Exclusive: Complete 2008 eLINE Award Winners from Venus Berlin

BERLIN - Adult producers, manufacturers, directors and stars from around the world were honored Sunday at the 2008 eLINE Awards, capping the 12th annual Venus Berlin trade show.

Organized by the B2B magazine MEDIENeLINE, the prestigious awards gala featured 76 categories recognizing outstanding achievement in the adult video, retail, novelty and internet industries. 

Stateside winners in the individual film and video categories included Vivid (Best US Film for Paul Thomas' Cry Wolf), Adam & Eve and Zero Tolerance (Best Feature USA for Roller Dollz), and Digital Playground (Film With Highest Potential for Pirates II).

It was a big year for Euro-porn studio Marc Dorcel, as the expensive feature Casino: No Limit won the awards for Best European Film and Best Big-Budget Movie. Casino director Herve Bodilis was named Best European Director, Marc Dorcel contract girl Yasmine won Best European Actress, and Dorcel won a special trophy for Outstanding Achievements.

Hustler scored three awards: Barely Legal won Best US series, Hustler Europe was recognized for its outstanding marketing efforts, and Theresa Flynt was named Business Woman of the Year.

Jules Jordan Video won Best Gonzo Label, and the JJV-distributed Cruel Media was named Best International Newcomer Label. Daring Media was named Label of the Year, and Seattle-based HellHouse Media won Best US Fetish Label. 

Digital Playground contract star Jesse Jane won Best US Actress, and new Digital Playground girl Stoya was named Best US Newcomer. The studio's contract director Robby D. won Best US Director. 

Wicked Pictures contract star Jessica Drake won an award for Outstanding Achievements, and Wicked contract director/performer Randy Spears was named Best International Actor.

In the novelty categories, Tera Patrick scored a coup for her Mistress Couture lingerie line, taking home the award for Best Lingerie Label. "Mistress Couture is a real part of our future," proud husband and Teravision CEO Evan Seinfeld told AVN. "I mean, no one can download lingerie from a tube site."

And the winners are:

Best Erotic TV Channel

Beate Uhse TV

Best Internet TV Channel


Best Cross-Action Online2Offline

sexloads.com (Maxolution)

Most Innovative Cross-Action Online2Offline

VeeODee (Fundorado)

Best B2B Online Shop


Best Softcore Site


Best Softcore VoD Site

Erotic Lounge

Best Hardcore VoD Site

Bluvista.tv (Lomex Media)

Most Innovative Online VIP Marketing

Maria Mia / Webcamgirl Julia (Coha GmbH)

Best Technical Services

Musketier Media

Best B2B Campaign


Best B2C Campaign

Happy Weekend Digital (Videorama)

Best Marketing Co-operation between Trade and Industry

Hustler Europe

Best Marketing (Toys & Consumables)

Touché (Shots Media)

Best Print Media

Happy Weekend (Silwa Filmvertrieb AG)

Award for Trade Commitment

Johannes Schlupp, World of Video

Händler des Jahres

Carsten Jungnickel (empire)

Best Retail Chain

Nice n Naughty

Best Sales Management – Film

Bert Ruzette & Walter Kroes, Playhouse

Best Sales Management – Toys & Consumables

Oscar Heijnen, Shots Media

Company of the Year – Film

INO GmbH / Germany 

Company of the Year – Toys & Consumables


Business Woman of the Year

Theresa Flynt, Hustler

Award for Outstanding Services to the Industry  

Gerard Cok, Beate Uhse

Award for Outstanding Achievements

Marc Dorcel

Best and Most Versatile Adult Expo 2008

Venus Show Berlin, Sven Hurum

Best Home Party Company

Ladies Night, Eric Vonke

Best New Line of Products

Touché, Shots Media

Best Toy Label

ToyJoy (Scala/Beate Uhse)

Best Lingerie Label

Tera Patrick's Mistress Couture

Best Consumable


Most Innovative Product 2008

We-Vibe, Standard Innovation

Best Marketing Team


Best Wholesaler

Bitemark MC Ltd.

Most Innovative International Range of Products

Playhouse Novelties (Playhouse)

Best Overall Collection


Best Toy Collection – Germany

Mae B. Toys (Beate Uhse AG)

Best Toy Collection  – International

Evolved Novelties

Product of the Year


Best Cover

Sexclusive (Sexsense / MEA)

Best Niche Product

Robert Hill Releasing

Best Collection


Best Blu-Ray Title

Cabaret Berlin (Magma Film)

Best High-Budget Film

Casino (Marc Dorcel)

Film with Highest Potential

Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge (Digital Playground)

Best Feature Film Europe

Dogs World (Thagson)

Best Feature Film USA

Roller Dollz (Zero Tolerance/Adam & Eve Pictures)

Best Gonzo Label

Jules Jordan Video

Award for Pioneering Achievements in Adult Films for Women

Petra Joy

Best Documentary

Lust Films Barcelona

Best Direction – Fetish

Master Costello

Best German Director

Karl Berg, INO GmbH

Best European Director

Hervé Bodilis, Marc Dorcel

Best US Director

Robby D., Digital Playground

Best German Gay Film

Office Sluts (Berlin Star Film)

Best International Gay Film

UK Council Lads (LoadXXX)

Best German Fetish Label

Paraphilia (Paradise Film)

Best European Fetish Label

Girlpower (Sunset Media)

Best US Fetish Label

HellHouse Media (Pure Play Media)

Best European Newcomer Label

Sexsense (MEA)

Best International Newcomer Label 

Cruel Media (Cruel Media /VPS)

Best Label 2008

Daring! (Daring Media)

Best German Series

Die Luders (Goldlight Filmproduction)   

Best European Series

Virtual Sex with... (Playhouse) 

Best US Series

Barely Legal
(Hustler Video)

Best German Film

Heavy Dreams – Küche, Kiste, Bett (Inflagranti)

Best European Film

Casino (Marc Dorcel)

Best US Film    

Cry Wolf (Vivid Entertainment Group)

Best Amateur Newcomer

Jüksel D.

Best Crossover Star 2008 Germany

Jana Bach 

Best Crossover Star 2008 International


Best Series Actress

Alexa Bold, INO GmbH

Best Fetish Actress

Mistress Gemini, Sunset Media

Most Comical Adult TV Entertainer

J.P. Love

Best German Newcomer

Annina, Magmafilm / Blue Movie

Best European Newcomer 2008

Greta Martini, Goldlight Filmproduction

Best US Newcomer 2008

Stoya, Digital Playground

Award for Outstanding Achievements

Jessica Drake

Best German Actress

Tyra Misoux, Magmafilm

Best European Actress

Yasmine, Marc Dorcel

Best US Actress

Jesse Jane, Digital Playground 

Best International Actor

Randy Spears, Wicked Pictures

Best German Actor    

Greg Centauro, Paradise Film