For Immediate Release | Wicked Pictures & Associated Lines Honored with Over 110 2017 AVN Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA – (DECEMBER 1, 2016) – Adult industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes have received over one hundred and ten 2017 AVN nominations, with over fifty going to the work of iconic contract stars and directors Stormy Daniels, jessica drake, Asa Akira, Brad Armstrong, Axel Braun and Jonathan Morgan. In addition to sweeping the AVN nominations, Braun’s Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody and Armstrong’s Fall blockbusters The Preacher’s Daughter and DNA are all currently in the Adult Video News Top Five Overall Sales & Rentals (https://avn.com/charts).

AVN gave numerous nominations to such company lines as Wicked Comix, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex and Wicked Passions, while many foreign-themed noms went to productions distributed by Wicked on behalf of such international studios as Dorcel, JoyBear Pictures and abbywinters.com. The 2017 nominations also recognized the ongoing success of the Wicked Sensual Care line of luxurious lubricants and enhancers.

Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody led the way for Wicked’s in-house productions, receiving such coveted nominations as Best Director – Parody, Best Actress (Kleio Valentien), Best Actor (Tommy Pistol), Best Parody and Best Screenplay – Parody (Axel Braun). The smash hit is currently #1 on the Adult Video News 150 Overall Sales & Rentals for November 2016. Supergirl XXX: An Axel Braun Parody received similar acclaim, including nominations for Best Actress (Carter Cruise), Best Supporting Actor (Derrick Pierce) Best Special Effects and Best Parody.

Braun’s all-sex releases also attracted major nominations, with Asa Goes to Hell earning the titular star Best Solo / Tease Performance and Best Oral Sex Scene nods. A true pop culture crossover phenomenon, Akira also received a 2017 Mainstream Star of the Year nomination, while overall excellence of Braun’s work was recognized with a Director of the Year nomination.

Veteran contract director, writer and performer Brad Armstrong’s sci-fi epic DNA led the way for the company’s original in-house productions. The cyberpunk saga’s fine performances, taut direction and outstanding production values were recognized with nominations for Best Drama, Best Director – Feature, Best Actress (jessica drake), Best Supporting Actor (Small Hands), Best Screenplay (Armstrong), Best Art Direction, Best Editing (Geddy Lee Roth) and Best Non-Sex Performance (Eric John).

Mr. Armstrong’s other triumphs include several high profile nominations for The Preacher’s Daughter – Best Actor (Xander Corvus), Best Supporting Actor (Armstrong), Best Cinematography (Barrett Blade & Alex Ladd), Best Drama, Best Soundtrack and Best Supporting Actress (Alexis Fawx). His innovative meta-porn feature The J.O.B. earned Asa Akira a Best Actress nomination as well as a nomination for Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project, and Sexbots received a Best Art Direction nomination. As befits a filmmaker celebrated for quality, style and attention to detail, Armstrong also received a Director of the Year nomination.

Triple threat writer, director and performer Stormy Daniels received Best Comedy nominations for both Trouble X 2 and Weekend to Remember, while Win a Date with Sofia Blake earned Best Actor (Ryan McLane) and Best Supporting Actor (Jake Jace). Weekend to Remember also earned Ms. Daniels’ a Best Director – Feature nomination, and her Rachel Starr vehicle Last Chance received a Best Drama nod. Ms. Daniels’ work for the Wicked Passions series was recognized with Best Supporting Actress (Aaliyah Love) and Best Non-Sex Performance (Kiki D’Aire) nominations for her poignant couples’ film New Beginnings.

A veteran AVN award winner who’s been creating Wicked features for two decades, consummate director Jonathan Morgan’s intense drama Dark Secrets was nominated in several top categories, including Best Drama, Best Director – Feature, Best Screenplay (Stormy Daniels) and Best Supporting Actor (Damon Dice), while Along for the Ride earned Best Comedy honors.
David Lord’s jessica drake showcase Casual Encounters earned the industry vet a Best Director-Feature nomination, as well as additional noms for Best Editing (K. Bradley), Best Cinematography, Best Polyamory Movie, and Best Group Sex Scene (jessica
drake, Eric Masterson, Mr. Pete & Steven St. Croix).

