29th AVN Awards

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29th AVN Awards
29th Adult Video News Awards 2012 logo.jpg
DateJanuary 21, 2012 (2012-01-21)
SiteThe Joint
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada
Hosted by
Preshow hosts
Produced by
  • Gary D. Miller
  • Eric Mittleman
Directed byGary D. Miller
Best PicturePortrait of a Call Girl
Most awardsThe Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody (9)
Most nominationsThe Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody (18)
Television coverage
Duration1 hour, 50 minutes

The 29th AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News, honored the best pornographic movies and adult entertainment products of 2011 of the United States and took place January 21, 2012, at a new venue, The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. Movies or products released between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2011 were eligible. The ceremony was televised in the United States by Showtime. Comedian Dave Attell hosted the show[1] for the second time. He first presided over the 27th ceremony held in 2010, and shared the 29th ceremony with co-hosts Bree Olson and Sunny Leone. The awards show was held together with the Adult Entertainment Expo and Internext at the same venue.

On January 11, 2012, AVN announced in a press release that for the first time the AVN Awards ceremony would climax with "the presentation of an all-encompassing grand accolade," Movie of the Year. "Even since the beginning, when we presented separate awards for Best Film and Best Video Feature, there's been no definitive AVN Award equivalent to Best Picture. Now we have one," said AVN senior editor Peter Warren. Rather than nominees, contenders would be chosen from the winners in the categories of: Best All-Sex Release, Best All-Sex Release – Mixed Format, Best All-Girl Release, Best Gonzo Release, Best Vignette Release, Best Comedy, Best Feature, Best Foreign Feature, Best Parody – Comedy and Best Parody – Drama. Voting for Movie of the Year would be conducted just prior to the January 21 ceremony, in a secret meeting of core members of the AVN Awards committee, to ensure winners of the 10 categories remain secret until their presentation.[2] The event would also unveiled a new annual award, the Visionary Award, "created to recognize and honor a leader in adult entertainment who has propelled innovation and taken his company—and the business as a whole—to new heights."[3]

The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody and Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2 won the most awards, nine and seven respectively, but the Movie of the Year award went to Portrait of a Call Girl. Portrait also won for Best Feature, Best Actress for Jessie Andrews and Best Director — Feature for Graham Travis. Rocki Whore won Best Director—Parody for Brad Armstrong, Best Screenplay—Parody for Armstrong and Hank Shenanigan and Best Parody — Comedy, among others. Insatiable 2 won Best All-Sex Release, Best Director — Non Feature for Mason and several best sex scene awards for Asa Akira and her co-stars. Individually, Akira won or shared six awards, but the coveted Female Performer of the Year and Best New Starlet awards went to Bobbi Starr and Brooklyn Lee respectively. Lee took home five awards on the night and four went to Starr. Manuel Ferrara won his fourth Male Performer of the Year award, more than anyone else in the event's 29-year history.[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Bobbi Starr, Female Performer of the Year winner
Manuel Ferrara, Male Performer of the Year winner
Brooklyn Lee, Best New Starlet winner
Jessie Andrews, Best Actress winner
Dale DaBone, Best Actor winner

The nominees for the 29th AVN Awards were announced on Dec. 6, 2011 in a press release.[5] The film receiving the most nominations was The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody with 18, while performer/director Bobbi Starr had the most individual nominations with 16. The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 21, 2012.

Major Awards[edit]

The first AVN Movie of the Year Award went to Portrait of a Call Girl,[4] which qualified for consideration by winning Best Feature. The other movies in the running were: Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2 (Best All-Sex Release), Bobbi’s World (Best All-Sex Release – Mixed Format), Cherry 2 (Best All-Girl Release), Dangerous Curves (Best Gonzo Release), Prison Girls (Best Vignette Release), Grindhouse XXX (Best Comedy), Mission Asspossible (Best Foreign Feature), The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody (Best Parody – Comedy) and Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody (Best Parody – Drama).

Additional major awards are listed below with winner first and highlighted in boldface followed by the rest of the nominees.

