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The 1999 AVN Award for the category "Best Specialty Tape – Bondage," won by RedBoard Video for the movie Uncut.
Awarded for Exceptional performance in various aspects of the creation and marketing of American pornographic movies.
Sponsor Adult Video News
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Country United States
Presented by Adult Video News
Reward Trophy
First awarded 1984
Last awarded Present
Official website http://www.avnawards.com
Television coverage
Network Playboy TV (1998-2009)
Showtime(United States) (2009-present)
The Movie Network and Movie Central (Canada)

The current AVN Award trophies
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The AVN Awards are movie awards sponsored and presented by the American adult video industry trade magazine AVN (Adult Video News) to recognize achievement in various aspects of the creation and marketing of American pornographic movies. They are called the "Oscars of porn".[1][2][3][4] The AVN Awards are divided into nearly 100 categories some of which are analogous to (non-Adult) industry awards offered in other film and video genres and others that are specific to pornographic/erotic film and video.[5]

AVN sponsored the first AVN Awards ceremony in February 1984. The award ceremony occurs in early January during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2008, the ceremony has aired in a form edited for time on Showtime, which is usually broadcast in a 90-minute timeslot.[6]

Awards for gay adult video were a part of the AVN awards from the 1986 ceremony through the 1998 ceremony. The increasing number of categories made the show unwieldy and for the 1999 ceremony AVN Magazine began hosting the GayVN Awards, an annual adult movie award event for gay adult video. However, it appears that the GayVN Awards have been discontinued with the last award year being that of 2010.[7]

Award categories[edit]

AVN Awards Show, Hard Rock Hotel.

In order to be eligible for a given year's AVN Awards, a title must have been released between October 1 of two years before and September 30 of one year before, and it must be available either from at least 10 wholesale or at least 100 retail outlets by the deadline of September 30 of the preceding year.

The award, which was redesigned in 2000, is named Woody and now appears as a transparent rectangular Lucite block with an engraved stylized male and female embracing. The base of the award is dark and contains lettering with year, category description and winner's name or film title.

In 1998 and 1999, AVN had a Safe Sex Award category, which was discontinued.[5] In 2007, AVN decided to rename the "AVN Crossover Star of the Year Award" to "Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year Award" to honor Jenna Jameson.[8]

There are many award categories, which are as follows: Note: "Film" and "Video" refer to the medium on which the title was produced; all of the titles are direct-to-video releases.

Production categories[edit]

Best Video Feature, Best Film, Best DVD, Best Gonzo Release, Best Gonzo Series, Best Sex Comedy, Best Vignette Release, Best Vignette Series, Best All-Sex Release, Best Continuing Video Series, Best High-Definition Production, Best Interactive DVD, Best Classic DVD, Best Foreign Feature, Best Foreign All-Sex Release, Best Foreign All-Sex Series, Best Anal-Themed Feature, Best Anal-Themed Series, Best All-Girl Feature, Best All-Girl Series, Best Ethnic-Themed Release—Asian, Best Ethnic-Themed Release—Black, Best Ethnic-Themed Release—Latin, Best Interracial Release, Best Ethnic-Themed Series, Best P.O.V. Release, Best Oral-Themed Feature, Best Oral-Themed Series, Best Amateur Release, Best Amateur Series, Best Pro-Am Release, Best Pro-Am Series, Best Alternative Release, Best Bi-Sexual Video, Best Gay Video, Best Gay Alternative Video, Best Gay Solo Video Best 18

Performer categories[edit]

Best New Starlet, Best Male Newcomer, Female Performer of the Year, Male Performer of the Year, Female Foreign Performer of the Year, Male Foreign Performer of the Year, Transsexual Performer of the Year, Performer of the Year-Gay Video, Newcomer of the Year-Gay Video,

    • Above categories are for an individual's work over the year,

Best Actress—Film, Best Actress—Video, Best Actor—Film, Best Actor—Video, Best Supporting Actress—Film, Best Supporting Actress—Video, Best Supporting Actor—Film, Best Supporting Actor—Video, Best Non-Sex Performance, Best Tease Performance, Best Actor—Gay Video, Best Supporting Actor—Gay Video, Best Non-Sex Performance—Bi-Sexual/Gay Video

    • Above categories are for a specific performance by an individual

Sex scene categories[edit]

Awarded to performer(s) in a scene, Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Film, Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video, Best Anal Sex Scene, Best Oral Sex Scene—Film, Best Oral Sex Scene—Video, Best Couples Sex Scene—Film, Best Couples Sex Scene—Video, Best Group Sex Scene—Film, Best Group Sex Scene—Video, Best Threeway Sex Scene—Video, Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production, Best Solo Sex Scene, Most Outrageous Sex Scene, Best Sex Scene—Gay Video

