LOS ANGELES — New Sensations was honored with seven wins at the 2016 XBIZ Awards, taking home accolades for its BDSM film "The Submission of Emma Marx: Boundaries" and series "Tales From the Edge." Writer/director Jacky St. James was also acknowledged in the Director of the Year — Body of Work category.
"Boundaries," the sequel to "The Submission of Emma Marx," earned Best Screenplay honors for St. James and a Supporting Actress win for Riley Reid — her second for the role of Emma's sister, Nadia. Editors Eddie Powell and Gabrielle Anex were also recognized with an award for their work on the feature.
"The Swing Life" and "A Hotwife Blindfolded 2" were recognized respectively as the Couples Release of the Year and Vignette Release of the Year, with "The Swing Life" earning lead Keira Nicole acting honors in the Couples category for her performance as a newly initiated swinger.
"I was truly overwhelmed to learn about my XBIZ awards," St. James said. "My success has always been a collaborative effort with a team of outstanding artists, most notably Eddie Powell, Gabrielle Anex, and Paul Woodcrest. I am so grateful that my work has been recognized by the industry. I'm so honored."
Studio president Scott Taylor said, "We're extremely proud of the projects we produced in 2015 and the people who worked so tirelessly behind the scenes and in front of the camera to make it all happen. We're grateful to XBIZ for their acknowledgement and support."