2014 RISE Awards Winners

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February 18, 2014

2014 RISE Awards Winners

The time has come to hand out the 5th Annual RabbitsReviews RISE Awards! From the nominations process to the feedback from readers and webmasters to the discussions on Facebook and Twitter, this has been our biggest RISE Awards yet! Before we announce the winners, we just wanted to extend a warm thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this a great success. So, without further ado...

A quick recap of how the winners were selected.

All nominated sites submitted the three videos they felt best represented their site and the category they were nominated in. The voting panel (comprised of our writing and editorial staff) spent over a week in conference going over each category and watching every submitted video. They discussed the pros and cons and then filled out their ballots.

Each voter selected 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each category and we attributed points to each position. We then tallied the scores and the site with the most points was determined the winner. In the event of a tie, the site with the most first-place votes would take the honors. If there was a tie for first-place votes, then the site with the most second-place votes won, and so on.

Holly Randall
Site of the Year: Holly Randall

What we said: "I don't even know where to begin describing what you'll see - that's how captivated I was browsing the material."

Breakdown: Make no mistake, all the nominates for this year's top award are prize-worthy contenders. With the exception of Homegrown Video, which excels in user-submitted amateur content, you'll find high-quality action featuring topnotch talent. Porn Fidelity is your destination for hot creative threesome scenes. X Art emphasizes elegant romance without sacrificing naughtiness. And Tonight's Girlfriend, with beautifully lit hotel rooms and minimal edits, its simplicity bespeaks luxury. When the smoke cleared, the voters selected Holly Randall. HollyRandall.com, relaunched in partnership with Met Art, showcases a photographer's erotic vision at the crossroads where class meets hardcore. It delivers soft, sensual porn with a hard, rough edge.

Sex Art
Oscar Quality Porn: Sex Art

What we said: "It really puts into practice what it sets out to do - and that is to marry sex and art."

Breakdown: Last year's winner for Best New Site, Sex Art continues to produce scenes that are more engrossing than many movies and television shows. Featuring narratives that only add to the sex instead of detracting from it, you could have their scenes playing on a television without anyone noticing (well, until the sex starts). The competition was fierce this year, as Porn Fidelity, 21 Naturals and last year's winner, X Art, all made compelling cases. This award honors the sites that put in the extra time and effort to craft compelling pornography and Sex Art does that in spades.

Brandi Love
Fan Favorite: Brandi Love

What we said: "Brandi Love has made some top-notch porn and she's brought together an amazing community that's more fun than any PTA meeting."

Breakdown: This award is a straight-up popularity contest. Any site we reviewed in 2013 was eligible and from the moment we opened up the voting until the day it closed, Ms. Love received votes from her throngs of dedicated fans. Not to be outdone, Miss Hybrid also garnered a significant number of votes and was very close to taking the top prize herself. The consolidation for fellow nominees Homegrown Video, Dreams of Spanking and XO Gisele is knowing their combined votes outdistanced all the other sites combined that didn't make the final list.

Jess Davies
Best Boobs: Jess Davies

What we said: "I think maybe they should pluralize her nickname to 'The Welsh Wonders' in reference to her all-natural breasts that are rather magnificent."

Breakdown: In a field that includes Ashley Emma, Kelly Madison, Siri, Miss Hybrid, Sarah Randall and Sweet Krissy, how do you only select one person as having the best chest? This was the conundrum expressed by the panel during voting. When the votes were tallied, Jess Davies and her amazing boobs won out, but the real winners are us - blessed to bear witness to these gorgeous women!

Alexis Texas
Hottest Ass: Alexis Texas

What we said: "Alexis Texas is as hot as the state she's named after, with big guns and that amazing backside that her fans embrace whole-heartedly."

Breakdown: Saying Alexis Texas has a great ass is like saying the sky is blue and rain is wet - it is a self-evident fact. So much has been written about her backside that there is nothing left to add aside from emphasizing yet again that it really is an amazing booty. A two-time winner, this year she beat out the beautiful derrieres of Ashley Emma, Lucy Ohara, Sophia Winters, Kendra Lust, Summer St. Clair and Sara Jay.

