Emily Willis wins 2022 XBIZ Female Performer of the Year

Emily Willis XBIZ 2022

Emily Willis is the 2022 winner of the Female Performer of the Year award at the XBIZ Awards. It’s the second consecutive year for wins to win this prestigious award. It’s also the first time ever in the history of the XBIZ that a female pornstar wins this award twice.

The XBIZ Awards took place on Sunday, January 9th. Willis was lucky enough to not only win Female Perfomer of the Year, but also ‘Best Sex Scene – Performer Showcase’ (Influence, for Deeper).

On Twitter, Emily Willis lets the world know how extremely happy she is with the awards. “It means the absolute world to me and I am so thankful!! My heart is pounding I love youuuuuuu” is just a part of her message.

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For Willis, it is the second year in a row for her to win this prize. At the XBIZ Awards (since 2008) no other female pornstars ever did the same thing. This makes this award a milestone, not only for her, but for this major porn award show as well.

With the AVN Awards, this has happened twice since the start in 1993. Tori Black won Female Performer of the Year in 2010 and 2011, while Angela White did this even three times in a row (2018, 2019 and 2020).

2021 will go down in the books as a great year for Emily Willis. She had multiple amazing scenes for studios like Evil Angel and also got her own series for the Vixen Media Group (Influence). Her Blacked scene even got a place in our list of top 10 porn scenes of 2021.

Other award winners

Emily Willis wins Female Performer of the Year at the XBIZ Awards 2022, but there are tons of other winners as well. For instance, Mick Blue is the winner of Male Performer of the Year, while Kenzie Anne takes the award for Best New Performer. With that award, Anne follows the footsteps of Autumn Falls (2020) and Karma Rx (2019).

When it comes to studios, the Vixen Media Group takes more than a handful of awards. The most important ones are for Feature Movie of the Year (Muse 2, Deeper), Performer Showcase of the Year (Psychosexual, Vixen Media Group), Studio of the Year (Vixen Media Group) and Best New Studio (Slayed).

The Deeper series Muse 2 (with Maitland Ward as a lead) won a total of four XBIZ Awards. This is for Feature Movie of the Year, Best Acting – Lead, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Emily Willis XBIZ 2022 foreshadowing?

Emily Willis winning Female Performer of the Year at the 2022 XBIZ Awards isn’t a guarantee to win this prize at the AVN Awards as well. When you look at the previous winners of both award shows in the last year, there’s a slight difference

YearXBIZ WinnerAVN Winner
2015Anikka AlbriteAnikka Albrite
2016Dani DanielsRiley Reid
2017Katrina JadeAdriana Chechik
2018Romi RainAngela White
2019Abigail MacAngela White
2020Angela WhiteAngela White
2021Emily WillisEmily Willis

You can check all award winners of the 2022 XBIZ Awards right here.