Retail website Adult DVD Empire has announced the winners of its 2006 Empire Awards.
Ninn Worx's Sacred Sin emerged the most acclaimed individual title with four awards: Best Overall DVD, Best Feature DVD, Best DVD Audio Quality and the coveted Editor's Choice Award.
Wicked Pictures received awards for Best Overall Studio and Best Compilation Studio, as well as a Best Compilation DVD award for Wicked Legends: Vol. 1 and Best DVD Menu Design for The Visitors. Digital Playground won for Best All Sex DVD and Best Video Quality with Island Fever 4, as well as the Best Selling DVD of 2006 for Pirates. Vivid nabbed the award for Best DVD Extras for Emperor and won Best Classic DVD for their release of Passages.
Jules Jordan Video won the Best Gonzo DVD award for Jenna Haze Dark Side, which also scored a landslide victory in the Viewer's Choice category with nearly 48% of the total votes.
Other notable winners from the 2006 Empire Awards include Zero Tolerance's Interactive Sex With Courtney Cummz for Best Interactive DVD; Private's Sex City for Best Foreign DVD; Elegant Angel's Swallow My Squirt 4 for Best Fetish DVD and VCA's Neu Wave Hookers for Best DVD Commentary.
"I'm proud of our voters this year for not going with the 'obvious' choices in many of the major categories and casting their ballots for titles that really deserved recognition," said Shannon Nutt, Editorial Director for Adult DVD Empire. "I'm both shocked and pleased that Ninn Worx's Sacred Sin did so well...that was a great release that didn't get the kudos it deserved at other industry events. Of course, my congratulations to all the winning studios...our voters take their selections seriously, so all the winners this year should be extremely proud of their accomplishments."
Adult DVD Empire is a four-time winner of AVN's Best Retail Website award.
To see the 2006 Empire Award winners visit www.empireawards.com/winners.