The standing-room only event celebrated some of the adult industry’s most innovative professionals, as chosen by their peers, across a wide spectrum of both online and offline adult products and services. Doors opened at 9:30 p.m. with a red-carpet reception, followed by the awards ceremony at 10:30 p.m.
Hustler’s Jim Henley hosted the evening and a raucous crowd cheered winners and nominees as industry players presented awards in 18 categories. The evening was capped off by a rocking performance by the band RUN as partygoers partied into the night.
In a first-ever statistical deadlock between two XBiz nominees, Mansion Productions (MPA3) and Too Much Media (NATS) broke even on the vote for Best Solution Provider, both averaging scores of 4.3325.
“It was an incredible night and an amazing turnout,” Alec Helmy, president of XBiz, said. “The tie between MPA3 and NATS was really a shocker for everyone, given that the judges scored them exactly the same. XBiz congratulates all the winners, and we’ll see you all again next year for another great round.”
The winners for the 4th Annual XBiz Awards:
Affiliate Program: SilverCash
Video Production Studio: Digital Playground
Novelty: Doc Johnson
Billing Company: CCBill
Alternative Billing: 2000Charge
Live Feed Provider: Video Secrets
Web Content Provider: Webmaster Central
Web Host: SplitInfinity
Mobile Solution: Adult Mobile Solutions
Solution Provider: Mansion (MPA3) and Too Much (NATS)
Design Company: Wyldesites
Webmaster Community: GFY
Innovative Product/Service: ITVN
Retail Site: SexToy.com
Free Site: Rabbits Review
Up-and-Coming Affiliate Program: SunnyDollars
The event included several other awards, including the Business Woman of the Year Award that went to adult film legend Jenna Jameson.
XBiz also honored Greg Piccionelli with the Industry Advocate of the Year award, an honor reserved for those individuals who have risen above the normal challenges of their profession to help the adult industry as a whole.
The Business Man of the Year Award went to Joe Lensman, the man behind successful adult business ventures such as Adult.com, GFY.com, RealityCash and Webmaster Access.