Male Performer of the Year Female Performer of the Year
Best Male Newcomer Best New Starlet
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
  • Xander Corvus - Star Trek: The Next Generation - A XXX Parody
    • Chad Alva - Lost and Found
    • Lee Bang - Star Trek: The Next Generation - A XXX Parody
    • Otto Bauer - Beverly Hillbillies: A XXX Parody
    • Dick Delaware - Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody
    • Tommy Gunn - Fighters
    • Steve Holmes - Savanna Samson Is the Masseuse
    • Alec Knight - Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody
    • Mr. Marcus - Rocky XXX: A Parody Thriller!
    • Rocco Reed - Horizon
    • Anthony Rosano - The Flintstones: A XXX Parody
    • Randy Spears - The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody
    • Eric Swiss - Pervert
    • Michael Vegas - Dear Abby
    • Mark Wood - Official The Silence of the Lambs Parody
Unsung Male Performer of the Year Unsung Starlet of the Year
  • Johnny Castle
    • Alex Gonz
    • Chris Johnson
    • L.T.
    • Ralph Long
    • Scott Lyons
    • Ryan Madison
    • Jack Napier
    • Barry Scott
    • Johnny Sins
    • Kris Slater
    • Brian Street Team
    • Rico Strong
    • Tim Von Swine
  • Bridgette B.
    • Aubrey Addams
    • Yurizan Beltran
    • Capri Cavanni
    • Vicki Chase
    • Sophie Dee
    • Jacky Joy
    • Victoria Lawson
    • Jessie Lee
    • Karlie Montana
    • Mason Moore
    • Rachel Roxxx
    • Nikki Sexx
    • Angel Vain
    • Angelina Valentine
Director of the Year Best Director - Foreign Feature
  • Ettore Buchi [fr] - Mission Asspossible
    • Jules Bart - All Star POV
    • Max Bellochio - Bangkok Connection
    • Hervé Bodilis - Mademoiselle de Paris
    • Max Candy - My First Orgy
    • Paul Chaplin - 'Ello 'Ello!: Lust in France
    • Christoph Clark - Angel Perverse 18
    • Ted D. - Chloe's Column: Fuck Fame
    • Justin Ribeiro & Dos Santos - Private Thoughts
    • Gazzman - Whore House
    • Timo Hardy - In Like Timo
    • Tanya Hyde - Decadent Divas
    • Jinashi - Tokyo Escalate Angels
    • Kendo - Ink
    • Peter Turner - Perfect Angels
Best Feature Best Foreign Feature
  • Portrait of a Call Girl
    • Assassins
    • Booty Shop
    • Dear Abby
    • Eternal
    • Fighters
    • Horizon
    • Killer Bodies
    • A Little Part of Me
    • Lost and Found
    • My Little Black Book
    • Pervert
    • Runaway
    • Savanna Samson Is the Masseuse
    • Teacher's Pet
  • Mission Asspossible
    • Bangkok Connection
    • Chloe’s Column: Fuck Fame
    • Mademoiselle de Paris
    • Rich Little Bitch
    • Smuggling Sex-Pedition
Best Parody - Comedy Best Parody - Drama
  • The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody
    • American Dad! XXX: An Exquisite Films Parody
    • Anchorman: A XXX Parody, New Sensations
    • Beverly Hillbillies: A XXX Parody
    • Brazzers Presents: The Parodies
    • Bridesmaids XXX Porn Parody
    • Can't Be Sanford & Son
    • Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody
    • The Flintstones: A XXX Parody
    • Home Improvement XXX: A Parody
    • The Justice League of Pornstar Heroes
    • Official The Silence of the Lambs Parody
    • Saw: A Hardcore Parody
    • Scream XXX: A Porn Parody
    • This Ain’t Ghostbusters XXX 3D
  • Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody
    • The Blair Witch Project: A Hardcore Parody
    • Captain America: An Extreme Comixxx Parody
    • Halloween XXX Porn Parody
    • Katwoman XXX
    • Official Basic Instinct Parody
    • Official Psycho Parody
    • Rezervoir Doggs: An Exquisite Films Parody
    • Rocky XXX: A Parody Thriller!
    • Saturday Night Fever: An Exquisite Films Parody
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation - A XXX Parody
    • Superman XXX: A Porn Parody
    • Taxi Driver: A XXX Parody
    • This Ain't Dracula XXX 3D
    • Top Guns
Best Comedy Best 3D Release
  • Grindhouse XXX
    • About Jessica
    • Babysitters 2
    • Big Ass Handy Women
    • Blind Date
    • The Flying Pink Pig
    • Kung Fu Pussy
    • The Masseuse 2
    • Nerdsworld
    • The Orgasm
