For Immediate Release | The Century Club: Wicked Pictures Congratulates Its 2014 AVN Nominees

LOS ANGELES, CA – (DECEMBER 6, 2013) – The 2014 AVN Awards Nominations have been revealed, and industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce that it has received one hundred mentions, with contract director Brad Armstrong's Underworld emerging as the adult industry's most acclaimed release. In addition to acknowledging the excellence of Wicked's own feature productions, additional nominations went to such series as jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex and Wicked Passions, while dozens more were earned by the outside productions distributed on behalf of Video Marc Dorcel, JoyBear Pictures, Abby Winters and Burning Angel Entertainment. The 2014 nominations also recognized Wicked’s expanding web presence and the success of the Wicked Sensual Care Collection of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. In a prepared statement, AVN Senior Editor Peter Warren revealed, "the most nominated title of all, however, was Brad Armstrong's fantastical masterpiece 'Underworld' for Wicked Pictures, sweeping a whopping 17 categories." This sweep included recognition in such major categories as Best Drama, Best Director - Feature, Best Cinematography (Francois Clousot), Best Editing (Scott Allen), Best Girl / Girl Sex Scene (jessica drake and Capri Cavanni), Best Oral Sex Scene (Julia Ann) and many more. Other nominations reflecting the outstanding quality of Armstrong's output as both a filmmaker and performer over the last 12 months included Director of the Year and a Best Supporting Actor nom for his role in the Scott Allen-directed Sexpionage. Veteran Wicked director Jonathan Morgan enjoyed similar success, earning a place in the Director of the Year category thanks to such superlative features as Getting Schooled and Secret Admirer. His all-sex release Samantha Saint is Completely Wicked earned five major nominations, including Best Director - Non-Feature, a coveted nomination the filmmaker also received for the spectacular Lisa Ann Can't Say No. These two superstar vehicles also earned mentions in the highly competitive Best Star Showcase category. The sexy Hotel No Tell, a humorous adult feature in the patented Morgan tradition, received several well-deserved nominations, including Best Comedy and a Best Safe Sex Scene nom for Wicked Girl Kaylani Lei. Iconic adult performer & filmmaker Stormy Daniels' talent was recognized with over fifteen diverse nominations. As a performer, she earned a Best Safe Sex Scene nomination for her work with Brendon Miller in Francois Clousot's hit First Crush. As a filmmaker, she was honored with Best Director - Feature, Best Romance Movie and Best Screenplay nominations for her excellent Wicked Passions release Meant to Be. And her humorous hit Divorcees scored attention in such highly competitive categories as Best Comedy, Best Actor (Brendon Miller) and Best Supporting Actor (Marcus London). jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex saw the titular writer, director and host earning several nominations. In addition to noms for Best Continuing Series and Best Marketing Campaign, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal Play for Men and jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Woman to Woman both received Best Educational Release nominations. As a performer, jessica received a Best Actress nomination for Sexpionage and Best Sex Scene nominations for such titles as Underworld and $ex. In recognition of her mainstream media savvy and commitment to social justice, jessica received a Mainstream Star of the Year nomination. Barrett Blade's Editor's Choice Bikini Outlaws garnered the actor / director several high-profile nominations, including Best Director - Feature, while the uniformly high quality of his work in 2013 was acknowledged in the Director of the Year category. All-sex specialist Edwin Lee received three nominations, including Best Gonzo Release for The Lust Resort. 2014 AVN Awards co-host and Wicked Girl Samantha Saint came on strong in several categories, receiving sex scene nominations for specific projects like Samantha Saint is Completely Wicked and Bikini Outlaws, as well as recognition in the coveted Female Performer of the Year category. The latest young lady to join the ranks of the Wicked Girls™, industry superstar Asa Akira, was also honored with a Female Performer of the Year distinction. In total, 27 titles - over half of all in-house Wicked productions - received "Best of" recognition in AVN's 2014 nominations. These titles include such hits as Underworld, I Was A Mail Order Bride, Just Visiting, First Crush, Divorcees, Meant To Be, If You Only Knew, Change of Heart, Naughty Nannies, Skintight, Wet Dreams, Booty Pageant, Getting Schooled, Samantha Saint is Completely Wicked, Secret Admirer, Lisa Ann Can't Say No, Hotel No Tell, Bikini Outlaws, Saints And Sinners, Show No Mercy, Harvest Moon, Sexpionage, Stimulant, The Lust Resort, Cougars Vs. Kittens, Guide to Wicked Sex: Woman to Woman and Guide to Wicked Sex Anal Play For Men. Burning Angel Entertainment earned over thirty nominations, with performer / filmmaker Joanna Angel earning Best Director - Feature, Best Director - Parody and Director of the Year accolades. Among the overseas lines distributed by Wicked, France’s Video Marc Dorcel received nearly forty nominations, including Best Foreign Feature mentions for such titles as The Ingenuous, The Last Shag and The Dancer. abbywinters.com was honored with several nominations, including Best Amateur Series for Girls and their Boys, while Britain's JoyBear Pictures earned no less than four