For Immediate Release | The Directors' Studio: The 2015 XRCO Nominations Celebrate Wicked's Commitment to Excellence

LOS ANGELES, CA – (MARCH 6, 2015) – The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) has revealed its 2015 nominees, and production powerhouse Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce its elite creative team has received sixteen major nominations in the areas of performance, direction, eroticism and mainstream appeal. Veteran writer / director Brad Armstrong's outstanding track record made him a triple threat in this year’s nominations, with his smash hits Aftermath and Holly...Would both receiving recognition in the Best Epic category. Fittingly, the uniformly high quality of his work behind the camera was distinguished with a prestigious Best Director (Features) nomination. A Best Director (Features) nomination went to iconic actress, writer and filmmaker Stormy Daniels, whose sophisticated erotic comedies and romantic contributions to the company's Wicked Passions line continue to make her name synonymous with sensual couples' entertainment. Her enduring allure as a performer also earned her a MILF of the Year nomination. Parody king Axel Braun's mastery of his chosen genre, as displayed in such successful new ventures as the Wicked Fairy Tales series, was recognized with a Best Director (Parody) nomination. Parody of the Year (Drama) honors went to both Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody and Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, while his hit spoof 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned recognition in the Best Parody - Comedy category. Turning to the acting accolades earned by contract talent, jessica drake and Asa Akira were honored with Best Actress nominations for their finely-crafted performances in Aftermath (drake) and Holly...Would (Akira). Additionally, Ms. drake received a Mainstream Media Favorite nomination for her ongoing work as a sexual wellness expert and the growing appeal of her acclaimed educational series jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex. Asa received a Mainstream Media Favorite nomination as well, as recognition for a year of innovative non-adult exposure that culminated with the publication of her best-selling memoir Insatiable: Porn - A Love Story. Talented newcomer Tyler Nixon, whose solidly dramatic turn in Aftermath helped elevate him to stardom, earned a Best Actor nomination. Best Actor recognition also went to longtime industry performer Kurt Lockwood thanks to his hilarious take on Jack Bauer for 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, while veteran actress Kimberly Kane received a Best Actress mention for her fine work in Eli Cross' The Pornographer. Wicked Pictures is pleased to congratulate all of its 2015 nominees. The winners will be announced at an industry-only gala to be held in Hollywood in April. For more information, please visit www.wicked.com and www.xrco.com. ###