff Vanzetti into the hall.
Wicked Pictures had a huge night, collecting seven XRCO Awards including a sweep of the three parody categories. Director Axel Braun was named Best Director (Parody) and his movies Peter Pan XXX and Batman v. Superman XXX took home top honors in the comedy and comic categories. Brad Armstrong’s Magic Mike XXXL earned wins for drama and also scored a Best Actor win for Derrick Pierce. Stormy Daniel’s western Wanted earned Best Epic honors and co-hostess jessica drake was named Mainstream Adult Media Favorite.
Greg Lansky also scored big wins for his Blacked and Tushy work. Being Riley was named Best Release, scoring the first of four wins. My First Interracial from Blacked won Best Ethnic series for a second year and a row. Tushy’s Anal Beauty shared the top spot as Best Gonzo Series. Lanksy himself was named Best Director (Non-Features) to round out another big night for the Blacked/Tushy brand.
There were ties in both Gonzo categories as Angela White’s Angela 2 and Anikka’s Anal Sluts shared Best Gonzo Release honors. Anal Beauty from Tushy/Jules Jordan Video tied with Hard X’s Gangbang Me for Best Gonzo Series.
Individual honors went to Penny Pax as Best Actress for her role in The Submission of Emma Marx: Boundaries. It was the second consecutive win for Penny in this category. Abella Danger continued her fantastic run as both a fan and critic favorite with yet another New Starlet win to her credit. Vicki Chase was once again recognized for her blowjob skills, racking up a third win as Orgasmic Oralist. Tanya Tate was named Best Lesbian Performer, taking home the new category’s inaugural trophy. Stunning blonde AJ Applegate was honors for her backdoor prowess as Orgasmic Analist.
Mick Blue scored a repeat win as Male Performer of the Year and Adriana Chechik added a second win as Superslut to her Best Female Performer trophy.
“It was a great night and a wonderful show,” says XRCO’s Dirty Bob. “Our co-hostesses jessica drake and Asa Akira were fantastic. Evan Stone did a great job with the Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees. Thank you to our amazing sponsors for all the hard work that went into another great XRCO Awards Show.”
Complete List of 2016 XRCO Award Winners
BEST RELEASE (shot on film, digital, or video; not a parody)
Being Riley, Tushy/Jules Jordan Video
BEST EPIC (big budget – also usually at least 2+ discs)
Wanted, Wicked Pictures/Adam & Eve
BEST PARODY (Comedy)
Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales
BEST PARODY (Drama)
Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures
BEST PARODY (Comic)
Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Pictures
BEST GONZO MOVIE
Angela 2, AGW Entertainment/Girlfriends Films – TIE
Anikka’s Anal Sluts, BAM Visions/Evil Angel – TIE
BEST GONZO SERIES
Anal Beauty, Tushy. Jules Jordan Video – TIE
Gangbang Me, Hard X – TIE
BEST GIRL/GIRL SERIES
Women Seeking Women, Girlfriends Films
BEST POV SERIES
Lex’s Point of View, Evil Angel
BEST ETHNIC SERIES
My First Interracial, Blacked.com
BEST DIRECTOR (Features)
Jacky St. James
BEST DIRECTOR (Non-Features)
BEST DIRECTOR (Parody)
BEST DIRECTOR (Web)
Stills By Alan
Penny Pax, The Submission of Emma Marx: Boundaries, New Sensations Erotic Stories
Derrick Pierce, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures
BEST LESBIAN PERFORMER
ALL IN THE FAMILY THEME
The Father Figure, Digital Sin, Tabu Tale
FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
MILF OF THE YEAR
MAINSTREAM ADULT MEDIA FAVORITE
Hall of Fame:
IAFD Jeff Vanzetti – special award
Don Houston – 5th estate
Raven Touchstone – Creator
Steve Hirsch – special award
Steve Orenstein – special award
Constance Money – film pioneer
Hillary Scott – actress
Briana Banks – actress
Mason – director
Joanna Angel – director
2016 XRCO Awards are sponsored, at various sponsorship levels, by: SYBIAN, WICKED PICTURES, IAFD, AXEL BRAUN PRODUCTIONS,BLACKED.COM/TUSHY.
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X-Rated Critics Organization
Founded in 1984, the XRCO was formed to give writers and editors from the adult entertainment industry a voice in selecting the best in and brightest in the world of adult cinema. Original members included a small group of writers from Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia. Over the years, select and qualified membership has expanded to include some of the best adult reviewers from both print and internet. In 2005, the XRCO welcomed its first European members. 2009 marked a quarter century of excellence with the XRCO’s Silver Anniversary.