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The XRCO Awards are given by the American X-Rated Critics Organization annually to people working in adult entertainment and it is the only adult industry awards show reserved exclusively for industry members.[1]

XRCO Award
XRCO Award - New Design 2015.jpg
New trophy introduced in 2015 retains the original heart shape, but it is now clear and has a base
Sponsored by X-Rated Critics Organization
Date February 14, 1985 (1985-02-14)
Location Los Angeles
Country United States
Reward(s) Trophy
Website www.dirtybob.com/xrco/winners.htm
Original award plaques were made of wood in the shape of a heart and used until 2014
Cast and crew of the feature Not Bewitched on stage during the 25th Anniversary XRCO Awards at The Highlands, Hollywood, CA on April 17, 2009 (from left to right: Nina Hartley, Eva Angelina, Will Ryder, Flower Tucci, Sunny Lane, who is back to camera in yellow dress, Jenna Haze, Teagan Presley and producer Scott David)

Once every calendar year, XRCO members are asked to submit their own nominations. Members do not have to vote in every award category, but they are asked only to vote in areas that they feel qualified in.[2] The award ceremony usually takes place during the spring and no later than the first week of April.[3] Some of the works and workers are inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame during the awards.

The XRCO online archive is missing many results prior to 1993 and the site encourages visitors to send in older results. The awards have been called "an X-rated version of the Academy Awards" and "a combination high-school beer bash, Mardi gras and Frederick's of Hollywood lingerie show".[4] They have also been referred to as the "critics' circle awards for porn".[5]

In 2013, the XRCO Awards venue was changed from The Highlands nightclub[6] to Supperclub LA when the former closed.[7][8] In 2014, the XRCO Awards returned to the former Highlands venue now called OHM.[9][10][11] The 2015 XRCO Awards were held at Lure nightclub in Hollywood on April 11.[10][12] The 2016 XRCO Awards were held at OHM nightclub in Hollywood on June 22.[13] The 2017 XRCO Awards were held at OHM nightclub in Hollywood on April 28.[14]

Contents

HistoryEdit

After the controversy and criticism of the best erotic scene victory for the movie Virginia in 1984 at the Adult Film Association of America (AFAA) awards, the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and its "Heart-On Awards", were founded.[15] Jim Holliday was a founder and previously the honorary historian of the X-Rated Critics Organization.[4][16][17][18] After Holliday's death, the position of XRCO Historian was temporarily filled by XRCO founding member Bill Margold until 2006.[19]

The first XRCO Awards were presented on February 14, 1985,[20] where Ginger Lynn won a "veritable Triple Crown: 'Best Female Performer', 'Video Vixen' and 'Starlet of the Year'".[21] Until 1991, the awards were presented on Valentine's Day each year. The specific award categories at the XRCO Awards have changed over the years.[22]

In March 2015, changes to the award program were announced. Citing the venue and date changes made in 2014, the event organizers announced that the awards show would be recorded and broadcast by the company Vrai Voyeur. Also announced was the debut of a new design for the award handed out to winners. The "iconic wooden heart on trophies" would be retired and be replaced with "something bigger and better than ever".[23]

All in the Family ThemeEdit

  • 2016: The Father Figure (Digital Sin/Tabu Tales)[13]

Best 3D ReleaseEdit

  • 2012: This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX (Hustler Video)[24]

Best Actor (Single Performance)Edit

Best Actress (Single Performance)Edit

Best Amateur or Pro-Am SeriesEdit

Best Anal or D.P. Sex SceneEdit

Best Comedy or ParodyEdit

ComedyEdit

  • 2011: The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody (New Sensations)[41]
  • 2012: The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody (Wicked Pictures)[24]
  • 2013: Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody (Axel Braun/Vivid)[8]
  • 2013: Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (VividXXXSuperheroes) – comic book[8]
  • 2014: Grease XXX: A Parod (Adam & Eve Pictures)[9]
  • 2015: Not Jersey Boys XXX: A Porn Musical (X-Play/Pulse)[42]
  • 2016: Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked Fairy Tales)[13]
  • 2017: Cindy Queen of Hell (Burning Angel/Exile)[14]

DramaEdit

  • 2011: The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Parody (Revolution X/Digital Sin)[41]
  • 2012: Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody (Pleasure Dynasty/Exile)[24]
  • 2013: (tie) Dallas XXX: A Parody (Adam & Eve Pictures) and Diary of Love (Smash Pictures)[8]
  • 2014: OMG ... It's the Leaving Las Vegas XXX Parody (Septo/Paradox/Exquisite)[9]
  • 2015: Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked Fairy Tales)[42]
  • 2016: Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody (Wicked Pictures)[13]
  • 2017: Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked Comix)[14]

ComicEdit

Best CumbackEdit

 
Teagan Presley at 2009 XRCO Award Show

Best DirectorEdit

 
Stormy Daniels at 2007 XRCO Award Show

Features

Non-Features

Parody

Web

Best DVD ExtrasEdit

Best Ethnic SeriesEdit

Best: Girl-Girl Sex SceneEdit

Note: A "Best Girl-Girl Release" category was created in 2005. No "Best Girl-Girl Scene" awards have been given out since.

