So begins awards season, and so begins our coverage of same with our annotated lists of nominees; annotated by virtue of we link to the people and titles that have garnered nominations this season.
In reviewing these lists, we are shocked by their scope and magnitude, and we also manage to find some errors along the way. Statistically speaking, the percentage is infetesimal – but to our data-obsessed minds, they’re still erroneous.
So, the errata:
Best Scene, Couples Themed Release, Siri and Steven St. Croix get the nod for Rekindling the Flame when that scene does not actually exist and St. Croix isn’t in the movie. Siri is paired with Richie Calhoun.
Best Scene, Feature Movie: Stoya and Rocco get the nod for carnal capering in Voracious Season Two, Vol 4 … but their scene was actually in Volume 3.
So really, two errors in 800+ nominations isn’t so bad… unless you’re Richie Calhoun, I guess….
And now some stats. Assuming the database summed things correctly, the most honored performers are:
- James Deen, 9 noms
- Xander Corvus, 9 noms
- Carter Cruise, 7 noms
- Steven St. Croix, 6 noms
- Tommy Gunn, 6 noms
- Tommy Pistol, 6 noms
- Seth Gamble, 5 noms
- Tyler Nixon, 5 noms
- Skin Diamond, 5 noms
- Annika Albrite, 5 noms
And the movies leading the pack are:
- Wetwork, 14 noms
- Apocalypse X, 13 noms
- Second Chances, 12 noms
- Aftermath, 12 noms
- Voracious: Season Two, Volume Four, 11 noms
- Killers, 10 noms
- American Hustle XXX: A Parody, 10 noms
- Gardener, 9 noms
- Not Jersey Boys XXX: A Porn Musical, 9 noms
- Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, 8 noms
- Sexual Liberation Of Anna Lee, 8 noms
We’ll be rolling out a half dozen or so posts over the next couple hours (so as to not flood y’all) breaking things down.
We don’t tend to roll out new features with much fanfare, so you might not have noticed that we’re tracking “honors and awards” now. You might have guessed that something was up based on our award-season blog posts, and you’d have been right. We’ve been building a database of awards shows and honors and using it to generate those blog posts, and we also list the honors on the film pages as well. (Performer honors are in the pipeline; we have the data, but we don’t have a layout that gracefully deals with the added info to display.)
So, nestled down the movie page between the scene breakdown and the reviews, you’ll see a new section:
We’ve got a scattershot of award show sponsors and honoring bodies; but we got most of the big ones:
- Adam Film World
- Adult DVD Empire
- Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention
- Adult Film Association of America
- Critics’ Adult Film Awards
- Erotic Lounge
- FlavaMen Magazine
- Gay Producers Association Awards
- Grab Magazine
- Gram Ponante
- Legends of Erotica
- Urban X
- X-Caliber Adult Film Awards
And we’ll be adding more as we go.
The most recent award bestower we added was XCritic who just gave out their 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards, and as I was dutifully entering their selections, down in the Special Recognition category, I discovered that we won some special recognition!
In XCritic’s words:
With turbulence in the adult industry over the past few years, many adult sites have cut staff, reduced what they do or curled up in a little ball and died. Not IAFD who plowed forward as strong as ever continuing to tackle the unimaginable task of accurately cataloging all the work done in the adult entertainment industry. It’s a thankless job, one which they do at a level that’s just amazing. IAFD is the last word on who has done what and will always be THE resource we at XCritic turn to to make sure we are always on point and accurate with our attributions.
Thanks to the editors over at XCritic for the nod, it’s very appreciated.
And now our annual annotated list of the XBiz Award Nominees for The 2014 XBiz Awards to be held in Los Angeles on January 24, 2014. Special thanks to Videotramp Reviewer and IAFD Editor Jamie for getting the data entered…
Gay Director of the Year
Gay Movie of the Year
Gay Performer of the Year