MONTREAL — Mile High Media and its affiliated brands XEmpire and Bellesa have earned a combined 38 nominations for the 2023 XBIZ Awards.
Mile High Media was recognized with a “Studio of the Year” nomination. Additionally, Hard X and TransSensual received six nominations each.
Hard X earned a nods for “Gonzo Movie of the Year” as well as “Gonzo Series of the Year.” The studio also earned three nominations for “Best Sex Scene – Gonzo” for performances from “Sexual Icons 2,” “DP Me 13” and “Super Cute 14.”
TransSensual earned five nominations in the category of “Trans Movie of the Year.” The featured releases being “My TS Stepdaughter 3,” “My TS Stepsister 6,” “TS Massage 5,” “TS Taboo 8” and “TS Taboo 7.”
Sweetheart Video tallied six nominations. Two nods are in the “All Girl Movie of the Year” category and are for “Girls Love Strap Ons 4” and “Women Loving Women 2.” Another two recognitions are for “All Girl Series of the Year” and are due to “Girls Love Strap Ons” and “Lesbian Adventures: Older Women, Younger Girls.”
Other categories Sweetheart Video was nominated in include “Best Sex Scene – All-Girl” and “All-Girl Site of the Year.”
Noir Male earned three nominations for “Gay All-Sex Release of the Year,” these nods stemming from “Hardcore Hookups 3” and “Sexual Healing 5.” On this note, Mile High’s Icon Male got a nomination for “Best Gay Sex Scene” for Michael Boston, Dante Colle and Killian Knox performance in “Bad Daddies.”
Three nominations were given to Erotica X, including two for “Best Sex Scene – All-Sex” for “Pure Desire 9” and “Pleasure Principle.” Erotica X also received a nod for “Vignette Movie of the Year” due to “Pleasure Principle.”
Sweet Sinner’s “One Night Affair” earned the brand a nomination for “Vignette Movie of the Year.” Bellesa Films, Bellesa Plus and Lesbian X also received nominations.
Directors associated with the studio who got nominations include Mike Quasar, Mason and Jacky St. James for “Director of the Year – Non Feature” as well as Ricky Greenwood who earned nominations for “Director of the Year – Gay” and “Director of the Year – Trans.”
Mile High Media’s vice president Jon Blitt took a moment to celebrate these recognitions.
“On behalf of our companies, staff and artists, we are excited to receive these nominations,” Blitt said. “We are very grateful to XBIZ for recognizing the work of our amazing team of professionals who are dedicated to creating exciting high-quality entertainment for our fans to enjoy.”
The 2023 XBIZ Awards will crown the best-of-the-best in adult Sunday, Jan. 15 at the historic Hollywood Palladium; in keeping with tradition, select award categories under Web & Technology, Pleasure Products and Retail will be presented as part of the annual XBIZ Honors ceremonies.
Voting opens Thursday, Nov. 24; click here for a full list of nominees.
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