Technical categories[edit]

Best Screenplay—Film, Best Screenplay—Video, Best Art Direction—Film, Best Art Direction—Video, Best Cinematography, Best Videography, Best Editing—Film, Best Editing—Video, Best Special Effects, Best Music, Best DVD Extras, Best DVD Menus, Best Screenplay—Gay Video, Best Videography—Gay Video, Best Editing—Gay Video, Best Music Score—Gay Video

Specialty categories[edit]

Best Specialty Release—Big Bust, Best Specialty Release—BDSM, Best Specialty Release—Spanking, Best Specialty Release—Foot Fetish, Best Specialty Release—Other Genre, Best MILF Release, Best Transsexual Release, Best Gay Specialty Release

Marketing categories[edit]

Best DVD Packaging, Best VHS Packaging, Best Box Cover Concept, Best Overall Marketing Campaign—Company Image, Best Overall Marketing Campaign—Individual Project, Best Marketing Website, Best Retail Website, BBox Cover Concept—Gay Video, Best Packaging—Gay Video

Special categories[edit]

Best Renting Title of the Year, Best Selling Title of the Year, Hall of Fame, Reuben Sturman Award

AVN Award winners[edit]

The following is a list of the winners in the major categories for the AVN Awards.[9]

Winners 1984–1989[edit]

1984[10] 1985[11] 1986[12] 1987[13] 1988[14] 1989[15]
Best New Starlet Rachel Ashley Ginger Lynn Angel Barbara Dare Samantha Strong Aja
Best Actress (f) Sharon MitchellSexcapades Pamela MannX Factor Sheri St. ClaireCorporate Assets Colleen BrennanGetting Personal Krista LaneDeep Throat II Ona ZeePortrait of an Affair
Best Actress (v) Ginger LynnProject Ginger Nina HartleyDebbie Duz Dishes Shanna McCulloughHands Off Barbara DareNaked Stranger
Best Actor (f) Richard PachecoIrresistible Eric EdwardsX Factor Harry ReemsTrashy Lady Mike HornerSexually Altered States John LeslieFirestorm II Robert BullockPortrait of an Affair
Best Actor (v) Eric EdwardsDangerous Stuff Buck AdamsRockey X Robert BullockRomeo and Juliet Jon Martin – Case of the Sensuous Sinners
Best Supporting Actress (f) Tiffany ClarkHot Dreams Lisa De LeeuwDixie Ray, Hollywood Star Lisa De LeeuwRaw Talent Colleen BrennanStar Angel Tish AmbroseFirestorm II Nina HartleyPortrait of an Affair
Best Supporting Actress (v) Jacqueline LorainsBeauty & the Beast
Best Supporting Actor (f) Richard PachecoNothing to Hide John LeslieFirestorm Ron JeremyCandy Stripers II Joey SilveraShe's So Fine Michael GauntFirestorm II Jamie GillisPretty Peaches II
Best Supporting Actor (v) Richard PachecoSensual Escape
Best Non-Sex Performance Jose DuvalPillowman
Best Director (f) Cecil HowardScoundrels Anthony SpinelliDixie Ray, Hollywood Star Cecil Howard – Snake Eyes Cecil Howard – Star Angel Richard PachecoCareful, He May be Watching Alex de RenzyPretty Peaches 2
Best Director (v) Henri PachardLong Hard Nights Paul VatelliErotic Zones II Jerome TannerClub Exotica Henri PachardTalk Dirty to Me, Part V John LeslieCatwoman
Best Cinematography Ken GibbAll American Girls Fred AndesDixie Ray, Hollywood Star Larry ReveneRaw Talent Sandy Beach – Star Angel Elroy BrandyFirestorm II Mr. Ed – Miami Spice II
Best All-Sex Video C.T. (Coed Teasers) Unthinkable Ball Busters Wild Things Baby Face II Angel Puss
Best Renting Title of the Year Traci, I Love You The Devil in Mr. Holmes
Best Selling Title of the Year Traci, I Love You Miami Spice II
Best Film Scoundrels Talk Dirty To Me Part III Raw Talent Devil In Miss Jones 3 Careful, He May Be Watching Pretty Peaches 2
Best Video Feature Blue Voodoo Long Hard Nights Dangerous Stuff Blame It on Ginger Romeo and Juliet The Catwoman
Best Foreign Feature Grand Ecstasy The Arrangement Programmed For Pleasure The Comeback of Marilyn Forbidden Pleasures The Devil in Mr. Holmes

Winners 1990–1994[edit]

