For Immediate Release | November 19, 2015 | Wicked Pictures Earns Over Ninety 2016 XBIZ Awards Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA – (NOVEMBER 19, 2015) – Canoga Park-based production powerhouse Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes have received over ninety nominations for the 2016 XBIZ Awards, with nearly half going to the company's trio of epic blockbusters - Stormy Daniels' Adam & Eve co-production Wanted, Axel Braun’s Wicked Comix crossover hit Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, and Brad Armstrong's intense Hollywood drama Starmaker. These two-disc productions showcase the gifts of their creators as well as the beauty, talent and eroticism of iconic Wicked Girls Stormy Daniels, jessica drake and Asa Akira, all of whom are nominated for Best Actress and Best Scene awards. Veteran contract director, writer and performer Stormy Daniels' western adventure Wanted is leading the way for the company’s in-house original productions, with seventeen major nominations. The saga's fine performances, taut direction and outstanding production values are recognized with nominations for Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year – Feature Release, Best Actress (Daniels), Best Actor (Steven St. Croix, Brendon Miller), Best Supporting Actress (Amber Rayne, Anikka Albright), Best Supporting Actor (Eric Masterson), Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Scene-Feature Release, Best Editing, Screenplay of the Year, Best Music, Best Art Direction, Best Special Effects and Best Cinematography. Ms. Daniels’ other 2015 triumphs include Deception, a sizzling erotic drama which has earned Asa Akira a Best Actress - Couples-Themed Release nomination, and the Wicked Passions romance When It Comes To You. Both movies are nominated for Couples-Themed Release of the Year. As befits a filmmaker whose work earned over 25 high-profile nods in total, Stormy is also nominated for Director of the Year - Body of Work. Parody master Axel Braun’s nearly fifty major nominations speak to the diversity and excellence of his work. His Wicked Comix hit Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody is competing in fifteen major categories, including Best Actor (Ryan Driller, Giovanni Francesco), Best Supporting Actor (Brendon Miller, Derrick Pierce), Best Supporting Actress (Kleio Valentien), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Director of the Year – Parody, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Marketing Campaign, Parody Release of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, and Best Scene - Parody. The first release in the Wicked Comix franchise, Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, earned Axel Braun Productions contract superstar Riley Steele Best Actress - Parody and Best Scene - Parody nods, and is nominated for Parody Release of the Year, Director of the Year - Parody, Best Non-Sex Performance and Best Special Effects. Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, from the director's acclaimed Wicked Fairy Tales line, earned much-deserved Best Actor - Parody nominations for Ryan Ryder as the titular character and Steven St. Croix as Captain Hook, as well as a Best Actress nomination for Keira Nicole. Other nominations include Best Scene - Parody Release, Parody Release of the Year, Director of the Year - Parody, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Editing and Best Special Effects. Fittingly, Braun is is nominated for Director of the Year – Body of Work. A veteran XBIZ award winner who has been crafting acclaimed blockbusters exclusively with Wicked for twenty years, gifted director, writer and performer Brad Armstrong's many 2015 nominations recognize the excellence of his contributions to both the parody and feature genres. His intense Hollywood drama Starmaker is nominated in nearly a dozen categories, including Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year - Feature Release, Screenplay of the Year, Best Scene - Feature release, and five acting nods - including Best Actress for contract superstars jessica drake and Asa Akira, Best Actor for Armstrong and Tommy Pistol, and a Best Supporting Actor nod for Kurt Lockwood. Armstrong's Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody has earned Derrick Pierce and jessica drake Best Actor - Parody and Best Actress - Parody nods respectively, while Ryan McLane's portrayal of Dallas has been recognized with a nomination for Best Supporting Actor - Parody. Other nominations include two for Best Scene - Parody Release. Magic Mike XXXL is also competing for Parody of the Year and Director of the Year - Parody Release. Writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s six nominations in relation to her efforts as a sex educator and her instructional series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex include recognition in the Crossover Star of the Year and Sexpert of the Year categories. Her best-selling instructional series is up for Marketing Campaign of the Year for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Satisfy Her Like a Legend and Specialty Release of the Year for both jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners and Satisfy Her Like a Legend. Veteran director Jonathan Morgan is continuing to attract accolades with his distinctive talent for creating superstar vehicles; his latest for Wicked, Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll is nominated for Performer Showcase of the Year. Filmmaker Scott Allen’s acclaimed couples drama, Love, Lust & Longing, is nominated for Feature Movie of the Year and Director of the Year - Feature Release. Other lines distributed by the company, including Marc Dorcel and JoyBear Pictures, have all received major nominations. In addition to being responsible for creating nearly half of the movies nominated in the coveted European Feature Release of the Year category, Dorcel’s commitment to innovation and excellence has also been recognized with a Foreign Studio of the Year nomination. In recognition of the brand’s continuing success in emerging markets, Wicked Sensual Care, the acclaimed creator of luxurious, cruelty-free and PETA-certified lubricants and