LOS ANGELES — The pre-nomination period for adult entertainment's biggest industry awards show, the 10th annual XBIZ Awards, will end this Friday, Oct. 21 at midnight PST.
The XBIZ Awards will be held on Jan. 10, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif., with hosts Jessica Drake and Kayden Kross. The presenting sponsor is MyFreeCams.com.
To submit pre-nominations in any of the awards categories, industry professionals must be registered members of the XBIZ.net social network and use the online submission form to record their entries.
In order to be eligible for consideration for a 2012 XBIZ Award, video and novelty products must be released between Nov. 1, 2010, and Oct. 21, 2011.
Upon completing the pre-nomination submission form, XBIZ encourages producers and manufacturers to submit their product samples and marketing materials to:
Adnet Media, Attn.: 2012 Noms
4929 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 960
Los Angeles 90010
Several new award categories have been added for the 2012 show in an effort to be more inclusive of previously unrecognized market segments and in response to feedback from members of the adult entertainment industry.
In the Adult Video field, the new categories include outstanding achievements for Supporting Acting Performances, All-Girl Release and Series of the Year, Couples-Themed Release and Series, and Black, Latin and Asian-Themed Release and Series of the Year, among others.
In the Novelty sector, new categories for 2012 include Male Pleasure Product of the Year, Adult Star Branded Pleasure Product of the Year, Sexual Supplement Company of the Year and more.
And In the Web/Tech field, new categories include two Adult Site of the Year categories, Mobile Site of the Year, Blog Site of the Year and European Billing Company of the Year, among others.
Winners will be announced at the red carpet gala ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Hollywood.
The 10th anniversary XBIZ Awards will highlight a week of industry-leading business events that include digital media conference XBIZ LA (Jan. 9-11) and XBIZ Retail Expo & Conference (Jan. 9-10). XBIZ LA will return to the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles, while XBIZ Retail will be held at the Burbank Marriott hotel immediately following ANME.
For the complete list of 2012 categories, click here.