SAN FRANCISCO — The 2018 XBIZ Awards has honored the exclusive models, executives, directors and movies of Falcon Studios Group and the NakedSword Network with a total of 27 nominations.
Included in these prestigious accolades are nods to Falcon Studios, NakedSword Originals, Raging Stallion Studios and Hot House Video for Gay Studio of the Year and five nods for Gay Movie of the Year.
“Earthbound: Heaven to Hell 2” and “Route 69,” produced by Falcon Studios; “MXXX The Hardest Ride” and “Scared Stiff,” produced by NakedSword Originals; and “One Night at the Ready,” produced by Hot House Video, were all nominated for Gay Movie of the Year.
In the Director of the Year category, all of Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword Original’s main brand directors were nominated. Tony Dimarco (Falcon), mr. Pam (NakedSword Originals), Steve Cruz (Raging Stallion) and Nick Foxx (Hot House), as well as guest director Chi Chi LaRue, who directed three of the five Movie of the Year nominees for Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword Originals (“Earthbound: Heaven to Hell 2,” “One Night at the Ready” and “Scared Stiff”).
Falcon Studios Group Exclusive models that received recognition in the Gay Performer of the Year category are Brent Corrigan, JJ Knight, Johnny V, Ryan Rose, Sean Zevran and Skyy Knox.
NakedSword was nominated for Gay Web Brand of the Year and FalconStudios.com, NakedSword.com, RagingStallion.com and HotHouse.com were all nominated for Gay Site of the Year.
In the XBIZ Industry Exec Awards for online companies, Tim Valenti, Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword president, was nominated for Chief Executive of the Year and Toby J. Morris, vice president of marketing, was nominated for Marketing Executive of the Year.
“We’re honored for all the gay XBIZ Awards nominations,” Valenti said. “We are grateful for the recognition of the talents of all our executives, studios, directors, movies, performers and websites. It’s our goal to create the best products in the gay adult marketplace, and it’s an honor to be recognized for the efforts of our entire staff.”
The XBIZ Awards, considered by many as the most respected and important awards in the adult entertainment industry, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Grand JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles.