Nikki Benz Receives Nomination for XBIZ Female Performer of the Year

LOS ANGELES — Nikki Benz, the 2011 Penthouse Pet of the Year, has received a nomination for XBIZ for Female Performer of the Year for the 2015 XBIZ Awards. It marks the first time Benz has been nominated for Performer of the Year in her 12-year adult film career.

She also picked up nominations for Crossover Star of the Year and Interracial Release of the Year for ''Nikki Benz Jungle Fever" produced by Jules Jordan Video. It was the first interracial movie of Benz's career.

Benz shot at a torrid pace in 2014. Other than ''Jungle Fever," Naughty America releases include "I Have A Wife'' with Lisa Ann, ''Naughty Rich Girls'' with Jessy Jones, "My Dad's Hot GirlFriend'' with Richie Black and ''I Have a Wife'' with Jessica Jaymes and Emma Starr & Richie Black.

Releases for Brazzers include ''Vice Squad'' with Summer Brielle, "School Sucks and So Do I''' with Amy Anderssen, "Professional Perv" with Brigette B, ''Office 4Play'' with Courtney Taylor, Summer Brielle & Nina Elle, "Hang Low" with Alektra Blue and the Brazzers 10th Anniversary Collection. 

Benz was also in releases for Wicked Pictures ("Cabana Cougar Club'' with Julia Ann), Digital Playground (''Prey for the Dying'' and ''Blonde Bombshells''), the Spizoo Network ("Club Night" with Evan Stone) and also shot her first-ever creamipe video for

Benz also shot and cammed for her official site, and toured North America and Canada feature dancing. She also shot scenes with Kaylani Lei, Gianna Nicole, Angela Sommers, Samantha Saint, Remy LaCroix and Kagney Linn Karter among others.

Meanwhile, Benz received worldwide press after she was named as a potential candidate for Mayor of Toronto on TMZ and the Huffington Post. She was named Hottest Porn Actress 2014 by online lifestyle magazine in rankings listed here. She was also just featured in a new Funny or Die video poking fun at the race for Mayor of Toronto with the help of writer/producer Ethan Cole's grandparents.

"I can't thank XBIZ enough for the nominations," Benz said. "It's nice to know all of the hard work and effort I put into a non-stop schedule of shooting, performing and promoting has been recognized with the honor of being nominated, especially for my first-ever interracial release. I can't wait to see everyone at the awards in January even though I don't expect to necessarily win."

Benz next feature dances at Stiletto's New Jersey, November 28 and 29 and is live for her website members of on Monday, December 1.