For Immediate Release | The 24th Annual NightMoves Nominations Find Wicked's Visionary Women & Men Making All the Right Moves
LOS ANGELES, CA / TAMPA, FL – (July 21, 2016) – VH1 Behind The Music staple Bob Seger famously sang “I used her, she used me, but neither one cared – we were getting our share” in his 70s radio anthem “Night Moves.” With the 24th Annual NightMoves Awards nominations recently unveiled, Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce that it too is getting its share – of the acclaim. The company received sixteen major nominations - its highest NightMoves tally to date - including Best Director nominations for its entire roster of feature filmmakers - Brad Armstrong, Axel Braun, Stormy Daniels and Jonathan Morgan. The nominations which went to veteran contract performer, writer and filmmaker Brad Armstrong spoke to the diversity of his talents. His fine work in front of the camera was recognized in the Best Male Performer category, while the overall excellence of his output as a filmmaker earned a Best Feature Director nomination. A Best Feature Production nomination went to his hit jessica drake / Asa Akira drama Starmaker, while his big-budget spoof Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, also starring drake and Akira, earned a Best Parody Release mention. Ms. drake’s excellent work in these features and others earned her a well-deserved Best Female Performer nomination. Parody king Axel Braun secured a similarly impressive collection of nominations, including both Best Parody Director and Best Parody Release, the latter for his multi-award winning Wicked Fairy Tales hit Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody. Axel Braun Productions contract star Carter Cruise earned Best Female Performer and Best Body nominations, while her Wicked Comix vehicle Supergirl XXX: An Axel Braun Parody was honored with the coveted NightMoves “First Choice” accolade and a Best Body nod for co-star (and ABP contract beauty) Riley Steele. Carter’s Braun-directed designer showcase Cruise Control was also nominated for Best Feature Production. Wicked contract director and industry icon Stormy Daniels’ epic western adventure Wanted, co-produced by Wicked and Adam & Eve, earned a Best Feature Production nomination, while the uniformly high caliber of Ms. Daniels’ output was recognized in the Best Feature Director category. Veteran contract director and comedic specialist Jonathan Morgan also received a much-deserved Best Feature Director nomination. Finally, as befits a company earning accolades in such eclectic areas of production, directing, acting, performance and eroticism, Wicked Pictures received a Best Production Company nomination. For his part, President and Owner Steve Orenstein couldn’t be more pleased to see his filmmakers and performers rewarded so handsomely, observing, “We’re thrilled to have our directors and contract stars nominated for such a wide range of projects. We strive to create the best movies we can and appreciate NightMoves for noticing.” The 24th Annual NightMoves Awards Show will be held this October in Tampa, Florida. In a prepared statement, event organizers announced, “The NightMoves Awards were started in 1993 and are the third oldest continuously running adult awards show in the United States. The NightMoves Awards are an offshoot of NightMoves Magazine, owned and operated by Paul and Tracy Allen. The NightMoves Awards were the first to allow fans to select the winners, making it the original fan based awards. They were also the first awards show to allow online voting.” To learn more, please visit www.wicked.com. Online voting for the 24th Annual NightMoves Awards Show can be accessed by the public by visiting http://nightmovesonline.com/voting/index.php?sid=82189&lang=en. About Wicked Pictures: Established in Canoga Park, California on March 1, 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 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 its commitment to couples’ intimacy through such initiatives as the romance-driven Wicked Passions label, niche imprints like Wicked Comix and Wicked Fairy Tales, the AVN / XBIZ award-winning educational series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” and the Wicked Sensual Care Collection of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. These forward-thinking ventures allow Wicked to explore new ground while staying true to its vision of producing quality adult entertainment and strengthening its appeal to women and couples. For further information, please visit Wicked online at the company’s flagship website www.Wicked.com. About the NightMoves® Awards: The NightMoves® Awards, started in 1993, is the third oldest, continuously running, adult awards show in the United States, trailing only the AVN Awards and the XRCO Awards. 2016 marks the 24th Annual NightMoves® Show, with adult superstar Ron Jeremy having hosted every single show. The list of stars who won their first-ever award from NightMoves® reads like a who's-who in the adult entertainment world: Jenna Jameson won her first ever award “Best New Starlet” in 1995; Tera Patrick (2000), Gina Lynn (2002), Jesse Jane (2003), Sunny Lane (2005), Bree Olson (2007), Alexis Texas (2008), and Chanel Preston (2010), are just a few names on this prestigious list. The NightMoves® Awards, an offshoot of NightMoves® Magazine, is owned and operated by Paul & Tracy Allen, and based in Tampa Bay, Florida. For more information on The NightMoves® Awards, visit http://www.nightmovesonline.com/nightmoves-awards-show/.