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The 1999 AVN Award for the category "Best Specialty Tape – Bondage," won by RedBoard Video for the film 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[1]
Last awarded Present
Official website avnawards.com
Television/Radio coverage
Network Playboy TV (1998–2009)
Showtime (United States) (since 2009)
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".[2][3][4][5][6][1]

The 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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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.

There are many award categories, including:

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]

    • 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]

AVN Award winners[edit]

The following is a list of the winners in the major categories for the AVN Awards.[10]

Winners 1984–1989[edit]

1984[11] 1985[12] 1986[13] 1987[14] 1988[15] 1989[16]
Best New Starlet Rachel Ashley Ginger Lynn Angel Barbara Dare Samantha Strong Aja
Best Actress (f) Sharon Mitchell – Sexcapades Pamela Mann – X Factor Sheri St. Claire – Corporate Assets Colleen Brennan – Getting Personal Krista Lane – Deep Throat II Ona Zee – Portrait of an Affair
Best Actress (v) Ginger Lynn – Project Ginger Nina Hartley – Debbie Duz Dishes Shanna McCullough – Hands Off Barbara Dare – Naked Stranger
Best Actor (f) Richard Pacheco – Irresistible Eric Edwards – X Factor Harry Reems – Trashy Lady Mike Horner – Sexually Altered States John Leslie – Firestorm II Robert Bullock – Portrait of an Affair
Best Actor (v) Eric Edwards – Dangerous Stuff Buck Adams – Rockey X Robert Bullock – Romeo and Juliet Jon Martin – Case of the Sensuous Sinners
Best Supporting Actress (f) Tiffany Clark – Hot Dreams Lisa De Leeuw – Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star Lisa De Leeuw – Raw Talent Colleen Brennan – Star Angel Tish Ambrose – Firestorm II Nina Hartley – Portrait of an Affair
Best Supporting Actress (v) Jacqueline Lorains – Beauty & the Beast
Best Supporting Actor (f) Richard Pacheco – Nothing to Hide John Leslie – Firestorm Ron Jeremy – Candy Stripers II Joey Silvera – She's So Fine Michael Gaunt – Firestorm II Jamie Gillis – Pretty Peaches II
Best Supporting Actor (v) Richard Pacheco – Sensual Escape
Best Non-Sex Performance Jose Duval – Pillowman
Best Director (f) Cecil Howard – Scoundrels Anthony Spinelli – Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star Cecil Howard – Snake Eyes Cecil Howard – Star Angel Richard Pacheco – Careful, He May be Watching Alex de Renzy – Pretty Peaches 2
Best Director (v) Henri Pachard – Long Hard Nights Paul Vatelli – Erotic Zones II Jerome Tanner – Club Exotica Henri Pachard – Talk Dirty to Me, Part V John Leslie – Catwoman
Best Cinematography Ken Gibb – All American Girls Fred Andes – Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star Larry Revene – Raw Talent Sandy Beach – Star Angel Elroy Brandy – Firestorm 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[17] 1991[18] 1992[19] 1993[20] 1994[21]
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 Lee – The Masseuse Jeanna Fine – Hothouse Rose Ashlyn Gere – Chameleons Roxanne Blaze – Justine
Best Actress (v) Sharon Kane – Bodies in Heat – The Sequel Lauren Brice – Married Women Ona Zee – The Starlet Ashlyn Gere – Two Women Leena – Blinded by Love
Best Actor (f) (no award given) Randy Spears – The Masseuse Buck Adams – Roxy Mike Horner – The Seduction of Mary Mike Horner – Justine
Best Actor (v) Jon Martin – Cool Sheets Eric Edwards – The Last X-Rated Movie Tom Byron – Sizzle Joey Silvera – The Party Jonathan Morgan – The Creasemaster
Best Supporting Actress (f) (no award given) Deidre Holland – Veil Britt Morgan – On Trial Ona Zee – The Secret Garden 1 & 2 Tianna – Justine
Best Supporting Actress (v) Viper – Mystery of the Golden Lotus Nina Hartley – The Last X-Rated Movie Selena Steele – Sirens Melanie Moore – The Party Porsche Lynn – Servin' It Up
Best Supporting Actor (f) John Martin – Pretty Peaches 3 Jon Dough – Brandy and Alexander Joey Silvera – Face Dance, Parts I & II Steve Drake – Whispered Lies