Best Girl-Girl Release or SeriesEdit

  • 2006: Belladonna's Fucking Girls (Belladonna/Evil Angel)[36]
  • 2007: Belladonna: No Warning 2 (Belladonna Productions/Evil Empire)[37]
  • 2008: Belladonna's Fucking Girls 4 (Belladonna/Evil Angel)[38]
  • 2009: Belladonna’s Girl Train (Belladonna Entertainment)[39]
  • 2010: Women Seeking Women (Girlfriends Films)[40]
  • 2011: Women Seeking Women (Girlfriends Films)[41]
  • 2012: Women Seeking Women (Girlfriends Films)[24]
  • 2013: Women Seeking Women (Girlfriends Films)[8]
  • 2014: Women Seeking Women (Girlfriends Films)[9]
  • 2015: Women Seeking Women (Girlfriends Films)[42]
  • 2016: Women Seeking Women (Girlfriends Films)[13]
  • 2017: Angela Loves Women (AGW/Girlfriends Films)[14]

Best Gonzo ReleaseEdit

  • 2006: Slut Puppies (Jules Jordan/Evil Angel)[36]
  • 2007: Jenna Haze Darkside (Jules Jordan Video)[37]
  • 2008: Flesh Hunter 10 (Jules Jordan Video)[38]
  • 2009: Alexis Texas Is Buttwoman (Elegant Angel)[39]
  • 2010: Big Wet Asses 15 (Elegant Angel)[40]
  • 2011: Tori Black Is Pretty Filthy 2 (Elegant Angel)[41]
  • 2012: Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2 (Elegant Angel)[24]
  • 2013: Asa Akira Is Insatiable 3 (Elegant Angel Productions)[8]
  • 2014: Remy LaCroix's Anal Cabo Weekend (LeWood/Buttman/Evil Angel)[9]
  • 2015: V for Vicki (Jonni Darkko/Evil Angel)[42]
  • 2016: Angela 2 (AGW Entertainment/Girlfriends Films) and Anikka's Anal Sluts (BAM Visions/Evil Angel)[13]
  • 2017: Natural Beauties (Vixen/Jules Jordan)[14]

Best Gonzo SeriesEdit

  • 1997: Shane's World[27]
  • 1999: Whack Attack[29]
  • 2000: Please[30]
  • 2001: Please![31]
  • 2002: Service Animals[32]
  • 2003: Flesh Hunter[33]
  • 2004: Flesh Hunter[34]
  • 2005: Service Animals (Joey Silvera/Evil Angel)[35]
  • 2006: Service Animals (Joey Silvera/Evil Angel)[36]
  • 2007: Joey Silvera's Service Animals (All Blew Shirts/Evil Empire)[37]
  • 2008: Ass Worship (Jules Jordan Video)[38]
  • 2009: Big Wet Asses (Elegant Angel)[39]
  • 2010: Seasoned Players (Tom Byron Pictures/Evolution Distribution)[40]
  • 2011: Big Wet Asses (Elegant Angel)[41]
  • 2012: Big Wet Asses (Elegant Angel)[24]
  • 2013: Raw (Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel)[8]
  • 2014: Wet Asses (Jules Jordan Video)[9]
  • 2015: DP Me (Hard X/O.L. Entertainment)[42]
  • 2016: Anal Beauty (Tushy/Jules Jordan Video) and Gangbang Me (Hard X)[13]
  • 2017: Angela Loves (AGW/Girlfriends Films)[14]

Best Group Sex SceneEdit

Best Lesbian PerformerEdit

Best Male-Female (Couples) Sex SceneEdit

 
Nina Hartley at 2009 XRCO Award Show
 
Jewel De'Nyle and Nacho Vidal holding their trophies for Best Male-Female Sex Scene, April 2001

Best Mini-Feature SeriesEdit

  • 1993: Sodomania[27]
  • 1994: Sodomania[27]

Best On-Screen ChemistryEdit

 
Jenna Haze at 2009 XRCO Award Show

Best POV Release or SeriesEdit

Best ReleaseEdit

Before the 2006 awards, separate categories existed for film, video and DVD.

Best EpicEdit

DVD of the YearEdit

Best Feature Film of the YearEdit

Best Video Feature of the YearEdit

Best ScreeplayEdit

Best SeriesEdit

  • 1996: Joey Silvera's Butt Row[27]

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Best Threeway Sex SceneEdit

Best Vignette SeriesEdit

  • 1995: The Voyeur[27]

Deep Throat AwardEdit

  • 2009: Angelina Valentine[39]

Female Performer of the YearEdit

Kinky SceneEdit

Mainstream Adult Media FavoriteEdit

Male Performer of the YearEdit

MILF of the YearEdit

Most Outrageous DVD ExtrasEdit

New StarletEdit

New StudEdit

Oral SceneEdit

Orgasmic AnalistEdit

 
Hillary Scott holding up two 2007 XRCO Awards

Orgasmic OralistEdit

SuperslutEdit

 
Ariana Jollee holding her 2006 XRCO Award for Superslut

(Teen) Cream DreamEdit

Allysin Chaynes (left) and Tori Black (right) accepting their Cream Dream awards in 2001 and 2009 respectively

Unsung SirenEdit

Unsung SwordsmanEdit

Woodsman of the YearEdit

Worst MovieEdit

ReferencesEdit

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