    • Party Girls
    • The Red Panties
    • Stripper Diaries 2
    • Stripper Grams
    • XXX Avengers
  • This Ain't Ghostbusters XXX 3D
    • 3D Real Pornstars of Chatsworth
    • Killer Kurves 3-D
    • This Ain't Conan the Barbarian XXX 3D
    • This Ain't Dracula XXX 3D
Best Gonzo Release Best Vignette Release
  • Dangerous Curves
    • Beach Patrol 2
    • Heat on the Street: Sex in Public
    • Innocent Until Proven Filthy 9
    • Jerkoff Material 6
    • Joanna Angel and James Deen’s Summer Vacation
    • Man vs. Pussy
    • Raw 8
    • Rocco's American Adventures
    • S.O.S.: Sex on the Streets
    • Sex Appeal
    • Shane's World 42: Paradise Island
    • Shut Up and Fuck
    • Street Vendors 4
    • The Voyeur 37
  • Prison Girls
    • All About Kagney Linn Karter
    • Anarchy
    • Creature Feature
    • I Can't Believe I Fucked a Zombie
    • Jesse Jane: Reckless
    • Lust Bite
    • My Favorite Emo Sluts
    • Naughty Nanny 3
    • Pornstars Punishment 2
    • Rough Sex 3: Adrianna’s Dangerous Mind
    • Scurvy Girls 3
    • Secretary’s Day 5
    • Sexy
    • Working Girls
Best All-Sex Release Best All-Sex Release, Mixed Format
  • Asa Akira Is Insatiable 2
    • Alexis Texas: Nymphomaniac
    • The Bombshells
    • Grace Glam: Lust
    • Harder
    • Hard Bodies
    • Just Jenna 2
    • Kagney Linn Karter Is Relentless
    • L for London
    • Oil Overload 4
    • Performers of the Year 2011
    • Sex Dolls
    • Sweet Pussy
    • Teagan Presley: The Six
    • This Is Why I'm Hot
  • Bobbi’s World
    • Bad Girls 5
    • Black & Blue
    • Cum Glazed 2
    • Downtown Girls 3
    • Kayden Unbound
    • Nacho Invades America
    • Nacho Vidal vs. Live Gonzo
    • No Panties Allowed 2
    • Slutty and Sluttier 13
    • The Victoria Rae Black Experiment
    • What the Fuck! Big Tits, Bitches & Ass
Best Interracial Release Best All-Girl Release
  • Lex the Impaler 6
    • Black in My Ass
    • Black Shack 2
    • Diesel Dongs 14
    • Heavy Metal 9
    • Housewives Gone Black 12
    • Interracial Fuck Sluts 2
    • Kimberly Kane’s Been Blackmaled
    • Lex the Impaler 7
    • Monsters of Cock 29
    • My Black Fantasy
    • Once You Go Black You Never Go Back 6
    • Racially Motivated 3
    • Rico the Destroyer 3
    • White Mommas 3
  • Cherry 2
    • Art School Dykes
    • Bree & Tori
    • Budapest 3
    • Cannibal Queen
    • Celeste
    • Dirty Panties
    • Girl Crush 2
    • Girlfriends 3
    • The Interns 2
    • Lesbian Ass Worship
    • Club 59
    • Molly's Life 8
    • Pretty in Pink
    • Taxi 2
Best Anal Release Best Celebrity Sex Tape
  • Ass Worship 13
    • Anal Attack 3
    • Anal Buffet 6
    • Anal Delights
    • Anal Fanatic 2
    • Anal Inferno
    • Anal Only
    • Anal Workout
    • Big Wet Asses 19
    • Big Wet Butts 4
    • Deep Anal Drilling 2
    • Evil Anal 13
    • Gape Me
    • Joanna Angel: Ass-Fucked
    • Lord of Asses 15
Best Anal Sex Scene Best Oral Sex Scene
Best Boy/Girl Scene Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production
  • Brooklyn Lee, Ian Scott - Mission Asspossible
    • Aliz, Choky Ice, Anthony Hardwood - Elegance
    • Megan Coxxx, James Deen - Dirty Little Club Sluts
    • Angel Dark, Leny Ewil - All Star Teens 2
    • Cindy Dollar, Ian Scott, Alex Forte, James Brossman - French Maid Service Trainees
    • Niky Gold, J. J., Neeo - Smuggling Sex-Pedition
    • Shelia Grant, Nicole Sweet, Kelly Rose - She Made Me Cum
    • Izabella, Frank Gun, Lauro Giotto, Nick Lang - Tamed Teens 9
    • Lillian, Ellen Lotus, Amelie, Timo Hardy - In Like Timo
    • Louise, Naomi, Bessy, Barbie White, Candy Sweet, Sandra Rodriguez, Kylie, Rocco Siffredi - Rocco’s Dirty Teens
    • Kristi Lust, Ben Kelly, J. J., John Strong, Peter Oh Toole - Whore House
    • Aletta Ocean, Brandy Smile - Hold Me Close
    • Olga, Jana, Omar Galanti - Omar's Butt Obsession
    • Tallulah, Pascal White - Ink
    • Debbie White, Ian Scott, Mike Angelo - Angel Perverse 17
Best Three-Way Sex Scene, Girl/Girl/Boy Best Girl-Girl Sex Scene
Crossover Star of the Year Best Porn Star Website
Top Renting and Selling Release Fan Favorites[4]

