To call 2020 an unusual year would be a tremendous understatement. Our world has been affected in unprecedented ways by the Covid-19 virus, and that includes the adult entertainment industry. To keep performers and industry members safe, awards shows have been cancelled or radically changed. But to borrow a line, the show must go on.
In that spirit, and with a strong commitment to performer health and safety, the X-Rated Critics Organization has come up with a unique way to announce this year’s XRCO Awards nominees. With the help of many of the industry’s top stars, the 2020 XRCO Awards nominees have been announced in a very special video that everyone can see online.
“With health and social distancing concerns foremost on everyone’s minds, adjustments were necessary,” says XRCO’s Dirty Bob. “We knew that the usual industry-only party and in-person awards show with trophies would not be possible in 2020 or anytime soon. We also wanted to make sure to properly honor the nominees and winners this year. Thanks to some creative thinking and a lot of help from our friends in the industry we came up with something fun and hopefully entertaining. We can’t let something like Covid 19 social distancing screw up the 36th annual XRCO Awards Show.”
With this in mind, many of the top stars from the adult industry banded together to personally make, from their own homes and while in quarantine, their own XRCO Nomination announcements. The XRCO has turned that into a video announcing the nominees in all 30 categories and this year’s Hall of Fame class.
The video may be seen here: