2008 XBIZ Awards Official Nominees Announced

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — XBIZ has announced the final list of nominees, below, for the 6th Annual XBIZ Awards, to take place Feb. 7 at The Highlands in Hollywood, Calif.

The awards ceremony will once again anchor the annual XBIZ Hollywood '08 Industry Conference, being held Feb. 6-8 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

This year, XBIZ has substantially expanded its award categories to include awards for movie productions, performers and directors, including Feature Movie of the Year, Feature Director of the Year, New Starlet of the Year and the Crossover Male and Female Stars of the Year, among many others.

There are also new awards being given out for the outstanding marketing campaign and publicity stunt of the year, as well as a number of Lifetime and Outstanding Achievement awards. All awards will be handed out or announced at the awards ceremony.

“The entire staff of XBIZ would like to congratulate the final nominees of the 2008 XBIZ Awards," XBIZ President Alec Helmy said. “We're both thrilled and honored that the adult community has given us the support and opportunity to recognize outstanding companies and individuals across all sectors of the industry. This year's award ceremony is guaranteed to be bigger and more spectacular than ever before. We look forward to celebrating with the most influential players in adult entertainment today.”

“Congratulations to all of the finalists,” XBIZ Publisher Tom Hymes said. “We were thrilled with the number and quality of the nominations that came in and want to thank the adult community for stepping up to support the XBIZ Awards through their participation. Now on to the red carpet event!”

Digital Playground contract star Jesse Jane and adult industry personality Kevin “KB” Blatt are set to co-host the XBIZ Awards. The Players Ball will be the official after-party featuring special performances by rap artist/producer Lil Jon.

Finalists may email nominees@xbiz.com to receive a digital 'XBIZ Award Nominee' emblem for use on their websites and in print.

Registered attendees of XBIZ Hollywood Conference receive free general admission to the XBIZ Awards. A limited number of VIP tickets are available which include VIP entry into the awards venue and full access to the VIP lounge (catering included).

Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to kristen@xbiz.com.

The 2008 XBIZ Awards Official Nominees are:

Web/Online Categories

  • Affiliate Program of the Year
    12clicksCash.com, Braincash, CECash, EuroRevenue, Fetish Hits, Gammae, NichePartners, NS Cash, OC Cash, PimpRoll, Platinum Bucks, PussyCash, QuickBuck, SilverCash, TopBucks, TwistysCash
  • Emerging Affiliate Program of the Year
    CherryPimps, Elite Dollars, High Def Riches, Hush Money, HustlerCash, Incredible Dollars, Juggcash, Latin Teen Cash, Monster Mazuma, PornoPushers, PremiumCash, Red Light Revenue, RhinoPays, Starlight Bucks, SwankDollars
  • VOD Company of the Year
    Adult DVD Empire, Adult Rental, AEBN/NakedSword, Clips4Sale, GameLink, Hot Movies, SugarVOD, XonDemand, XVN, Yappo
  • Content Broker/Licensor of the Year
    5starHD, Adult Labs, AdultSexContent, Amazing Content, Cool-Content.com, HDV Adult, Matrix Content, The Content Store, WorldWideContent, XXXContentDirect
  • Content Feed Provider of the Year
    Almighty Content, Content Pushers, Extreme Feeds, Glamour Girls, ItsYourPorn, M Squared Feeds, Platinum Feeds, PlugInFeeds, Porn2Go, Sexentertain, Webmaster Central, WorldWideFeeds
  • Live Video Chat of the Year
    AdultWebmasterEmpire, Cams.com, CamSense, CamZ.com, CupidoCam, ImLive.com, Interclimax, ItchLive, LiveBucks, LiveCamNetwork, Video Secrets, WebCamCash
  • Web Host of the Year
    MojoHost, NationalNet, OC3 Networks, RackSpace, Webair, Webazilla
  • Design Studio of the Year
    Adult Design Evolution, AdultDesign.com, Adultmix.biz, Blue Design Studios, BlueFly Adult, Cardinal Vices, Dickmans Design, Insane Adult Creations, Lions Territory, Mansion Productions, MarketingAdult.com, Nasty Graphix, PornBuilders, S2O Designs, Wolume Studios, Wyldesites, YoniDesign
  • Dating Program of the Year
    Adult Friend Finder, DatingGold, Eroticy, Fling.com, IwantU, Lion Dollars, Loadedcash, Lover Cash, SexDateCash, SexSearch
  • Web Retailer of the Year
    AdamAndEve.com, Adult DVD Empire, Effex Media, eXtremeRestraints, Gamelink, SEXTOY.com, Shop.Private.com, Stockroom.com, Sugar DVD, WantedList.com, XRentDVD.com
  • Web Community of the Year
    Adult Insider, AdultDVDTalk, AdultWhosWho, AskDamageX, GFY, JBM, PimpBoard, SponsorChat, WebOverdrive, XXX Porn Talk
  • Billing Company of the Year (IPSP)
    CCBill, CommerceGate, DHD Media, Epoch, Verotel
  • Billing Company of the Year (Merch Acc)
    DHD Media, Netbilling, Verotel, Zombaio
  • Billing Company of the Year (Alternative)
    2000Charge, Adult Mobile Solutions, Global-Acces, GXBill, Net Cash, Password-By-Phone, Verotel, Webbilling, WTS
  • Mobile Company of the Year
    Adult Mobile Solutions, CC Media Network, MobiMetrix, Mobival, SexGoesMobile, Waat Media
  • Emerging Web Company of the Year
    AWM Open Magazine, Encoding.TV, Manolay.com, Protect-X, Traffic Dude, Yappo
  • Software Company of the Year
    2Much.net, aWIZ Scripts, Chameleon Submitter, Dream Submitter, Hedonic Software, Mansion Productions, Media Conductor, ObjectCube, Smart Thumbs, The Sponsor Feeds, Too Much Media
  • GLBT Web Company of the Year
    BangBangBoys.com, Big Muscle.com, COLTcash, Cybersocket, DaddyHunt.com, LavenderLounge.com, MenMachine.com, Pistol Media, PornTeam.com, PrideBucks.com, ZbuckZ.com
  • Web Babe/Starlet of the Year
    Allison Angel, Andi Pink, Ariel Rebel, Brooke Skye, Casey Parker, Joanna Angel, Lia 19, Melissa Midwest, Naughty Allie, Nicole Graves, Raven Riley, Sunny Leone, Taylor Little, Trisha Uptown, Sexylette, Vanilla DeVille