Best Body:

Favorite Porn Star:

  • Riley Steele

Hottest Sex Scene:

Twitter Queen:

  • Riley Steele

Additional Award Winners[edit]

Best Classic Release appeared on the 2012 list of categories that nominations were to be accepted for, however, no nominees or winner were announced for that category.

Honorary AVN Awards[edit]

Visionary Award[edit]

Vivid Entertainment co-founder Steven Hirsch was presented with a new honor, AVN's first Visionary Award, for bringing adult entertainment into the mainstream.[5]

Hall of Fame[edit]

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 2012 were:[6]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Presenters and performers[edit]

The following individuals were presenters or performers during the awards ceremony:


Presenters (in order of appearance)
Name(s) Role
Riley Steele
Kaylani Lei
Presenters of the awards for Best Oral Sex Scene and Best Three-Way Sex Scene — Girl/Girl/Boy
Ella Milano
Natalia Rogue
Presenters of the four Fan Favorite awards
Samantha Saint
Presenters of the awards for Best Actress and Best Anal Sex Scene
Chanel Preston
Selena Rose
Allie Haze
Presenters of the awards for Best Girl-Girl Sex Scene and Best Gonzo Release
Joanna Angel
Kristina Rose
Alexis Texas
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor and Best Director — Foreign Release
Gracie Glam Presenter of the award for Best New Starlet
Jenna Haze
Kagney Linn Karter
Dana DeArmond
Presenters of the award for Male Performer of the Year
Joe Francis Presenter of the Visionary Award
Bree Olson
Sunny Leone
Introduced the performance by Too $hort
Bobbi Starr
Jada Fire
Presenters of the award for Top Renting and Selling Release
Jessica Drake
Lily Carter
Skin Diamond
Presenters of the awards for Best Parody — Drama and Best Foreign Feature
Brett Rossi
Nicole Aniston
Trophy girls
Charmane Star
Juelz Ventura
Evan Stone
Presenters of the award for Best Parody — Comedy
Manuel Ferrara
Sophie Dee
Presenters of the award for Female Performer of the Year
Lily Labeau
Kirsten Price
Ron Jeremy
Presenters of the awards for Director of the Year and Best Feature

Trophy girls[edit]

Trophy girls
  • Brett Rossi[7]
  • Nicole Aniston replaced Sabrina Maree, who was originally announced but could not fulfill the obligation[8]


Name(s) Role Performed
and the Belladonna Dancers
Performers Aerial acrobatic theatrics
Helly Mae Hellfire Performer DJ
Dave Attell Host Comedian[1]
Too $hort Performer Rap songs "Porno Bitch" and "Blow the Whistle"
Asa Akira
Kristina Rose
Chanel Preston
Kagney Linn Karter
Gracie Glam
and others
Performers "Peggy Morehouse Porn School" skits

Ceremony information[edit]

Changes to awards categories[edit]

Beginning with the 29th AVN Awards, several new categories were introduced to reflect evolving market trends, including:[5]

  • Best Studio Website
  • Best Solo Girl Website
  • Best All-Sex Release - Mixed Format
  • Best Director - Parody and Best Celebrity Sex Tape.


As is often the case with awards shows, those who disagreed with this year's award winners took to forums and blogs to voice their objections, particularly around the selection of Dale DaBone as best actor over Tommy Pistol and the selection of India Summer as MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Rock Hard at the Hard Rock", Cheri Magazine, Paramus, New Jersey: Berkeley Publications (191): 94–101, August 2012, ISSN 1059-7131, OCLC 24682494, Hosted by comedian Dave Attell, he joked 'This is a sexy hotel, man; they sell lubricant in the gift shop...'
  2. ^ "AVN Unveils First-Ever Movie of the Year Award" (Press release). Adult Video News. January 11, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Steve Hirsch to Receive First Visionary Award at AVN Awards" (Press release). Adult Video News. November 10, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Mark Kernes, "Joint Production", Adult Video News, Vol. 28, No. 3, March 2012, pp. 44–58.
  5. ^ a b c "AVN Awards 2012: The Nominees" (Press release). Adult Video News. December 6, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Sharan Street, "Beyond the Spotlight", Adult Video News, Vol. 28, No. 3, March 2012, page 20.
  7. ^ "Brett Rossi Named 2012 AVN Awards Trophy Girl" (Press release). Adult Video News. December 1, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "Nicole Aniston Chosen as 2012 AVN Awards Trophy Girl" (Press release). Adult Video News. January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  9. ^ "The 2012 AVN Awards Winners", Adult DVD Talk, January 2012


Gary D. Miller (Director) (2012). The 2012 AVN Awards Show (Television production). Los Angeles, California: Showtime Networks.

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