1990[16] 1991[17] 1992[18] 1993[19] 1994[20]
Best New Starlet (Tie) Victoria Paris and Tori Welles Jennifer Stewart Savannah Alex Jordan Shayla LaVeaux
Female Performer of the Year Ashlyn Gere Debi Diamond
Male Performer of the Year Rocco Siffredi Jonathan Morgan
Best Actress (f) (No award given) Hyapatia LeeThe Masseuse Jeanna FineHothouse Rose Ashlyn GereChameleons Roxanne BlazeJustine
Best Actress (v) Sharon KaneBodies in Heat – The Sequel Lauren BriceMarried Women Ona ZeeThe Starlet Ashlyn GereTwo Women LeenaBlinded by Love
Best Actor (f) (No award given) Randy SpearsThe Masseuse Buck AdamsRoxy Mike HornerThe Seduction of Mary Mike HornerJustine
Best Actor (v) Jon MartinCool Sheets Eric EdwardsThe Last X-Rated Movie Tom ByronSizzle Joey SilveraThe Party Jonathan MorganThe Creasemaster
Best Supporting Actress (f) (No award given) Deidre HollandVeil Britt MorganOn Trial Ona ZeeThe Secret Garden 1 & 2 TiannaJustine
Best Supporting Actress (v) ViperMystery of the Golden Lotus Nina HartleyThe Last X-Rated Movie Selena SteeleSirens Melanie MooreThe Party Porsche LynnServin' it Up
Best Supporting Actor (f) John MartinPretty Peaches 3 Jon DoughBrandy and Alexander Joey SilveraFace Dance, Parts I & II Steve DrakeWhispered Lies
Best Supporting Actor (v) Rick Savage – Bedman and Throbbin Ron JeremyPlayin' Dirty Mike HornerBite Tony TedeschiSmeers Randy SpearsHaunted Nights
Best Non-Sex Performance Nick RandomTrue Love Jose DuvalOh, What a Night Carl EsserOn Trial J.B.Dirty Little Mind of Martin Fink Jonathan MorganHaunted Nights
Best Tease Performance Tracey AdamsAdventures of Buttman ChantelleBend Over Babes TiannaIndian Summer, Parts 1 & 2 Racquel DarrianBonnie and Clyde Tianna – Justine
Best Director (f) Henri PachardThe Nicole Stanton Story, Parts 1 & 2 Andrew BlakeHouse of Dreams John StaglianoWild Goose Chase John StaglianoFace Dance, Parts I & II Paul ThomasJustine
Best Director (v) Jean-Pierre Ferrand & Peter DavyVoodoo Lust Paul ThomasBeauty & the Beast 2 Scotty FoxThe Cockateer (Tie) Alex de RenzyTwo Women and Anthony SpinelliThe Party Jim EnrightHaunted Nights
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (f) ChameleonsAshlyn Gere & Deidre Holland Hidden ObsessionsJanine Lindemulder & Julia Ann
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (v) True LoveBarbara Dare & April West The New BarbariansVictoria Paris & Sabrina Dawn American Buttman in London – Misty McCaine & Carrie Jones (No award given) Buttslammers 2 – The Flashlight Orgy (Celeste, Felecia, Lia Baren, Sydney St. James, Tianna)
Best Cinematography Night Trips - Andrew Blake House of DreamsAndrew Blake Wild Goose ChaseJohn Stagliano Face Dance, Parts I & II – John Stagliano Hidden ObsessionAndrew Blake
Best All-Sex Video Hello Molly Buttman's Ultimate Workout Buttman's Ultimate Workout Realities 2 The Bottom Dweller
Best All-Girl Feature Where the Boys Aren't Ghost Lusters Buttwoman Kittens III Buttslammers
Best Renting Title of the Year The Nicole Stanton Story Pretty Peaches 3 The Masseuse Chameleons New Wave Hookers 3
Best Selling Title of the Year The Nicole Stanton Story House of Dreams New Wave Hookers 2 Chameleons Hidden Obsessions
Best Film Night Trips House of Dreams (Tie) On Trial and Wild Goose Chase Face Dance, Parts 1 & 2 Justine
Best Video Feature Mad Love Beauty and the Beast Curse of the Catwoman The Party Haunted Nights
Best Foreign Feature (No award given) (No award given) (No award given) (No award given) Private Video Magazine
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Best Newcomer-Gay Video Ryan Yeager Jason Ross Danny Sommers B.J. Slater Zak Spears
Best Bi-Sexual Video Bi and Beyond III The Last Good Bi Innocence Found Down Bi Law Valley of the Bi Dolls
Best Gay Video Undercover More of a Man Jumper Kiss-Off Abduction 2 & 3
Best Actor-Gay Video Tim Lowe – Fratrimony Joey StefanoMore of a Man, All Worlds Video Ryan Yeager – Jumper Michael Brawn – Kiss-Off Johnny Rey – Romeo and Julian
Best Supporting Actor-Gay Video Ryan Yeager – Stranded Jason RossOne Night Stands Wes Daniels – Songs in the Key of Sex Zak SpearsTotal Corruption
Best Director-Bi-Sexual Video Paul Norman – Bi and Beyond III Paul Norman – Bi and Beyond IV Paul Norman – Innocence Found Josh Eliot – Down Bi Law Josh Eliot – Valley of the Bi Dolls
Best Director-Gay Video John Travis – Undercover Taylor HudsonThe Rise Jean-Daniel CadinotThe Traveling Journeyman Chi Chi LaRueSongs in the Key of Sex Sam Abdul – Romeo and Julian
Best Screenplay-Gay Video Jerry Douglas – More of a Man Jim SteelPrince Charming Stan Mitchell – Songs in the Key of Sex Jerry Douglas – Honorable Discharge
Best Sex Scene-Gay Video Heat in the Night – Lon Flexxe & Bill Marlowe The Rise – Ryan Yeager & Scott Bond Fetish – Ryan Yeager & Jason Ross Scorcher – Erik Houston & Chris Stone[21] Romeo and Julian – Johnny Rey & Grant Larson
Best Non-Sexual Performance–Bi, Gay, or Trans Video Chi Chi LaRueMore of a Man Sharon KaneMajestic Knight Kenneth Weyerhaeuser – Kiss-Off Gino Colbert – Honorable Discharge
Best Gay Alternative Video Chi Chi LaRue’s Hardbody Video Magazine
Best Gay Solo Video Straight to Bed Men Who Work It Alone The Beat Cop Pumping Fever
Best Gay Specialty Release Male Genital Massage
Best Videography-Gay Video John Trennell – Idol Eyes Mark Thomas – Fetish Ellary Stag – Disconnected Todd Montgomery – Abduction 2 & 3
Best Alternative Adult Feature Film Beach Babes from Beyond

