Die-Screaming breaks down the 2017 XBIZ Award nominations
Just like I did for the 2017 AVN Award nominations, I’m here to post a breakdown of which performers and porn movies earned the most XBIZ nominations. I’m doing this because I think that’s more useful than posting the entire goddamn list of every single category and nominee. You don’t want to read through all of that and I sure as hell don’t wanna spend my time on that.
Unless you do wanna see the complete list of all the nominees. Then, fine, you can do that here.
Which pornstars earned the most 2017 XBIZ Award nominations?
As you look up and down these two lists, you may find yourself feeling a bit surprised (or maybe not) at who earned the most XBIZ nominations. Seeing jessica drake near the top with 8 nominations is probably the biggest shocker, outperforming other starlets like Adriana Chechik, Riley Reid and Sara Luvv. However, keep in mind that DNA got a lot of love from XBIZ and her work on her Wicked Guide to Sex line of videos also helped.
As was the case with the AVN nominations, James Deen seems to have been removed from the industry’s Blacklist. Mr. Deen was nothing short of shunned by both AVN and XBIZ last year after several women came forward accusing him of physical and sexual assault. But now he’s one of the top nominated men of the year and a Male Performer of the Year nominee for both XBIZ and AVN.
Cassidy Klein also has an impressive showing here. While she may not be the biggest name on the list, she did have an outstanding year, performing in such films as Little Red (Girlsway), Telepathy: A MANTIS Origin Story (Girlsway) and New Beginnings (Wicked Pictures).
Which porn movies earned the most 2017 XBIZ Award nominations?
- Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (16)
- Babysitting the Baumgartners (14)
- DNA (12)
- Storm of Kings (12)
- The Preacher’s Daughter (11)
- Not Traci Lords XXX: 80’s Superstars Reborn (10)
- The Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed (10)
- Beauty & The Beast XXX (9)
- Little Red: A Lesbian Fairy Tale (9)
While most of this list is pretty much what you would have expected, the most surprising thing (to me, at least) was the fact that Cindy Queen of Hell (BurningAngel) received zero nominations. As in not one. Considering that movie is widely considered to be one of the best of the past year, it’s a stunning snub on the part of XBIZ.
Seriously, XBIZ, what the fuck?
Who were the 2017 XBIZ Male and Female Performer of the Year nominees?
|Female Performer of the Year Nominees
||Male Performer of the Year Nominees
Pretty much in line with what you’d have expected, yes? Like AVN, XBIZ has fifteen nominees for both the Male and Female Performer of the Year trophy, giving them plenty of opportunity to include all of the major stars. That being said, I am fairly surprised to see that Tommy Pistol didn’t get a Male PoY nomination. Really can’t make sense of that, honestly.
Who were the 2017 XBIZ Best New Starlet nominees?
- Kate England
- Leah Gotti
- Kimmy Granger
- Alex Grey
- Holly Hendrix
- Lyra Law
- Sophia Leone
- Melissa Moore
- Kira Noir
- Anya Olsen
- Anna Bell Peaks
- Lana Rhoades
- Liza Rowe
- Goldie Rush
- Gina Valentina
While I think XBIZ had some pretty big misses with their movie and Male Performer of the Year nominations, I actually think its Best New Starlet list of nominees is much more spot-on than AVN’s. The only thing I would change here would be finding a way to include Piper Perri, whom I think is absolutely one of the best new talents the industry has to offer.
Like I said up top, I think this high-level look into the XBIZ Award nominations is more useful than doing a copy/paste of the whole list. Because while it’s not as ungodly fucking massive as AVN’s list of nominees…it’s still pretty goddamn big. And neither you or I have time for that shit.