mentions in the Best Foreign Feature category. Looking at his company's track record in outstanding production, performance, eroticism and design, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein is justifiably pleased with his team's performance. "After two decades of producing movies, we continue to be inspired by the recognition we receive. I am particularly happy to see all of our contract girls recognized in Best Acting and / or Best Scene categories, all of our directors receive Best Director nominations, and to see 'Underworld' become the year's most nominated movie." Wicked Pictures congratulates its talented performers, filmmakers, distribution partners and staff for their 2014 AVN 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 more information, please visit www.wicked.com. 2014 AVN AWARDS NOMINATIONS WICKED PICTURES UNDERWORLD Best Art Direction Best Cinematography - Francois Clousot Best Director – Feature – Brad Armstrong Best Drama Best DVD Extras Best Editing - Scott Allen Best Girl / Girl Sex Scene - jessica drake & Capri Cavanni Best Make-Up - Red Velvet Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project Best Music Soundtrack Best Oral Sex Scene - Julia Ann Best Packaging Best Screenplay – Brad Armstrong Best Special Effects Best Supporting Actor - Xander Corvus Best Supporting Actor - Derrick Pierce Best Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B - jessica drake, Asphyxia Noir & Toni Ribas $EX Best Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B - Leilani Leeane, Misty Stone & Marcus London Best Safe Sex Scene - jessica drake & Derrick Pierce SAMANTHA SAINT IS COMPLETELY WICKED Best Director – Non-Feature - Jonathan Morgan Best Packaging Best Solo Sex Scene - Samantha Saint [scene 1] Best Star Showcase Best Three-Way Sex Scene - Samantha Saint, Anikka Albrite & Mick Blue LISA ANN CAN'T SAY NO Best Star Showcase DIVORCEES Best Comedy Best Actor - Brendon Miller Best Supporting Actor - Marcus London MEANT TO BE Best Romance Movie Best Director - Feature Best Screenplay - Stormy Daniels Best Actress - Lexi Belle Best Supporting Actor - Tommy Gunn REBOUND Best Actor - Michael Vegas UNFAITHFUL Best Actor - Kris Slater BIKINI OUTLAWS Best Director - Feature, Barrett Blade Best Drama Best All-Girl Group Scene - Samantha Saint, Jessa Rhodes & Anna Morna Best Music Soundtrack Best Non-Sex Performance, Barrett Blade Best Supporting Actress, Jessa Rhodes SHOW NO MERCY Best Three-Way Sex Scene, G / B/ B - Alexis Monroe, Barry Scott & Will Powers Best Art Direction Best Makeup - Nita Strauss Best Special Effects Best Vignette Release GETTING SCHOOLED Best Romance Movie Alektra Blue - Getting Schooled, Wicked Pictures Best Director – Feature - Jonathan Morgan Best Screenplay, Jonathan Morgan SEXPIONAGE: THE JESSICA DRAKE CHRONICLES Best Comedy Best Actress, jessica drake Best Screenplay, Scott Allen Best Cinematography - Paul Woodcrest Best Director – Feature - Scott Allen Best Safe Sex Scene - jessica drake & Brad Armstrong Best Supporting Actor - Brad Armstrong HARVEST MOON Best Supporting Actor - Danny Mountain Best Screenplay - D. Cypher Best Romance Movie I WAS A MAIL ORDER BRIDE Best Vignette Release JUST VISITING Best Comedy FIRST CRUSH Best Romance Movie Best Non-Sex Performance - Stephen St. Croix Best Safe Sex Scene - Stormy Daniels & Brendon Miller IF YOU ONLY KNEW Best Romance Movie CHANGE OF HEART Best Romance Movie Best Supporting Actress - Bailey Blue NAUGHTY NANNIES Best Vignette Release SKIN TIGHT Best All-Sex Release Best Boy / Girl Sex Scene - Dani Daniels & James Deen WET DREAMS Best All-Sex Release Best Boy / Girl Sex Scene - Dillion Harper & Mick Blue THE BOOTY PAGEANT Best Big Butt Release THE PANTY THIEVES Best Non-Sex Performance - Alana Evans SECRET ADMIRER Best Romance Movie HOTEL NO TELL Best Comedy Best Non-Sex Performance - Kyle Stone Best Safe Sex Scene - Bonnie Rotten & Erik Everhard Best Safe Sex Scene - Kaylani Lei & James Deen SAINT AND SINNERS Best All-Sex Scene STIMULANT Best Wall-to-Wall Release THE LUST RESORT Best Gonzo Release COUGARS VS. KITTENS Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release REKINDLED Best Safe Sex Scene - Ash Hollywood, Tommy Pistol & Prince Yahshua JESSICA DRAKE'S GUIDE TO WICKED SEX: ANAL PLAY FOR MEN Best Educational Release JESSICA DRAKE'S GUIDE TO WICKED SEX: WOMAN TO WOMAN Best Educational Release JESSICA DRAKE'S GUIDE TO WICKED SEX (Series) Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project Best Continuing Series DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Brad Armstrong Jonathan Morgan Barrett Blade WICKED SENSUAL CARE Best Lubricant Manufacturer WICKED.COM Best Studio Website ASAAKIRA.COM Best Porn Star Website MAINSTREAM STAR OF THE YEAR jessica drake FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR Samantha Saint Asa Akira VISIONARY AWARD Steve Orenstein BEST OVERALL MARKETING CAMPAIGN – COMPANY IMAGE Wicked Pictures BURNING ANGEL ENTERTAINMENT / VOUYER MEDIA Best Actor, Tommy Pistol, Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best All-Girl Release, Rooftop Lesbians: Going Up to Go Down, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Anal Release, Rock & Roll In My Butthole 3, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Art Direction, Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Art Direction, The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Cinematography, Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Mike Quasar Best Comedy, Band Sluts, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Comedy, Blondes Do It Better, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Director – Feature, Band