B. Skow Receives 33 Noms for 2015 XBIZ Awards

LOS ANGELES — The nominees for the 2015 XBIZ Awards were announced and director B. Skow landed 33 of them.

Skow received four nominations for Director of the Year, five Best Scene noms for performances in five different movies, Feature Movie of the Year, Gonzo Series of the Year, Vignette Release of the Year and Vignette Series of the Year and two for Couples-Themed Release of the Year.

Nearly one-third of his noms were for his controversial feature "The Gardener," which was based on the story of Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped at 11 in South Lake Tahoe, Skow and Stanley used the framework of the girl’s eight years being held in captivity for their screenplay. The movie brought in nominations for Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year – Feature Release, Best Actor (Alec Knight), Best Actress (Jessie Andrews), Best Scene (Knight and Andrews), Screenplay of the Year (David Stanley) and Best Cinematography (Skow), Best Music (Skow) and Best Editing (Gabrielle Anex).

Other directing noms came in these categories: Director of the Year - Body of Work, Director of the Year - Non-Feature Release: "Sexually Explicit 2"; Director of the Year – Parody: B. Skow, "Austin Powers XXX: A Porn Parody."

"Beautiful New Faces" is up for Gonzo Series of the Year; "Sexually Explicit 2" for Vignette Release of the Year; "Sexually Explicit" for Vignette Series of the Year; "Proud Parents" and "These Things We Do" for Couples-Themed Release of the Year.

Skow directed six nominees for Best Actor/Best Actress, another for Best Supporting Actor and one for Best Non-Sex Acting Performance. There are also five Best Scene nominations for performances in five movies, including Best Actress - All-Girl Release (Mischa Brooks and Rilynn Rae in "Conjoined").

“I am very pleased to have my work recognized,” Skow said. “I felt like I had a very strong year and critics and fans really seemed to agree. It’s great to see that validated so strongly by the XBIZ nominations. They are very much appreciated.”

The complete list of B. Skow noms for the 2015 XBIZ Awards:

Feature Movie of the Year: The Gardener (Skow for Girlfriends)
Gonzo Series of the Year: Beautiful New Faces (Skow for Girlfriends)
Vignette Release of the Year: Sexually Explicit 2 (Skow for Girlfriends)
Vignette Series of the Year: Sexually Explicit
Couples-Themed Release of the Year: Proud Parents (Skow for Girlfriends)
Couples-Themed Release of the Year: These Things We Do (Skow for Girlfriends)
Director of the Year - Body of Work
Director of the Year - Feature Release: The Gardener
Director of the Year - Non-Feature Release: Sexually Explicit 2
Director of the Year – Parody: B. Skow, Austin Powers XXX: A Porn Parody (Vivid Entertainment)
Parody Release of the Year – Comedy: Austin Powers XXX: A Porn Parody
Best Actress - Feature Movie: Jessie Andrews, The Gardener
Best Actor - Feature Movie: Alec Knight, The Gardener
Best Actress - Couples-Themed Release: Casey Calvert, Proud Parents
Best Actress - Couples-Themed Release: Siri, These Things We Do
Best Actor - Couples-Themed Release: Alan Stafford, These Things We Do
Best Actor - Couples-Themed Release: Steven St. Croix, Proud Parents
Best Supporting Actor: Richie Calhoun, Southern Hospitality (Skow for Girlfriends)
Best Non-Sex Acting Performance: Evan Stone, Southern Hospitality
Best Scene - Feature Movie: Jessie Andrews & Alec Knight, The Gardener
Best Scene - Non-Feature Release: Ana Foxx, Alini Li & Steven St. Croix, Beautiful New Faces
Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release: Alex Chance, Billy Glide & Tommy Pistol, Southern Hospitality
Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release: Brooklyn Chase & Seth Gamble, Sweetness & Light (Skow for Girlfriends)
Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release: Marie McCray & Alan Stafford, These Things We Do
Screenplay of the Year: The Gardener, David Stanley
Best Cinematography: The Gardener, B. Skow, Chad Boyer & Mike Towers
Best Music: The Gardener
Best Editing: The Gardener, Gabrielle Anex
Progressive Studio of the Year: Skow for Girlfriends
Best Actress - All-Girl Release: Mischa Brooks, Conjoined (Girlfriends Films)
Best Actress - All-Girl Release: Rilynn Rae, Conjoined
Best Scene - All-Girl: Remy LaCroix, Maddy O'Reilly & India Summer, Mysterious Ways (Girlfriends Films)