VAN NUYS, Calif.—Every January, the AVN Awards presentation in Las Vegas recognizes the finest work in the adult entertainment industry, and every year, iconoclastic Evil Angel paces all XXX studios in AVN Awards nominations.
For 2014, Evil Angel and its directors again lead the pack, earning a whopping 161 AVN Awards nominations. The company won recognition in a diverse array of categories, everything from the hip (Best Membership Website for EvilAngel.com) to the traditional (Best Marketing Campaign—Company Image) to the outrageous (Most Outrageous Sex Scene). Every active Evil Angel filmmaker was nominated for one or multiple statuettes, with a handful of Evil Angel’s newest directors receiving multiple mentions in prestigious award categories.
Said Evil Angel General Manager Christian Mann, I’m happy that every one of our directors had some of their work recognized. I’m especially happy to see some of our newer directors, like Dana Vespoli, getting acknowledged because it tells me that the market and critics are responding. Speaking for the staff at Evil Angel, having our overall marketing campaign and websites nominated is a special validation for their hard work and commitment all year long.
Performer/director Vespoli is among Evil Angel’s newest filmmakers, but her work is attracting serious acclaim. Vespoli’s striking feature Forsaken garnered nominations for Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music Soundtrack and Best Director—Feature. Among her 16 total nominations are nods for Best All-Girl Series (Lesbian Anal P.O.V.), Best Wall-To-Wall Release (Girl/Boy) and Best Director—Non-Feature (Girl/Boy). Appropriately, Ms. Vespoli was recognized with a Director Of The Year nomination, and her DV Productions company was nominated for Best New Studio.
Another recent addition to Evil Angel’s directing roster is legendary cocksman/lensman Lexington Steele. He bagged nominations for Best MILF Release (Lex Is A Motherfucker), Best Interracial Release (Lex Turns Evil) and Best Big Bust Release (Lex’s Breast Fest), not to mention a Best New Studio nod for his Lexington Steele Productions. Mainstream crossover superstar James Deen brought his directing and performing talents, along with his fan base, to Evil Angel in the past year, and James Deen’s Sex Tapes: Off Set Sex was recognized by AVN in the Best Gonzo Release category.
With a bit more time at Evil Angel, Kevin Moore has established himself as a top gonzo-niche director, and his reputation is enhanced by a plethora of 2014 AVN Awards nominations: Tongue In Cheek scored for Best All-Girl Release; Big Tit Centerfolds for Best Big Bust Release; Titty Creampies for Best Big Bust Series; Crack Fuckers for Best Big Butt Series and Crack Fuckers 3 for Best Big Butt Release; and Inked Angels for Best Gonzo Release. Moore practically dominates some categories with multiple nominations—Panty Pops, Spandex Loads and Tanlines were all mentioned in the Best POV Series category; Moore’s Panty Pops 8, Spandex Loads 6, Tanlines 3 and The Hooker Experience will all compete to be named Best POV Release. That last movie, The Hooker Experience, has been accorded particular plaudits—the stylish look at online prostitution picked up Best POV Scene noms for two different scenes, a Best Cinematography nod and a Best Director—Non-Feature nomination. Moore earned 24 nominations altogether.
Evil Angel took home multiple nominations in too many categories to detail. Among many highlights: Joey Silvera’s The Ass Party, Manuel Ferrara’s Evil Anal, LeWood Productions’ The LeWood Anal Hazing Crew and David Perry’s Perry’s DPs were all nominated in the Best Anal Series category. Silvera’s Babysit My Ass 2, Jay Sin’s Anal Buffet 8 and two from Mike Adriano, Anal Supersluts and Anal Spinners, show up in the Best Anal Release classification. Nominated for Best Oral Release are Adriano’s American Cocksucking Sluts, LeWood’s Facial Violation 2 and a couple from oral sex maestro Jonni Darkko: Gag Reflex and Suck Balls 3. Silvera’s Evil BBW Gold and the FemDom Ass Worship series by MeanBitch Productions director Glenn King were nominated for Best Specialty Series—Other Genre.
Evil Angel’s venerated cadre of European directors delivered a batch of Best Director—Foreign Non-Feature nominations: International legend/Evil Angel mainstay Rocco Siffredi’s Rocco’s Perfect Slaves, Italian director/performer Omar Galanti’s Savannah’s Secret, Spanish madman Nacho Vidal’s Fuck Yeeaaaah!!!!, French auteur Christoph Clark’s I’m Your Bitch: Lyen and globetrotting Jazz Duro’s Brazil Xposed will compete for the hardware.
Sin’s TS Playground 3 joins Silvera’s Rogue Adventures 38 and TS Jane Marie: 5 Star Bitch under the Best Transsexual Release heading; Sin’s TS Playground series and two from pioneering TS filmmaker Silvera—The Next She-Male Idol and American She-Male X—are vying to be named Best Transsexual Series.
The Most Outrageous Sex Scene competition finds fully half-a-dozen Evil Angel entries: "Taste The Rainbow" from Adriano’s Anal Dream Team (Nikki Benz and Adriano); "The Lollipop Atrocity Of 2013" from Adriano’s Anal Inferno 2 (Cici Rhodes, Sarah Shevon, Adriano); "Whoreticulture 101" from Silvera’s The Ass Party 5 (Luna C. Kitsuen, Cameron Canada, Jordan Ash); "Zero Gump Thirty" from Vespoli’s Fluid (Justine Joli, Aiden Starr, Chad Diamond and Vespoli); "Lesbo Basting" from Aiden Riley’s Snail Trails (Kristina Rose, Chastity Lynn); and "2 Grandmas, 1 Cock" from Siffredi’s XXX Fucktory (Eliza, Silla, Markus Tynai).
The 2014 AVN Awards will be presented on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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