Best Supporting Actor (v) Rick Savage – Bedman and Throbbin Ron Jeremy – Playin' Dirty Mike Horner – Bite Tony Tedeschi – Smeers Randy Spears – Haunted Nights
Best Non-Sex Performance Nick Random – True Love Jose Duval – Oh, What a Night Carl Esser – On Trial J.B. – Dirty Little Mind of Martin Fink Jonathan Morgan – Haunted Nights
Best Tease Performance Tracey Adams – Adventures of Buttman Chantelle – Bend Over Babes Tianna – Indian Summer, Parts 1 & 2 Racquel Darrian – Bonnie and Clyde Tianna – Justine
Best Director (f) Henri Pachard – The Nicole Stanton Story, Parts 1 & 2 Andrew Blake – House of Dreams John Stagliano – Wild Goose Chase John Stagliano – Face Dance, Parts I & II Paul Thomas – Justine
Best Director (v) Jean-Pierre Ferrand and Peter Davy – Voodoo Lust Paul Thomas – Beauty & the Beast 2 Scotty Fox – The Cockateer (Tie) Alex de Renzy – Two Women and Anthony Spinelli – The Party Jim Enright – Haunted Nights
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (f) Chameleons – Ashlyn Gere and Deidre Holland Hidden Obsessions – Janine Lindemulder and Julia Ann
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (v) True Love – Barbara Dare and April West The New Barbarians – Victoria Paris and Sabrina Dawn American Buttman in London – Misty McCaine and Carrie Jones (no award given) Buttslammers 2 – The Flashlight Orgy (Celeste, Felecia, Lia Baren, Sydney St. James and Tianna)
Best Cinematography Night Trips – Andrew Blake House of Dreams – Andrew Blake Wild Goose Chase – John Stagliano Face Dance, Parts I & II – John Stagliano Hidden Obsession – Andrew 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 Stefano – More 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 Ross – One Night Stands Wes Daniels – Songs in the Key of Sex Zak Spears – Total 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 Hudson – The Rise Jean-Daniel Cadinot – The Traveling Journeyman Chi Chi LaRue – Songs in the Key of Sex Sam Abdul – Romeo and Julian
Best Screenplay – Gay Video Jerry Douglas – More of a Man Jim Steel – Prince Charming Stan Mitchell – Songs in the Key of Sex Jerry Douglas – Honorable Discharge
Best Sex Scene-Gay Video Heat in the Night – Lon Flexxe and Bill Marlowe The Rise – Ryan Yeager and Scott Bond Fetish – Ryan Yeager and Jason Ross Scorcher – Erik Houston and Chris Stone[22] Romeo and Julian – Johnny Rey and Grant Larson
Best Non-Sexual Performance – Bi, Gay, or Trans Video Chi Chi LaRue – More of a Man Sharon Kane – Majestic 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[23] 1996[24] 1997[25] 1998[26] 1999[27]
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 Gere – The Masseuse 2 Jeanna Fine – Skin Hunger Melissa Hill – Penetrator 2: Grudgefuck Day Dyanna Lauren – Bad Wives Shanna McCullough – Looker
Best Actress (v) Ashlyn Gere – Body & Soul Jenna Jameson – Wicked One Jeanna Fine – My Surrender Stephanie Swift – Miscreants Jeanna Fine – Café Flesh 2
Best Actor (f) Buck Adams – No Motive Mike Horner – Lessons in Love Jamie Gillis – Bobby Sox Steven St. Croix – Bad Wives James Bonn – Models
Best Actor (v) Steven St. Croix – Chinatown Jon Dough – Latex Jon Dough – Shock Tom Byron – Indigo Delta Michael J. Cox – L.A. Uncovered
Best Supporting Actress (f) Tyffany Million – Sex Ariana – Desert Moon Shanna McCullough – Bobby Sox Melissa Hill – Bad Wives Chloe – The Masseuse 3
Best Supporting Actress (v) Kaitlyn Ashley – Shame Jeanna Fine – Dear Diary Juli Ashton – Head Trip Jeanna Fine – Miscreants Katie Gold – Pornogothic
Best Supporting Actor (f) Jon Dough – Sex Steven St. Croix – Forever Young Tony Tedeschi – The Show Wilde Oscar – Doin' the Ritz Michael J. Cox – Models
Best Supporting Actor (v) Jonathan Morgan – The Face Alex Sanders – Dear Diary Tony Tedeschi – Silver Screen Confidential Dave Hardman – Texas Dildo Masquerade Jamie Gillis – Forever Night
Best Non-Sex Performance E.Z. Ryder – Erotika Veronica Hart – Nylon Scotty Schwartz – Silver Screen Confidential Jamie Gillis – New Wave Hookers 5 Rob Black – The Pornographer
Best Tease Performance Christina Angel – Dog Walker Christy Canyon – Comeback Janine – Extreme Close-Up Silvia Saintv Fresh Meat 4 Ava Lustra – Leg Sex Dream
