XBIZ is pleased to announce the official awards categories, pre-nomination dates and website for the 2016 XBIZ Awards.

Presented by premier live cam network LiveJasmin,2016 XBIZ Awards will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.

The pre-nomination period for the 2016 XBIZ Awards will launch industry-wide on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

To submit pre-nominations in any of the awards categories, industry professionals must be registered members of the XBIZ.net social network and use the online submission form to record their entries.

Porn star Stoya, host of 14th annual XBIZ Awards
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The 14th annual XBIZ Awards will be hosted by adult superstar Stoya

The deadline for all 2016 XBIZ Awards pre-nominations is midnight on Wed., Sept. 30.

Six new award categories have been added for the 2016 show in an effort to be more inclusive of previously unrecognized market segments and in response to feedback from members of the adult industry.

In the Movies & Production field, for the first time an honor will be given to the Performer Showcase Release of the Year. This award will go to the best movie that is centered on a single performer.

In the Web & Tech field, XBIZ will introduce awards for Live Cam Model of the Year both male and female. These honors will recognize outstanding achievement by a single model in the field of live cams.

In addition, XBIZ will debut two new Adult Site of the Year awards: For Women and Virtual Reality.

The Adult Site of the Year – For Women award will go to the best site created and marketed specifically for a female audience; and Adult Site of the Year – Virtual Reality will recognize outstanding work in the emerging VR sector.

In the Pleasure Products field, XBIZ for the first time has created the Sexpert of the Year award that will recognize the most outstanding educator within the realm of sexual health.

XBIZ also renamed its award categories in the transsexual genre to Transgender Studio of the Year, Transgender Release of the Year, Transgender Director of the Year, Transgender Performer of the Year and Adult Site of the Year – Transgender.

In order to be eligible for consideration for a 2016 XBIZ Award, movies and pleasure products must be released between Oct. 3, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015.

The official XBIZ Awards site includes the full list of 2016 categories, show history, media information and a record of previous winners.

The 14th annual XBIZ Awards, hosted by adult film superstar Stoya, will coincide with the industry’s trade events series of the year, XBIZ 2016, which annually features an unparalleled lineup of guest speakers and special events dedicated to exploring the future of the adult industry. Stay tuned to XBIZ.com for upcoming announcements about the 2016 XBIZ Awards.

Here is the complete list of 2016 XBIZ Awards categories:

MOVIES & PRODUCTION

  • Feature Movie of the Year
  • Parody Release of the Year
  • Gonzo Release of the Year
  • Gonzo Series of the Year
  • All-Sex Release of the Year
  • All-Sex Series of the Year
  • Vignette Release of the Year
  • Vignette Series of the Year
  • Performer Showcase Release of the Year
  • Couples-Themed Release of the Year
  • All-Girl Release of the Year
  • All-Girl Series of the Year
  • Director of the Year – Body of Work
  • Director of the Year – Feature Release
  • Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release
  • Director of the Year – Parody
  • Female Performer of the Year
  • Male Performer of the Year
  • Best New Starlet
  • Best Male Newcomer
  • Girl/Girl Performer of the Year
  • Foreign Female Performer of the Year
  • Foreign Male Performer of the Year
  • MILF Performer of the Year
  • Crossover Star of the Year
  • Best Actress – Feature Movie
  • Best Actor – Feature Movie
  • Best Actress – Parody Release
  • Best Actor – Parody Release
  • Best Actress – Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Actor – Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Actress – All-Girl Release
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Non-Sex Acting Performance
  • Best Scene – Feature Movie
  • Best Scene – Parody Release
  • Best Scene – Non-Feature Release
  • Best Scene – Vignette Release
  • Best Scene – Couples-Themed Release
  • Best Scene – All-Girl
  • Screenplay of the Year
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Music
  • Best Editing
  • Studio of the Year
  • Best New Studio
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Amateur Release of the Year
  • Pro-Am Release of the Year
  • All-Black Release of the Year
  • Interracial Release of the Year
  • Latin-Themed Release of the Year
  • Asian-Themed Release of the Year
  • BDSM Release of the Year
  • Fetish Release of the Year
  • Specialty Release of the Year
  • European Studio of the Year
  • European Director of the Year
  • European Feature Release of the Year
  • European Non-Feature Release of the Year
  • Gay Studio of the Year
  • Gay Movie of the Year
  • Gay Director of the Year
  • Gay Performer of the Year
  • Transgender Studio of the Year
  • Transgender Release of the Year
  • Transgender Director of the Year
  • Transgender Performer of the Year