Sluts, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Joanna Angel Best Director - Parody, Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Doug Sakmann Best Director - Parody, The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Joanna Angel & Tommy Pistol Best Double Penetration Sex Scene, Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Joanna Angel, Tommy Pistol & Danny Wylde Best Girl / Girl Sex Scene, The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Skin Diamond & Kleio Valentien Best Group Sex Scene, The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Joanna Angel, Kleio Valentien, Larkin Love, Arabelle Raphael, Danny Wylde, Tommy Pistol & Wolf Hudson Best Makeup - Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Melissa Makeup Best Makeup - The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Andrea Wiserma & Tommy Pietch Best Marketing Campaign - Company Image - BurningAngel Entertainment Best Oral Sex Scene, Joanna Angel: Orgasm Addict, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Joanna Angel [scene 5] Best Original Song, Band Sluts, BurningAngel/Vouyer; “Gimme Some Pants” by Joanna Angel and the Gigolos Best Parody - Comedy, Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Parody - Comedy, The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best POV Release - P.O.V. Punx 7: Big Boob Edition, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best POV Sex Scene - P.O.V. Punx 7: Big Boob Edition, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Vyxen Steel & James Deen Best Screenplay - Band Sluts, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Joanna Angel & Spock Buckton Best Screenplay - The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Joanna Angel & Tommy Pistol Best Special Effects - Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Star Showcase - Joanna Angel: Kinky Fantasies, BurningAngel/Vouyer Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G - Band Sluts, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Draven Star, Tommy Pistol & Danny Wylde Most Outrageous Sex Scene, Evil Head, BurningAngel/Vouyer; Kleio Valentien in “Double Pine-etration” Best Membership Website, BurningAngel.com Director of the Year, Joanna Angel Mainstream Star of the Year, Joanna Angel Best Porn Star Website, Joanna Angel (JoannaAngel.com) MARC DORCEL Best Cinematography, The Ingenuous, Marc DorcelWiced; Dave Densen, Ondra Novak & Jan Pokorny Best Director Foreign Feature, After Party Bitches, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Bobby Peru Best Director Foreign Feature, Bachelorette Party in the Caribbean, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Max Bellocchio Best Director Foreign Feature, The Dancer, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Kendo Best Director Foreign Feature, Dirty Peep Show, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Philippe Soine Best Director Foreign Feature, The Ingenuous, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Max Candy & Michael Ninn Best Director Foreign Feature, The Last Shag, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Max Candy Best Director Foreign Feature, My Sister & Me, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Pascal Lucas Best Director Foreign Non-Feature, Claire Castel: The Chambermaid, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Herve Bodilis Best Director Foreign Non-Feature, Lou Charmelle: Fucking Life, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Lou Charmelle Best Educational Release, The Kama Sutra: Secrets of Sex, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Foreign Feature, After Party Bitches, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Foreign Feature, Bachelorette Party in the Caribbean, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Foreign Feature, The Dancer, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Foreign Feature, Dirty Peep Show, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Foreign Feature, The Ingenuous, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Foreign Feature, The Last Shag, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Foreign Feature, My Sister and Me, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Foreign Non-Feature, Claire Castel: The Chambermaid, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Lou Charmelle: Fucking Life, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Packaging, Claire Castel: The Chambermaid, Marc Dorcel/Wicked Best Safe Sex Scene, My Sister and Me, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Roxy Lane & Phil Holliday Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, Claire Castel: The Chambermaid, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Claire Castel, Clark & Thomas Stone Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, The Ingenuous, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Aleska Diamond, Anna Polina, Angel Piaff, Rita, Tarra White & Mike Angelo Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, My Sister and Me, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Shana Lane, Mike Angelo, Michael Cheritto&Titof Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, Russian Institute 18: The Headmistress, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Anna Polina, Nasta Zya & JPX Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Small, Marc Dorcel Sex Toys Best Product Line for Women, Marc Dorcel Sex Toys, Marc Dorcel Best Membership Website, DorcelClub.com Best Studio Website, Marc Dorcel (Dorcel.com) Female Foreign Performer of the Year, Anna Polina JOY BEAR PICTURES Best Director – Foreign Feature, Educating Reeves, Joy Bear/Wicked; Ted D. 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