Best Director (f) John Leslie – Dog Walker Michael Zen – Blue Movie Paul Thomas – Bobby Sox Nic Cramer – Operation Sex Siege Nic Cramer – Looker
Best Director (v) John Leslie – Bad Habits Michael Ninn – Latex Michael Ninn – Shock Rob Black – Miscreants John Leslie – The Lecher 2
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (f) The Dinner Party – Celeste, Debi Diamond and Misty Rain Fantasy Chamber – Felecia, Jenteal and Misty Rain Dreams of Desire – Melissa Hill and Jill Kelly Satyr – Missy and Jenna Jameson White Angel – Laura Palmer, Ruby, Charlie and Claudia
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (v) Buttslammers 4 – Felecia, Bionca and Debi Diamond Takin' It to the Limit 6 – Traci Allen, Careena Collins, Felecia, Jill Kelly and Misty Rain Buttslammers the 13th – Missy, Misty Rain and Caressa Savage Cellar Dwellers 2 – Jeanna Fine, P. J. Sparxx and Tricia Devereaux Buttslammers 16 – Caressa Savage, Roxanne Hall and 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 and Jean-Yves Le Castel) Shock – Shayla LaVeaux, T. T. Boy and Vince Vouyer My Girlfriend's Girlfriend – Mila and Kiss Ass Artist – Mila
Best Cinematography Dog Walker – Jack Remy Sex 2 – Bill Smith Unleashed – Andrew Blake Zazel – Philip Mond Looker – Jack 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 Idol – Idol Country Ken Ryker – Renegade Kurt Young – Flesh and Blood Jim Buck – Naked Highway
Best Supporting Actor – Gay Video Scott Baldwin – Flashpoint Johnny Rahm – All About Steve Dino Phillips – Happily Ever After Bo Summers – Family 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 West – Naked 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 and Bryce Colby Jawbreaker – Daryl Brock, Chip Daniels, Rod Majors, Ty Russell and Scott Russell Tradewinds – Derek Cameron and Kurt Young Jeff Stryker's Underground – Jeff Stryker and Derek Cameron
Best Non-Sexual Performance – Bi, Gay, or Trans Video Sharon Kane – Conflict of Interest Lana Luster – Driven Home Jeanna Fine – Flesh and Blood Sharon Kane – Family 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 and 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[28] 2001[29] 2002[30] 2003[31] 2004[32]
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) Chloe – Chloe Taylor Hayes and Raylene (tie) Ginger Lynn – Taken Taylor St. Claire – Fashionistas Savanna Samson – Looking In
Best Actress (v) Serenity – Double Feature! Serenity – M Caught in the Act Sydnee Steele – Euphoria Devinn Lane – Breathless Julia Ann – Beautiful
Best Actor (f) James Bonn – Chloe Evan Stone – Adrenaline Anthony Crane – Beast Brad Armstrong – Falling From Grace Randy Spears – Heart of Darkness
Best Actor (v) Randy Spears – Double Feature! Joel Lawrence – Raw Mike Horner – Euphoria Dale DaBone – Betrayed By Beauty Evan Stone – Space Nuts
Best Supporting Actress (f) Janine – Seven Deadly Sins Chloe – True Blue Julie Meadows – Fade To Black Belladonna – The Fashionistas Dru Berrymore – Heart of Darkness
Best Supporting Actress (v) Shanna McCullough – Double Feature! Midori – West Side Ava Vincent – Succubus Sydnee Steele – Breathless Brooke Ballentyne – Rawhide
Best Supporting Actor (f) Michael J. Cox – Seven Deadly Sins Randy Spears – Watchers Herschel Savage – Taken Mr. Marcus – Paradise Lost Steven St. Croix – Looking In
Best Supporting Actor (v) Tom Byron – LA 399 Wilde Oscar – West Side Mike Horner – Wild Thing Randy Spears – Hercules Randy Spears – Space Nuts
Best Non-Sex Performance Anthony Crane – Double Feature! Rob Spallone – The Sopornos Paul Thomas – Fade To Black Tina Tyler – The Ozporns Allan Rene – Opera
Best Tease Performance Dahlia Grey – Playthings Jessica Drake – Shayla's Web Tera Patrick – Island Fever Belladonna – The Fashionistas Michelle Wild – Crack Her Jack
Best Director (f) Ren Savant – Seven Deadly Sins James Avalon – Les Vampyres Paul Thomas – Fade To Black John Stagliano – The Fashionistas Paul Thomas – Heart of Darkness
Best Director (v) Jonathan Morgan – Double Feature! Nic Andrews – Dark Angels Brad Armstrong – Euphoria (Tie) Michael Raven – Breathless and Rocco Siffredi – The Ass Collector Michael Raven – Beautiful
