Forget Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore. This year’s hottest Oscar winners are Anikka Albrite and Mick Blue.
They’re the first husband and wife couple to win the Best Performer gongs at the Adult Video Awards, the Las Vegas ceremony dubbed the Porn Oscars.
Austrian star Blue, 38, has acted in porn for over 14 years, but his wife is a relative newcomer, having left her job as a lab technician to get into adult films in 2011.
Albrite, famed in porn circles for her Beyoncé-style booty, is tipped to follow Jenna Jameson in crossing over from XXX to Hollywood.
At 5ft 6ins, Albrite certainly has the Hollywood spiel down to a T when she talks to Loaded from the LA home she shares with Blue, claiming she “totally didn’t expect” to win her Porn Oscar.
“Mick has been acting for so long, if I had to choose, I would rather he won than me,” says 26-year-old Albrite. “But Mick’s really sweet and he says he’d rather I won.”
Albrite and Blue married last year, having fallen in love when co-starring in Albrite’s first on-screen anal sex scene.
“We’re like any couple – we want each other to have a good day at work,” laughs Albrite. “It’s just that, for us, that means having sex with other people all day. I know from the outside that sounds odd, but there isn’t any jealousy – we tell each other the kind of sex our day at work involves.”
Albrite is far from the stereotype of the porn actress, having majored in molecular biology at college in Arizona.
“I got into porn because I love watching it,” she declares. “I masturbated to it every day when I was a teenager – I had to clear my internet search history all the time.”
Now Albrite has ambitions outside porn – she says she’d love to get into mainstream films, and has already landed her first ‘proper’ role, playing the grim reaper in Austrian horror movie Chimney Or Pit. Albrite also talks longingly of wanting a role in a sci-fi series such as Doctor Who.
But how long will she star in porn if she doesn’t get her break? “As long as they’ll have me,” she concludes.
Loaded’s deputy editor John Earls has covered entertainment and sport across a range of national newspapers, plus several football and music magazines, since 1990. Follow him on Twitter at @EarlsJohn