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May 28, 2017 03:46am
MWA: 05/27/17
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Myles Shaffer

Myles Shaffer Myles' Weekend Adventures: XRCO Awards

Bonjour mon amis! Comment ca va? Myles Shaffer here. This article will obviously be about an annual adult film industry awards show, so please read on. But first, allow me to remind everybody that it is just three more months from today until the start of the Exotic Dancer Gentlemen's Club Owners Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Because of the fact that the event is returning to Las Vegas after being held in New Orleans for the last two years, and that it will be the event's twenty-fifth anniversary, it is certain to be the greatest Expo yet. So, if anybody in the industry that is reading this has not yet made arrangements to attend, they should certainly get busy and do so!

XRCO Awards

Thursday evening, April 27, I drove up to the Ohm Nightclub, in Hollywood, to cover the 2017 XRCO Awards show.

This year's show was co-hosted by Angela White and Eva Lovia, and the trophy girls were Haley Reed and Honey Gold

Some of the people in attendance this year, other than my editor-in-chief, Steve Nelson, and I, were: Anikka Albrite, Asa Akira, Camille Amore, Joanna Angel, Julia Ann, ��", Briana Banks, Pamela Balian, Rebecca Bardoux, James Bartholet, Cassidy Bliss, Ariel Blue, Mick Blue, Bailey Brooke, Jason Brown, Lily Cade, Christina Carter, Vicky Chase, Chloe Cherry, Christiana Cinn, Sara St. Clair, Charlie Comet, Darla Crane, Kiki Daire, Abella Danger, Summer Day, Maya Divine, adult industry photographer Dominic, ..., Alana Evans, Arielle Faye, and Nicky Ferrari.

More of the people in attendance were: Mitch Fontaine, Kinky Gaga, adult industry photographer Rick Garcia, Keisha Grey, owner, editor, and publisher of GlamorGirl Magazine Rich Hansen, Pepper Hart, Marica Hase, Holly Hendrix, Nickey Huntsman, Erika Icon, Jillian Janson, Ron Jeremy, Ryan Keely, Justine Joli, Akira Lane, Lily Lane, Ivy Levelle, Janine Lindemulder, Marcus London, Miles Long, Christy Love, Alix Lovell, Krissy Lynn, Mya Mays, Kat Monroe, Tony Montana, Allison Moore, Melissa Moore, Zelda Morrison, Pat Myne, and Riley Nixon.

People additionally in attendance were: Audrey Noir, Kira Noir, Gisele Palmer, Nari Park, Nikki Phoenix, Siouxsie Q, Romi Rain, Alexa Raye, Alexander Raymond, Tee Reel, Liv Revamped, Riley Reyes, Ruby, Sheena Ryder, Will Ryder, Hershel Savage, Chloe Scott, Eden Sin, Mark Spiegler, John Stagliano, Cindy Starfall, Lucky Starr, Natalia Starr, Lexington Steele, Evan Stone, Misty Stone, Savana Styles, Kenzie Taylor, Adam Wood, Kimber Woods, Whitney Wright, and Luc Wylder.

The show opened with a very nice tribute to its founder, the late, legendary, Bill "PA Bear" Margold.

Once the tribute was finished, Evan Stone hosted the XRCO Hall of Fame inductions. The inductees this year were: Darla Crane, Eric Masterson, Raylene, Ruby, and House of Dreams 1990 Caballero/Andrew Blake

And now for the 2017 XRCO Awards.

Best Actor

Tommy Pistol - Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody - ��"icked Comix won the Best Actor trophy over Richie Calhoun - The Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed - New Sensations Erotic Stories, Ryan Ryder - Storm of Kings: XXX Parody - Brazzers/Pulse, Steve Holmes - the One I Lust - Ae Films/Pure Play, Steven St. Croix - Color Blind - BSkow/Girlfriends Films, and Xander Corvus - Beauty and the Beast XXX: An Erotic Fairy Tale Parody - Sparks/Exquisite.

