HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) held its 39th annual awards ceremony Thursday night, once again at storied Hollywood nightclub Boardner’s by La Belle, with a gaggle of adult’s biggest stars in attendance to revel in the traditional pandemonium of the industry-only affair.
Jennifer White hosted the evening’s presentation of more than 30 awards, assisted by “Heart-On Girls” Caitlin Bell and Lily Starfire, who handled distribution of the XRCO’s Lucite trophies to all of the winners throughout the night.
Commanding the number of trips to the podium, by a considerable margin, was Vixen Media Group, picking up trophies including Best Gonzo Movie (Blacked Raw V56), Best Gonzo Series (Blacked Raw), Best Girl/Girl Series (Slayed’s Play) and Best Anal Series (Tushy’s Anal Angels), as well as a Best Actress win for contract star Maitland Ward (for her performance in Deeper’s Drift) and another for Deeper honcho Kayden Kross in Best Director – Web.
That said, respectable showings were made by Casey Calvert’s quirky Lust Cinema feature Going Up—which earned Seth Gamble a Best Actor prize and itself took Best Release—and 2022 New Starlet Blake Blossom, who added Orgasmic Oralist and Personal Favorite trophies to her collection.
The event was presented by LoyalFans, and co-sponsored by The Mall/SS Ent, Axel Braun, ATMLA, IAFD, AdultTime, Slayed, Brazzers, Liquid Death, NightMoves Magazine, Angela White and Star Factory PR.
The full list of winners at the 2023 XRCO Awards follows:
Going Up – Lust Cinema
Love, Sex & Fashion – Adam & Eve Pictures
BEST GONZO MOVIE
Blacked Raw V56 – Blacked Raw/Pulse
BEST GONZO SERIES
Blacked Raw – Blacked Raw/Pulse
SpideyPool XXX: An Axel Braun Parody – Wicked Comix
BEST GIRL/GIRL SERIES
Play – Slayed/Pulse
BEST ONGOING BLENDED SERIES
Black & White – Blacked/Pulse
BEST ANAL SERIES
Anal Angels – Tushy/Pulse
BEST ETHNIC SERIES
Asian Schoolgirls – New Sensations
BEST ADULT WEB SITE
BEST DIRECTOR – FEATURES
BEST DIRECTOR – NON-FEATURES
BEST DIRECTOR – PARODY
BEST DIRECTOR – WEB
Maitland Ward – Drift – Deeper
Seth Gamble – Going Up – Lust Cinema
CHARLOTTE STOKELY GIRL/GIRL PERFORMER OF THE YEAR AWARD
FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
TRANS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
April Olsen Knows Best – Darkko/Evil Angel
VICKI CHASE ORGASMIC ORALIST AWARD
AWESOME ANALIST [TIE]
ALL IN THE FAMILY
My Sexy Little Sister 13 – Digital Sin
MILF OF THE YEAR
HALL OF FAME