For Immediate Release | Wicked Pictures Congratulates Its 2012 AVN Nominees

LOS ANGELES, CA - (DECEMBER 8, 2011) - Canoga Park-based adult industry powerhouse Wicked Pictures is pleased to announce that the company and product lines it distributes have been honored with nearly one hundred 2012 Adult Video News (AVN) nominations. While many of the accolades speak to the variety and quality of Wicked's in-house productions, the rest recognize the excellence of specialized lines like jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, Wicked Passions, Video Marc Dorcel, JoyBear Pictures and Abby Winters. The famed Wicked Girls™ (Stormy Daniels, jessica drake, Kaylani Lei, and Alektra Blue) and over twenty of the company's in-house productions received nominations, with director Brad Armstrong's AVN Editor’s Choice The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody leading the pack with eighteen major accolades. Sam Hain's innovative sci-fi spectacular Horizon followed with thirteen nominations, while Armstrong’s stylish dance opus Sexy received nine. The year also saw Wicked reaffirming its status as one of the industry’s top creators of adult comedies, with no less than four releases gracing the Best Sex Comedy category. Turning to new horizons, Wicked's entries into the sexual wellness market performed extremely well, with jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex receiving six major accolades, including Best Educational Release nominations for all of the installments released this year – Fellatio, Anal and Basic Positions. While best known for his stylish dramas, Brad Armstrong proved to have a deft comedic touch in 2011. Already an AVN and XBIZ Editor’s Choice, The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody emerged as one of the year's most highly regarded titles, leading the way for Wicked with recognition in such diverse categories as Best Parody - Comedy, Best Director - Parody, Best Art Direction, Best Screenplay - Parody, Best Supporting Actress (Alektra Blue), Best Supporting Actor (Randy Spears) and Best Group Sex Scene. Armstrong also earned a Best Director – Non-Feature nomination for Sexy and, fittingly, a well-deserved spot in the Director of the Year (Body of Work) category. In contrast, filmmaker Sam Hain, already considered one of the industry's most gifted creators of parodies, chose Wicked as the home for his first original production. An effects-laden deep space adventure, Horizon received nominations in several major categories, including Best Feature, Best Director – Feature, Best Actress (jessica drake), Best Supporting Actor (Rocco Reed), Best Supporting Actress (Kimberly Kane) and Best Screenplay. The film is currently an AVN and XBIZ Editor's Choice and has screened at mainstream theaters and college campuses. Created for the company’s romance line Wicked Passions, Stormy Daniels' charming Heart Strings earned the veteran writer/director/performer a well-deserved Best Director – Feature nomination, and a selection from the film’s soundtrack, “No Song, No Supper,” was nominated for Best Original Song. Daniels’ Gracie Glam vehicle Teacher's Pet earned a nomination for Best Feature, while her fun Kaylani Lei romp Blind Date earned praise in the Best Comedy category. The 2012 nominations also saw veteran contract director Jonathan Morgan exercising his penchant for hardcore humor, with both Party Girls and XXX Avengers receiving Best Sex Comedy honors. He was also honored in other genres, including a Best Interracial Release nomination for My Black Fantasy. Among the overseas lines distributed by Wicked, France's Video Marc Dorcel received over a dozen nominations, including Best Foreign Feature and Best Director - Foreign Feature for the exotic big-budget release Bangkok Connection. Abby Winters was honored with several noms recognizing the popular Girl Girl Hardcore and Intimate Moments franchises, while the innovative JoyBear Pictures titles Chloe's Column: Fuck Fame and Private Thoughts received multiple accolades. Having received nearly one hundred nominations in the many areas of direction, performance, eroticism and design, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein is justifiably pleased with his company's performance. "As always, I am very proud of our whole creative team. I am especially thankful for the recognition of all the 'firsts' for us. From Brad Armstrong's The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody getting released in a sea of parodies and still garnering more nominations than any other title, to Sam Hain's blockbuster Horizon, his first non-parody, being recognized with thirteen nominations. I