Movie Production Categories
  • Studio of the Year
    Adam & Eve, Digital Playground, Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Hush Hush Entertainment, Hustler Video, Naughty America, New Sensations, Pink Visual, Pleasure Productions, Private Media Group, Red Light District, SexZ Pictures, Shane’s World, Smash Pictures, Teravision, Vivid Entertainment, Wicked Pictures
  • Emerging Studio of the Year
    6969 Entertainment, Bone Digital, Filthy Films, Handheld Pictures, Harmony Films, HellHouse Media, Hot Zone Entertainment, LeMayzing, Matt Zane Productions, Pulpo Inc., Tom Byron Pictures
  • GLBT Studio of the Year
    Channel 1 Releasing, Collin O’Neal’s World of Men, COLT Studio Group, FPG Entertainment, Hyde Park Productions, Jet Set Entertainment, Lucas Entertainment, Pitbull Productions, Private Man, PZP Productions, Raging Stallion Studios, Studio 2000, Titan Media
  • Feature Movie of the Year
    Black Worm – Pulpo Inc., Broken – Teravision, Burnt Fury – Vivid Entertainment, Eden – Adam & Eve Pictures, Fashionistas Safado: Berlin – John StaglianoEvil Angel, Insertz – Roy Karch Productions/Sinsation, Not The Brady’s XXX – X-Play/Hustler Video, Operation: Desert Stormy – Wicked Pictures, Spunk’d The Movie – 6969 Entertainment, Upload – SexZ Pictures
  • Gonzo Series of the Year
    Angels of Debauchery – Jonni Darkko/Evil Angel, Ass Worship – Jules Jordan Video, Barely Legal – Hustler Video, Big Wet Asses – Elegant Angel, Blow Me Sandwich - Zero Tolerance, Cheating Housewives – Smash Pictures, Chemistry – Vivid Entertainment, College Invasion – Shane’s World, Fresh Out the Box – Mercenary Pictures, Homegrown Video – Homegrown Video, Jack’s Playground – Digital Playground, Just Over 18 – Red Light District, My Daughter’s Fucking Blackzilla – Hush Hush Entertainment, Naughty College Schoolgirls – New Sensations, Virtual Sex With… - Digital Playground
  • GLBT Feature Movie of the Year
    Amazonia: Capture and Release - AMG Brasil, A Rising Star - Ridgeline Films, Bottom of the 9th: Little Big League 3 - All Worlds Video/Channel 1 Releasing, Buckback Mountain - Buck Angel Entertainment, El Rancho - Sarava Productions, FEAR - Titan Media, Grunts - Raging Stallion Studios, Hawai’I - COLT Studio Group, Link V: The Evolution - All Worlds Video/Channel 1 Releasing, Marine Crucible 2: Cocked & Loaded - Centaur Films, Michael Lucas’ Gigolo - Lucas Entertainment, Oliver Twink, PZP Productions, Rich Kid - Private Man, Santo Domingo - Collin O’Neal’s World of Men, Tiger Tyson’s Eiffel Tower - Pitbull Productions, Top Dawgs - FPG Entertainment
  • Feature Director of the Year
    Andres Tabago, DCypher, Eli Cross, Eon McKai, John Stagliano, Paul Thomas, Pierre Woodman, Roy Karch, Stormy Daniels, Will Ryder
  • Gonzo Director of the Year
    Erik Everhard, Gazzman, Jim Powers, Jonni Darko, Jules Jordan, Manuel Ferrara, Mike Quasar, Robby D., Tina Tyler, Van Styles, William H.
  • GLBT Director of the Year
    Brian Mills, Chi Chi LaRue, Chris Steele, Chris Ward, Collin O’Neal, Dennis Bell, Jalin Fuentes, John Rutherford, Kristen Bjorn, Michael Lucas & Tony Dimarco

Additional Categories
  • Female Performer of the Year
    Belladonna, Brianna Love, Carmen Hart, Carmen Luvana, Courtney Cummz, Eva Angelina, Gianna Michaels, Jesse Jane, Jessica Drake, Joanna Angel, Memphis Monroe, Penny Flame, Stormy Daniels, Sunny Lane, Tera Patrick
  • Male Performer of the Year
    Evan Stone, Erik Everhard, Lexington Steele, Manuel Ferrara, Marco Banderas, Mark Ashley, Mr. Pete, Shane Diesel, Tom Byron, Tommy Gunn
  • GLBT Performer of the Year
    Buck Angel, Carlo Masi, Collin O’Neal, Dean Flynn, Jake Deckard, Michael Lucas, Ricky Sinz, Tiger Tyson, Trevor Knight, Zack Randall
  • New Starlet of the Year
    Ashlynn Brooke, Audrey Bitoni, Bree Olson, Casey Parker, Jenny Hendrix, Lela Star, Paulina James, Shay Jordan, Tera Wray, Tessa West
  • Novelty Company of the Year
    Beamonstar, Big Teaze Toys, California Exotic Novelties, Doc Johnson, Extreme Restraints, Fleshlight, Fun Factory, Jollies Pleasure Toys, Monkey Rocker, Nexus, PHS International, Sliquid, Spartacus Leathers, Sportsheets, Stockroom.com, System Jo, Tantus, Topco Sales