2012 XBIZ Awards Categories, Pre-Nom Dates Announced

Aug 19, 2011 4:30 PM PST

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the official awards categories and pre-nomination dates for adult entertainment's biggest industry awards show, the 10th annual XBIZ Awards to be held on Jan. 10, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif.

Several new award categories have been added for the 2012 show in an effort to be more inclusive of previously unrecognized market segments and in response to feedback from members of the adult entertainment industry.
 
In the Adult Video field, the new categories include outstanding achievements for Supporting Acting Performances, All-Girl Release and Series of the Year, Couples-Themed Release and Series, and Black, Latin and Asian-Themed Release and Series of the Year, among others.

In the Web/Tech field, new categories include two Adult Site of the Year categories, Mobile Site of the Year, Blog Site of the Year and European Billing Company of the Year, among others.
 
In the Novelty sector, new categories for 2012 include Male Pleasure Product of the Year, Adult Star Branded Pleasure Product of the Year, Sexual Supplement Company of the Year and more.
 
Winners will be announced at the highly anticipated ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
 
“We are planning our grandest night of festivities to date as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the XBIZ Awards and honor the best of the best,” said Alec Helmy, president and publisher of XBIZ. “We encourage everyone in the adult industry community to participate in the pre-nominations and call our attention to the most notable works of the past year.”
 
The first phase of the pre-nominations launching Sept. 1 will encompass the Video, Novelty and Retail sectors of the industry. The Web/Tech pre-nominations will start with a special advance period during the XBIZ EU conference Sept. 23-25 in London. Web/Tech pre-nom submissions will open industry-wide on Sept. 26.
 
To submit pre-nominations in any of the awards categories, industry professionals must be registered members of the XBIZ.net social network and use the online submission form to record their entries. With a user base approaching 6,000 XBIZ.net industry professionals, record pre-nomination submissions are projected.
 
The deadline for all 2012 XBIZ Awards pre-nominations is midnight on Friday, Oct. 21.
 
In order to be eligible for consideration for a 2012 XBIZ Award, video and novelty products must be released between Nov. 1, 2010, and Oct. 21, 2011.
 
Upon completing the pre-nomination submission form, XBIZ encourages producers and manufacturers to submit their product samples and marketing materials to:
 
Adnet Media, Attn.: 2012 Noms
4929 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 960
Los Angeles 90010
 
The 10th anniversary XBIZ Awards will highlight a week of industry-leading business events that include digital media conference XBIZ LA (Jan. 9-11) and XBIZ Retail Expo & Conference (Jan. 9-10). XBIZ LA will return to the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles, while XBIZ Retail will be held at the Burbank Marriott hotel immediately following ANME.

Here is the complete list of 2012 categories:

MOVIES & PRODUCTION

Studio of the Year
Feature Studio of the Year
Feature Movie of the Year
Parody Studio of the Year
Gonzo Studio of the Year
Parody Release of the Year – Comedy
Parody Release of the Year – Drama
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
All-Girl Release of the Year
All-Girl Series of the Year
Couples-Themed Release of the Year
Director of the Year - Body of Work
Director of the Year - Individual Project
Female Performer of the Year
Male Performer of the Year
New Starlet of the Year
New Male Performer of the Year
MILF Performer of the Year
Crossover Star of the Year
Performer Comeback of the Year
Acting Performance of the Year - Female
Acting Performance of the Year - Male
Supporting Acting Performance of the Year – Female
Supporting Acting Performance of the Year – Male
Non-Sex Acting Performance of the Year
Screenplay of the Year
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Special Effects
Best Editing
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Foreign Female Performer of the Year
Foreign Male Performer of the Year
Amateur Release of the Year
Fetish Studio of the Year
Fetish Release of the Year
Specialty Studio of the Year
Specialty Release of the Year
All-Black Release of the Year
All-Black Series of the Year
Interracial Release of the Year
Interracial Series of the Year
Latin-Themed Release of the Year
Latin-Themed Series of the Year
Asian-Themed Release of the Year
Asian-Themed Series of the Year
European Studio of the Year
European Feature Release of the Year
European 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
Transsexual Studio of the Year
Transsexual Release of the Year
Transsexual Director of the Year
Transsexual Performer of the Year



WEB & TECH

Affiliate Program of the Year – Multi-Platform
Affiliate Program of the Year – Single-Platform
Solo Girl Affiliate Program of the Year
European Affiliate Program of the Year
Dating Affiliate Program of the Year
Retail Affiliate Program of the Year
VOD Affiliate Program of the Year
Live Cam Affiliate Program of the Year
Content Provider of the Year
Web Host of the Year
Design Studio of the Year
Billing Company of the Year – IPSP
Billing Company of the Year – Merchant Services
Billing Company of the Year – Alternative
European Billing Company of the Year
Software Company of the Year
Traffic Services Company of the Year
Mobile Services Company of the Year
Gay Web Company of the Year
Innovative Web Product of the Year
Progressive Web Company of the Year
Web Babe of the Year
Adult Site of the Year – Membership (Multi-Genre)
Adult Site of the Year – Membership (Solo/All-Girl)
Adult Site of the Year – Portal/Hub
VOD Site of the Year
Live Cam Site of the Year
Dating Site of the Year
Retail Site of the Year
Studio Site of the Year
Porn Star Site of the Year
Gay Site of the Year
Transsexual Site of the Year
Specialty/Alternative Site of the Year
Mobile Site of the Year – Consumer Paysite


PLEASURE PRODUCTS

Pleasure Products Company of the Year
Sex Toy Company of the Year
Luxury Toy/Line of the Year
Male Pleasure Product of the Year
Non-Powered Pleasure Product of the Year
Innovative Pleasure Product of the Year – Design
Innovative Pleasure Product of the Year – Technology
Adult Star Branded Pleasure Product of the Year
Alternative Pleasure Product of the Year
Excellence in Product Packaging
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Lingerie/Apparel Company of the Year
Sexual Supplement Company of the Year
Sexual Stimulant Company of the Year
Sex Lubricant Company of the Year
Sensual Bath & Body Product of the Year
Sensual Accessory Product/Line of the Year
International-Based Pleasure Products Company of the Year
BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year
New Pleasure Products Company of the Year


RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION

Retailer of the Year – Chain (10+ Stores)
Retailer of the Year – Boutique
Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year
Specialty Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year


SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Woman of the Year
Man of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Industry Pioneer Award – Web
Industry Pioneer Award – Video
Industry Pioneer Award – Novelty
Industry Pioneer Award – Retail
Executive Leadership Award – Web
Executive Leadership Award – Video
Executive Leadership Award – Novelty
ASACP Service Recognition Award
FSC Leadership Award
Eros Progressive Business Award

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