Maitland Ward took home two prestigious 2022 XBIZ Awards this week in the categories of Performer of the Year and Best Acting-Lead for her standout work in Deeper/Vixen Media Group smash hit Muse 2 – which won the night’s Feature Movie of the Year, as well as Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
This is the third consecutive XBIZ acting award for the dynamic leading lady and megawatt talent, who hosted the star-studded in-person event Sunday night at LA’s famed Hollywood Palladium. Ward also won the trophy in the same category last year for Deeper feature Muse and in 2020 for Drive.
“Not only was it amazing to be back on the red carpet and onstage to take part in such a celebrated and illustrious event with the most talented people in the business, it was just so special to win for Performer of the Year as well as Best Acting-Lead,” said Ward.
“I can’t say enough thanks to the XBIZ tastemakers who voted for me, as well as XBIZ’s reigning Director of the Year Kayden Kross, who inspires me with her towering talent and overall brilliance, and the folks at Deeper and Vixen Media Group who gave me the opportunity to shine as a performer among so many great people in this industry. Thank you from the bottom of my heart – it’s truly an honor and a privilege.”
Ward, an accomplished film and TV star with a wealth of acting experience and loyal fan following thanks to high-profile roles in Bold and the Beautiful, Boy Meets World and the Wayans brothers’ classic comedy White Chicks, smashed expectations and cemented her place in history as the first mainstream performer to successfully transition as an artist in the adult industry.
“While taking the leap into adult film was initially overwhelming and a little scary, I have been so blessed with an overwhelming sea of support over these past three years in the business, and I look forward to seeing what the future brings in 2022 and beyond!”