LOS ANGELES — Evil Angel is celebrating 'Awards Season O' Plenty' after receiving 86 nominations for the 2016 XBIZ Awards.
Filmmakers Jonni Darkko, Dana Vespoli and Manuel Ferrara were nominated in the Director of the Year — Body of Work category. Christoph Clark, Kevin Moore, David Perry, Joey Silvera, Jay Sin and the BAM Visions team of Mick Blue and Maestro Claudio joined Adriano, Siffredi and Vidal with nods in other XBIZ directing categories.
Ferrara and creative partner Kayden Kross were behind “Screwing Wall St.: The Arrangement Finders IPO,” which received XBIZ nominations for Parody Release of the Year and Director of the Year — Parody. XBIZ also recognized the movie for Best Actor — Parody Release (Ferrara), Best Actress — Parody Release (Veronica Vain) and Best Scene — Parody Release (Vain and Blue). Ferrara was also nominated Male Performer of the Year.
Albrite and Blue each received a 2016 XBIZ Performer of the Year nod. The couple formed BAM Visions (with co-director Claudio), nominated by XBIZ as Best New Studio. “Anikka’s Anal Sluts,” directed by Blue and Claudio, took XBIZ noms for Gonzo Release of the Year, Director Of The Year — Non-Feature Release and Best Scene — All Sex Release (Albrite, Blue and Vicki Chase).
"Iconoclastic" filmmaker Vespoli’s “A Thing Of Beauty” was recognized by XBIZ in four categories: Best Couples-Themed Release, Best Director — Feature Release, Best Scene — Feature Release (Bree Daniels and Logan Pierce) and Best Actress — Couples-Themed Release (Daniels). Vespoli's “Fluid 3” won XBIZ recognition for Best Scene — All Girl (Stoya and Vespoli) and her “My Evil Stepson” was recognized in the Best Vignette Series category. Vespoli topped things off with an XBIZ MILF Performer of the Year mention as well.
At the recent Inked Awards, which recognizes tattoo culture in the adult industry, Darkko was named Director of the Year and his “Whore’s INK 2” claimed the trophy for DVD of the Year.
In addition to a Director of the Year nomination, XBIZ has accorded Darkko’s “Anal Angels” with recognition for Gonzo Release of the Year and Director of the Year — Non-Feature. Darkko’s “Starfall” won an XBIZ Best Music nod, while his “Asian Fucking Nation 6" earned nominations in the Asian Themed Release of the Year and Best Scene — Gonzo Release categories.
Siffredi's “Bonnie vs. Rocco” was nominated by XBIZ for All-Sex Release of the Year and “Rocco’s Perfect Slaves” earned XBIZ noms for Gonzo Series of the Year and Best Scene in a Gonzo Release (Siffredi and Veronica Avluv in “Rocco’s Perfect Slaves 4”). XBIZ named Siffredi in their Foreign Director of the Year and Male Performer of the Year categories.
XBIZ also nominated Evil Angel's Silvera for Transgender Director of the Year and mentioned “Trans-Visions 3” in its Transgender Release of the Year category. Joining Silvera among awards nominees for TS porn are Evil Angel filmmakers Aiden Starr and LeWood Productions, who were also accorded awards recognition for heterosexual content.
Evil Angel reaped numerous nominations in the gonzo, anal and niche porn categories in which the studio specializes, ranging from a quintet of XBIZ noms for Fetish Release of the Year (Aiden Riley’s “Fetish Fanatic 17” and “Foot Soldiers 4nicating,” LeWood’s “His Ass Is Mine 2,” Starr’s “Foot Fuckers” and Vespoli’s “Lesbian Public Sex Fetish 2”). In his first year at Evil Angel, Toni Ribas was nominated by XBIZ for Male Performer of the Year.
The 2016 XBIZ Awards, hosted by Stoya, will be presented at the JW Mariott Hotel at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
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