For Immediate Release | The Director’s Studio: Wicked Pictures Congratulates Its 2015 AVN Nominees

LOS ANGELES, CA – (NOVEMBER 24, 2014) – The 2015 AVN Awards Nominations were announced at a special industry-only soiree Thursday evening, November 20, 2014 at Hollywood’s Lure Nightclub. Over the course of the evening, industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes were honored with over 140 nominations. In a company first, three of the company's exclusive contract directors - Brad Armstrong, Stormy Daniels and Axel Braun - received Director of the Year nominations in recognition of the high quality of their output. In addition to acknowledging the excellence of Wicked’s feature productions, Adult Video News awarded nominations to such company lines as jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, Wicked Fairy Tales 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 The 2015 nominations also recognized Wicked’s formidable web presence and the ongoing success of the Wicked Sensual Care line of luxurious lubricants and enhancers. Veteran blockbuster creator Brad Armstrong's epic tale of forbidden love Aftermath snared nominations in virtually every feature category, including Best Actress (Wicked Girl jessica drake), Best Actor (Tyler Nixon), Best Director - Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Editing (Scott Allen) and Best Drama. Armstrong's dramatic four-hour saga Holly...Would also dominated the feature categories, earning such high profile noms as Best Actress (Asa Akira), Best Actor (Xander Corvus) and Best Drama. Armstrong's impact extended to other areas of the 2015 nominations season as well, with Cabana Cougar Club snaring Best MILF Release and Asa Akira's Wicked debut Asa Gets Wicked earning a place in the Best Star Showcase category. And White Witch, from Aftermath editor Scott Allen, earned Best Drama, Best Director (Allen) and Best Soundtrack nominations. Veteran Wicked director Stormy Daniels enjoyed similar success, with her hit release Switch receiving nominations for Best Comedy, Best Director - Feature, Best Actor (Michael Vegas) and Best Screenplay. In other highlights, The Real Thing, a humorous adult feature in the patented Daniels tradition, was also acknowledged in the Best Comedy category, and her atmospheric Wicked Passions release Haunted Hearts earned Best Romance Movie and Best Boy-Girl Sex Scene nominations. Her enduring success as an iconic screen performer was also recognized with a Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty: An Axel Braun Parody. And speaking of the latest filmmaker to join the Wicked Family, parody master Axel Braun received a wealth of attention that spoke to the diversity of his work in the genre over the last twelve months. His Wicked Fairy Tales line earned a Best New Series nomination, while the line's maiden release, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, received such coveted nominations as Best Parody and Best Director – Parody. Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody received over ten top honors, including noms for Best Actor (Seth Gamble), Best Actress (Samantha Saint), Best Supporting Actor (Will Powers), Best Supporting Actress (Veronica Avluv) and Best Parody. Braun’s hit spoof 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned a much-deserved Best Actor nomination for Kurt Lockwood in the role made famous by Kiefer Sutherland, and several more noms, including Best Supporting Actress (Claire Robbins) and Best Director - Parody. His all-sex release Riley Goes Gonzo earned several major nominations, including Best Star Showcase for ABP Contract star Riley Steele and Best Director – Non-Feature. Veteran contract filmmaker Jonathan Morgan's flair for creating hit adult comedies earned him several high profile nominations, including Best Comedy, Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Brooklyn Chase) for Odd Jobs. Another humorous couples romp, The Masterpiece, earned Morgan a Best Director - Feature nomination in addition to another Best Comedy nom and a Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene nod for Kaylani Lei & Abigail Mac. Morgan's jeweler's eye for erotic detail was also acknowledged with a Best Interracial Release nomination going to his hit release Samantha Saint is Completely Wicked 2. 