For Immediate Release | Wicked Pictures and Associated Lines Honored With Over 80 XBIZ Awards Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA – (DECEMBER 5, 2012) – Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes have received over 80 2013 XBIZ nominations, an impressive tally made possible by the high-caliber work of the company’s contract talent, the distribution of equally-impressive work by others and ventures into emerging markets. Forty five major nominations went to the impressive quartet of mega-productions released by the company in 2012: Brad Armstrong’s Men In Black: A Hardcore Parody and Countdown (both Wicked Pictures), Marcus London’s Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning (London Gunn Films and Miko Lee Productions, distributed by Wicked Pictures), and Inglorious Bitches (Video Marc Dorcel, distributed by Wicked Pictures). An XBIZ Editor’s Choice, director Brad Armstrong’s out-of-this-world spoof Men In Black: A Hardcore Parody led the way for the company’s in-house productions with ten major nominations. The DVD’s inventive special effects, fine performances and outstanding production values were recognized with such coveted nominations as Parody Release of the Year - Comedy, Director of the Year - Parody, Best Actress (Misty Stone) Best Actor (Randy Spears) and Best Scene - Parody Release (Alektra Blue and Xander Corvus). Armstrong’s timely apocalyptic drama Countdown was similarly honored; the dramatic feature’s nine nominations included Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year - Feature Release, Best Actress - Feature Movie (jessica drake), Best Actor - Feature Movie (Brad Armstrong) and Best Supporting Actress (Kaylani Lei). One of the runaway hits of 2012, actor / director Marcus London’s Editor’s Choice Spartacus XXII: The Beginning (London Gunn Films & Miko Lee Productions) garnered 18 nominations, including Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year - Feature Release, Best Actress - Feature Movie (Devon Lee), Best Actor - Feature Movie (Marcus London), Best Supporting Actress (Tanya Tate) and Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Gunn, Tony DeSergio). Video Marc Dorcel’s big-budget European parody Inglorious Bitches received eight nominations in such categories as Parody Release of the Year (Drama) Director of the Year - Parody (Max Candy), Best Special Effects and European Feature Release of the Year. Writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s informative sexual wellness series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex was honored with a Specialty Release of the Year nomination (for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Positions - Basic and Marketing Campaign of the Year). The glamorous Wicked Girl was also recognized with several nominations that spoke to the diverse nature of her career, including Crossover Star of the Year and Best Actress - Couples-Themed Release for Wicked Passions’ A Love Story. The Wicked Passions franchise also earned a nomination for Couples-Themed Line of the Year. Writer-Director Stormy Daniels' Blow earned recognition in the Best Couples-Themed Release category, as did Barrett Blade’s Alektra Blue vehicle Next Friday Night, while the newest member of the Wicked family, Samantha Saint, was nominated for Female Performer of the Year. Continuing the Wicked Girls’ impressive sweep, Kaylani Lei earned a Best Actress Couples-Themed Release nomination for The Prize, while Francois Clousot's Alektra showcase Freak was nominated for Vignette Release of the Year. Other lines distributed by the company, including Video Marc Dorcel, AbbyWinters.Com and JoyBear Pictures, all received major nominations. In addition to Inglorious Bitches’ impressive sweep, Video Marc Dorcel also received European Studio of the Year, as did England’s JoyBear Pictures. Long noted for their commitment to lesbian erotica, AbbyWinters.Com received an All Girl Release of the Year nomination for Girls with Girls. The Wicked Sensual Care Collection, a new company devoted to creating luxurious lubricants and enhancers, was recognized for its commitment to creating high-end, cruelty-free and PETA-certified pleasure products with an overall nomination for Sex Lubricant Company of the Year, while Wicked Ultra Heat earned a place in the Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year - Topical category. Reflecting on his company’s performance over the last year, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein appreciates the diversity of the