VAN NUYS, Calif. — Continuing one of the most successful years in its history, Digital Playground received five prestigious awards from the XRCO show in Hollywood.

Joone's blockbuster Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge was honored with Best Epic, Most Outrageous Extras and Best Single Performance Actor (Evan Stone). Robby D.'s bestseller Cheerleaders received Best Release, while Digital Playground contract girl Stoya received the trophy for New Starlet. Angelina Armani, Digital Playground's newest contract star, gracefully represented the studio through her acceptance of the honors and presentation of three additional categories.

Jared Rutter, XRCO founding member, says, “It's no surprise that Digital Playground walked away with five awards. Their movies have always been held in high esteem by adult critics. This is the second year running that they've won Best Release — Cheerleaders was preceded by Babysitters. As for Pirates II, it's also no surprise that it won three awards. It's a milestone in adult moviemaking.”

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Angelina Armani says, “What a spectacular night. It was so exciting to be able to accept the awards on behalf of Digital Playground and to be around the amazing critics who praised our movies.”

Digital Playground's previous XRCO awards include: 2007 Best Release (Babysitters), 2006 Best POV Release (Jack's POV 5), 2005 Best Epic (Pirates), 2005 Best Release (Pirates), 2005 Best Director (Joone, Pirates), 2004 Best New Starlet (Teagan Presley), 2004 Teen Cream Dream (Teagan Presley), 2000 Best New Starlet (Tera Patrick).

Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge stars Digital Playground’s beautiful contract girls Jesse Jane, Katsuni, Stoya, Riley Steele and Gabriella Fox. The movie costars the talents of Belladonna, Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze, Shay Jordan, Brianna Love, Abbey Brooks, Shawna Lenee, Rhylee Richards, Brea Lynn, Shyla Stylez and Veronica Rayne. Evan Stone, Tommy Gunn and Steven St. Croix reprise their groundbreaking roles from the original Pirates. The movie also includes industry studs Manuel Ferrara, James Deen, Marco Banderas, Mick Blue, Ben English and Charles Dera.

All hands are on deck for the epic, blockbuster Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge, directed by award-winner Joone, and produced by Joone and his business partner Samantha Lewis. The movie premiered at the heralded Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles and released on DVD on September 27 and Blu-ray on November 7. An MPAA R-rated version hit major retail stores like Blockbuster, Best Buy and Albertsons, and e-tail sites like in February.