PLEASURE PRODUCTS

  • Pleasure Products Company of the Year – Full Range
  • Pleasure Products Company of the Year – Sex Toys
  • Luxury Toy/Line of the Year
  • Sex Toy of the Year – Powered
  • Sex Toy of the Year – Non-Powered
  • Couples Sex Toy of the Year
  • Innovative Sex Toy of the Year – Design
  • Innovative Sex Toy of the Year – Technology
  • Male Sex Toy/Line of the Year
  • Male Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Gay Sex Toy/Line of the Year
  • Gay Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Fetish Product/Line of the Year
  • Specialty Product/Line of the Year
  • Excellence in Product Packaging
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year – Consumer
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year – Business
  • Lingerie Collection of the Year
  • Lingerie Company of the Year
  • Sexual Health Product of the Year – Female
  • Sexual Health Product of the Year – Male
  • Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year
  • Sex Lubricant of the Year
  • Sex Lubricant Company of the Year
  • Sensual Bath & Body Product of the Year
  • Sensual Accessory Product/Line of the Year
  • Condom Manufacturer of the Year
  • Adult Game of the Year
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Product of the Year
  • Soft Bondage Product/Line of the Year
  • BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • International Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Boutique Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • New Pleasure Products Company of the Year
  • Sexpert of the Year

WEB & TECHNOLOGY

  • Affiliate Program of the Year – Network
  • Affiliate Program of the Year – Paysite
  • Affiliate Program of the Year – Live Cam
  • Affiliate Program of the Year – Dating
  • Affiliate Program of the Year – Retail
  • Affiliate Program of the Year – Specialty
  • Affiliate Program of the Year – European
  • Payment Processor of the Year – IPSP
  • Payment Processor of the Year – Merchant Services
  • Alternative Payment Services Company of the Year
  • VOD Company of the Year
  • Content Provider of the Year
  • Web Host of the Year
  • Traffic Services Company of the Year – North America
  • Traffic Services Company of the Year – Europe
  • Mobile Company of the Year
  • Software Company of the Year
  • Design Studio of the Year
  • Gay Web Company of the Year
  • Innovative Web Product of the Year
  • Progressive Web Company of the Year
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Web Star of the Year
  • Live Cam Model of the Year – Female
  • Live Cam Model of the Year – Male
  • Adult Site of the Year – Video
  • Adult Site of the Year – Live Cam
  • Adult Site of the Year – Dating
  • Adult Site of the Year – Video-on-Demand
  • Adult Site of the Year – Studio
  • Adult Site of the Year – Performer
  • Adult Site of the Year – Photography
  • Adult Site of the Year – Erotic
  • Adult Site of the Year – Gay
  • Adult Site of the Year – Transgender
  • Adult Site of the Year – BDSM
  • Adult Site of the Year – Niche
  • Adult Site of the Year – Specialty
  • Adult Site of the Year – For Women
  • Adult Site of the Year – Fan Site
  • Adult Site of the Year – Virtual Reality

RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION

  • Retailer of the Year – Chain
  • Retailer of the Year – Boutique
  • Online Retailer of the Year – Full Range
  • Online Retailer of the Year – Pleasure Products
  • Online Retailer of the Year – Specialty
  • Online Retailer of the Year – Boutique
  • Progressive Retailer of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year – Full Range
  • Distributor of the Year – Pleasure Products
  • Distributor of the Year – Video
  • Distributor of the Year – Specialty
  • International Distributor of the Year
  • Progressive Distributor of the Year

ABOUT XBIZ AWARDS

A star-studded red carpet affair that hosts a who’s who from the business of sex, the XBIZ Awards is the adult industry’s biggest night and most prestigious symbol of success. The annual gala recognizes outstanding excellence across every facet of the multibillion-dollar business, including movie production, pleasure products, technology and retail.
Attracting international media coverage, the XBIZ Awards show has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNBC, TIME, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, among others.

Since its inception, top personalities from the world of erotica have played host to the event, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Jesse Jane, Jessica Drake, Kayden Kross and James Deen.