Best Actress

The Best Actress trophy went to Kleio Valentien - Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody - ��"icked Comix who won out over Aria Alexander - Sex Machina: A XXX Parody - Digital Playground/Pulse, Dana Vespoli - Lefty - Sweetheart Video/Mile High, ... - DNA - ��"icked Pictures, Penny Pax - the Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed - New Sensations Erotic Stories, Samantha Bentley - Hard in Love - John Stagliano/Evil Angel, and Sara Luvv - Babysitting the Baumgartners - Adam & Eve Pictures

Best Cumback

Briana Banks won the Best Cumback award beating out Havana Ginger, Jean Val Jean, McKenzie Lee, Natasha Nice, and Brett Rossi.

Best Director (Features)

This trophy went to Brad Armstrong, who won out over Joanna Angel, James Avalon, Kay Brandt, Stormy Daniels, Jacky St. James, Kayden Kross, and B. Skow.

Best Director (Non-Features)

Grey Lansky won this award besting Jonni Darkko, Manuel Ferrara, Mime Freak, Jules Jordan, Mason, Pat Myne, and Eddie Powell.

Best Director (Parody)

Axel Braun Took this trophy home over Bree Mills & Stills by Alan, Vic Lagina, Lee Roy Myers, Anastasia Pierce, will Ryder, and Harry Sparks.

Best Director (Web)

This award went to Stills by Alan winning out over Ray Dark, Ivan, Glenn King, Keiran Lee, Ryan Madison, and Billy Watson.

Best Lesbian Performer

Shyla Jennings is this year's Best Lesbian Performer besting the other nominees Lily Cade, Darcie Dolce, Jenna Sativa, Tanya Tate, and Vanessa Veracruz.

Female Performer of the Year

This trophy went to Adriana Chechik who topped Aj Applegate, Vicki Chase, Abella Danger, Keisha Grey, Megan Rain, and Angela White. (Now that took some doing, I'm sure.)

Mainstream Adult Media Favorite

Julia Ann was this year's Mainstream Adult Media Favorite over Asa Akira, Joanna Angel, Skin Diamond, ..., and Nikki Phoenix. (Another illustrious list of nominees.)

Male Performer of the Year

Mick Blue won this trophy over Xander Corvus, Ryan Driller, Manuel Ferrera, Tommy Pistol, Chris Strokes, and Prince Yahshua.

MILF of the Year (30 or older)

The winner of this award was Cherie DeVille who won out over Julia Ann, Mercedes Carrera, Alexis Fawx, Brandi Love, Kendra Lust, and Phoenix Marie.

New Starlet

Elsa Jean beat Alex Grey, Holly Hendrix, Kira Noir, Anya Olsen, Piper Perri, and Lana Rhoades for this trophy.

New Stud

The 2017 New Stud is Ricky Johnson who won against JD Bella, Lucas Frost, Bryan Gozzling, Jordi El Nino Polla, and Donnie Rock.

Orgasmic Analist

Vicki Chase took this award over AJ Applegate, Casey Calvert, Adriana Chechik, Abella Danger, Holly Hendrix, Megan Rain, and Romi Rain. (Man, am I ever glad that I didn't have to be the one to decide this one!)

Orgasmic Oralist

Vicki Chase won this trophy also besting Adriana Chechik, Jillian Janson, Riley Reid, Teanna Trump, Sarah Vandella, and Angela White.


Holly Hendrix is the 2017 Superslut. She won out over Veronica Avluv, Abella Danger, Keisha Grey, Katrina Jade, and Maddy O'Reilly,

Unsung Siren

This year's Unsung Siren is Veruca James beating out Brooklyn Chase, Ana Foxxx, Morgan Lee, and Violet Monroe.

Unsung Swordsman

The Unsung Swordsman for this year is Johnny Sins. He won the trophy over Jason Brown, Markus Dupree, Justin Hunt, and Ryan McLane.

