LAS VEGAS, NV–Cold weather and strong winds can't dampen spirits for Bluebird Films this holiday season. That's because AVN has released the list of nominations for their upcoming 2012 awards show and once again the award winning studio made the cut, with an impressive 28 nominations across the board—including 8 major award nominations for Nicholas Steele's blockbuster hit, Katwoman XXX.

“This is unbelievable,” exclaimed Nicholas Steele. “I want to thank the fans. Without them none of this would be possible. I also want to thank the cast, crew, my amazing team at Bluebird Films, and last but not least Paul Chaplin. I know we are going to be well represented for all our hard work at this years show.”

Bluebird Films owner and writer/director/star Paul Chaplin was both surprised and elated to see his company's many nominations, especially the one he received for Best Foreign Director, for the 3rd year in a row.

“I guess we must be getting something right,” he proclaimed. “To have my work honored in such a direct way is an unbelievable feeling. Thanks again to AVN for this wonderful display of love and appreciation. Just to be nominated is an honor. I congratulate all the other nominees and wish them the best of luck.”

Last month, Bluebird Films broke sales records with Katwoman XXX. Their free site devoted to the titles has received well over a million visitors since it went live earlier this fall, and the epic blockbuster has received a series of glowing reviews from industry critics.

XCritic awarded the movie it's coveted highest honor of 'Highly Recommended,' saying, “Paul Chaplin again came across as the perfect parody version of the Heath Ledger version of Joker,” and cautioning fans not to “miss Katwoman XXX if you have even the slightest attraction to women.”

Revered industry critic Roger Pipe wrote, “Katwoman is a well made X-rated action movie with good sex, hot costumes and a great cast,” and added, “Super heroine sex is very appealing… [Dylan Ryder] has a killer body that fills out the tight fighting black suit perfectly.”

“Thank you to the critics who took the time to really watch our movie and all the fans who help keep us honest,” added Steele. “We're going to continue making the highest quality adult entertainment this world has ever seen because they deserve nothing less!”

Katwoman XXX is Bluebird Films follow up to 2010’s award-winning Batfxxx. Gothard City is in danger of being wiped out by a deadly virus and Katwoman is their only hope of survival. Bluebird Films owner and producer Paul Chaplin reprises his role as The Jo-Kerr co-starring with Glambirds Anna Lovato, Natasha Marley and Lady Gemma Massey who appears in her first feature role as Jokette, the villain’s insane lover. The cream of the industry cast also includes Kagney Linn Karter, Andy San Dimas, Jennifer Dark, Bridgette B, and Lexi Swallow.

The glossy big budget feature brims with action, taking viewers on a sensual, visual, and sexual journey featuring mind-blowing special effects that will have them on the edge of their seats until the last sticky scene! Visit to watch the trailer and see photos.

Winners will be announced at the 29th annual award ceremony, to be held Saturday, January 21 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For the full list of the AVN 2012 nominations, visit here.  

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