In addition to her acting and sex scene accolades, writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s innovative instructional series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex was honored with a Best Continuing Series nomination. The adult superstar and sexual wellness authority also received a nomination for Mainstream Star of the Year, thanks in large part to the international media attention she brings to sex education.

Other lines distributed by the company, including Marc Dorcel, abbywinters.com and JoyBear Pictures, all received major nominations (please see list below), while the continued success of Wicked Sensual Care, the acclaimed creator of luxurious, cruelty-free and PETA-certified intimate products, was recognized in both the Best Lubricant Manufacturer and Best Enhancement Manufacturer categories.

For his part, Wicked President and Owner Steve Orenstein couldn’t be more pleased with the 2017 AVN nominations. “There is so much to be thankful for in these extensive and diverse nominations. In this ever changing environment I’m happy to see that half of all the titles we shot got nominated. I’m very proud of all our directors and stars for continuing to keep the quality of their work at the highest level. When you add the lines we distribute – Dorcel, abbywinters.com and Joybear Pictures – to the mix we have nominations in nearly fifty categories. We are grateful to AVN for recognizing and celebrating the consistently high quality movies we produce.”

Wicked Pictures congratulates its talented performers, filmmakers, distribution partners and staff for their 2017 AVN nominations. For a complete list of nominations, see below. To learn more about Wicked Pictures, please visit www.wicked.com.

About Wicked Pictures
Established in Canoga Park, California on March 1st, 1993, Wicked Pictures was formed with a firm commitment to producing quality adult productions created specifically for women and couples, a decision the company has stayed true to for over twenty three years, even when this mission has seemed at odds with prevailing economic trends. And after a health scare in 1998 led many companies to begin instituting policies of mandatory condom usage, Wicked is the only producer still safeguarding performers’ health by continuing to adhere to this policy over seventeen years later. Wicked continues to diversify and expand its commitment to couples’ intimacy through such initiatives as the romance-driven Wicked Passions label, the AVN / XBIZ award-winning franchises Wicked Comix and Wicked Fairy Tales, the award-winning educational series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex and the Wicked Sensual Care line of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. These forward-thinking ventures allow Wicked to explore new ground while staying true to its core vision of producing quality adult entertainment and strengthening its appeal to women and couples.

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DNA
Best Actress, jessica drake
Best Art Direction
Best Director, Feature
Best Drama
Best Editing, Geddy Lee Roth
Best Non-Sex Performance, Eric John
Best Screenplay, Brad Armstrong
Best Supporting Actor, Small Hands

THE PREACHER’S DAUGHTER
Best Actor, Xander Corvus
Best Cinematography, Barrett Blade & Alex Ladd
Best Drama
Best Soundtrack
Best Supporting Actor, Brad Armstrong
Best Supporting Actress, Alexis Fawx

THE J.O.B.
Best Actress, Asa Akira
Best Marketing Campaign, Individual Project

SEXBOTS
Best Art Direction

Director of the Year – Brad Armstrong

SUICIDE SQUAD XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY
Best Actor, Tommy Pistol
Best Actress, Kleio Valentien
Best Art Direction
Best Director-Parody
Best Editing, Axel Braun & Claudia Ross
Best Makeup, Cammy Ellis & May Kup
Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project
Best Non-Sex Performance, Nyomi Banxxx
Best Parody
Best Screenplay-Parody, Alex Braun
Best Soundtrack
Best Special Effects
Best Supporting Actor, Seth Gamble
Best Three-way Scene B/B/G – Kleio Valentien, Tommy Pistol & Charles Dera

SUPERGIRL XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY
Best Actress, Carter Cruise
Best Art Direction
Best Boy/Girl Scene – Carter Cruise & Charles Dera
Best Makeup, Cammy Ellis
Best Oral Sex Scene, Riley Steele
Best Parody
Best Special Effects
Best Supporting Actor, Derrick Pierce