Winners 1995–1999[edit]

1995[22] 1996[23] 1997[24] 1998[25] 1999[26]
Best New Starlet Kylie Ireland Jenna Jameson Missy Johnni Black Alisha Klass
Female Performer of the Year Asia Carrera Kaitlyn Ashley Missy Stephanie Swift Chloe
Male Performer of the Year Jon Dough Rocco Siffredi T.T. Boy Tom Byron Tom Byron
Best Actress (f) Ashlyn GereThe Masseuse 2 Jeanna FineSkin Hunger Melissa HillPenetrator 2: Grudgefuck Day Dyanna LaurenBad Wives Shanna McCulloughLooker
Best Actress (v) Ashlyn GereBody & Soul Jenna JamesonWicked One Jeanna FineMy Surrender Stephanie SwiftMiscreants Jeanna FineCafé Flesh 2
Best Actor (f) Buck AdamsNo Motive Mike HornerLessons in Love Jamie GillisBobby Sox Steven St. CroixBad Wives James BonnModels
Best Actor (v) Steven St. CroixChinatown Jon DoughLatex Jon DoughShock Tom ByronIndigo Delta Michael J. CoxL.A. Uncovered
Best Supporting Actress (f) Tyffany MillionSex ArianaDesert Moon Shanna McCulloughBobby Sox Melissa HillBad Wives ChloeThe Masseuse 3
Best Supporting Actress (v) Kaitlyn AshleyShame Jeanna FineDear Diary Juli AshtonHead Trip Jeanna FineMiscreants Katie GoldPornogothic
Best Supporting Actor (f) Jon DoughSex Steven St. CroixForever Young Tony TedeschiThe Show Wilde OscarDoin' the Ritz Michael J. CoxModels
Best Supporting Actor (v) Jonathan MorganThe Face Alex SandersDear Diary Tony TedeschiSilver Screen Confidential Dave HardmanTexas Dildo Masquerade Jamie GillisForever Night
Best Non-Sex Performance E.Z. RyderErotika Veronica HartNylon Scotty SchwartzSilver Screen Confidential Jamie GillisNew Wave Hookers 5 Rob BlackThe Pornographer
Best Tease Performance Christina Angel – Dog Walker Christy CanyonComeback JanineExtreme Close-Up Silvia SaintFresh Meat 4 Ava Lustra – Leg Sex Dream
Best Director (f) John LeslieDog Walker Michael ZenBlue Movie Paul ThomasBobby Sox Nic Cramer – Operation Sex Siege Nic CramerLooker
Best Director (v) John LeslieBad Habits Michael NinnLatex Michael NinnShock Rob BlackMiscreants John LeslieThe Lecher 2
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (f) The Dinner PartyCeleste, Debi Diamond & Misty Rain Fantasy ChamberFelecia, Jenteal & Misty Rain Dreams of DesireMelissa Hill & Jill Kelly SatyrMissy & Jenna Jameson White Angel – Laura Palmer, Ruby, Charlie & Claudia
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (v) Buttslammers 4Felecia, Bionca & Debi Diamond Takin' It to the Limit 6 – Traci Allen, Careena Collins, Felecia, Jill Kelly, & Misty Rain Buttslammers the 13thMissy, Misty Rain & Caressa Savage Cellar Dwellers 2Jeanna Fine, P. J. Sparxx & Tricia Devereaux Buttslammers 16Caressa Savage, Roxanne Hall & Charlie
Most Outrageous Sex Scene (v) Depraved Fantasies – Debi Diamond, Bionca and Tammi Ann Private Video Magazine 20 – Sex under the Eiffel Tower (Channone, David Perry, Jean-Yves Le Castel) Shock – Shayla LaVeaux, T. T. Boy, Vince Vouyer My Girlfriend's Girlfriend – Mila and Kiss Ass Artist – Mila
Best Cinematography Dog Walker – Jack Remy Sex 2 – Bill Smith UnleashedAndrew Blake ZazelPhilip Mond LookerJack Remy
Best All-Sex Film The Dinner Party The Player Unleashed Zazel High Heels
