July 23, 2018 09:14pm
MWA: 07/19/18 - XRCO
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Myles Shaffer
Myles' Weekend Adventures: 2018 XRCO Awards Show
Bonjour mon amis! Comment ca va? Myles Shaffer here. This column will obviously be about the XRCO Awards. So, the readers should continue on to see who won the various awards for this year.
But first, let me mention the upcoming 2018 Exotic Dancer Gentlemen's Club Owners Expo which will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 19 through August 22. The early registration will be happening on August 19. The tradeshow and seminars will take place on August 20 and 21. And, the bikini contest/pool party will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Rehab Pool the afternoon of August 22. There will also be related night time events and happenings going on every night during the convention.
Now let us move along to see who won what award.
2018 XRCO Awards Show
Thursday night, June 28, involved a trip to Argyle, in Hollywood, to observe the 2018 XRCO Awards Show.
Some of the people in attendance who were already known to this writer were: Rebecca Bardot, James Bartholet, Mick Blue, Tom Byron, Vicki Chase, Adriana Chechik, Christiana Cinn, Charlie Comet, Kiki Daire, Manuel Ferrara, Kinky Gaga, Marica Hasse, Brooke Haven, Erika Icon, Industry photographers Rick Garcia, John, Gordon Mui, and J. R. Reynolds, Isaiah King James IV, A.K.A. Isaiah Maxwell, Eric John, Roy Karch, Miles Long, Eric Masterson, Katie Morgan, Zelda Morrison, Jeff Mullen A.K.A. Will Ryder, AINews.com founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief, Steve Nelson, Tee Reel, September Reign, Mark Spiegler, Evan Stone Lucky Star, Natasha Starr, Christie Stevens, Angela White, and Luc Wylder.
The people whom I spoke with that I didn’t already know were: Alex Harper, and Sophia Lux.
For whatever reason, the 2018 XRCO Awards Show was moved from OHM to The Argyle. Now I have heard a couple of stories, but since I cannot confirm what I have heard, I will not speculate as to why the event was moved at the last minute.
I will say that I had a couple of problems with this year’s event. First, The Argyle was entirely too dimly lit.
When I first arrived, I needed to visit the men’s room which was downstairs. (That was also were the red carpet happening was being held.) When I got to the bottom of a lengthy staircase, and had to make a turn to the right, I thought I was on a continuous flat floor. Wrong! I took three or four steps and stepped into thin air. There were another three or four steps all of which I flew over and landed hard on my left side. Yes, I was injured, but it wasn’t any more than some rather serious bruising.
In my opinion, The Argyle really should illuminate the club more brightly especially anywhere they have staircases.
My second problem was the fact that the venue was a little smaller than what the event needed.
Next was the lack of a better sound system. During this year’s award’s show, Evan Stone, Kyle Stone, and one other gentleman were the only people whose voices could be clearly heard above the noise from the people who were there to drink, party, and talk as loudly as possible.
Now I did find a seat close enough to clearly see a TV screen on the wall. (While I only saw the one TV, Steve Nelson told me that he spotted two TV screens near his location.)
Okay, so there were a few TV screens. However, instead of the various categories and the winners of said categories being listed on those TV screens, like it was done at OHM last year, the TV screen closest to me only ran ads for the club the entire evening.
Before we move along, let me say that I really do wish that the party people could keep quiet during the announcements of the awards and do their partying after the show has ended. I for one, and I know that I am not alone, would really like to be able to hear who won what and not have to wait for the XRCO to post the results on their website.
And now, here are the award winners.
ALL IN THE FAMILY THEME
This award went to Dysfucktional: Blood Is Thicker Than Cum, Kelly Madison/Juicy winning over Fathers & Daughters, Sweet Sinner/Mile High, Lesbian Family Affair 5, Filly Films, Slutty Stepsisters, Aiden Starr/Evil Angel, and Stepfamily Secrets, Digital Playground/Pulse.
BEST RELEASE (shot on film, digital, or video; not a parody)
The winner of this award was The Submission of Emma Marx: Evolved, New Sensations winning over The Altar of Aphrodite, Kelly Madison/Juicy Ethnicity, Wicked Pictures, Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy, Pure Taboo/Pulse, I Am Katrina: A_Sex Documentary, Evil Angel Films, Lana, Tushy.com/Jules Jordan, The Obsession, Sweet Sinner/Mile High, and Sacrosanct, Trenchcoatx/Jules Jordan.
Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Axel Braun/Wicked was the winner of this award beating out Kristen Scott’s Skip Day, Girlsway/Girlfriends, Ms. Grey 2: Darker, Severe_Sex/Exile, Power Bangers: A Brazzers XXX Parody, Brazzers/Pulse, Star Wars Underworld: A XXX Parody, Digital Playground/Pulse, and A Very Adult Wednesday Adams 2, Burning Angel
Bad Babes Inc., Adam & Eve Pictures won over Amish Girls 2, Zero Tolerance, The Blonde Dahlia, Wicked Pictures, Corrupted by the Evils of Fetish_Porn, Severe_Sex/Exile, Jews Love Black_Cock, BurningAngel/Exile, and Viking Girls Gone Horny, Desire/Girlfriends Films.