Director of the Year – Axel Braun

WIN A DATE WITH SOFIA BLAKE
Best Actor, Ryan McLane
Best Supporting Actor, Jake Jace

ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Best Comedy

TROUBLE X 2
Best Comedy
Best Screenplay, Stormy Daniels

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
Best Comedy
Best Director-Feature

THE KEY
Best Screenplay

DEVIL INSIDE
Best Actor, Marcus London
Best Director-Feature
Best Drama
Best Screenplay, Mike Quasar

DIRTY MONEY
Best Drama

LAST CHANCE
Best Drama

RED LIGHT
Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene, Chanel Preston & Damon Dice
Best Cinematography
Best Drama

CASUAL ENCOUNTERS
Best Cinematography, David Lord
Best Director-Feature
Best Editing, K. Bradley
Best Group Sex Scene, jessica drake, Eric Masterson, Mr. Pete & Steven St. Croix
Best Polyamory Movie

YOUNG & INSATIABLE
Best Ingenue Movie

NEW BEGINNINGS
Best Non-Sex Performance, Kiki D’Aire
Best Supporting Actress, Aaliyah Love

ASA GOES TO HELL
Best Oral Sex Scene, Asa Akira
Best Solo / Tease Performance, Asa Akira

DARK SECRETS
Best Director-Feature
Best Drama
Best Screenplay, Stormy Daniels
Best Supporting Actor, Damon Dice

jessica drake’s GUIDE TO WICKED SEX
Best Continuing Series

PAYBACK
Best Director Non-Feature

PUBLIC PENETRATION 2
Best Gonzie Movie

EURO PICKUPS
Best Foreign Series

INES, SPECIAL ESCORT (Dorcel)
Best Cinematography, Philippe Poutellis
Best Foreign Feature
Ines Lenvin & Pascal St. James

DELILAH’S TOP TIPS (JoyBear Pictures)
Best Director – Foreign Feature
Best Foreign Feature

GIRLS AND THEIR BOYS 26 (abbywinters.com)
Best Amateur / Pro-Am Movie

NATURAL GIRLS OUTDOORS (abbywinters.com)
Best Amateur / Pro-Am Movie

GIRL-GIRL HARDCORE (abbywinters.com)
Best Amateur / Pro-Am Series

GIRLS AND THEIR BOYS (abbywinters.com)
Best Amateur / Pro-Am Series

MANON’S PERFUME (Dorcel)
Best Director – Foreign Feature
Best Foreign Feature
Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, Anissa Kate, Dean Van Damme, Max Cassanova & Mike Angelo
Best Soundtrack

MY DAUGHTER IS A WHORE (Dorcel)
Best Director – Foreign Feature
Best Foreign Feature

MY HOLIDAYS WITHOUT MY HUSBAND (Dorcel)
Best Director – Foreign Feature
Best Foreign Feature

TEASE (JoyBear Pictures)
Best Director – Foreign Feature
Best Foreign Feature

LEA GUERLIN, FIRST NIGHT IN THE GIRL’S DORMITORY (Dorcel)
Best Director Foreign Non-Feature
Best Foreign Non-Feature
Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, Candee Licous, Gina Gerson, Lea Guerlin, Lola Taylor & James Brossman

LUXURE: WIVES TO SHARE (Dorcel)
Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, Amarna Miller, Anna Polina, Josh & Max Casanova

LUXURE: OBEDIENT WIVES (Dorcel)
Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, Claire Castel, Math, Ryan Ryder & Juan Lucho

PARISIAN PLEASURE SEEKERS (Dorcel)
Best Foreign Non-Feature

MY REAL SWINGER’S ORGY (Dorcel)
Best Director Foreign Non-Feature

GIRLS AND THEIR BOYS 25 (abbywinters.com)
Best Sex Scene in a Foreign Shot Production, Jada & Lucas

LUXURE (Dorcel)
Best Foreign Series

PORNOCHIC (Dorcel)
Best Foreign Series

Wicked Sensual Care
Best Enhancement Manufacturer

Wicked Sensual Care
Best Lubricant Manufacturer

Wicked Pictures
Best Marketing Campaign – Company Image