For Immediate Release | The Century Club: Team Wicked Earns Over One Hundred 2016 AVN Award Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA – (NOVEMBER 25, 2015) – The 2016 AVN Awards Nominations were announced at Hollywood's venerable Avalon Nightclub during a special industry-only soiree Thursday evening, November 19, 2015. Over the course of the night, industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes were honored with 133 major nominations, with over one hundred going to the work of iconic contract stars and directors Stormy Daniels, jessica drake, Asa Akira, Axel Braun, Brad Armstrong and Jonathan Morgan. In addition to acknowledging the excellence of Wicked’s feature productions, Adult Video News awarded nominations to such company lines as Wicked Comix, Wicked Fairy Tales, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex and Wicked Passions. Many foreign-themed nominations went to the productions distributed by Wicked on behalf of such international studios as Marc Dorcel, JoyBear Pictures and abbywinters.com. The 2016 nominations also recognized Wicked’s formidable web presence and the ongoing success of the Wicked Sensual Care line of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. Parody master Axel Braun received fifty nominations which spoke to the diversity of his work in the genre over the last twelve months. His Wicked Comix line earned a Best New Imprint nomination, while the line’s maiden release, Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, received such coveted noms as Best Actress (Riley Steele) and Best Girl / Girl Scene (Steele & Asa Akira). His follow-up, Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, received thirteen top honors, including noms for Best Actor (Giovanni Francesco), Best Supporting Actress (Kleio Valentien), Best Supporting Actor (Brendon Miller), Best Screenplay and Best Parody. Braun’s blockbuster Wicked Fairy Tales epic Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned fifteen nominations, including a much-deserved Best Actor nomination for Ryan Ryder, Best Actress (Keira Nicole) Best Supporting Actor (Steven St. Croix, Jay Crew), Best Parody and Best Director – Parody. His all-sex releases also attracted major nominations, including Best Anthology for Axel Braun's Inked, Best Milf Movie for Axel Braun's Trashy MILFs, Best T/A Movie for Axel Braun's Tits Galore, and Best Specialty Movie - Other Genre for Axel Braun’s Squirt Class. Fittingly, Braun also received a Director of the Year - Body of Work nomination. Veteran contract director, writer and performer Stormy Daniels’ epic Adam & Eve co-production Wanted led the way for the company’s in-house original productions, earning eleven major nominations. The saga’s fine performances, taut direction and outstanding production values were recognized with nominations for Best Drama, Best Director – Feature, Best Actress (Daniels), Best Supporting Actress (Amber Rayne), Best Supporting Actor (Eric Masterson), Best Marketing Campaign - Individual Project, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Soundtrack, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. Ms. Daniels’ other triumphs included Best Comedy nominations for both Dirty Deeds and Pretty Dangerous, Best Actress (Carter Cruise) and Best Actor (Chad White) nods for her Wicked Passions romance Waiting on Love, and best All Girl release for the first lesbian-themed Wicked Passions release, Girlfriends. As befits a filmmaker whose work earned twenty high-profile nods in total, Stormy was nominated for Director of the Year – Body of Work. A veteran AVN award winner who’s been creating Wicked blockbusters for nearly two decades, consummate director, writer and performer Brad Armstrong’s many 2016 nominations recognized the excellence of his contributions to both the parody and feature genres. His intense Hollywood drama Starmaker was nominated in nearly a dozen categories, including Best Drama, Best Director – Feature, Best Screenplay and four major acting nominations – Best Actress (Asa Akira), Best Supporting Actress (jessica drake), and Best Supporting Actor nods for both Armstrong and Kurt Lockwood. The director’s Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody earned Derrick Pierce a Best Actor nod for his fine work in the title role, while Ryan McLane’s memorable portrayal of Dallas was recognized with a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other noms included Best Parody, Best Screenplay - Parody, and Best Director – Parody. In other highlights, Armstrong's stylish all-sex production Sinner's Ball received recognition in the newly-created Best Polyamory Movie category, and his sexy ensemble piece Massage School Dropouts earned a Best All Girl Group scene nomination for stars jessica drake, Lezley Zen, Remy LaCroix, Katrina Jade and Vicki Chase. The consistently high-quality of his output was duly rewarded with an overall nomination for Director of the Year - Body of Work. Writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s innovative instructional release jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM For Beginners was honored with a Best BDSM Movie 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 Veteran filmmaker Jonathan Morgan's stylish Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll earned nearly a half dozen major nominations, including Best Star Showcase, Best Director - Non-Feature, and several sex scene mentions for Ms. Akira, including Best Solo / Tease Performance, Best Double Penetration Sex Scene and Best Oral Sex Scene. The versatile director also earned Best Comedy nominations for Roomies and Sexaholics, as well as a Best Screenplay nod for Roomies’ witty and accomplished script. Filmmaker Scott Allen, the editor of many of Brad Armstrong’s biggest hits, earned six nominations with his acclaimed couples drama Love, Lust & Longing, including Best Drama and Best Director - Feature. 