The prolific director lands “Director of the Year”, “Best Director-Parody”, and “Best Director-Non-Feature” nods, among many others.
Wicked Pictures contract director Axel Braun has landed an impressive 55 nominations for the upcoming AVN awards, an all-time record for the reigning, four-time consecutive AVN Director of the Year.
“I am genuinely spellbound, I couldn’t have thought of a better way to celebrate my first amazing year with Wicked”, said a clearly ecstatic Braun. “I feel incredibly blessed to be part of a company that allows me all the creative freedom and the support I need to make the movies I want, and I am truly grateful for all the recognition that my work is getting.”
55 AVN Nominations
Braun’s Wicked Fairy Tales accounted for almost half of his nominations, including Best New Series, while the hilarious TV show spoof 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody earned 8 nods, including Best Parody, Best Screenplay-Parody, and of course Best Actor for Kurt Lockwood’s uncanny portrayal of Jack Bauer, the character made famous by Kiefer Sutherland. Axel Braun Productions contract girl Riley Steele’s showcase movie Riley Goes Gonzo landed 6 nominations, including Best Director-Non-Feature for Braun, Best Star Showcase, and Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene.
“Yay! I’m so happy!” said Steele, who is currently shooting Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody in the lead role. “I just love being under contract with ABP, Axel is the best, and shooting Riley Goes Gonzo was simply an otherwordly experience. Thank you AVN, and to all my awesome loyal fans I wanna say: stay tuned, the best is totally yet to come!”
With a slew of high-profile projects in the works, Axel seems to show no sign of slowing down in the near future. “Right now I’m focusing on the launch of Wicked Comix, a new line of comic-book parodies,” said Braun, “And later in the year I’ll be tackling a big-budget original feature that I wrote with my friend Henri Pachard right before he passed away. It’s a project I’ve been wanting to shoot for many years, and that I am deeply attached to on an emotional level, so I’m really looking forward to it.”
For a complete list of Braun’s 2015 AVN Award nominations, please visit AVNAwards.com