Deauxma
Mature Performer of the Year: Deauxma

What we said: "Deauxma Live is a great investment for diehard fans and anyone who likes hot MILF/pornstar action. You'll definitely enjoy the exploits of this busty Texas vixen."

Breakdown: Another loaded category with worthy contenders, including Dawn Marie's Dream, Aunty Kathy and Tanya Tate, when the voting finished, the breakdown made it a dead heat between Deauxma and her VNA comrade Vicky Vette. One of the videos Deauxma submitted included a moment where she was getting a good dose of anal that caused her to squirt such a high-arching fountain that it drew an audible "Whoa!" from the panel. If there was any one moment where she locked up the award for herself that was it.

Brick Yates
Best New Site: Brick Yates

What we said: "Brick is the man behind everything that goes on on his site. Whether he is just filming the amateur scene or getting his dick involved with the hot chicks he finds, this site is his doing."

Breakdown: While whittling down the long list for the final nominees, the decision was made that there were so many worthy contenders for Best New Site this year that we would expand the category to eight. X Angels, Sex POV, PJ Girls, Charlotte Springer, Sophia Winters and Brand New Amateurs all made their mark in 2013. In the end, the panel felt that Brick Yates, featuring the titular star finding local amateurs and getting them to perform solo, hardcore and lesbian scenes, was a cut above the rest. It might also be the first site to liberally use Google Glass in shooting its scenes.

Siri
Best New Star: Siri

What we said: "With milky white skin, big tits and mad skills when it comes to fucking both herself and other people in front of a camera, it's no surprise that the very sexy Siri has become a famous pornstar."

Breakdown: Unlike Best New Site, Best New Star focuses solely on the performer and her charisma, performances and ability to draw in the viewer. Every one of the nominees, including Lauren Wood, Cali Carter and Sophia Winters, are stone-cold foxes who will keep your gaze. Siri stood out among the panel for her enthusiasm, variety of scenes and ability to maintain a high level of energy that seemingly never exhausted itself.

Homegrown Video
Amateur Site of the Year: Homegrown Video

What we said: "Homegrown Video is certainly one of the best places to get real amateur hardcore action."

Breakdown: If you love amateur content then you are probably already familiar with Homegrown's brand of user-submitted action. They've been a stalwart in the industry for over 30 years and have shaped our definition of amateur porn. It was a close vote, as their competitors at Amateur Model Site, Step 1 Models, TAC Amateurs and Asian Sex Diary really gave them a run for their money. The sheer variety on offer convinced some voters and put it over the top.

Dream Kris Ann
BBW MVP: Dream Kris Ann

What we said: "She's got serious curves and . . . a big set of soft tits that sit up high on her chest. She also has a dirty mind and a taste for many kinks, making her one you'll want to keep an eye on. "

Breakdown: An interesting category this year, as each of the nominees, including Samantha 38G, Reyna Mae, Miss Mina BBW and Kristine Cumz, are charismatic in their own right and make their scenes a pleasure to watch. Kris Ann's submissions included hardcore, solo and bondage scenes and she really impressed the voters with her ability to make a connection with her audience. This led to her getting the most first-place votes and the award.

Haze Her
Best Lesbian Group Sex Site: Haze Her

What we said: "Watching the videos on Haze Her won't show you what really happens, but it will show you what we all like to believe goes on behind those closed pink doors of your local university."

Breakdown: One of our closest votes this year, each site presents hot group action (three or more performers) in their own unique way. If you wanted sheer numbers, Czech Lesbians regularly features over 20 performers in scenes usually lasting over an hour. For sensuality, you have Lez Cuties and for intensity there is We Live Together and Party of Three. Haze Her won, in part, because it features each of those attributes plus adds the sorority element, which gives the scenes purpose and some flair.

High Heel Divas
Footwear Love Affair: High Heel Divas

What we said: "You will see shoes being licked, cocks getting shoe jobs, heels being inserted in pussies, along with more standard methods of masturbation, lesbian encounters and hardcore sex."

