2016 XRCO Pick the Winners Contest: The Winners & the a Look at the Numbers

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2016 XRCO Pick the Winners Contest: The Winners & the a Look at the Numbers

This year’s XRCO Awards Show is in the book. The winners have collected their trophies and everyone had a great time. Fans who signed up for the Pick the Winners contest have also tallied their numbers and the winners have been selected. Entrants picked the winners in 11 categories, trying to match the votes of the XRCO critics. Thanks to the generous support of Fleshbot, Topco Sales, Blacked.com, Tushy.com and Swiney’s Pro-Am, the winners get to cash in their skills.

The winning ballot was turned in by a Fleshbot reader named “Catman” who scored 7 correct answers. Blogger Indigo Blue scores 6 correct answers, tying her with another Fleshbot reader Clarance. A five way tie was broken with a random draw for the entrants who correctly picked five of the eleven winners. This group included my own ballot which provided a win for one of my readers who responded to the video I put up about the contest (2016 XRCO Awards Pick the Winners Contest)

Less than ten percent of the ballots cast correctly selected even half of the winners. The average entrant scored just under four correct answers. Two ballots selected only one correct selection, but no one was completely shut out. The relatively low scores on the winning ballots emphasize how tough it is to accurately predict what a group of critics will do. In January, the 2016 AVN Awards Pick the Winners contest yielded similar results with the winner picking 12 of 25 categories.

Before delving deeper into the numbers , I want to thank the sponsors of this contest, Topco Sales, Blacked.com, Fleshbot, Tushy.com and Swiney’s Pro-Am for their generous contributions. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all who participated. Don’t miss the 2017 AVN Awards Pick the Winners contest.

A closer look at the data shows some pretty interesting tidbits.

• In seven of the eleven categories, a majority of contestants matched the winning selection.
• The most popular winning selection was Abella Danger for Best New Starlet with 65%.
• The least popular winning selection was Vicki Chase for Orgasmic Oralist with %15%
• The most popular non winning selection was Brad Armstrong for Best Director Features with 45%
• The most diverse category was Best Director Non Features with nine of ten directors getting at least one vote.

For those of you into the deep numbers, here is a breakdown of each category.

Best Release: Being Riley: Selected correctly on 48% of ballots. Submission of Emma Marx: Boundaries was second with 32%.

Best Gonzo: Tie Anikka’s Anal Sluts & Angela 2: The tie allowed the winner to be selected correctly on 40% of ballots. Adriana Chechik Ultimate Slut was picked by 33% making it the most popular pick since the two winners split the vote.

Best Director Features: Jack St. James: Selected correctly on 25% of the ballots. This was a bit of an upset as 45% of ballots had Brad Armstrong winning.

Best Director Non Features: Greg Lansky: Selected correctly on 25% of ballots. Jules Jordan and Mimefreak were tied for second most popular at 15% each. Nine different directors were picked making this the most diverse category.

Best Actress: Penny Pax: Selected correctly on 52% of the ballots. India Summer & Asa Akira tied for second at 20% each.

Best Actor: Derrick Pierce: Selected correctly on 20% of ballots. Steven St. Croix was the most popular choice with 33% of the ballots.

Female Performer of the Year: Adriana Chechik: Selected correctly on 25% of the ballots. Riley Reid was the most popular choice with 28%, AJ Applegate picked up 20%

Male Performer of the Year: Mick Blue: Selected correctly on 50% of ballots. 33% had Manuel Ferrara as the winner.

Best New Starlet: Abella Danger: Selected correctly on 65% of the ballots. This was the most popular correct answer. Second was Katarina Jade with 12%

Unsung Starlet: Amber Rayne: Selected correctly on 30% of the ballots. Casey Calvert was second with 20%.

Orgasmic Oralist: Vicki Chase Selected correctly on 15% of the ballots. This was least common correct answer. 33% had Sarah Vandella, 25% had Adrianna Chechik, Angela White had 15%

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