2018 XBIZ Awards Categories Announced, Pre-Nom Period Begins Sept. 1

2018 XBIZ Awards Categories Announced, Pre-Nom Period Begins Sept. 1
Alejandro Freixes

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ has unveiled its official categories for the 2018 XBIZ Awards, when the incomparable Jessica Drake will host the adult industry's biggest night, presented by MyFreeCams.com.

The pre-nomination period for the 2018 XBIZ Awards will launch industrywide on Sept. 1. To submit pre-noms, industry professionals must be registered members of the XBIZ.net social network and use the online submission form to record their entries.

The deadline for 2018 XBIZ Awards pre-nominations is midnight on Fri., Sept. 30.

Several award categories have been introduced for the 2018 show in an effort to best highlight the evolving facets of adult.

In the Movies & Production field, in response to the booming taboo genre, three categories have been added: Taboo Release of the Year, Taboo Series of the Year and Best Sex Scene — Taboo Release. Also, in order to reflect the diverse array of parody works, such titles now qualify for inclusion in the Feature Movie, Couples-Themed and newly added Comedy categories: Comedy Release of the Year, Best Actress — Comedy Release, Best Actor — Comedy Release and Best Sex Scene — Comedy Release.

Within the Web & Technology segment, XBIZ will introduce awards for Emerging Web Brand of the Year, as well as a category split for Cam Studio of the Year into Europe and Latin America. Also, to recognize excellence in camming on an international level, honors will be bestowed upon Female Cam Model of the Year and Male Cam Model of the Year. 

Within the realm of Pleasure Products, new awards will be given in the categories of Luxury Brand of the Year and Manufacturer Education/Training Program of the Year, as well as a category split for Sex Toy of the Year — Powered into Vibrating and Non-Vibrating. Also, in the Retail & Distribution sector, trophies will be awarded for Retailer Education/Training Program of the Year and Home Party Company of the Year.

In order to be eligible for consideration for a 2018 XBIZ Award, movies and pleasure products must be released between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017.

Links to digital media works, marketing material and/or website login information should be provided via the XBIZ.net pre-nom submission form.

Upon submitting pre-nominations, producers and manufacturers that have not already submitted product samples and marketing materials to XBIZ may do so at:

Adnet Media, Attn.: 2018 Noms 
5042 Wilshire Blvd. #487 
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The 16th annual XBIZ Awards will once again coincide with the biggest industrywide conference, XBIZ 2018, which unites webmasters, content producers, cam networks and studios, virtual reality players, models/performers and solution providers, for boundless business opportunities in the world capital of adult.

Stay tuned to XBIZ.com for upcoming announcements about the 2018 XBIZ Awards show.

Here is the complete list of 2018 XBIZ Awards categories:

MOVIES & PRODUCTION

  • Feature Movie of the Year
  • Gonzo Release of the Year
  • Gonzo Series of the Year
  • All-Sex Release of the Year
  • All-Sex Series of the Year
  • Vignette Release of the Year
  • Vignette Series of the Year
  • Taboo Release of the Year
  • Taboo Series of the Year
  • Performer Showcase Release of the Year
  • Comedy Release of the Year
  • Couples-Themed Release of the Year
  • All-Girl Release of the Year — Feature
  • All-Girl Series of the Year — Non-Feature
  • Director of the Year — Body of Work
  • Director of the Year — Feature Release
  • Director of the Year — Non-Feature Release
  • Female Performer of the Year
  • Male Performer of the Year
  • Best New Starlet
  • Best Male Newcomer
  • Girl/Girl Performer of the Year
  • Foreign Female Performer of the Year
  • Foreign Male Performer of the Year
  • MILF Performer of the Year
  • Crossover Star of the Year
  • Best Actress — Feature Release
  • Best Actor — Feature Release
  • Best Actress — Comedy Release
  • Best Actor — Comedy Release
  • Best Actress — Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Actor — Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Actress — All-Girl Release
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Non-Sex Performance
  • Best Sex Scene — Feature Release
  • Best Sex Scene — Gonzo Release
  • Best Sex Scene — All-Sex Release
  • Best Sex Scene — Vignette Release
  • Best Sex Scene — Taboo Release
  • Best Sex Scene — Comedy Release
  • Best Sex Scene — Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Sex Scene — All-Girl Release
  • Best Sex Scene — Virtual Reality
  • Screenplay of the Year
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Music
  • Best Editing
  • Studio of the Year
  • Best New Studio/Line
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Amateur Release of the Year
  • Pro-Am Release of the Year
  • All-Black Release of the Year
  • Interracial Release of the Year
  • Latin-Themed Release of the Year
  • Asian-Themed Release of the Year
  • BDSM Release of the Year
  • Fetish Release of the Year
  • Specialty Release of the Year
  • Foreign Studio of the Year
  • Foreign Director of the Year
  • Foreign Feature Release of the Year
  • Foreign Non-Feature Release of the Year
  • Gay Studio of the Year
  • Gay Movie of the Year
  • Gay Director of the Year
  • Gay Performer of the Year
  • Trans Studio of the Year
  • Trans Release of the Year
  • Trans Director of the Year
  • Trans Performer of the Year

