XRCO Award

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XRCO Award
XRCO Award - New Design 2015.jpg
New Trophy introduced in 2015 retains the original heart shape but is now clear and has a base
Sponsor X-Rated Critics Organization
Date February 14, 1985 (1985-02-14)
Location Los Angeles
Country United States of America
Reward trophy
Official website www.dirtybob.com/xrco/winners.htm
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 04/17/09. From left to right: Nina Hartley, Eva Angelina, Will Ryder, Flower Tucci, Sunny Lane (back to camera, in yellow dress), Jenna Haze, Teagan Presley & Scott David (producer).

The XRCO Awards are given by the X-Rated Critics Organization annually to people working in adult entertainment. 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. 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 11th.[12][10]


After the controversy and criticism of the best erotic scene victory for the movie Virginia in 1984 at the Adult Film Association of America awards, the X-Rated Critics Organization, and its "Heart-On Awards", were founded.[13] Jim Holliday was a founder and previously the honorary historian of the X-Rated Critics Organization.[4][14][15][16] After Holliday's death, the position of XRCO Historian was temporarily filled by XRCO founding member Bill Margold until 2006.[17]

The first XRCO Awards were presented on February 14, 1985,[18] where Ginger Lynn won a "veritable Triple Crown: 'Best Female Performer,' 'Video Vixen' and 'Starlet of the Year.'"[19] 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.[20]

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 will 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" will be retired and be replaced with "something bigger and better than ever."[21]

Best Actor (Single Performance)[edit]

Best Actress (Single Performance)[edit]

Best Amateur or Pro-Am Series[edit]

Best Anal Or D.P. Sex Scene[edit]

  • 1993 (Arabian Nights)[24]
  • 1994 (Butt Banged Bicycle Babes)[24]
  • 1995 (Bottom Dweller 33 1/3)[24]
  • 1996 (Car Wash Angels)[24]
  • 1997 (Behind The Sphinc Door)[25]
  • 1999 (Tushy Heaven)[26]
  • Alisha Klass
  • Samantha Stylle
  • Sean Michaels
  • 2000 (When Rocco Meats Kelly 2)[27]

Best Screenplay[edit]

Best Supporting Actor[edit]

Best Supporting Actress[edit]

Best Comedy or Parody[edit]



  • 2010 The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Parody (Revolution X/Digital Sin)[37][41]
  • 2011 Taxi Driver (Pleasure Dynasty/Exile)[citation needed]
  • 2013 (tie) Dallas XXX: A Parody (Adam & Eve Pictures) & Diary of Love (Smash Pictures)[8]
  • 2015 Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Wicked Fairy Tales)[38]

Deep Throat Award[edit]

Best Cumback[edit]

Teagan Presley at 2009 XRCO Award Show

Best Director[edit]

Stormy Daniels at 2007 XRCO Award Show





Best DVD Extras[edit]

Best Ethnic Series[edit]

Female Performer of the Year[edit]

Best Girl-Girl Sex Scene[edit]

  • 1993 (Hidden Obsessions)[24]
  • 1995 (Takin' It To The Limit 6)[24]
  • 1996 (Beyond Reality 1)[24]
  • Careena Collins
  • Felecia
  • 1999 (Tampa Tushy Fest 1)[26]
  • 2002 (No Man's Land 33)[29]

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[edit]

Best Gonzo Release[edit]

Best Gonzo Series[edit]

Best Group Sex Scene[edit]

  • Pippi Anderssen
  • 5 other male performers
  • 1993 Slave To Love[24]
  • orgy
  • 1994 (Buttman's British Moderately Big Tit Adventure)[24]
  • The staircase orgy
  • 1996 (American Tushy)[24]
  • 1997 (The Psychosexuals)[25]
  • 1999 (Asswoman In Wonderland)[26]
  • 2000 (Tristan Taormino's Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex)[27]
  • Final Orgy
  • 2000 (In The Days Of Whore)[24]
  • 2002 (Gangbang Auditions 7)[29]
  • 2005 (Baker’s Dozen 2 - Brandon Iron Productions/Platinum X Pictures)[32]

Kinky Scene[edit]

  • Jamie Gillis
  • Gayle Sterling
  • Lynx Canon

Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[edit]

Male Performer of the Year[edit]

Best On-Screen Chemistry[edit]

Jenna Haze at 2009 XRCO Award Show
  • 2007 (Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge)[34]
  • Joanna Angel
  • James Deen

Best Male-Female (Couples) Sex Scene[edit]

Nina Hartley at 2009 XRCO Award Show
Jewel De'Nyle & Nacho Vidal holding their trophies for Best Male-Female Sex Scene, April 2001
  • 1985 (Ball Busters)[46]
  • 1990 (The Chameleon)[45]
  • 1994 (Seymore & Shane On The Loose)[24]
  • 1996 (Max 8: The Fugitive)[24]
  • 1997 (The Psychosexuals)[25]
  • 1999 (Pink Hotel On Butt Row)[26]
  • Elena
  • T. T. Boy
  • 2000 (Nothing to Hide 3 & 4)[27]
  • 2000 (Xxxtreme Fantasies Of Jewel De'Nyle)[24]
  • 2002 (Welcome To Chloeville 3)[29]
  • 2004 (Babes in Pornland 14: Bubble Butt Babes - Puritan Video Productions)[31]
  • 2005 (XXX - Mercenary Pictures)[32]

MILF Of The Year[edit]

Best Mini-Feature Series[edit]

Most Outrageous DVD Extras[edit]

New Starlet[edit]

New Stud[edit]

Oral Scene[edit]

Orgasmic Analist[edit]

Hillary Scott holding up two 2007 XRCO Awards

Orgasmic Oralist[edit]

Best POV Release or Series[edit]

Best Release[edit]

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

Best Epic[edit]

DVD of the Year[edit]

Best Feature Film of the Year[edit]

Best Video Feature of the Year[edit]

Best Series[edit]


Ariana Jollee holding her 2006 XRCO Award for Superslut

(Teen) Cream Dream[edit]

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

Best Threeway Sex Scene[edit]

  • 2000 (Please 9)[24]
  • 2002 (Up Your Ass 18)[29]
  • 2003 (Trained Teens)[30]

Unsung Siren[edit]

Unsung Swordsman[edit]

Best Vignette Series[edit]

Woodsman Of The Year[edit]

Worst Movie[edit]


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