was also extremely happy to see every release in the jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex series receive nominations and to see Stormy Daniels get a directing nod for our Wicked Passions line. And once again, AVN showed tremendous appreciation for the foreign lines we distribute, including Abby Winters, Video Marc Dorcel, and JoyBear Pictures." Wicked Pictures congratulates its talented performers, filmmakers, and staff for their 2012 AVN nominations. From science fiction to a musical parody, from sprawling epics to the most intimate of love stories, this forward-thinking studio continues to prove that it is built to last. A complete list of Wicked's 2012 Adult Video News nominations is below. ABOUT JESSICA Best Comedy ANARCHY Best Vignette Release Best Three-Way Sex Scene, Lizz Tayler, Danny Wylde, Sascha Best Music Soundtrack Best Original Song, “In Control” BLACK & BLUE Best All-Sex Release, Mixed Format BLIND DATE Best Comedy COUGARS TAKE IT BLACK Best MILF Release ETERNAL Best Feature Best Director Feature, Barrett Blade Best Supporting Actress, India Summer HEART STRINGS Best Director Feature, Stormy Daniels Best Original Song, “No Song, No Supper” HORIZON Best Feature Best Cinematography Best Director Feature, Sam Hain Best Art Direction Best Screenplay Best Actress, jessica drake Best Supporting Actor, Rocco Reed Best Supporting Actress, Kimberly Kane Best Non-Sex Performance, Andy San Dimas Best Marketing Campaign, Individual Project Best DVD Extras Best Special Effects Best Make Up jessica drake’s GUIDE TO WICKED SEX Best New Series Jessica drake’s GUIDE TO WICKED SEX: FELLATIO Best Educational Release Best Oral Release Best Oral Sex Scene, Bobbi Starr Jessica drake’s GUIDE TO WICKED SEX: ANAL Best Educational Release Jessica drake’s GUIDE TO WICKED SEX: POSITIONS Best Educational Release MY BLACK FANTASY Best Interracial Release PARTY GIRLS Best Comedy PRIVATE LESSONS Best Director Feature, Marcus London ROCKI WHORE PICTURE SHOW: A HARDCORE PARODY Best Parody, Comedy Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Director Parody, Brad Armstrong Best Art Direction Best Screenplay Parody Best Actor, Mac Turner Best Supporting Actor, Randy Spears Best Supporting Actress, Alektra Blue Best Group Sex Scene, Alektra Blue, jessica drake, Kaylani Lei, Brandy Aniston, Nikki Daniels, Lucky Starr, Puma Suede, Randy Spears, Tommy Gunn, Marcus London, Ron Jeremy, Jack Vegas, Dick Chibbles, Rocco Reed, Mac Turner Best Non-Sex Performance, James Bartholet Best Original Song, “Fuck-a-Fuck-a” Best Original Song, “Oversexed Pornstar” Best Marketing Campaign, Individual Project Best Packaging Best DVD Extras Best Make Up Best Music Soundtrack SEXY Best Vignette Release Best Director Non-Feature, Brad Armstrong Best Art Direction Best All-Girl Group Scene, Jessica drake, Alektra Blue, Kaylani Lei, Brandy Aniston Best Tease Performance, Brandy Aniston Best Original Song, “Sexy” Best Packaging Best DVD Extras Best Music Soundtrack TEACHERS PET Best Feature TOUCH OF SEDUCTION, A Best Ethnic-Themed Release Black WICKED PASSIONS Best New Line XXX AVENGERS Best Comedy YOUNG AT HEART Best Screenplay WICKED PICTURES Best Overall Marketing Campaign Best Membership Site Best Studio Website DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Brad Armstrong VIDEO MARC DORCEL BANGKOK CONNECTION Best Foreign Feature Best Director-Foreign Release, Max Bellochio MADEMOISELLE DE PARIS Best Foreign Feature Best Director-Foreign Release, Herve Bodilis MY FIRST ORGY Best Director-Foreign Release, Max Candy MAXIMUM FITNESS Best Foreign All-Sex Release FRENCH MAID SERVICE Best Foreign All-Sex Series RUSSIAN INSTITUTE Best Foreign All-Sex Series RICH LITTLE BITCH Best Foreign Feature ORGY: THE XXX CHAMPIONSHIP Best Orgy Gangbang Release Best Group Sex Scene, Kaci Star, Liz Del Sierra, Marie Mcray, Aiden Ashley, Alan Stafford, Anthony Rosano, Asa Akira, Austin Matthews, Charlie Theron, Diana Doll, Evan Stone, Jaelyn Fox, Jeanie Marie, Ramon Nomar, Raven Alexis, Sean Michaels, Sophia Lomeli, Cander Corvus, Yuki Mori. FRENCH MAID SERVICE TRAINEES Best Sex Scene in a Foreign Shot Production, Cindy Dollar, Ian Scott, Alex Forte, James Brossman DORCEL.COM Best Studio Website ABBY WINTERS GIRL GIRL HARDCORE Best All-Girl Series INTIMATE MOMENTS Best All-Girl Series NATURALLY SEDUCTIVE GIRLS Best Amateur Release LUSTFUL PLEASURES Best Solo Release TEMPTING URGES Best Solo Release JOYBEAR CHLOE’S COLUMN: FUCK FAME Best Foreign Feature Best Director-Foreign Release, Ted D PRIVATE THOUGHTS Best Foreign All-Sex Release Best Director-Foreign Release, Justin Ribiero Dos Santos For more information please visit and ###