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 2016 AVN nominations. "There is so much to be thankful for in these extensive and diverse nominations. Between Wicked Pictures, Dorcel, abbywinters.com and Joybear Pictures, we have nominations in over fifty categories. For Wicked we have twenty seven movies nominated, twenty one of which were created by our exclusive directors Brad Armstrong, Stormy Daniels, Axel Braun, jessica drake and Jonathan Morgan. And on the performing side, jessica, stormy, Asa and Brad brought many acting and sex scene nominations to the table. We appreciate all of their hard work, as well as the contributions from all the non-exclusive directors and performers who help us make movies we can be proud to release. We are grateful to AVN for recognizing and celebrating the consistently high caliber of their work." Wicked Pictures congratulates its talented performers, filmmakers, distribution partners and staff for their 2016 AVN nominations. For a complete list of nominations, see below. To learn more about Wicked Pictures, please visit www.wicked.com. Wicked Pictures | Dorcel | JoyBear Pictures | abbywinters.com Best Actor Giovanni Francesco, Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Derrick Pierce, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures Ryan Ryder, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales Chad White, Waiting on Love, Wicked Passions Best Actress Asa Akira, Starmaker, Wicked Pictures Carter Cruise, Waiting on Love, Wicked Passions Stormy Daniels, Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve Keira Nicole, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun ??Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales Riley Steele, Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene Massage School Dropouts, Wicked Pictures; Jessica Drake, Lezley Zen, Remy LaCroix, Katrina Jade & Vicki Chase Best All-Girl Movie Girlfriends, Wicked Pictures Best Amateur/Pro-Am Movie Girls and Their Boys 15, abbywinters.com/Wicked Gorgeous Girls, abbywinters.com/Wicked Best Amateur/Pro-Am Series Girls and Their Boys, abbywinters.com/Wicked Best Anthology Movie Inked, Wicked Pictures Best Art Direction Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve Best BDSM Movie Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM For Beginners, Wicked Pictures Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Carter Cruise & Derrick Pierce inked, Wicked Pictures; Kleio Valentien & Seth Gamble Best Cinematography Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Axel Braun & Alex Ladd Love, Lust & Longing, Wicked Pictures; Alex Ladd & Scott Allen Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales; Axel Braun & Mac Swell Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve; Jake Jacobs Best Comedy Dirty Deeds, Wicked Pictures Pretty Dangerous, Wicked Pictures Roomies, Wicked Pictures Sexaholics, Wicked Pictures Best Director - Feature How I Became a Sexual Slave, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Michael Ninn Love, Lust & Longing, Wicked Pictures; Scott Allen Starmaker, Wicked Pictures; Brad Armstrong Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve; Stormy Daniels Best Director - Foreign Feature Claire Castel Scandalous Girl, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Herve Bodilis The Debauchery Mansion, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Gazzman Housemates 2, JoyBear/Wicked; Justine Mii & Stevie McQueen Manon Martin: First Orgy for My Wife, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Franck Vicomte Best Director - Foreign Non-Feature Married Women, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Hervé Bodilis Secretary With Glasses, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Franck Vicomte Best Director - Non-Feature Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll, Wicked Pictures; Jonathan Morgan Best Director - Parody Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures; Brad Armstrong Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales; Axel Braun Best Double Penetration Sex Scene Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll, Wicked Pictures; Asa Akira, Karlo Karrera & Mick Blue Best Drama How I Became a Sexual Slave, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Love, Lust & Longing, Wicked Pictures Starmaker, Wicked Pictures Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve Best Editing How I Became a Sexual Slave, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Michael Ninn & Andrew Ninn Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales; Mrs. Braun, Axel Braun & Claudia