Best All-Sex Video Takin' It to the Limit 1 & 2 Bottom Dweller 3313 John Leslie's Fresh Meat 3 John Leslie's Fresh Meat 4 John Leslie's Fresh Meat 5
Best All-Girl Feature Creme de Femme Buttslammers 10 The Violation of Missy Diva 4 Welcome To The Cathouse
Best Renting Title of the Year John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut Latex Shock New Wave Hookers 5 Pam & Tommy Lee: Hardcore & Uncensored
Best Selling Title of the Year John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut Latex (Tie) Shock and The World's Biggest Gangbang 2 Zazel Pam & Tommy Lee: Hardcore & Uncensored
Best Film Sex Blue Movie Bobby Sox Bad Wives Looker
Best Sex Comedy Risqué Burlesque The Show Cellar Dweller 2 The Pornographer
Best Video Feature Shame Latex Shock Buda Café Flesh 2
Best Foreign Feature Virgin Treasures The Tower 1 & 2 The Pyramid The Fugitive, Pt. 1 Tatiana
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Best Performer of the Year-Gay Video Joey Stefano J.T. Sloan Kurt Young Jim Buck
Best Newcomer-Gay Video Steve Marks Ken Ryker Kurt Young Jim Buck
Best Bi-Sexual Video Revenge of the Bi Dolls Remembering Times Gone Bi Switchhitters VIII Night of the Living Bi Dolls
Best Gay Video Flashpoint Renegade Flesh and Blood Naked Highway
Best Actor-Gay Video Ryan IdolIdol Country Ken RykerRenegade Kurt YoungFlesh and Blood Jim Buck – Naked Highway
Best Supporting Actor-Gay Video Scott BaldwinFlashpoint Johnny RahmAll About Steve Dino Phillips – Happily Ever After Bo SummersFamily Values
Best Director-Bi-Sexual Video Josh Eliot – Revenge of the Bi Dolls James C. Stark – Remembering Times Gone Bi Gino Colbert – Switchhitters VIII Josh Eliot – Night of the Living Bi Dolls
Best Director-Gay Video John Rutherford – Flashpoint John Rutherford – The Renegade Jerry Douglas – Flesh and Blood Wash WestNaked Highway
Best Screenplay-Gay Video Gender – Idol Country Jerry Douglas – The Diamond Stud Jerry Douglas – Flesh and Blood Wash West – Naked Highway
Best Sex Scene-Gay Video Flashpoint – Trent Reed & Bryce Colby Jawbreaker – Daryl Brock, Chip Daniels, Rod Majors, Ty Russell & Scott Russell TradewindsDerek Cameron & Kurt Young Jeff Stryker's UndergroundJeff Stryker & Derek Cameron
Best Non-Sexual Performance–Bi, Gay, or Trans Video Sharon KaneConflict of Interest Lana Luster – Driven Home Jeanna Fine – Flesh and Blood Sharon KaneFamily Values
Best Gay Alternative Video Vivid VideoA Gay Man’s Guide to Safe Sex Siberian Heat Nighthawken Summer, the First Time
Best Gay Solo Video (tie) 10 Plus, Vol. 2, Rob Lee’s Private Moments Rex Chandler One on One Brad Posey’s Hot Sessions 3 Titan Men–Alone in the Backwoods
Best Gay Specialty Release The New Pledgemaster Pissed Orgy Boys 1 & 2 Fallen Angel
Best Videography-Gay Video Bruce Cam & Kathy Mack – Idol Country Todd Montgomery – Big River Bruce Cam – Desert Train Wash West – Naked Highway
Best Alternative Adult Feature Film Killer Looks Under Lock & Key Scoring Crash
Breakthrough Award Steve Perry – for Ben Dover series Steve Orenstein Alex Sanders
  • From 1999 onwards, AVN Magazine began hosting the GayVN Awards, an annual adult movie award event for gay adult video.

