For Immediate Release | Wicked Pictures Earns 75 2015 XBIZ Awards Nominations

LOS ANGELES, CA – (NOVEMBER 18, 2014) – Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes have received a staggering seventy-five 2015 XBIZ Awards nominations. This impressive tally was achieved through the high-caliber work of the company’s contract directors and talent, the distribution of equally impressive movies by other studios, and successful ventures into emerging markets. Veteran contract director Brad Armstrong’s epic relationship drama Aftermath led the way for the company’s in-house productions with thirteen major nominations. The fine performances, taut direction and outstanding production values were recognized with nominations for Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year – Feature Release, Best Actress (jessica drake), Best Actor (Tyler Nixon), Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Love), Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Driller) Best Marketing Campaign, Best Scene-Feature (jessica drake and Tyler Nixon), Best Editing, Screenplay of the Year, Best Music, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. As if that weren't enough, Armstrong's second epic for the year, Holly...Would, earned an additional four nods in such top categories as Feature Movie of the Year, Screenplay of the Year, Best Actress (Asa Akira) and Best Actor (Xander Corvus). On top of that, Brad’s sexy comedy Cabana Cougar Club earned a Couples-Themed Release of the Year nomination, along with another Best Actor nod for Tyler Nixon. Fittingly, the veteran blockbuster creator was also nominated for Director of the Year – Body of Work. “It's always great being recognized by XBIZ and it's reviewers, but honoring myself, cast members and crew with over twenty is amazing,” says Armstrong of his noms sweep. “I'm particularly proud they nominated BOTH Aftermath and Holly...Would with Best Feature nods, and jessica and Asa for best actress in their respective roles. And of course I'm sort of feeling like a proud papa for the two Best Actor nominations for Tyler Nixon. It should be a GREAT night at the XBIZ Awards!” 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 maiden release in the Wicked Fairy Tales line, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, received eleven nominations, namely two for Best Actress (jessica drake, Riley Steele), Best Actor (Barrett Blade), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Director of the Year –Parody, Best Editing, Best Marketing Campaign, Parody Release of the Year- Drama, and two for Best Scene-Parody (Riley Steele & Ryan Driller, and Alec Knight, Ash Hollywood & Katie St. Ives). In other highlights, Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned Best Actress (Samantha Saint), Parody Release of the Year - Drama, Best Scene-Parody (Samantha Saint & Seth Gamble) and Director of the Year nominations. Braun's brilliant 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 a Best Actress nod for Ash Hollywood as his daughter Kim, played by Elisha Cuthbert in the original TV show. “It's always exciting to be recognized for your work, but even more so when you're part of such an incredibly talented group of people,” Braun reflects. “My first year with Wicked Pictures has been absolutely fantastic, and I'm looking forward to many more to come.” Another high profile release in the Wicked Fairy Tales series, Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned veteran contract superstar Stormy Daniels a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her outstanding portrayal of Maleficent, as well as Best Actor (Michael Vegas) and Best Scene-Parody (Anikka Albrite & Michael Vegas) noms. Writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s acclaimed sexual wellness series jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex was honored with a Specialty Release of the Year nominations for her innovative Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size. In addition to her Best Actress nods for Aftermath and Snow White XXX, the glamorous Wicked Girl’s enduring popularity was further recognized with a Crossover Star of the Year nomination. "I'm so honored to have been recognized by XBIZ this year! I got two acting noms from two of my favorite - and very different movies - Aftermath and Snow White XXX, jessica enthuses. “I was also nominated for a sex scene in Aftermath with Tyler Nixon, along with Crossover Star. But the icing on the cake was seeing my instructional Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size nominated for Best Educational release. I'm truly grateful to XBIZ for the noms, and Wicked for their support and encouragement!" The newest member of the Wicked Family, Asa Akira, earned both Female Performer of the Year and Crossover Star of the Year nominations in addition her Best Actress honors for Holly...Would. "I'm so happy about the nominations! This was my first full year with Wicked Pictures, and I'm glad to see the XBIZ team enjoyed it as much as I did. I'm especially excited for my Best Actress nomination, because it's one I don't think people would expect!" Other lines distributed by the company, including Marc Dorcel and JoyBear Pictures, all received major nominations. In addition to the European Studio of the Year