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 byX-Rated Critics Organization
DateFebruary 14, 1985; 37 years ago (1985-02-14)
LocationLos Angeles, California, U.S.
CountryUnited States
Reward(s)Trophy
Websitewww.dirtybob.com/xrco/winners.htm
Original award plaques were made of wood in the shape of a heart and used until 2014
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)
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)

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]

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 2018 XRCO Awards were held at the Argyle nightclub in Hollywood on June 28.[14] The 2019 XRCO Awards which took place at Boardner's on June 27.[15]

History

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.[16] Jim Holliday was a founder and previously the honorary historian of the X-Rated Critics Organization.[4][17][18][19] After Holliday's death, the position of XRCO Historian was temporarily filled by XRCO founding member Bill Margold until 2006.[20]

The first XRCO Awards were presented on February 14, 1985,[21] where Ginger Lynn won a "veritable Triple Crown: 'Best Female Performer', 'Video Vixen' and 'Starlet of the Year'".[22] 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.[23]

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".[24]

All in the Family Theme

Best 3D Release

Best Actor (Single Performance)

Best Actress (Single Performance)

Best Adult Web Site

Best Amateur or Pro-Am Series

Best Anal or D.P. Sex Scene

Best Anal Series

Best Comedy or Parody

2004-2010

2011-2016

Comedy

Drama

Comic

2017-present

Comedy

Parody

Best Cumback

Teagan Presley at 2009 XRCO Award Show
Teagan Presley at 2009 XRCO Award Show

Best Director

Stormy Daniels at 2007 XRCO Award Show
Stormy Daniels at 2007 XRCO Award Show

Features

Non-Features

Parody

Web

Best DVD Extras

Best Ethnic/Interracial/Blended Series

Best: Girl-Girl Sex Scene

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 Series

Best Gonzo Release

Best Gonzo Series

Best Group Sex Scene

Best Male-Female (Couples) Sex Scene

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

Best Mini-Feature Series

Best On-Screen Chemistry

Jenna Haze at 2009 XRCO Award Show
Jenna Haze at 2009 XRCO Award Show

Best POV Release or Series

Best Release

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

Best Epic

DVD of the Year

Best Feature Film of the Year

Best Video Feature of the Year

Best Screeplay

Best Series

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Threeway Sex Scene

Best Vignette Series

Deep Throat Award

Female Performer of the Year

Girl/Girl or Lesbian Performer of the Year

Kinky Scene

Mainstream Adult Media Favorite

Male Performer of the Year

MILF of the Year

Most Outrageous DVD Extras

New Starlet

New Stud

Oral Scene

Orgasmic or Awesome Analist

Hillary Scott holding up two 2007 XRCO Awards
Hillary Scott holding up two 2007 XRCO Awards

Orgasmic Oralist

Star Showcase

Superslut

Ariana Jollee holding her 2006 XRCO Award for Superslut
Ariana Jollee holding her 2006 XRCO Award for Superslut

Teen or Cream Dream

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

Trans Performer of the Year

Unsung Siren

Unsung Swordsman

Woodsman of the Year

Worst Movie

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