Winners 2000–2004[edit]

2000[27] 2001[28] 2002[29] 2003[30] 2004[31]
Best New Starlet Bridgette Kerkove Tera Patrick Violet Blue Jenna Haze Stormy
Female Performer of the Year Inari Vachs Jewel De'Nyle Nikita Denise Aurora Snow Ashley Blue
Male Performer of the Year Lexington Steele Evan Stone Lexington Steele Lexington Steele Michael Stefano
Best Male Newcomer Nick Manning Ben English
Best Actress (f) ChloeChloe Taylor Hayes, Raylene (tie) Ginger LynnTaken Taylor St. ClaireFashionistas Savanna SamsonLooking In
Best Actress (v) SerenityDouble Feature! Serenity – M Caught in the Act Sydnee SteeleEuphoria Devinn LaneBreathless Julia AnnBeautiful
Best Actor (f) James BonnChloe Evan StoneAdrenaline Anthony CraneBeast Brad ArmstrongFalling From Grace Randy SpearsHeart of Darkness
Best Actor (v) Randy SpearsDouble Feature! Joel LawrenceRaw Mike HornerEuphoria Dale DaBoneBetrayed By Beauty Evan StoneSpace Nuts
Best Supporting Actress (f) JanineSeven Deadly Sins ChloeTrue Blue Julie MeadowsFade To Black BelladonnaThe Fashionistas Dru BerrymoreHeart of Darkness
Best Supporting Actress (v) Shanna McCulloughDouble Feature! MidoriWest Side Ava VincentSuccubus Sydnee SteeleBreathless Brooke BallentyneRawhide
Best Supporting Actor (f) Michael J. CoxSeven Deadly Sins Randy SpearsWatchers Herschel SavageTaken Mr. MarcusParadise Lost Steven St. CroixLooking In
Best Supporting Actor (v) Tom ByronLA 399 Wilde OscarWest Side Mike HornerWild Thing Randy SpearsHercules Randy SpearsSpace Nuts
Best Non-Sex Performance Anthony CraneDouble Feature! Rob SpalloneThe Sopornos Paul ThomasFade To Black Tina TylerThe Ozporns Allan ReneOpera
Best Tease Performance Dahlia GreyPlaythings Jessica DrakeShayla's Web Tera PatrickIsland Fever BelladonnaThe Fashionistas Michelle WildCrack Her Jack
Best Director (f) Ren SavantSeven Deadly Sins James AvalonLes Vampyres Paul ThomasFade To Black John StaglianoThe Fashionistas Paul ThomasHeart of Darkness
Best Director (v) Jonathan MorganDouble Feature! Nic AndrewsDark Angels Brad ArmstrongEuphoria (Tie) Michael RavenBreathless and Rocco SiffrediThe Ass Collector Michael RavenBeautiful
Best Director – Foreign Release Anita RinaldiReturn To Planet Sexxx Tanya HydeHell, Whores and High Heels KoviThe Splendor of Hell Anthony AdamoPrivate Gladiator GazzmanThe Scottish Loveknot
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (f) Seven Deadly SinsJanine Lindemulder & Julia Ann Les VampyresAva Vincent & Syren Bad Wives 2 – Jail Cell Group The FashionistasBelladonna and Taylor St. Claire SnakeskinDru Berrymore and Teanna Kai
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (v) Tampa Tushy FestAlisha Klass & Chloe Dark AngelsSydnee Steele & Jewel De'Nyle Where The Girls Sweat 5Chloe, Taylor St. Claire, Sindee Coxx & Felecia I Dream of Jenna – Autumn, Nikita Denise and Jenna Jameson The Violation of Jessica DarlinJessica Darlin, Brandi Lyons, Lana Moore, Hollie Stevens, Flick Shagwell, Ashley Blue & Crystal Ray
Most Outrageous Sex Scene (v) Perverted Stories 22 – Mila, Herschel Savage and Dave Hardman In Days of Whore – Tyce Buné and Bridgette Kerkove Perverted Stories 31 – Kristen Kane, Herschel Savage and Rave Autumn Haze vs. Son of Dong – Autumn Haze Perverted Stories, The Movie – Julie Night, Maggie Star and Mr. Pete
Best Cinematography Search for the Snow LeopardJohnny English Dream QuestJake Jacobs and Ralph Parfait Blond & BrunettesAndrew Blake The VillaAndrew Blake Hard EdgeAndrew Blake
Best All-Sex Film Playthings Erotica Porno Vision (No award given) Hard Edge
Best All-Sex Video The Voyeur 12 Buttwoman vs. Buttwoman Buttwoman Iz Bella Bring 'Um Young 9 Fetish: The Dreamscape
Best All-Girl Feature The Four Finger Club 2 Hard Love/How to Fuck in High Heels The Violation of Kate Frost The Violation of Aurora Snow Babes Illustrated 13
Best Classic Release Devil In Miss Jones 3 Chameleons The Opening of Misty Beethoven Pretty Peaches 2 Insatiable
Best Renting Title of the Year Devil in Miss Jones 6 Dream Quest Island Fever Briana Loves Jenna The Fashionistas
Best Selling Title of the Year The Houston 620 Dream Quest Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle Briana Loves Jenna Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp
Best Film Seven Deadly Sins Watchers Fade to Black The Fashionistas Heart of Darkness
Best Sex Comedy Double Feature! M Caught In the Act Cap'n Mongo's Porno Playhouse Kung-Fu Girls Space Nuts
Best Foreign Feature Amanda's Diary 2 Rocco: Animal Trainer 3 Christoph's Beautiful Girls Private Gladiator The Scottish Loveknot
Best Video Feature Dark Garden Dark Angels Euphoria The Ass Collector (Tie) Rawhide and Beautiful
Best DVD Cashmere Raw Unreal Euphoria The Fashionistas
Best High Definition Production Rawhide