BEST GONZO MOVIE
Angela 3, AGW/Girlfriends won this trophy over Erik Everhard Takes On Europe, James Deen/Girlfriends, Fill Me Up!, BAM Visions/Evil Angel, Pump My_Ass Full Of Cum 4, Jules Jordan Video, Sins Life:_Sex Tour, Sins Life/Jules Jordan, Slut_Auditions 4, Mike Adriano/Evil Angel, and The Voyeur Within, Spizoo/Adult Source
BEST GONZO SERIES
Angela Loves…, AGW Entertainment won out over Anal_Savages, Jules Jordan, The Art of_Anal_Sex, Tushy.com/Jules Jordan, Big Anal_Asses, Hard X/OL Entertainment, Cum on My Tattoo, BurningAngel/Exile, Hookup Hotshot, Hotshot/Evil Angel, and Young & Beautiful, Vixen.com/Jules Jordan
BEST GIRL/GIRL SERIES
This award was won by Women Seeking Women, Girlfriends Films over Angela Loves Women, AGW Entertainment, Lesbian Beauties, Sweetheart/Mile High, The Lesbian Experience, Digital Sin, Lesbian Family Affair, Filly/Combat Zone, and Lick It Good, Reality Kings/Pulse
BEST POV SERIES
Bang POV, BangBros/Seaside won this award beating Babysitters POV, Third Degree Films, Manuel’s Fucking_POV, Jules Jordan, POV Amateur Auditions, Amateur Allure, Sex_On Trains, Lethal Hardcore/Pulse, and Swallowed.com, Swallowed.com/Evil Angel.
BEST ETHNIC SERIES
This trophy was won by Interracial Icon, Blacked/Jules Jordan over Black & White, Blacked/Jules Jordan, Brown Bunnies, BangBros/Girlfriends, Crazy Asian GFs, Reality Kings/Pulse, Latin_Asses, Hard X/O.L. Entertainment, and Mandingo Massacre, Jules Jordan Video.
BEST HIGH-END WEB SITE
The winner of this award was Vixen.com over AngelaWhite.com, Blacked.com, EvilAngel.com, Girlsway.com, PureTaboo.com, Trenchcoatx.com, and X-Art.com.
BEST DIRECTOR (Features)
This award went to Bree Mills over Brad Armstrong, Stormy Daniels, Mike Quasar, Will Ryder, Jacky St. James, and Stills By Alan.
BEST DIRECTOR (Non-Features)
Greg Lansky took this trophy winning over Mike Adriano, Manuel Ferrara, Jules Jordan, Kayden Kross, Mason, and Pat Myne.
BEST DIRECTOR (Parody)
Axel Braun won this award over Joanna Angel, Dick Bush, Anastasia Pierce, and Dee Severe.
BEST DIRECTOR (Web)
The results of the voting for this award was a tie between Maestro Claudio and Ivan. They won over Brett Brando, Ray Dark, Glenn King, and Miles Long.
Jill Kassidy, Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy, Pure Taboo/Pulse won best actress over Abella Danger, The Obsession, Sweet Sinner/Mile High
Jessica Drake, An Inconvenient Mistress, Wicked Pictures
Katie Morgan, Bad Babes Inc., Adam & Eve Pictures
Romi Rain, Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Axel Braun/Wicked
Charlotte Stokely, Confessions of a Sinful Nun, Sweetheart Video/Mile High
Angela White, The Altar of Aphrodite, Kelly Madison/Juicy
Tommy Pistol, Ingenue, Wicked Pictures won this award over Brad Armstrong, Takers, Wicked Pictures, Charles Dera, Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy, Pure Taboo/Pulse, Ryan Driller, An Inconvenient Mistress, Wicked Pictures, Logan Pierce, The Voyeur, Sweet Sinner/Mile High, Ryan Ryder, The Altar of Aphrodite, Juicy, and Nacho Vidal, Outland 2: Looking For Freedom, Harmony Films.
BEST LESBIAN PERFORMER
The winner of this award was Charlotte Stokely winning out over Darcie Dolce, Shyla Jennings, Mindi Mink, Jenna Sativa, and Vanessa Veracruz.
FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
This trophy went to Angela White over Adriana Chechik, Abella Danger, Katrina Jade, Elsa Jean, and Lana Rhoades.
MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Markus Dupree won this category over Mick Blue, Xander Corvus, Manuel Ferrara, Small Hands, and Prince Yahshua.
Lena Paul and Whitney Wright tied for this award over Honey Gold, Jill Kassidy, Riley Nixon, Haley Reed, and Kristen Scott.
And the New Stud was Dredd winning over Nathan Bronson, Connor Kennedy, Juan “El Caballo” Loco, Logan Long, Jay Savage, and Jax Slayher.
Casey Calvert won this trophy over Mercedes Carrera, Lily Lane, Lauren Phillips, and Jennifer White.
Charles Dera won this award beating out Jason Brown, Logan Pierce, Chad White, and Mark Wood.
Holly Hendrix took this trophy home besting Veronica Avluv, Adriana Chechik, Cherie DeVille, Katrina Jade, Lisey Sweet, and Angela White.
Vicki Chase won this award over Aidra Fox, Riley Reid, Jessa Rhodes, Gina Valentina, Sarah Vandella, and Elsa Jean.
This trophy went to Abella Danger who won out over Vicki Chase, Adriana Chechik, Valentina Nappi, Lana Rhoades, and Angela White.
MILF OF THE YEAR (30 or older)
Cherie DeVille won this award over Julia Ann, Bridgette B., Mercedes Carrera, Alexis Fawx, Brandi Love, and Kendra Lust.
BEST CUMBACK (out of the biz for at least 1 year)
Tori Black won this trophy over Teagan Presley, and Liv Revamped.
MAINSTREAM ADULT MEDIA FAVORITE
Joanna Angel won this award besting Asa Akira, Jesica Drake, and Kayden Kross.
XRCO HALL OF FAME
This year’s inductees were: Brandon Iron, Kyle Stone, Mick Blue, Devon, Micky Lynn, and Alexis Texas.
That will just about do it for now folks. We should all meet back here the next time to speak more of good times and sexy women. Until then, everybody stay safe, have a great week, and live life as if there were no tomorrow!
Bonsoir et au revoir