Ross Starmaker, Wicked Pictures; Scott Allen & Geddy Lee Roth Wanted, Wicked Pictures; Mrs. Braun, Axel Braun & Alex Sanders Best Foreign Feature The Baron’s Whores, Marc Dorcel/Wicked The Billionaire's Daughter, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Claire Castel Scandalous Girl, Marc Dorcel/Wicked The Debauchery Mansion, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Housemates 2, Joy Bear/Wicked The Invitation, Joy Bear/Wicked Manon Martin: First Orgy for My Wife, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Pleasure Professionals 2, Joy Bear/Wicked Best Foreign Non-Feature Married Women, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Secretary With Glasses, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Riley Steele & Asa Akira Best Gonzo Movie Selfies 2.0, Wicked Pictures Best Group Sex Scene Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales; Keira Nicole, Dane Cross, Jake Jace & Jay Crew Sinners Ball, Wicked Pictures; Chanel Preston, Erik Everhard, Jay Smooth, Ryan McLane, Seth Gamble & Jack Vegas Best Makeup Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Cammy Ellis Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Cammy Ellis & May Kup Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix: Cammy Ellis Best Marketing Campaign - Company Image Wicked Pictures Best Marketing Campaign - Individual Project Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve Best MILF Movie Trashy MILFs, Wicked Pictures Best New Imprint Wicked Comix Best Non-Sex Performance Joanna Angel, Dirty Deeds, Wicked Pictures Dick Chibbles, Dirty Deeds, Wicked Pictures Dutch Loper, Love, Lust & Longing, Wicked Pictures Kyle Stone, Hotel No Tell 2, Wicked Pictures Best Oral Sex Scene Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll, Wicked Pictures; Asa Akira Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Britney Amber Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales; Mia Malkova & Aiden Ashley Best Parody Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales Best Polyamory Movie Sinner's Ball, Wicked Pictures Best Screenplay How I Became a Sexual Slave, Mark Dorcel/Wicked Pictures; Michael Ninn Roomies, Wicked Pictures; Jonathan Morgan Starmaker, Wicked Pictures; Brad Armstrong Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve; Stormy Daniels Best Screenplay - Parody Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Axel Braun & Mark Logan Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures; Brad Armstrong Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production Anissa: Pornochic 25, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Cayenne Klein, James Brossman & Mike Angelo The Baron’s Whores, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Dani Daniels, Tiffany Doll, Mike Angelo, Billy King & Yanick Shaft Married Women, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Lola Reve, Taylor Sands, James Brossman & Renato Secretary With Glasses, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Anissa Kate & James Brossman Best Solo Movie Private Interests, abbywinters.com/Wicked Best Solo/Tease Performance Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll, Wicked Pictures; Asa Akira [scene one] Best Soundtrack Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve Best Special Effects Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, WIcked Comix Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales Best Specialty Movie - Other Genre Squirt Class, Wicked Pictures Best Star Showcase Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll, Wicked Pictures Best Supporting Actor Brad Armstrong, Starmaker, Wicked Pictures Jay Crew, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Pictures Jake Jace, Love, Lust & Longing, Wicked Pictures Kurt Lockwood, Starmaker, Wicked Pictures Eric Masterson, Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve Ryan McLane, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures Brendon Miller, Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Pictures Steven St. Croix, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Pictures Jack Vegas, Pretty Dangerous, Wicked Pictures Best Supporting Actress Jessica Drake, Starmaker, Wicked Pictures Allie Haze, Love, Lust & Longing, Wicked Pictures Amber Rayne, Wanted, Wicked/Adam & Eve Misty Stone, Magic Mike XXXL, Wicked Pictures Kleio Valentien, Batman v Syperman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix Best T/A Movie Tits Galore, Axel Braun/Wicked Best Three-Way Sex Scene - B/B/G Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Alison Tyler, Ryan Driller & Giovanni Francesco Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody, Wicked Pictures; Katrina Jade, Rob Piper & Tony Martinez Sexaholics, Wicked Pictures; A.J. Applegate, Mr. Pete & Alex Jones Best Three-Way Sex Scene - G/G/B Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Comix; Kleio Valentien, Aiden Ashley & Brendon Miller Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Wicked Fairy Tales; Riley Steele, Vicki Chase & Tommy Gunn Director of the Year - Body of Work Brad Armstrong Axel Braun Stormy Daniels Mainstream Star of the Year Asa Akira Jessica Drake Best Enhancement Manufacturer Wicked Sensual Care Best Lubricant Manufacturer Wicked Sensual Care