Best Director – Foreign Release Anita Rinaldi – Return To Planet Sexxx Tanya Hyde – Hell, Whores and High Heels Kovi – The Splendor of Hell Anthony Adamo – Private Gladiator Gazzman – The Scottish Loveknot
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (f) Seven Deadly Sins – Janine Lindemulder and Julia Ann Les Vampyres – Ava Vincent and Syren Bad Wives 2 – Jail Cell Group The Fashionistas – Belladonna and Taylor St. Claire Snakeskin – Dru Berrymore and Teanna Kai
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (v) Tampa Tushy Fest – Alisha Klass and Chloe Dark Angels – Sydnee Steele and Jewel De'Nyle Where The Girls Sweat 5 – Chloe, Taylor St. Claire, Sindee Coxx and Felecia I Dream of Jenna – Autumn, Nikita Denise and Jenna Jameson The Violation of Jessica Darlin – Jessica Darlin, Brandi Lyons, Lana Moore, Hollie Stevens, Flick Shagwell, Ashley Blue and 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 Leopard – Johnny English Dream Quest – Jake Jacobs and Ralph Parfait Blond & Brunettes – Andrew Blake The Villa – Andrew Blake Hard Edge – Andrew 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[33] 2006[34] 2007[35][36] 2008[37] 2009[38]
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 Jameson – The Masseuse Savanna Samson – The New Devil in Miss Jones Jessica Drake – Manhunters Penny Flame – Layout
Best Actress (v) Jessica Drake – Fluff and Fold Janine Lindemulder – Pirates Hillary Scott – Corruption Eva Angelina – Upload Jessica Drake – Fallen
Best Actor (f) Justin Sterling – The Masseuse Randy Spears – Eternity Randy Spears – Manhunters Tom Byron – Layout
Best Actor (v) Barrett Blade – Loaded Evan Stone – Pirates Evan Stone – Sex Pix Brad Armstrong – Coming Home Evan Stone – Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
Best Supporting Actress (f) Lezley Zen – Bare Stage Jenna Jameson – The New Devil in Miss Jones Kirsten Price – Manhunters Kylie Ireland, Layout
Best Supporting Actress (v) Ashley Blue – Adore Stormy Daniels – Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre Katsumi – Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge Hillary Scott – Upload Belladonna – Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
Best Supporting Actor (f) Rod Fontana – The 8th Sin Randy Spears – Dark Side Kurt Lockwood – To Die For Randy Spears – Flasher
Best Supporting Actor (v) Randy Spears – Fluff and Fold Tommy Gunn – Pirates Manuel Ferrara – She Bangs Barrett Blade – Coming Home Ben English – Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge
Best Director (f) Paul Thomas – The Masseuse Paul Thomas – The New Devil in Miss Jones Brad Armstrong – Manhunters Paul Thomas – Layout
Best Director (v) David Stanley – Pretty Girl Joone – Pirates Eli Cross – Corruption John Stagliano – Fashionistas Safado: Berlin Joone – Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge (feature); Eli Cross – Icon (non-feature)
Best Director – Foreign Release Narcis Bosch – Hot Rats Rocco Siffredi – Who Fucked Rocco? Pierre Woodman – Sex City Alessandro Del Mar – Dangerous 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 Masseuse – Jenna Jameson and Savanna Samson The New Devil in Miss Jones – Jenna Jameson and Savanna Samson FUCK – Clara G, Felecia, Jessica Drake and Katsumi Sex & Violins – Faith Leon, Monique Alexander and Stefani Morgan
Best All-Girl Sex Scene (v) The Violation of Audrey Hollander – Ashley Blue, Audrey Hollander, Brodi, Gia Paloma, Kelly Kline and Tyla Winn Pirates – Janine and Jesse Jane Island Fever 4 – Jana Cova, Jesse Jane, Sophia Santi and Teegan Presley Babysitters – Alektra Blue, Angie Savage, Lexxi Tyler, Sammie Rhodes and 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 Flirts – Andrew Blake The New Devil in Miss Jones – Ralph Parfait FUCK – Francois 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.[39] 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.[40]

A writer from Los Angeles magazine made the claim in 2006 that awards often go to consistent advertisers in AVN magazine.[41] 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.[40][42]

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."[43]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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