6th AVN Awards
|6th AVN Awards|
|Date||January 9, 1989|
|Site||Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Paradise, Nevada|
|Best Picture||Pretty Peaches II|
|Most awards||Cat Woman (5)|
The 6th AVN Awards ceremony, organized by Adult Video News (AVN), took place on January 9, 1989, at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. During the ceremony, AVN Awards were presented in 41 categories, plus several extra awards, honoring pornographic films released between January 1, 1988 and December 31, 1988.
Cat Woman, a shot-on-video feature, won the most awards, with five, while Best Film went to Pretty Peaches II, which won four awards.
Winners and nominees
The nominees for the 6th AVN Awards were announced in the January 1989 issue of Adult Video News magazine. Three movies, Amanda by Night II, Portrait of an Affair and Pretty Peaches II, each had 10 nominations, the most for the year.
The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 9, 1989.
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ().
|Best Feature Film||Best Shot-on-Video Feature|
|Best New Starlet||Best Actor—Gay Video|
|Best Actor—Feature Film||Best Actress—Feature Film|
|Best Actor—Shot-on-Video Feature||Best Actress—Shot-on-Video Feature|
|Best Supporting Actor—Feature Film||Best Supporting Actress—Feature Film|
|Best Supporting Actor—Shot-on-Video Feature||Best Supporting Actress—Shot-on-Video Feature|
|Best Director—Feature Film||Best Director—Shot-on-Video Feature|
|Best Director—Bisexual Video||Best Director—Gay Video|
|Best All-Sex Video||Best Compilation Tape|
|Best Foreign Release||Best Specialty Tape|
|Best Softcore Film||Best Made-for-Video Softcore Release|
|Best Bisexual Video||Best Gay Video|
|Best Featurette Tape (Series)||Best Selling/Renting Adult Tapes of the Year|
Plaques were awarded for Best Selling Adult Tape of the Year to Miami Spice II and for Best Renting Adult Tapes of the Year to Devil in Mr. Holmes.
|Best Non-Sexual Performance||Best Sex Scene—Feature Film|
|Best Sex Scene—Shot-on-Video Feature (Couple)||Best Sex Scene—Shot-on-Video Feature (Group)|
|Best Screenplay—Feature Film||Best Screenplay—Shot-on-video Feature|
|Best Art Direction||Best Musical Score|
|Best Film Editing||Best Video Editing|
|Best Cinematography||Best Videography|
|Best Boxcover Concept||Best Overall Marketing Campaign|
|Best Packaging||Best Packaging—Gay Vide|
Honorary AVN Awards
Special Achievement Award
AVN Special Achievement Awards were given to three industry members for their legal battles:
- Marty Rothstein of Model Distributors
- Steve Touchin of Bijou Video
- Hal Freeman of Hollywood Video
Hall of Fame
AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 1989 were: Annette Haven, Tracey Adams, Nina Hartley, Sharon Mitchell, Amber Lynn, Paul Thomas, Alex de Renzy, Henri Pachard. They were all nominated by the readership of Adult Video News magazine.
Multiple nominations and awards
The following movies received the most nominations:
The following nine movies received multiple awards:
Presenters and performers
The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers.
This was the fourth live AVN awards show (there was no show the first two years), and at the time, was the last show still known as the "AVNA Awards" show. It was also the first one that charged admission, with profits going to the Adult Video Association for a legal cause. The event ran 110 minutes.
Plaques were awarded for Best Selling Adult Tape of the Year to Miami Spice II and for Best Renting Adult Tape of the Year to Devil in Mr. Holmes.
- AVN Award for Best Actress
- AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress
- AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year
- AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year
- AVN Award for Female Foreign Performer of the Year
- AVN Female Performer of the Year Award
- List of members of the AVN Hall of Fame
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