Winners 2005–2009[edit]

2005[32] 2006[33] 2007[34][35] 2008[36] 2009[37]
Best New Starlet Cytherea McKenzie Lee Naomi Bree Olson Stoya
Female Performer of the Year Lauren Phoenix Audrey Hollander Hillary Scott Sasha Grey Jenna Haze
Male Performer of the Year Manuel Ferrara Manuel Ferrara Tommy Gunn Evan Stone James Deen
Best Male Newcomer Tommy Gunn Scott Nails Tommy Pistol Alan Stafford Anthony Rosano
Unsung Starlet of the Year1 Mika Tan Gianna Michaels Amber Rayne
Best Actress (f) Jenna JamesonThe Masseuse Savanna SamsonThe New Devil in Miss Jones Jessica Drake, Manhunters Penny Flame, Layout
Best Actress (v) Jessica DrakeFluff and Fold Janine LindemulderPirates Hillary Scott, Corruption Eva Angelina, Upload Jessica Drake, Fallen
Best Actor (f) Justin SterlingThe Masseuse Randy SpearsEternity Randy Spears, Manhunters Tom Byron, Layout
Best Actor (v) Barrett BladeLoaded Evan StonePirates Evan Stone, Sex Pix Brad ArmstrongComing Home Evan StonePirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
Best Supporting Actress (f) Lezley ZenBare Stage Jenna JamesonThe New Devil in Miss Jones Kirsten PriceManhunters Kylie Ireland, Layout
Best Supporting Actress (v) Ashley BlueAdore Stormy DanielsCamp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre KatsumiFashionistas Safado: The Challenge Hillary ScottUpload BelladonnaPirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
Best Supporting Actor (f) Rod FontanaThe 8th Sin Randy SpearsDark Side Kurt LockwoodTo Die For Randy Spears, Flasher
Best Supporting Actor (v) Randy SpearsFluff and Fold Tommy GunnPirates Manuel FerraraShe Bangs Barrett BladeComing Home Ben EnglishPirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
Best Director (f) Paul ThomasThe Masseuse Paul ThomasThe New Devil in Miss Jones Brad ArmstrongManhunters Paul ThomasLayout
Best Director (v) David StanleyPretty Girl JoonePirates Eli CrossCorruption John StaglianoFashionistas Safado: Berlin Joone – Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge (Feature); Eli Cross – Icon (Non-Feature)
Best Director – Foreign Release Narcis BoschHot Rats Rocco SiffrediWho Fucked Rocco? Pierre WoodmanSex City Alessandro Del MarDangerous Sex Juan Carlos and Jesus Villaobos – Jason Colt: Mystery of the Sexy Diamonds (Feature); Christoph Clark – Nasty Intentions 2 (Non-Feature)
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (f) The MasseuseJenna Jameson & Savanna Samson The New Devil in Miss JonesJenna Jameson & Savanna Samson FUCK – Clara G, Felecia, Jessica Drake, Katsumi Sex & Violins – Faith Leon, Monique Alexander & Stefani Morgan
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (v) The Violation of Audrey HollanderAshley Blue, Audrey Hollander, Brodi, Gia Paloma, Kelly Kline and Tyla Winn Pirates – Janine & Jesse Jane Island Fever 4Jana Cova, Jesse Jane, Sophia Santi & Teegan Presley BabysittersAlektra Blue, Angie Savage, Lexxi Tyler, Sammie Rhodes & Sophia Santi
Most Outrageous Sex Scene (v) Misty Beethoven: The Musical – Chloe, Ava Vincent and Randy Spears Re-Penetrator – Joanna Angel Girlvert 11 – Amber Wild, Steve French and Ashley Blue Ass Blasting Felching Anal Whores – Cindy Crawford, Rick Masters and Audrey Hollander "Night of the Giving Head" – Nikki Rhodes, Alan Stafford, Chris Johnson, Claire Dames, Jack Vegas and Samantha Sin
Best Cinematography FlirtsAndrew Blake The New Devil in Miss JonesRalph Parfait FUCKFrancois Clousot Fashion Underground Paid Companions