Breakdown: Which site produces hot scenes while still keeping an emphasis on footwear? That was the criteria for our panel when voting for the best footwear fetish site. While Hot Legs and Feet has softcore, masturbation and lesbian scenes that include footwear, it isn't a top priority for the site. Sister sites Keds Fetish and Converse Fetish focus exclusively on their respective shoe and create scenes based on members' suggestions, catering to their fan base. Unfortunately, because the sites are so similar they split the vote, giving the action on High Heel Divas the edge and, subsequently, the win.

Beautiful Agony
Best O Face: Beautiful Agony

What we said: "Instead of focusing on cumshots or squirting, this site only concerns itself with capturing the sounds and faces that people make while they climax."

Breakdown: For our masturbation award this year, we wanted to honor the site that gives you the best orgasm faces. One of the best elements on fellow nominated sites I Feel Myself, The Female Orgasm and Yanks is that you can practically feel the waves of pleasure washing over you while watching the performers' faces at the point of climax. While Beautiful Agony, which focuses solely on the face, was a natural favorite it came down to a very close vote before taking the top prize.

Hotkinkyjo
Holy Shit: Hotkinkyjo

What we said: "... her biggest talent is what she can do with her butt. She can fill it with mini-basketballs, a 40 cm dildo, a load of cherry tomatoes, a horse speculum and even two or three fists."

Breakdown: Always an interesting category, our Holy Shit award celebrates the extreme side of pornography. While nominated sites Bony Beautiful, Fart Dom, Roxy Raye and Prolapse Party brought forth dropped jaws and uncomfortable laughter from the panel, Hotkinkyjo won this award by a landslide. It is one thing to imagine what a speculum so large you can practically see the entire digestive tract would look like and it's another thing to actually witness it (in this case it was a horse speculum). Hotkinkyjo pushes her body to its absolute limits and she is a wonder unto herself.

Sexy Para
That's Original: Sexy Para

What we said: "To be honest, I can't think of another para site out there with a female star. However, that doesn't mean this site isn't one of the best available."

Breakdown: This award strikes at the heart of online porn, boasting sites so left-of-center that before the Internet, they'd have been hard to cum by. Nominees were judged not only on premise, but also how successfully it was conveyed. Armpit Girls features hardcore scenes with lots of armpit shots. Deny Her Orgasm has women brought to the absolute edge, before finally being allow to cum. As much a diary as a porn site, Sexy Para portrays the daily life of a sexy, curvy paraplegic, both the mundane (housework, getting ready to go out) and the exciting (blowjobs, handjobs, masturbation) parts. A glimpse into the heart and mind of a woman, it is more than simply porn.

Life Selector
The Innovation Award: Life Selector

What we said: "I had lots of fun picking my porn adventures and being able to get to specific types of action during the scenes was nice."

Breakdown: Our Innovation award honors sites that implement features not seen on others. Cuckolds.me has a slow-motion button on their videos. Czech Casting features wonderful 360-degree photos that allow you to look over every inch of the performer. Adult Blast has a "fuck button" that cuts out all the chit-chat and fast-forwards straight to the action. Only Tease and their network of sites provide members with points that can be cashed in to access scenes before they're officially posted. But by marrying the virtual-sex DVDs of the late '90s with "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, Life Selector provides a unique experience that is in a class all by itself, allowing you to play out one hot scenario after another starring yourself.

Ceara Lynch
Queen of Mean: Ceara Lynch

What we said: "Ceara Lynch might seem pricey with no downloadable vids, but you don't deserve to pay less!"

Breakdown: Verbal humiliation is underappreciated in terms of the effort required to be great at it. It's more than just calling a guy a loser and hoping to get cash in the mail. It takes having an unattainable aura while also displaying an unwavering confidence that comes through the lens. The panel watched videos from each of the nominated sites and judged them based on engagement, creativity and believability. Everyone nominated, including Worship Jasmine and Princess Meggerz from PayToObey.me, showed their skills in full force. It was a three-way race, but Ceara struck a chord with voters and won the award.

Backroom Casting Couch
Best Casting Site: Backroom Casting Couch

What we said: "The old interview-leads-to-fucking-but-the-guys-aren't-real-talent-agents thing has been done. However, Backroom Casting Couch brings an excitement and vitality to it that makes it feel like a completely new idea."