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 - Individual Project (for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size), her mainstream media presence, philanthropic endeavors and commitment to social justice were honored with a Mainstream Star of the Year nomination. The latest performer to join the Wicked family, industry superstar Asa Akira, earned a coveted Mainstream Star of the Year nomination as well, in addition to her well-deserved Best Actress nom for Holly...Would. She also earned several sex nominations for her contributions to such other high profile Wicked blockbusters as Aftermath and the Best Star Showcase-nominated Asa Gets Wicked. Among the overseas lines distributed by Wicked, France’s Marc Dorcel received nearly thirty nominations, including Best Foreign Feature mentions for such titles as Prison, Lola The Virgin and Ballerina By Day, Escort By Night. was honored with several nominations, including Best Amateur / Pro-Am Series (for the second year in a row ) for Girls and their Boys, while Britain’s JoyBear Pictures earned no less than three mentions in the Best Foreign release categories. Looking at his company’s track record in outstanding achievements in production, performance, eroticism and design, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein is justifiably pleased with his team’s performance. “Our five contract director / producers, Brad Armstrong, Axel Braun, Stormy Daniels, Jonathan Morgan and jessica drake were responsible for 21 out of our 27 nominated movies. As for the contract actresses, Stormy, jessica and Asa have brought many acting, sex, and marketing nominations to the company. I’m also proud to distribute other lines like Marc Dorcel,, JoyBear Pictures and Axel Braun Productions, who together were recognized for nearly thirty more titles. Thanks to AVN and our team." Wicked Pictures congratulates its talented performers, filmmakers, distribution partners and staff for their 2015 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 Keywords:Wicked Pictures Stormy Daniels, jessica drake, Asa Akira Feature Couples Aftermath Holly…Would, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, 24: An Axel Braun Parody. Brad Armstrong Tyler Nixon Bonnie Rotten Brandi Love Ryan Driller Xander Corvus Riley Steele, Ash Hollywood, Samantha Saint, Anikka Albrite, JoyBear Pictures, Marc Dorcel, Best Director Director of the Year Best Drama Movie of the Year AVN Editor's Choice ### WICKED PICTURES - 2015 AVN NOMINATIONS DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Brad Armstrong DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Stormy Daniels DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Axel Braun MAINSTREAM STAR OF THE YEAR jessica drake Asa Akira AFTERMATH Best Actor, Tyler Nixon Best Actress, jessica drake Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene, jessica drake & Tyler Nixon Best Director - Feature, Brad Armstrong Best Drama Best Editing, Scott Allen Best Group Sex Scene, Asa Akira, Aubrey Addams, Jessica Drake, Kaylani Lei, Sarah Jessie, Vicki Chase, Brad Armstrong, Eric Masterson, Erik Everhard, Mr. Pete, Ryan McLane & Tyler Nixon Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project Best Screenplay, Brad Armstrong Best Special Effects HOLLY...WOULD Best Actress, Asa Akira Best Anal Sex Scene, Asa Akira & James Deen Best Drama Best Group Sex Scene, Asa Akira, Samantha Saint, Kaylani Lei, Summer Brielle, Sophia Fiore, Remy LaCroix, James Deen, Mr. Pete, Eric Masterson, Bill Bailey & Brad Armstrong Best Supporting Actor, Xander Corvus SNOW WHITE XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY Best Actor, Barrett Blade Best Cinematography, Axel Braun, Alex Ladd, Robert Queensgate, Eli Cross & David Lord Best Director - Parody Best Marketing Campaign - Individual Project Best Parody Best Screenplay - Parody AT FIRST SIGHT Best Romance Movie STAR KISSED Best Romance Movie TEASE ME POV Best POV Release TEASE ME POV 2 Best POV Sex Scene, Summer Brielle & Kevin Moore CABANA COUGAR CLUB Best MILF Release SLEEPING BEAUTY XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY Best Art Direction Best Makeup, Cammy Ellis & Melissa Makeup Best Supporting Actor, Jay Crew Best Supporting Actress, Stormy Daniels CINDERELLA XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY Best Actor, Seth Gamble Best Actress, Samantha Saint Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Carter Cruise, Samantha Saint & Penny Pax Best Art Direction Best Oral Sex Scene, Carter Cruise & Penny Pax Best Parody Best Screenplay - Parody Best Soundtrack Best Special Effects Best Supporting Actor, Will Powers Best