But he didn’t win any major awards, nominations that he was in with other people picked up two awards. I got an email from someone at AVN that I have known for many years and he/she said it was simple “It wasn’t fair to other performers in a scene to punish them for something James did wrong”.
James told Time that the onlt award that meant anything to him was male performer of the year, he didn’t win that one.
I think it was pretty clear that both AVN and XBiz distanced themselves from Deen in terms of awards. I don’t think 2016 is going to fare well for James, nor should it.