honors received by both studios, Dorcel and JoyBear were responsible for creating every single movie nominated in the European Feature Release of the Year category. Dorcel's commitment to innovation and excellence was also recognized with a Progressive Studio of the Year nomination. Wicked Sensual Care, acclaimed creators of luxurious, cruelty-free and PETA-certified lubricants and enhancers, received a Sex Lubricant Company of the Year nomination. For his part, Wicked Pictures President and Owner Steve Orenstein couldn’t be more pleased with the many nominations earned by his company’s elite team of contract performers and directors. “We’d like to thank XBIZ for their recognition of our dedication to creating quality product. On the directing side of the nominations, Brad Armstrong has been instrumental to our success for twenty years and continues to grow as a writer and director. I’m also pleased to see Axel Braun, while in his first year with Wicked, continuing his domination of the parody categories and jessica drake continuing to earn nominations for her Guide to Wicked Sex line. On the talent side, I’m very grateful to see our long time contract superstars Stormy Daniels and jessica drake, as well as brand new contract exclusive Asa Akira, continue to shine.” Wicked Pictures proudly congratulates its 2015 XBIZ Awards nominees. Please see below for a complete list of nominations. To learn more about Wicked Pictures, please visit www.wicked.com. ### WICKED PICTURES | 2015 XBIZ NOMINATIONS Feature Movie of the Year Aftermath Holly...Would Parody Release of the Year - Drama Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Couples-Themed Release of the Year Cabana Cougar Club Director of the Year - Body of Work Brad Armstrong Axel Braun Director of the Year - Feature Release Brad Armstrong, Aftermath Director of the Year - Parody Axel Braun, Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Axel Braun, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Female Performer of the Year Asa Akira Crossover Star of the Year Asa Akira jessica drake Best Actress - Feature Movie Asa Akira, Holly...Would jessica drake, Aftermath Best Actor - Feature Movie Xander Corvus, Holly...Would Tyler Nixon, Aftermath Best Actress - Parody Release jessica drake, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Ash Hollywood, 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Samantha Saint, Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Riley Steele, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Actor - Parody Release Barrett Blade, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Xander Corvus, Spider-Man XXX 2: An Axel Braun Parody Kurt Lockwood, 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Michael Vegas, Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Actor - Couples-Themed Release Tyler Nixon, Cabana Cougar Club Best Supporting Actress Stormy Daniels, Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Brandi Love, Aftermath Best Supporting Actor Ryan Driller, Aftermath Best Scene - Feature Movie jessica drake & Tyler Nixon, Aftermath Best Scene - Parody Release Anikka Albrite & Michael Vegas, Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Ash Hollywood, Katie St. Ives & Alec Knight, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Samantha Saint & Seth Gamble, Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Riley Steele & Ryan Driller, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release Skin Diamond & Nick Manning, White Witch Best Scene - All-Girl Ariel Rebel & Cayenne Klein, Russian Institute: Lesson 19: Holidays at My Parents (Marc Dorcel) Screenplay of the Year Aftermath, Brad Armstrong Holly....Would, Brad Armstrong Best Cinematography Aftermath, David Lord & Alex Ladd Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Axel Braun & Alex Ladd Best Art Direction Aftermath Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Best Music Aftermath (Wicked Pictures) Best Editing Aftermath, Scott Allen Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Mrs. Braun & Axel Braun Studio of the Year Wicked Pictures Progressive Studio of the Year Marc Dorcel Marketing Campaign of the Year Aftermath Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody Specialty Release of the Year Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size European Studio of the Year Marc Dorcel JoyBear Pictures European Director of the Year Herve Bodilis European Feature Release of the Year A Novice Lawyer (Marc Dorcel) A Virgin's First Time (Marc Dorcel) Anissa Kate The Widow (Marc Dorcel) Educating Reeves (JoyBear Pictures) Executive Assistant (Marc Dorcel) Footballers' Housewives (Marc Dorcel) Russian Institute: Lesson 19: Holidays at My Parents (Marc Dorcel) Lola at Your Service (Marc Dorcel) Lola The Virgin (Marc Dorcel) Pearl Necklace (JoyBear Pictures) Prison (Marc Dorcel) The Ingenuous (Marc Dorcel) The Night Patrol (Marc Dorcel) Young Horse Riders (Marc Dorcel) European Non-Feature Release of the Year Anissa & Lola at the Nurses' School (Marc Dorcel) Ballerina by Night, Escort by Day (Marc Dorcel) Russian Institute: Lesson 19: Holidays at My Parents (Marc Dorcel) The Education of a Young Maid (Marc Dorcel) Adult Site of the Year - Studio Wicked.Com DorcelClub.Com Adult Site of the Year - Erotic JoyBear Pictures