Supporting Actress, Veronica Avluv HOT FOR TEACHER Best Oral Sex Scene, jessica drake Best Vignette Release 24 XXX: AN AXEL BRAUN PARODY Best Actor, Kurt Lockwood Best Director - Parody, Axel Braun Best Editing - Mrs. Braun & Axel Braun Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene - Penny Pax & Alektra Blue Best Non-Sex Performance, Tyler Knight Best Parody Best Screenplay - Parody Best Supporting Actress - Claire Robbins SWITCH Best Actor, Michael Vegas Best Comedy Best Director - Feature, Stormy Daniels Best Screenplay ODD JOBS Best Actress, Brooklyn Chase Best Comedy Best Screenplay THE PORNOGRAPHER Best Actress, Kimberly Kane Best Art Direction Best Comedy Best Editing, Bryn Pryor Best Supporting Actor, Anthony Rosano Best Supporting Actress, Kylie Ireland HAUNTED HEARTS Best Boy-Girl Sex Scene, Dana DeArmond & Michael Vegas Best Romance Movie I FUCKED MY STEPMOM (Wicked / ABP) Best Taboo Relations Movie MODERN ROMANCE Best Boy-Girl Sex Scene, Aaliyah Love & Ryan Driller RIGHT AMOUNT OF WRONG Best Non-Sex Performance, The Twins RILEY GOES GONZO (Wicked / ABP) Best Boy-Girl Sex Scene, Riley Steele & Erik Everhard Best Director Non-Feature, Axel Braun Best Marketing Campaign - Individual Project Best Oral Sex Scene - Riley Steele Best Star Showcase Best Three-Way Sex Scene B/B/G, Riley Steele, Toni Ribas & Ramon Nomar NYMPHOS Best Group Sex Scene, Mischa Brooks, Casey Calvert, Juelz Ventura, Xander Corvus, Tommy Pistol & Michael Vegas Best Soundtrack Best Vignette Release SELFIES Best Director Non-Feature, Los Scandalous Best Non-Feature THE MASTERPIECE Best Comedy Best Director - Feature, Jonathan Morgan Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene - Kaylani Lei & Abigail Mac ON THE AIR Best Non-Sex Performance, James Bartholet THE REAL THING Best Comedy ASA GETS WICKED Best Solo / Tease Performance, Asa Akira Best Star Showcase WHITE WITCH Best Director, Scott Allen Best Drama Best Soundtrack COMPLETELY WICKED 2 Best Interracial Release JESSICA DRAKE'S GUIDE TO WICKED SEX Best Continuing Series Best Marketing Campaign - Individual Project (Plus Size) WICKED FAIRY TALES Best New Series WICKED.COM Best Membership Website WICKED PICTURES Best Marketing Campaign – Company Image WICKED SENSUAL CARE Best Enhancement Manufacturer Best Lubricant Manufacturer LINES DISTRIBUTED BY WICKED PICTURES - 2015 AVN NOMINATIONS MARC DORCEL FOOTBALLERS' HOUSEWIVES Best Cinematography, Philippe Pontellis Best Foreign Feature Best Sex Scene In A Foreign-Shot Production, Abbie Cat, Anna Polina, Markus Tynai & Vince Carter LOLA THE VIRGIN Best Foreign Feature ANISSA KATE, THE WIDOW Best Director - Foreign Feature Herve Bodilis Best Foreign Feature Best Sex Scene In A Foreign-Shot Production, Cherry Kiss, Tarra White & Renato BALLERINA BY DAY, ESCORT BY NIGHT Best Director - Foreign Feature, Franck Vicomte Best Editing, Cymballs & Chris Best Foreign Feature Best Sex Scene In A Foreign-Shot Production, Gina Gerson, Mike Angelo & Renato MY VERY FIRST TIME Best Director - Foreign Feature, Keno Best Foreign Feature THE NIGHT PATROL Best Director - Foreign Feature, Kris Bakelit Best Foreign Feature A NOVICE LAWYER Best Foreign Feature A VIRGIN'S FIRST TIME Best Foreign Feature ANISSA AND LOLA AT NURSES' SCHOOL Best Director - Foreign Non-Feature, Franck Viscomte Best Foreign Non-Feature PORNOCHIC 24: ARIEL AND LOLA Best Foreign Non-Feature PRISON Best Director - Foreign Non-Feature, Herve Bodilis Best Foreign Non-Feature Best Sex Scene In A Foreign-Shot Production, Alexis Crystal, Mike Angelo & Thomas Stone ORGY INITIATION OF LOLA Best Group Sex Scene, Lola Reve, Britney Amber, Lola Foxx, Anikka Albrite, Dahlia Sky, Abby Cross, Romi Rain, Alina Li, Kush Kush, Tommy Gunn, Coco, Toni Ribas, Mick Blue, Alan Stafford, Keni Styles, Bill Bailey, Giovanni Francesco, Karlo Karrera & Richie Calhoun RUSSIAN INSTITUTE 19: HOLIDAYS AT MY PARENTS Best Foreign Non-Feature Best Sex Scene In A Foreign-Shot Production, Ariel Rebel & Lola Reve CATHY 40, CHEATING HOUSEWIFE Best MILF Release JOYBEAR PICTURES TASTE Best Cinematography, Justine Mii & Simon Ample Best Director, Foreign Non-Feature, Justine Mii Best Foreign Non-Feature RIOT GIRLS Best Director - Foreign Feature, Dee D. Best Foreign Feature THE MATCHMAKER Best Foreign Feature BEST AMATEUR RELEASE Girls and Their Boys 12, Girls Dreaming of Girls, Girls Gaming Girls, BEST AMATEUR / PRO-AM SERIES Girls and Their Boys, BEST SOLO RELEASE Masturbation Moments, Selfish Pleasure, Sexual Urges, ###