|23rd AVN Awards|
|Date||January 7, 2006|
|Site||The Venetian Las Vegas at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A.|
|Produced by||Gary Miller|
|Directed by||Gary Miller|
|Best Picture||The Devil in Miss Jones (Best Film)|
|Most awards||Pirates (11)|
|Most nominations||Pirates (24)|
|Duration||2 hours, 29 minutes|
The 23rd AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), honored the best pornographic films of 2005 and took place January 7, 2006 at the Venetian Hotel Grand Ballroom, at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A. During the ceremony, AVN presented AVN Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars of porn) in 104 categories honoring films released between October 1, 2004, and September 30, 2005. The ceremony, televised in the United States by Playboy TV, was produced and directed by Gary Miller. Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons hosted the show with adult film star Jesse Jane.
The Devil in Miss Jones, a remake of the 1973 classic of the same name, won nine awards including Best Film, but the big winner of the evening was Pirates with 11 awards including Best Video Feature. Other multiple award winners included Camp Cuddly Pines Powertool Massacre and Dark Side with five apiece and Squealer with three. The telecast was subsequently issued on DVD by Spice Studios.
Winners and nominees
The nominees for the 23rd AVN Awards were announced on November 25, 2005, by Adult Video News. Pirates earned the most nominations with 24 total. The Devil in Miss Jones was next with 19, followed by Eternity with 17, Dark Angels 2: Bloodline and Dark Side each with 16 and Catherine with 15.
The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 7, 2006. Notably, Pirates set a new record for most awards at one show, edging past Fashionistas, which won 10 in 2003. McKenzie Lee won the coveted Best New Starlet award while Female Performer of the Year was Audrey Hollander. Manuel Ferrara won Male Performer of the Year for the second straight time.
|Best Video Feature||Best Film|
|Best High-Definition Production||Best New Starlet|
|Male Performer of the Year||Female Performer of the Year|
|Best Actor – Video||Best Actress – Video|
|Best Actor – Film||Best Actress – Film|
|Best Supporting Actress—Video|
|Best Director – Video||Best Director – Film|
|Best Gonzo Release||Best Ethnic-Themed Video—Asian|
|Best Couples Sex Scene—Video||Best Couples Sex Scene—Film|
|Best Anal Sex Scene—Video||Best Oral Sex Scene—Video|
|Best Three-Way Sex Scene||Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video|
Additional Award Winners
SEX SCENE AWARDS
Honorary AVN Awards
Reuben Sturman Award
Special Achievement Award
Hall of Fame
AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 2006 were: Chloe, Nick East, Mickey G., Steve Hatcher, Janet Jacme, Jenna Jameson, Lynn LeMay, Cara Lott, Cash Markman, Rodney Moore, Jack Remy, Stephanie Swift, Jerome Tanner
- Founders Branch: Norman Arno, VCX; Noel Bloom, Swedish Erotica/Caballero Home Video; Larry Flynt, Hustler
Multiple nominations and awards
The following releases received the most nominations.
|The following 10 releases received multiple awards:
Presenters and performers
Presenters (in order of appearance)
|Presenters of the awards for Best Supporting Actress—Video, Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video and Best Gonzo Release|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Couples Sex Scene—Film, Best High-Definition Release|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Anal Sex Scene—Video and Best Ethnic-Themed Release—Asian|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Oral Sex Scene—Video and Male Performer of the Year|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Video, Best Threeway Sex Scene|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Couples Sex Scene—Video and Best Actress—Video|
|Chi Chi LaRue
|Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Film and Best Director—Video|
|Presenters of the award for Female Performer of the Year and Best Director—Film|
|Jesse Jane||Introduction of the trophy girls, Holly Wellin and Courtney Cummz|
|Cytherea||Presenter of the award for Best New Starlet|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Actress—Film and Best Film|
|Presenters of the award for Best Video Feature|
and the AVN Orchestra
|Olympic Gardens dancers
Club Sapphire dancers
|Greg Fitzsimmons||Performer||Standup comedy segment|
|Steven St. Croix
|Performers||"Bareback Mountain" comedy spoof|
|Hedley||Performers||Musical number, “On My Own”|
|Performers||Watching interactive porn comedy sketches|
|Ron Jeremy||Performer||"The AVN Challenge" comedy sketch|
|DJ Quik||Performer||Hip-hop musical number|
Several new categories debuted, including Crossover Star of the Year (for impact in mainstream media), Best New Video Production Company and several Specialty genre awards. Meanwhile, multiple packaging categories were condensed into one Best Packaging award due to the demise of VHS as a video format.
Performance of year's movies
High Society (magazine)|High Society termed the event a "smashing success."
- AVN Award
- AVN Best New Starlet Award
- AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year
- AVN Award for Male 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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Think of the AVN Awards as the porn Oscars.
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