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XBIZ Awards begins Pre-noms!

It’s coming up on that time of year again … yes my friends, I do mean awards season. As of September 1st, XBIZ opened up pre-nominations which means if you are a member of you can go in and add in any name you want in the various given categories for people you feel should get a nomination.

Anyone who can verify they are in the adult industry (like you are a performer, director, run an adult related website, etc.) can join for free.

The 2016 XBIZ Awards show itself will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.

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There are a ton of categories – but you don’t have to submit something for every one of them. Just pick the ones you want and submit away.

The categories in the movies and production categories alone include those listed below and that’s only like half of the categories overall.

  • Feature Movie of the Year
  • Parody Release of the Year
  • Gonzo Release of the Year
  • Gonzo Series of the Year
  • All-Sex Release of the Year
  • All-Sex Series of the Year
  • Vignette Release of the Year
  • Vignette Series of the Year
  • Performer Showcase Release of the Year
  • Couples-Themed Release of the Year
  • All-Girl Release of the Year
  • All-Girl Series of the Year
  • Director of the Year – Body of Work
  • Director of the Year – Feature Release
  • Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release
  • Director of the Year – Parody
  • Female Performer of the Year
  • Male Performer of the Year
  • Best New Starlet
  • Best Male Newcomer
  • Girl/Girl Performer of the Year
  • Foreign Female Performer of the Year
  • Foreign Male Performer of the Year
  • MILF Performer of the Year
  • Crossover Star of the Year
  • Best Actress – Feature Movie
  • Best Actor – Feature Movie
  • Best Actress – Parody Release
  • Best Actor – Parody Release
  • Best Actress – Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Actor – Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Actress – All-Girl Release
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Non-Sex Acting Performance
  • Best Scene – Feature Movie
  • Best Scene – Parody Release
  • Best Scene – Non-Feature Release
  • Best Scene – Vignette Release
  • Best Scene – Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Scene – All-Girl
  • Screenplay of the Year
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Music
  • Best Editing
  • Studio of the Year
  • Best New Studio
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Amateur Release of the Year
  • Pro-Am Release of the Year
  • All-Black Release of the Year
  • Interracial Release of the Year
  • Latin-Themed Release of the Year
  • Asian-Themed Release of the Year
  • BDSM Release of the Year
  • Fetish Release of the Year
  • Specialty Release of the Year
  • European Studio of the Year
  • European Director of the Year
  • European Feature Release of the Year
  • European Non-Feature Release of the Year
  • Gay Studio of the Year
  • Gay Movie of the Year
  • Gay Director of the Year
  • Gay Performer of the Year
  • Transgender Studio of the Year
  • Transgender Release of the Year
  • Transgender Director of the Year
  • Transgender Performer of the Year


XBIZ has opened its pre-nomination period for the adult industry’s awards event of the year, the 2016 XBIZ Awards, presented by premier live cam network Live Jasmin.

To submit pre-nominations in any of the awards categories, industry professionals must be registered members of the social network and use the online submission form to record their entries. The upgraded submission form provides users the option to submit a single entry to multiple award categories, up to three.

To submit pre-nominations for the 2016 XBIZ Awards, click here.

The pre-nominations period will close midnight on Wed., Sept. 30.

Six new award categories have been added for the 2016 show in an effort to be more inclusive of previously unrecognized market segments and in response to feedback from members of the adult industry.

In the Movies & Production field, for the first time an honor will be given to the Performer Showcase Release of the Year. This award will go to the best movie that is centered on a single performer.

In the Web & Tech field, XBIZ will introduce awards for Live Cam Model of the Year both male and female. These honors will recognize outstanding achievement by a single model in the field of live cams.

In addition, XBIZ will debut two new Adult Site of the Year awards: For Women and Virtual Reality.

The Adult Site of the Year – For Women award will go to the best site created and marketed specifically for a female audience; and Adult Site of the Year – Virtual Reality will recognize outstanding work in the emerging VR sector.

In the Pleasure Products field, XBIZ for the first time has created the Sexpert of the Year award that will recognize the most outstanding educator within the realm of sexual health.

XBIZ also renamed its award categories in the transsexual genre to Transgender Studio of the Year, Transgender Release of the Year, Transgender Director of the Year, Transgender Performer of the Year and Adult Site of the Year – Transgender.

In order to be eligible for consideration for a 2016 XBIZ Award, movies and pleasure products must be released between Oct. 3, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015.

The 14th annual XBIZ Awards, hosted by adult film superstar Stoya, will coincide with the industry’s trade events series of the year, XBIZ 2016, which annually features an unparalleled lineup of guest speakers and special events dedicated to exploring the future of the adult industry. Stay tuned to for upcoming announcements about the 2016 XBIZ Awards.

The 2016 XBIZ Awards will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.

To access the 2016 XBIZ Awards website, click here.

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