And the Winners Are...2012 XBIZ Awards
The winners of XBIZ's awards were announced at a gala last month in Santa Monica, Calif. The awards honor the best in the world of adult entertainment. More than 140 were given out. While most of the categories are geared toward the heterosexual community they have a handful categories for gay males and transsexuals.
"Honestly, it's a humbling experience. To be recognized by the XBIZ awards for my work this past year is truly an honor," said Gay Performer of the Year, Adam Killian. "Other Side of Aspen VI and Assassin were 2 big movies last year that I was proud to be in."
Assassin won for Gay Movie of the Year. The other winners included Titan Studio for Gay Studio of the Year; NakedSword for Gay Web Company of the Year; HotHouse.com for Gay Site of the Year; and Chris Ward for Gay Director of the Year for The Other Side of Aspen VI.
This isn't the first time Ward, president of Falcon Studios and Raging Stallion, has been honored for his work as a director but this year was especially meaningful.
"It was my first Falcon movie after taking over the company. We viewed that movie as sort of the re-launch of Falcon in terms of making big movies again and being the main company," he said. "A lot was riding on my shoulders when we made that movie. You know how the porn studio is there's a lot of negative people out there wanting us to fail. We knew we had to make a really good product and we did."
In the Transsexual categories the winners were Grooby Productions for Studio of the Year; She-male Police 2 (Joey Silvera/Evil Angel) for Transsexual Release of the Year; Joey Silvera
Transsexual Director of the Year; Jesse Flores Transsexual Performer of the Year; and WendyWilliamsXXX.com for Transsexual Site of the Year.