enhancers, has been recognized with a Sex Lubricant Company of the Year nomination. Given its outstanding track record in production, performance, eroticism and innovation, it comes as no surprise that XBIZ is honoring Wicked Pictures with their highest accolade - the coveted Studio of the Year nomination. For his part, Wicked President and Owner Steve Orenstein couldn’t be more pleased. “We’d like to congratulate all of our directors and actresses, as they have all stood out in these nominations and deserve recognition for their hard work. We are also grateful to the non-contract talent who delivered such wonderful performances for us. We thank XBIZ for recognizing everyone’s contributions.” Wicked Pictures congratulates its talented performers, filmmakers, distribution partners and staff for their 2016 XBIZ nominations. From sprawling epics to the most intimate of love stories, this forward-thinking studio continues to prove that it is built to last. For a complete list of nominations, see below. To learn more about Wicked Pictures, please visit www.wicked.com. WICKED PICTURES | 2016 XBIZ NOMINATIONS Feature Movie of the Year Wanted Starmaker Love, Lust & Longing Parody Release of the Year Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Director of the Year – Body of Work Stormy Daniels Axel Braun Director of the Year – Feature Release Brad Armstrong, Starmaker Stormy Daniels, Wanted Scott Allen, Love, Lust & Longing Director of the Year – Parody Brad Armstrong, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody Axel Braun, Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Axel Braun, Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Axel Braun, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Crossover Star of the Year jessica drake Best Actress – Feature Movie Asa Akira, Starmaker jessica drake, Starmaker Stormy Daniels, Wanted Best Actor – Feature Movie Brad Armstrong, Starmaker Tommy Pistol, Starmaker Brendon Miller, Wanted Steven St. Croix, Wanted Best Actress – Parody Release jessica drake, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody Keira Nicole, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Riley Steele, Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Actor – Parody Release Ryan Driller, Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Giovanni Francesco, Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Derrick Pierce, Magic Mike XXX: A Hardcore Parody Ryan Ryder, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Steven St. Croix, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Actress – Couples-Themed Release Asa Akira, Deception Karlie Montana, When It Comes to You Best Actor – Couples-Themed Release Seth Gamble, Deception Steven St. Croix, When It Comes to You Best Actress – All-Girl Release Casey Calvert, Girlfriends Best Supporting Actress Anikka Albrite, Wanted Amber Rayne, Wanted Kleio Valentien, Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Supporting Actor Kurt Lockwood, Starmaker Eric Masterson, Wanted Ryan Mclane, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody Brendon Miller, Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Derrick Pierce, Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Non-Sex Performance James Bartholet, Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Scene – Feature Release Asa Akira & Tommy Pistol, Starmaker Stormy Daniels & Brendon Miller, Wanted jessica drake & Kurt Lockwood, Starmaker Jodi Taylor & Eric Masterson, Wanted Best Scene – Parody Release Aiden Ashley, Kleio Valentien & Brendon Miller, Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Katrina Jade, Tony Martinez & Rob Piper, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody Keira Nicole & Ryan Ryder, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Derrick Pierce & jessica drake, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody Riley Steele, Evan Stone & Eric Masterson, Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Alison Tyler, Ryan Driller & Giovanni Francesco, Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Scene – Couples-Themed Release Karlie Montana & Ryan Driller, When It Comes to You Kalina Ryu & Tommy Pistol, Deception Screenplay of the Year Brad Armstrong, Starmaker Stormy Daniels, Wanted Best Cinematography Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked Pictures), Axel Braun & Mac Swell Wanted, Jake Jacobs Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked Pictures), Axel Braun & Mac Swell Best Art Direction Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody How I Became a Sexual Slave (Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pictures) Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Wanted Best Special Effects Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Wanted Best Music Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Wanted Best Editing Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Mrs. Braun & Axel Braun Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Mrs. Braun & Axel Braun Wanted, Mrs. Braun, Axel Braun & Alex Sanders Studio of the Year Wicked Pictures Marketing Campaign of the Year Batman vs. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Satisfy Her Like a Legend Wanted Specialty Release of the Year jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Satisfy Her Like a Legend Foreign Studio of the Year Marc Dorcel Foreign Feature Release of the Year Fit (JoyBear Pictures/Wicked Pictures) Pleasure Professionals 2 (JoyBear Pictures/Wicked Pictures) Soubrette Services: Claire & Cara at Your Service (Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pictures) The Baron’s Whores (Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pictures) The Billionaire’s Daughter (Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pictures) The Debauchery Mansion (Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pictures) The Invitation (JoyBear Pictures/Wicked Pictures) Foreign Non-Feature Release of the Year Russian Institute 20 (Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pictures) The Baron’s Whores (Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pictures) Sex Lubricant Company of the Year Wicked Sensual Care Adult Site of the Year - Studio Wicked.com