LOS ANGELES—James Bartholet has received a 2014 AVN nomination for Best Non Sex Performance for his performance as The Cowardly Lion in XPlay's Not The Wizard of OZ XXX, a movie that has received numerous nominations and critical acclaim.
"Thank you AVN for my nomination and for recognizing my work, you rock," said Bartholet. "I'm pretty proud of this movie; it was lot of work to make, a record number of hours on the set acting, singing and dancing in full makeup and costume, but also a lot of fun. I love working for XPlay. Yes, it's true, we are making adult films, but today's audience also appreciates the good acting performances we put into them."
Bartholet also hosts the popular weekly radio program, "Inside The Industry," which airs on latalkradio.com every Wednesday night.
Of his performance, Don Houston of XCritics said, "Bartholet’s gay lion number stands out as the funniest. James Bartholet had some hilarious material in his musical number as well as in the end."
Captain Jack of Adult DVD Talk said, "The story was very good and the original songs were exceptional. The one about the lion questioning is sexuality is not to be missed."
Art Koch of AAN commented, "Who else but James Bartholet could pull off this great role."
Director Will Ryder added, "You can't do a porn parody without James, and he did an exceptional job in this role. Just when I think he can't top his last performance, he comes along and really tops it off with a memorable and show-stopping performance."
Some of Bartholet's newest releases include Hotel No Tell, The Masterpiece and Sperm Bank for Wicked Pictures, Grease XXX; A Parody and Not Love Boat XXX for Adam & Eve/XPlay, and Massage-Parlor.com. Bartholet has also co-starred in and co-produced two mainstream horror movie projects this year.
James Bartholet is represented by ATMLA.