Best POV Series

This trophy was won by POV Sluts - Toni Ribas/Evil Angel besting Amateur POV Auditions - Amateur Allure/Jules Jordan, Bang POV - Bang Productions, Dirty Talk - Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel, Girlfriend Experience - Porn Pros/Pulse, Jay's POV - Ae Films/Pure Play, and Manuel's Fucking POV - Jules Jordan Video

Best Parody

Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody - ��"icked Comix won Best Parody over Beauty and the Beast XXX: An Erotic Fairy Tale Parody - Sparks/Exquisite, Little Red: A Lesbian Fairy Tale - Girlsway/Girlfriends Films, not Traci Lords XXX: '80s Superstars Reborn - X-Play/Pulse, Sex Machina: A XXX Parody - Digital Playground/Pulse, Supergirl XXX: An Axel Braun Parody - ��"icked Comix, and Ten Inch Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Porn Parodies - Wood Rocket/Digital Sin.

All in the Family Theme

This award went to Me, My Brother, and Another - New Sensations, beating out Brothers & Sisters 2 - Sweet Sinner/Miles High, Daddy & Me - Hard X/O.L. Entertainment, DysFUCKtional Family Reunion - Burning Angel/Exile, Family United & Other Stories - Girlsway/Girlfriends Films, Keep it in the Family - Zero Tolerance Entertainment, and Temptation at Home - Forbidden Fruits Films/Exile.

Best Girl/Girl Series

The Best Girl/Girl Series trophy went to Angela Loves Women - AGW/Girlfriends Films, over Girls Kissing Girls - Sweetheart Video/Mile High, Kittens & Cougars - Zero Tolerance Entertainment, Lesbian Stepsisters - Sweetheart Video/Mile High, Mommy & Me - Filly Films/Combat Zone, the Lesbian Experience - Digital Sin, and Women Seeking Women - Girlfriends Films.

Best Comedy

This award was won by Cindy Queen of Hell - Burning Angel/Exile which won over a Gonzo Story: Cream Pie Virgin - B Skow/Girlfriends Films, All Natural Saints - Hustler Video, Let it Ride - Digital Playground/Pulse, Slutty Mom - James Deen/Girlfriends Films, the Faces of Alice - Girlsway/Girlfriends Films, and Weekend to Remember - ��"icked Pictures.

Best Ethnic Series

The Best Ethnic Series trophy went to Black & White - Blacked/Jules winning out over 8th Street Latinas - Reality Kings/Pulse, Latin Adultery - Naughty America/Pure Play, Latina Sex Tapes - Mofos/Pulse, Lex's Pretty Young Things - Lexington Steele/Evil Angel, and My First Interracial - Blacked/Jules Jordan.

Best Gonzo Series

This award went to Angela Loves - AGW/Girlfriends Films, beating out Big Anal Asses - Hard X/O.L. Entertainment, DP Me - Hard X/O.L. Entertainment, First Anal - Tushy/Jules Jordan, Kayden Kross' Casting Couch - Airerose Entertainment/Pure Play Media, Rocco One on One - Rocco Siffredi/Evil Angel, and Slut Puppies - Jules Jordan Video.

Best Gonzo Movie

This trophy was won by Natural Beauties - Vixen/Jules Jordan besting Anal Tootsies - Bam Visions/Evil Angel, Angela Loves Gonzo - AGW/Girlfriends Films, DP Masters 4 - Jules Jordan Video, Jack's Back - Digital Playground/Pulse, Kayden Kross' Winners Circle - Airerose Entertainment/Pure Play Media, and Performers of the Year 2016 - Elegant Angel Productions.

Best High-End Web Site

Vixen.com won this award over AngelaWhite.com, Blacked.com, BurningAngel.com, EvilAngel.com, FTVGirls.com, JulesJordan.com, Passion- HD.com, and X-Art.com.

Best release

The Best release award went to, Preacher's Daughter - ��"icked Pictures winning out over Babysitting the Baumgarters - Adam & Eve Pictures, Color Blind - BSkow/Girlfriends Films, DNA - ��"icked Pictures, Hard in Love - John Stagliano/Evil Angel, Lefty - Sweetheart Video/Mile High, Outland: Beyond the Far West - Wet Dreams/Harmony, and the Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed - New Sensations/Erotic Stories.

That will do it until next year. We should all meet back here the next time to see just what it is that I have been up to next. Until then, everybody stay safe, have a great week, and live life as if there were no tomorrow!

Bonsoir et au revoir,
Myles Shaffer

HardArt Films

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