Adult Entertainment Superstars Set Sights on Barker Hangar for XBIZ Awards Show

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The adult entertainment industry’s biggest red-carpet awards show of the year, the 2012 XBIZ Awards, is set to take off at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

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XBIZ AWARDS 2012

The XBIZ Awards show honors with class the best of the best across every segment of the biz in a way that’s sensational, sexy and entertaining. There’s just nothing like it in this world.

The adult entertainment industry’s biggest red-carpet awards show of the year, the 2012 XBIZ Awards, is set to take off at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday night, Jan. 10.

Top adult film stars and a remarkable group of industry luminaries, highlighted by the founder of the Hustler empire, Larry Flynt, will converge on the 35,000-square-foot venue for XBIZ's 10th anniversary awards show extravaganza.

The 2012 show will be hosted by leading adult film stars Jessica Drake and Kayden Kross, both of whom are among the most sought-after actresses in the adult movie biz today. Drake is an exclusive actress for Wicked Pictures whose 12-year career has included more than a dozen awards. Kross, whose six-year career includes the 2011 XBIZ Award-winner for Acting Performance of the Year, is an exclusive actress for Digital Playground.

Larry Flynt, who founded the Hustler publishing and media empire in 1974, will take the XBIZ Awards stage to receive the first-ever Industry Icon Award. He’ll be presented with the honor by noted first amendment attorney Paul Cambria whom Flynt has called “probably the best obscenity lawyer in America.” Cambria represented Flynt in the 1970s when he first faced obscenity charges in Cincinnati, Ohio.

XBIZ President and publisher Alec Helmy said that Flynt is one of few rare individuals to ascend to the status of icon in any industry.

“Larry Flynt is a pioneer in the purest sense of the word,” Helmy said. “He has fearlessly led by example for more than three decades by demonstrating a tireless commitment to defending the First Amendment rights of all Americans. In so doing he has become a larger-than-life global celebrity and distinguished himself as an American legend.”

Each year, the star-studded XBIZ Awards show attracts a who’s who of A-list movers and shakers in the multibillion-dollar adult entertainment industry.

The 10th anniversary show is set to feature an expanded list of more than 140 award categories, making it the most expansive array of categories in XBIZ Awards history and the largest XBIZ Awards show to date. And as adult entertainment solidifies its unique place in pop culture, the XBIZ Awards show has continually grown, drawing top stars and industry luminaries to its annual gala and generating tidal waves of buzz throughout media.

“We take great pride in presenting adult entertainment’s single biggest industry awards event of record every year,” Helmy said. “The XBIZ Awards show honors with class the best of the best across every segment of the biz in a way that’s very sexy and entertaining. There’s just nothing like it in this world.”

This year in anticipation of more than 2,500 attendees, the 2012 XBIZ Awards show is set to unfold at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar, an enormous facility that has hosted major productions such as the MTV Movie Awards and The Billboard Music Awards as well as concert performances by Michael Jackson, Eminem and Alicia Keys.

On Jan. 10, the adult entertainment industry’s awards event of the year will once again light up Los Angeles with the grandest XBIZ Awards show to date.

For a complete list of finalist nominees for the 2012 XBIZ Awards, visit XBIZAwards.com.

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