2023 XBIZ Awards Categories Announced, Pre-Noms Now Open

2023 XBIZ Awards Categories Announced, Pre-Noms Now Open

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the official list of categories for the 2023 XBIZ Awards, the adult industry's biggest night, set for Jan. 15, 2023, in Hollywood.

The 21st annual XBIZ Awards will cover the most extensive and inclusive range of categories in adult. The pre-nomination period is now open. Industry professionals who are registered members of XBIZ.net can access the pre-nomination submission form.

This year, in recognition of short-form narrative releases, XBIZ has introduced two new categories: Featurette of the Year and Best Sex Scene — Featurette. The Awards will also recognize outstanding performer firsts, such as "first DP," with the new category of Best Sex Scene — Career-First Performance, while Gay Movie of the Year has been expanded into two categories: Gay Feature of the Year and Gay All-Sex Release of the Year.

The final day for pre-nomination entries is Friday, Sept. 30.

To be eligible for nomination, movies and pleasure products must be released between Oct. 1, 2021 and Sept. 30, 2022.

Links to digital content, marketing material and/or website access information must be provided via the submission form.

The XBIZ Awards is the crown jewel finale to XBIZ's winter events series, including X3 Expo set for Jan. 13-14, 2023.

The complete list of 2023 XBIZ Awards categories follows:

MOVIES & PRODUCTION

  • Feature Movie of the Year
  • Vignette Movie of the Year
  • Vignette Series of the Year
  • Gonzo Movie of the Year
  • Gonzo Series of the Year
  • All-Girl Movie of the Year
  • All-Girl Series of the Year
  • Featurette of the Year
  • Web Series of the Year
  • Gay Feature of the Year
  • Gay All-Sex Release of the Year
  • Trans Movie of the Year
  • Specialty Release of the Year
  • Director of the Year
  • Director of the Year — Gay
  • Director of the Year — Trans
  • Performer of the Year — All-Inclusive
  • Female Performer of the Year
  • Male Performer of the Year
  • MILF Performer of the Year
  • Girl/Girl Performer of the Year
  • Gay Performer of the Year
  • Trans Performer of the Year
  • Best New Performer
  • Best Acting — Lead
  • Best Acting — Supporting
  • Best Sex Scene — Feature Movie
  • Best Sex Scene — Performer Showcase
  • Best Sex Scene — Vignette
  • Best Sex Scene — Gonzo
  • Best Sex Scene — All-Girl
  • Best Sex Scene — Featurette
  • Best Sex Scene — Career-First Performance
  • Best Sex Scene — Trans
  • Best Sex Scene — Web Series
  • Best Sex Scene — Virtual Reality
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Editing
  • Best Art Direction
  • Studio of the Year
  • Best New Studio/Imprint

WEB & TECHNOLOGY

  • Paysite Network of the Year
  • Cam Company of the Year
  • Creator Platform Company of the Year
  • 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
  • Traffic Services Company of the Year
  • Web Services Company of the Year
  • Emerging Web Brand of the Year
  • Cam Model of the Year
  • Clip Artist of the Year
  • Premium Social Media Star of the Year
  • Cam Site of the Year — Premium
  • Cam Site of the Year — Freemium
  • Gay Cam Site of the Year
  • Creator Platform Site of the Year
  • Paysite of the Year
  • Best New Site
  • VOD Site of the Year
  • Erotic Site of the Year
  • Photography Site of the Year
  • All-Girl Site of the Year
  • Gay Site of the Year
  • Trans Site of the Year
  • Virtual Reality Site of the Year

PLEASURE PRODUCTS

  • Pleasure Products Company of the Year — Full Range
  • 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)
  • Sex Toy of the Year — Non-Powered
  • Couples Toy of the Year
  • Innovative Sex Toy of the Year
  • Male Pleasure Product of the Year
  • Queer Pleasure Product Brand of the Year
  • Fetish Line of the Year
  • BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Adult Game of the Year
  • Subscription Box Brand of the Year
  • Excellence in Product Packaging
  • Lingerie Company 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
  • Condom Company 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

RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION

  • Retailer of the Year — Chain
  • Retailer of the Year — Boutique
  • Online Retailer of the Year
  • Online Retailer of the Year — Boutique
  • Retail Education Program of the Year
  • Home Party Company of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year
  • International Retailer of the Year
  • International Distributor of the Year
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