HOLLYWOOD, CA — Adult contract starlets Kayden Kross (Digital Playground) and Dylan Ryder (Bluebird Films) graced the stage last month at the 2012 XRCO Awards where Kross and Ryder played hostess to the annual industry-only party and helped pay tribute to the best and brightest in XXX video released January 1 - December 31, 2011.
The 28th Annual XRCO Awards Show was held on Thursday, April 12, at The Hollywood Highlands and featured a number of memorable moments. The hostesses kept the evening hot and hopping from the very beginning. Mixing in plenty of fun along the way, Kross did an impressive job in return to hostess duties.
"XRCO was a blast, as always," said Kross. "Dylan Ryder was a great co-host and the night was relaxed and fun. I always look forward to it."
In a change from tradition, the XRCO Hall of Fame inductions kicked off the evening.
"Mike Moz suggested that we change things up a bit and do the Hall of Fame at the beginning of the show rather than midstream during the evening, and this worked quite well," revealed XRCO chairman, Dirty Bob, when asked about the slight rescheduling of the order of presentation. "I was quite pleased that most of the Hall of Fame inductees were able to attend in person and accept their award. Just seeing their heartfelt gratitude and happiness when they were inducted makes the entire evening and all of the year-long work involved making it happen worthwhile."
Big individual winners this year included India Summer, who won two awards, including MILF of the Year, and stunning superstar Asa Akira who was named both Superslut and Female Performer of the Year. Her star vehicle Asa Akira is Insatiable 2 from Elegant Angel was named Best Gonzo Movie of the Year, as well.
It was an equally big night for Elegant Angel. In addition to the win for Asa Akira is Insatiable 2 the powerhouse production company also scored wins for its huge hit, Portrait of a Call Girl. The movie was named Best Epic and scored hardware for its lead actress, Jessie Andrews, and director, Graham Travis, for Best Actress and Best Director, Feature respectively.
"I'm very honored to receive the awards from XRCO for Portrait Of A Call Girl," says Travis."To receive this recognition from such a historic organization of critics means so much to me and the whole team who did such an amazing job on this movie. Thank you XRCO."
In a press release, XRCO offered congratulations to the nominees and winners and gave thanks to all of those involved with making the evening a huge success, including the media that covered the event. Photos of the evening will be highlighted on the site and anyone who would like their work featured there is encouraged to contact XRCO. Special thanks were offered to hostesses Kayden Kross and Dylan Ryder, as well as the "Heart-On Girls" Cherry DeVille and Allie James, and the many people behind the scenes including, but not limited to, Mike Moz, Monstar, Steve Nelson, Dr. X, Brad Thomas, Jared Rutter, everyone working the Red Carpet, “and the fine folks at Highlands Hollywood who put up with our antics every year.”
"Of course, we want to thank our great and loyal sponsors - especially Wicked Pictures who has been a strong supporter and sponsor of the show every year for over 15 years," added Dirty Bob. "Without Wicked's help it would be difficult giving such a great night back to the industry by helping with this annual industry-only party and awards show. We are also very grateful to our new 2012 sponsors as well: Smash Pictures, Jules Jordan Productions, Axel Braun Productions, X-Play, our fine publicity group Pipeline Multimedia, and others - and, of course, I.A.F.D. and Deep Throat Energy Drink which has been with us for the last few years."
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