Breakdown: One of the more popular subgenres of porn today, we would be derelict in our duties if we didn't have an award for the best casting site on the Web. All of the nominated sites, Czech Casting, Backroom Facials and Net Video Girls, have hot, horny first-timers and they've launched a few careers (despite the hook that some of the women are one trick ponies). While each site received plaudits, Backroom Casting Couch impressed us most with its overall presentation (including a multiple-camera setup that didn't feel staged) and suspension of disbelief to make for an engrossing experience.

Le Wood
Best On-Screen Couple: Le Wood

What we said: "Mark Wood and Francesca Le are married pornstars and on their site they do what they do best, which is fuck. You can't help but be transfixed by their alluring chemistry."

Breakdown: Also known as our Dynamic Duo award, this went to the husband/wife or girlfriend/boyfriend pairing that was the most fun and exciting to watch. Nominated couples Shilpa Bhabbi and Jenny and Joey revealed a sexy, tender side that was voyeuristic in its presentation. Kelly Madison and her husband, Ryan, had undeniable chemistry in and out of the bedroom and they brought their well-produced scenes on Porn Fidelity to another level. But in the end the final vote went to Francesca Le and Mark Wood, AKA Le Wood, who showcased charisma and dynamic personas (Francesca as the aggressive, hard-driving wife and Mark as the dimwitted husband), along with some seriously intense action.

Mission Asspossible
Masterful Moniker: Mission Asspossible

What we said: "If you're looking for new reality pick-ups and a mix of other kinds of porn, then you might want to drop the cash on Mission Asspossible."

Breakdown: While 2013 as a whole was light on funny, pun-heavy sitenames, the nominees for this year's award certainly showed some flair. Sites like 1 800 Dial A Dick and Asian Fellation tell you a bit about what you can expect while also being easy to remember. But the only two sites to garner the majority of votes were the appropriately titled Femdom site PayToObey.me and reality site Mission Asspossible.

Ladyboy Pussy
Best Ladyboy Site: Ladyboy Pussy

What we said: "Not only is the content exclusive, but the performers are also post-op trannies, which is a rarity on most tranny sites."

Breakdown: A contentious category and the closest vote we had among all the cats, there was a long discussion among the panel about what fans of ladyboys want in their porn. Is a penis necessary? While the nominees, including Ladyboy.xxx, Ladyboy Gold, Ladyboy Ladyboy and Ladyboys Fucked Bareback, featured beautiful transsexuals and hot sex, Ladyboy Pussy and their cast of post-op shemales naturally stood out among the pack. In the end, Ladyboy Pussy and Ladyboys Fucked Bareback tied for first place, but Ladyboy Pussy had more second-place votes and won the award.

Like 'Em Straight
Sure I'm Straight: Like 'Em Straight

What we said: "Brendon's men are true amateurs and he may get them to test their limits, but you can tell they're nervous as hell about it."

Breakdown: Brendon Marley has made a name for himself by getting straight studs to appear on cam and test their limits of sexual openness. His success in this endeavor for over 10 years speaks to his ability to find and present his delicious exploits. So it's no surprise that both his sites, Like 'Em Straight and Bait Buddies, finished first and second, respectively, for the Best Gay-Straight Site award. The other competitors, Circle Jerk Boys, Straight Rent Boys and Cruiser Boys, all made strong cases, but it was Brendon's brand of straight-gay porn, specifically his infectious enthusiasm while interacting with the performers, that won out.

VideoBox
Sweetest Deal: VideoBox

What we said: "For a low monthly fee you get access to over 15,000 DVDs and it's one of the naughtiest boxes we've seen in a while."

Breakdown: For the third year in a row, VideoBox takes top honors for offering the most porn for the lowest monthly fee. They provide over 88,000 scenes from some of the biggest studios in the industry for just $15 a month. That shakes out to $0.00017 per scene. The other nominees include Wife Lovers ($0.0002), VideosZ ($0.000223), Mr. Skin ($0.000356) and Domina HD ($0.000381).

Posted by Wayne King at February 18, 2014 7:01 AM

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