HOLLYWOOD — Wicked Pictures took home multiple awards at the X-Rated Critics Organization's 2016 XRCO Awards, held Jun. 22 at the Ohm Nightclub in Hollywood, Calif. Wicked Girls jessica drake and Asa Akira hosted the event.
"Wanted," directed by Stormy Daniels for Wicked/Adam & Eve, won Best Epic award, while filmmakers Axel Braun and Brad Armstrong swept the Best Parody categories.
Braun won Best Parody: Comedy for his Wicked Fairy Tales release "Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody," and his Wicked Comix production "Batman v. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" won Best Parody: Comic. And Braun himself won the Best Director: Parody award, an honor XRCO has bestowed upon him a record five consecutive times.
Armstrong won Best Parody: Drama for his "Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody." And Armstrong's "Editor's Choice" parody earned Derrick Pierce a Best Actor trophy.
In addition to co-hosting the awards show, "Magic Mike XXXL" co-star and sexual wellness authority jessica drake's won XRCO's Mainstream Adult Media Favorite award.
The late Amber Rayne, who had come out of retirement to appear in "Wanted," earned XRCO's Unsung Siren award.
Steve Orenstein, CEO of Wicked Pictures, said, "I'm very thankful to the XRCO members for their recognition of our directors and our movies. Having our three exclusive directors all represented while winning all three Parody categories and the Epic category is fantastic. I'm also very thankful for jessica's Mainstream Adult Media Favorite award for her sex education work. We plan to continue making quality adult entertainment and hope that it continues to be recognized."