Best High-End All-Sex Release Broken Icon
Best All-Sex Release Stuntgirl Squealer (Tie) Blacklight Beauties and Neu Wave Hookers G for Gianna Alexis Texas is Buttwoman
Best All-Girl Feature The Connasseur Belladonna's Fucking Girls Belladonna: No Warning Girlvana 3 Girlvana 4
Best MILF Release It’s a Mommy Thing The Cougar Club
Best Classic Release Deep Throat Ginger Lynn The Movie Neon Nights Debbie Does Dallas Zazel
Best Renting Title of the Year 1 Night in Paris The Masseuse Pirates Debbie Does Dallas...Again Cheerleaders
Best Selling Title of the Year 1 Night in Paris 1 Night in China Pirates Pirates Cheerleaders
Best Film The Masseuse The New Devil in Miss Jones Manhunters Layout Cry Wolf
Best Sex Comedy Misty Beethoven: The Musical Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre Joanna's Angels 2 Operation Desert Stormy Not Bewitched XXX
Best Foreign Feature Hot Rats Robinson Crusoe on Sin Island Porn Wars: Episode 1 Furious Fuckers: Final Race Jason Colt : The Mystery of the Sexy Diamonds
Best Video Feature Bella Loves Jenna Pirates Corruption Upload Pirates 2: Stagnetti's Revenge
Best DVD Fetish Circus Pirates
Best High Definition Production Island Fever 3 Pirates Fashionistas Safado Fashionistas Safado: Berlin Pirates 2: Stagnetti's Revenge

^1 The category, introduced in 2007, was first called "Underrated Starlet of the Year (Unrecognized Excellence). It has since been renamed to "Unsung Starlet of the Year."

Winners 2010–2014[edit]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Reuben Sturman Award[edit]

Reception and review[edit]

Originally the awards show was part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but over time it grew and garnered more attention allowing it to be established as a separate event in the 1990s.[38] The event started out as the "Adult Software exhibition" of the show which attracted as many as 100,000 visitors in addition to those attending CES. When the show became separate event, it initially moved to Caesar's Palace, but has since moved to other Las Vegas venues.[39]

A writer from Los Angeles Magazine made the claim in 2006 that awards often go to consistent advertisers in AVN magazine.[40] In his article the writer states, "Imagine the editors of Variety choosing the Academy Award nominations--then handing out Oscars to the winners--and you have a pretty good idea of how much manipulation can go on behind the scenes during the run-up to the AVNs..." "...Actresses trying to secure a nomination stop in to schmooze at the magazine's Chatsworth offices. [An agency] client once presented dolls of herself to editors and writers. Another baked cookies." Similar allegations have been made regarding the Academy Award nominations and influencing Academy member voting that date back to at least 1988 with regard to movies such as Rain Man.[41][39]

In 2013 actress Tanya Tate offered these insights into the industry in an interview with the Huffington Post about the 30th AVN Awards for which she was nominated for an award. She stated, "If you are more popular with the fans, companies are more likely to book you for their production," "Being nominated for awards help build your recognition with your fan base. People that win male and female performer of the year are generally solid consistent talent that are open to many 'levels,' and some of these performers already have higher basic rates than others."[42]

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