Adult DVD Empire Announces Empire Award Nominees

Adult DVD Empire, three-time winner of the AVN Award for best retail website, has announced the nominees for the 2005 Empire Awards.

This is the sixth annual Adult DVD Empire Awards, honoring the best and brightest on adult DVD from the year 2005.

The Empire Awards focus on adult talent and digital formats, with DVD bonus features, video and audio quality all taken into consideration.

The 2005 Adult DVD Empire Awards include categories ranging from Best Overall DVD to Best DVD Menu Designs and Best Overall Studio. The most nominated DVDs are Wicked’s Camp Cuddly Pines and Digital Playground’s Pirates, each with eight nods. Evil Angel has the most nominees as a studio with 15,Wicked ranks second with 14, andDigital Playground was awarded with 13 nominations.

The Viewer’s Choice Award nominees range from compilations and series DVDs to some of 2005’s biggest-budget features – voters can log onto to vote for their choice starting today and until midnight on Friday, March 3.

“Some of this year’s nominees really raised the bar when it comes to what adult releases are offering customers. Many more titles are now being released in multi-disc sets with tons of bonus features; and many more are having their video anamorphically enhanced for viewers with widescreen TVs,” says Adult DVD Empire editorial director Shannon Nutt.

The high quality of some 2005 releases also inspired a new category to be added to the Empire Awards.

“The Best Compilation DVD category has been added this year and we are very excited about it. In the past, most comps were thrown together poorly by many studios, but some companies have really been taking care to create outstanding compilation releases. We feel these titles need to be honored with a category of their own this year,” Nutt says.