2013 XBIZ Awards Categories, Pre-Nom Dates Announced

Aug 31, 2012 5:00 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 2013 XBIZ Awards, presented by Fleshlight, to be held on Jan. 11, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Several new award categories have been added for the 2013 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 Movies & Production field, for the first time in XBIZ Awards history, honors will be bestowed for outstanding performances in individual scenes. The new categories that will recognize performers include Best Scene - Feature Movie, Best Scene - Parody Release, Best Scene - Gonzo/Non-Feature Release, Best Scene - Vignette Release, Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release and Best Scene - All-Girl.

In addition, XBIZ will honor additional acting performances in 2013 by dividing those categories into three different movie genres — Feature, Parody and Couples-Themed. The new categories are: Best Actress - Feature Movie and Best Actor - Feature Movie; Best Actress - Parody Release and Best Actor - Parody Release; and Best Actress - Couples-Themed Release and Best Actor - Couples-Themed Release.

In recognizing the top emerging studio brands in the marketplace, XBIZ will introduce award categories for New Line of the Year and New Studio of the Year. An award for European Director of the Year is also new for 2013.

In the Web & Tech field, the new categories include Erotic Photography Site of the Year, Erotic Movie Site of the Year and Mobile Affiliate Program of the Year.

In the Pleasure Products field, new award categories include Powered Pleasure Product of the Year, Couples Pleasure Product of the Year, Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year and Discreet Pleasure Product of the Year. In addition, awards will be given for the first time to the Gay/Lesbian Pleasure Product Brand of the Year, Lingerie Collection of the Year, Sexual Wellness Product of the Year, Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year – Dietary, Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year – Topical, Soft Bondage Line of the Year, Boutique Pleasure Products Company of the Year and Adult Game/Bachelorette Product of the Year.

In the Retail & Distribution field, several new award categories have been added, including Online Retailer of the Year - Full Range, Online Retailer of the Year - Pleasure Products and Online Retailer of the Year – Specialty. New awards are also in order for the Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year - Full Range, Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year - Pleasure Products, Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year – Specialty and International Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year.

Winners will be announced at the highly anticipated, red-carpet ceremony on Friday, Jan. 11.

“Every year, we closely evaluate and revise our list of award categories to best reflect the current industry landscape,” said Alec Helmy, president and publisher of XBIZ. “Decisions made are based on the latest market trends and all the feedback we receive from the industry. As always, we encourage everyone to contribute their recommendations during the pre-nomination period and call our attention to the most notable works of the past year.”

The pre-nomination period for the XBIZ Awards will launch industry-wide on Sept. 15. 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.

The deadline for all 2013 XBIZ Awards pre-nominations is midnight on Sunday, Oct. 14.

In order to be eligible for consideration for a 2013 XBIZ Award, movie and pleasure products must be released between Oct. 22, 2011, and Oct. 14, 2012.  

Upon completing the pre-nomination submission form, XBIZ encourages producers and manufacturers to submit their product samples and marketing materials to:

Adnet Media, Attn.: 2013 Noms
4929 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 960
Los Angeles, 90010

The 11th annual XBIZ Awards, hosted by adult film superstar Tera Patrick, will culminate an unprecedented series of six grand-slam industry events dubbed XBIZ 360°, which gets underway on Jan. 9 in L.A.

Here is the complete list of 2013 categories:

MOVIES & PRODUCTION

Studio of the Year
Feature Movie 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
Couples-Themed Release of the Year
Couples-Themed Line of the Year
All-Girl Release of the Year
All-Girl Series of the Year
Director of the Year - Body of Work
Director of the Year - Feature Release
Director of the Year - Non-Feature Release
Director of the Year – Parody
Female Performer of the Year
Male Performer of the Year
Best New Starlet
Foreign Female Performer of the Year
Foreign Male Performer of the Year
MILF Performer of the Year
Crossover Star of the Year
Performer Comeback of the Year
Best Actress - Feature Movie
Best Actor - Feature Movie
Best Actress - Parody Release
Best Actor - Parody 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 Acting Performance
Best Scene - Feature Movie
Best Scene - Parody Release
Best Scene - Gonzo/Non-Feature Release
Best Scene - Vignette Release
Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release
Best Scene - All-Girl
Screenplay of the Year
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Special Effects
Best Music
Best Editing
New Series of the Year
New Studio of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Amateur Release of the Year
Amateur Series 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
Fetish Release of the Year
Specialty Release of the Year
European Studio of the Year
European Director 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

PLEASURE PRODUCTS

Pleasure Products Company of the Year
Sex Toy Company of the Year
Luxury Toy/Line of the Year
Powered Pleasure Product of the Year
Non-Powered Pleasure Product of the Year
Couples Pleasure Product of the Year
Innovative Pleasure Product of the Year – Design
Innovative Pleasure Product of the Year – Technology
Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year
Star Branded Pleasure Product of the Year
Discreet Pleasure Products/Line of the Year
Male Pleasure Product of the Year
Gay/Lesbian 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
Lingerie Collection of the Year
Sexual Wellness Product of the Year
Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year – Dietary
Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year – Topical
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
Soft Bondage Line of the Year
BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year
Boutique Pleasure Products Company of the Year
Adult Game/Bachelorette Product of the Year
New Pleasure Products Company of the Year

WEB & TECH

Affiliate Program of the Year - Multi-Platform
Affiliate Program of the Year - Single-Platform
Live Cam Affiliate Program of the Year
Adult Dating Company of the Year
Retail Affiliate Program of the Year
Mobile Affiliate Program of the Year
Specialty Affiliate Program of the Year
European Affiliate Program of the Year
IPSP Billing Company of the Year
Merchant Services Billing Company of the Year
Alternative Billing Company of the Year
Payment Services Company of the Year
European Billing Company of the Year
VOD Company of the Year
Content Provider of the Year
Web Host of the Year
Traffic Services Company of the Year
Mobile Company of the Year
Software Company of the Year
Design Studio of the Year
Gay Web Company of the Year
Innovative Product of the Year
Progressive Company of the Year
Adult Site of the Year
Live Cam Site of the Year
Dating Site of the Year
VOD Site/Service of the Year
Studio Site of the Year
Performer Site of the Year
Web Star of the Year
Photography Site of the Year
Glamcore Site of the Year
Fan Portal Site of the Year
Mobile Site of the Year
Gay Site of the Year
Transsexual Site of the Year
Specialty Site of the Year

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
Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year - Full Range
Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year - Pleasure Products
Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year – Specialty
International Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Special Recognition Awards
ASACP Service Recognition Award
FSC Leadership Award
Eros Progressive Business Award

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