PLEASURE PRODUCTS

  • Pleasure Products Company of the Year — Full Range
  • Pleasure Products Company of the Year — Sex Toys
  • Luxury Pleasure Product/Line of the Year
  • Luxury Brand of the Year
  • Sex Toy of the Year — Powered (Vibrating)
  • Sex Toy of the Year — Powered (Non-Vibrating)
  • Couples Sex Kit/Toy of the Year
  • Innovative Sex Toy of the Year — Design
  • Innovative Sex Toy of the Year — Technology
  • Male Sex Toy/Line of the Year
  • Male Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Gay Sex Toy/Line of the Year
  • LGBT Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Soft Bondage Product/Line of the Year
  • Fetish Product/Line of the Year
  • BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Adult Game of the Year
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Product of the Year
  • Specialty Product/Line of the Year
  • Excellence in Product Packaging
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Manufacturer Education/Training Program of the Year
  • Lingerie Collection of the Year
  • Lingerie Company of the Year
  • Sexual Health & Wellness Product of the Year
  • Sexual Health & Wellness Brand of the Year
  • Sex Enhancement Product of the Year
  • Sex Lubricant of the Year
  • Sex Lubricant Company of the Year
  • Sensual Bath & Body Product of the Year
  • Sensual Accessory Product/Line of the Year
  • Condom Manufacturer of the Year
  • International Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Boutique Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • New Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Sexpert of the Year

WEB & TECHNOLOGY

  • CPA Network of the Year
  • Paysite Affiliate Program of the Year
  • Retail Affiliate Program of the Year
  • Specialty Affiliate Program of the Year
  • Cam Company of the Year — North America
  • Cam Company of the Year — Europe
  • Dating Company of the Year
  • Payment Services Company of the Year — IPSP
  • Payment Services Company of the Year — Merchant Services
  • Payment Services Company of the Year — Alternative 
  • VOD Company of the Year
  • Content Provider of the Year
  • Web Host of the Year
  • Traffic Company of the Year — North America
  • Traffic Company of the Year — Europe
  • Mobile Company of the Year
  • Web Solutions Company of the Year
  • Gay Web Company of the Year
  • Innovative Web Product of the Year
  • Progressive Web Company of the Year
  • Emerging Web Brand of the Year
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Cam Studio of the Year — Europe
  • Cam Studio of the Year — Latin America
  • Cam Site of the Year — North America
  • Cam Site of the Year — Europe
  • Cam Site of the Year — Gay
  • Female Cam Model of the Year
  • Male Cam Model of the Year
  • Web Star of the Year
  • Adult Site of the Year — Paysite 
  • Adult Site of the Year — Video-on-Demand
  • Adult Site of the Year — Studio
  • Adult Site of the Year — Performer
  • Adult Site of the Year — Photography
  • Adult Site of the Year — Erotic
  • Adult Site of the Year — Gay
  • Adult Site of the Year — Trans
  • Adult Site of the Year — BDSM
  • Adult Site of the Year — Niche
  • Adult Site of the Year — Specialty
  • Adult Site of the Year — For Women
  • Adult Site of the Year — Fan Site
  • Adult Site of the Year — Virtual Reality

RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION

  • Retailer of the Year — Chain
  • Retailer of the Year — Boutique
  • Online Retailer of the Year — Full Range
  • Online Retailer of the Year — Pleasure Products
  • Online Retailer of the Year — Specialty
  • Progressive Retailer of the Year
  • Retailer Education/Training Program of the Year
  • Home Party Company of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year — Pleasure Products
  • Distributor of the Year — Specialty
  • International Distributor of the Year
  • Progressive Distributor of the Year
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