XBIZ nominations, observing, “We want to thank XBIZ for recognizing the continuing commitment to excellence seen in our talent, our directors, and in both our original productions and those we distribute. We’re also very proud to be nominated for our newly launched Wicked Sensual Care Collection.” Please see below for a complete listing of Wicked’s 2013 XBIZ nominations. MEN IN BLACK: A HARDCORE PARODY Parody Release of the Year - Comedy Director of the Year - Parody - Brad Armstrong Best Actress - Parody Release - Misty Stone Best Actor - Parody Release - Randy Spears Best Non-Sex Acting Performance - James Bartholet Best Scene - Parody Release - Alektra Blue, Xander Corvus Best Cinematography - Francois Clousot Best Editing - Scott Allen Best Special Effects Best Art Direction COUNTDOWN Feature Movie of the Year Director of the Year - Feature Release - Brad Armstrong Best Actress - jessica drake Best Actor - Brad Armstrong Best Supporting Actress - Kaylani Lei Best Non-Sex Acting Performance - Frank Bukkwyd Best Scene - Feature Movie - jessica drake, Bill Bailey Best Screenplay - Brad Armstrong Marketing Campaign of the Year SPARTACUS XXIII: THE BEGINNING Feature Movie of the Year Director of the Year - Feature Release - Marcus London Best Actress - Feature Movie - Devon Lee Best Actor - Feature Movie - Marcus London Best Supporting Actress - Tanya Tate Best Supporting Actor - Tony DeSergio Best Supporting Actor - Tommy Gunn Best Non-Sex Acting Performance - Brad Armstrong Best Non-Sex Acting Performance - Ben English Best Scene - Feature Movie - Gracie Glam, Melanie Rios, Carina Roman, Tommy Gunn & Nacho Vidal Screenplay of the Year - Marcus London Best Cinematography - Francois Clousot Best Special Effects Best Music Best Art Direction Best Editing - Marcus London Marketing Campaign of the Year Star Branded Pleasure Product of the Year - Spartacus MMXII Torch, Crystal Delights THE PRIZE Best Couples-Themed Release Best Actress - Couples-Themed Release, Kaylani Lei BLOW Couples-Themed Release of the Year A LOVE STORY Couples-Themed Release of the Year Best Actress, Couples-Themed Release of the Year - jessica drake Best Actor, Couples-Themed Release of the Year - Xander Corvus FREAK Vignette Release of the Year Best Scene - Vignette Release - Alektra Blue, Mick Blue & Danny Mountain ASIAN ANAL ASSASSINS Asian-Themed Release of the Year BREAKING ALL TIES Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release - Gracie Glam, Derrick Pierce ABBY WINTERS Adult Site of the Year, AbbyWinters.Com Mobile Site of the Year, AbbyWinters.Com Photography Site of the Year, AbbyWinters.Com All Girl Release of the Year - Girls With Girls WICKED PASSIONS New Line of the Year Couples’ Themed Line of the Year JESSICA DRAKE’S GUIDE TO WICKED SEX Specialty Release of the Year - jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex - Positions (Basic) Marketing Campaign of the Year THE WICKED SENSUAL CARE COLLECTION Sex Lubricant Company of the Year Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year - Topical, Wicked Ultra Heat BURNING ANGEL ENTERTAINMENT / VOUYER MEDIA Crossover Star of the Year, Joanna Angel Adult Site of the Year, BurningAngel.Com Mobile Site of the Year, JoannaAngel.Com All-Sex Release of the Year, Joanna Angel Filthy Whore Interracial Release of the Year, School of Black Cock JOYBEAR PICTURES European Studio of the Year European Release of the Year, Rosa VIDEO MARC DORCEL European Studio of the Year Studio Site of the Year, Dorcel.Com Foreign Female Performer of the Year - Anna Polina Parody Release of the Year - Drama, Inglorious Bitches European Feature Release of the Year, Inglorious Bitches Director of the Year - Parody - Max Candy, Inglorious Bitches Best Scene - Parody Release - Anastasia Devine, Anna Polina, Cindy Dollar, Defrancesca Gallardo, Katy, Nataly, Niki Sweet, Silvie De Lux, Suzie Carina, Valleria, Pavel Matous, George Uhl, Marcio Gonzales, J.J. Best Cinematography - Arie Van Dam, Inglorious Bitches Best Art Direction, Inglorious Bitches Best Special Effects, Inglorious BItches Best Editing - Clemente Del Duca, Inglorious Bitches European Release of the Year - L’Avocate European Release of the Year La Journaliste European Non-Feature Release of the Year - Aleska & Angelika Pornochic 21 European Non-Feature Release of the Year - In Bed with Katsuni European Non-Feature Release of the Year - Orgy 2: The XXX Championship Powered Pleasure Product of the Year - Deep Vibe, Marc Dorcel Toys WICKED.COM Studio Site of the Year WICKED PICTURES Studio of the Year ###