Awards Season 2018 – AVN

Adult Video News is a trade publication for the adult industry. Their annual awards in Las Vegas are considered the main awards show for the industry. This year marked their 35th awards show, with headliner and Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne.

Unlike CES, as reported in our article Sex at CES, AVN has a published code of conduct. I have long known about the accusations against Ron Jeremy. I am also not a fan, having encountered him on many occasions. My wife was on a television show with him (it was a game show and she kicked his ass), and the next time they met he did not remember her and hit on her. He hit on everyone, and I observed this many times. While I have not personally seen him sexually assault anyone, I believe the women who have made the allegations, including Ginger Lynn’s very credible account from years ago. Ron currently stands accused by 12 women. AVN decided to ban him from the awards show and convention, a decision I heartily endorse. They showed a lot more courage than CES, which could not even bother to set any rules to make their convention safer for women.

The issues of sexual harassment in entertainment and porn are different, and I discuss them from my perspective from my many years working in entertainment in the Wednesday, Jan 31st 2018 edition of the Jeff Booth’s Big Picture.

Women Seeking Women bills itself as the most awarded series in adult history. Now at volume 150, they racked up an award at both AVN and XBiz this year.

Porn legend Rocco Siffredi continues to win awards. How many times has he retired?

Greg Lansky won Best Director of the Year from AVN for a second year in a row. Along with a bunch of awards last year, his AVN total this year includes Best Ingénue MovieBest Interracial MovieBest Ethnic/Interracial Series, and Best New Series.

Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy was the movie of note, doing very well at the XBiz Awards and winning  Best Drama and Movie of the Year at AVN.  It also won Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. That made it a good night for director Bree Mills

Also feeling quite good should be Australian director/performer Angela White.  She won Best Anthology Movie (Director and Star), Best All-Girl Movie (Director and Star), Best Interracial Movie (Star), Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (Director and Star), Best Group Sex Scene (Director and Star), Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (Director and Star), Best Continuing Series (Director),  Female Performer of the Year, Best Solo/Tease Performance (Director and Star), and Best Editing, for one of the best nights for a female performer/director that I remember. Her personal wins along with those of her studio, AGW Entertainment, gave her a stunning and record setting total of 14 AVN Awards. She, along with live cam superstar Harli Lotts and raunchy comedian Aries Spears, co-hosted the awards as well.

Clearly more than just a pretty face, she wrote an honours thesis in gender studies in which she looked at porn performers in Australia and found that they were not a bunch of drug addicted women with mental health problems but were actually pretty normal, she has dabbled in politics (best quote: “The difference is that politics is sleazy while porn is honest.”), got tons of publicity for shooting a scene in a library, she is a woman’s rights activist, and is probably one of the most interesting and smartest women in the adult entertainment industry.  So congratulations, Angela! You do us all proud.


Best Movies

Best Parody
Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Axel Braun/Wicked
Better than  the actual Justice League movie, which lacked the sex scenes to keep your mind off the ridiculous plot.
CAST: August Ames, Lena Paul, Jessica Drake, Romi Rain, Jessa Rhodes, Katrina Jade, Dana Vespoli, Charlotte Stokely, Aiden Ashley, Xander Corvus, Derrick Pierce, Ryan Driller, Tyler Nixon, Donnie Dakota

Best Drama and Movie of the Year
Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy, Pure Taboo/Pulse
Directed by Craven Moorehead and Bree Mills, this is a dark gritty tale of incestuous kidnapping and murder. It has gotten high praise for the quality of the writing and acting.
CAST: Cherie DeVille, Jill Kassidy, Kristen Scott, Xander Corvus, Charles Dera, Small Hands

Best Comedy
Jews Love Black Cock, BurningAngel/Exile
Joanna Angel directs this comedic take on interracial sex.
CAST: Abella Danger, Jennifer White, Harlow Harrison, Joanna Angel, Taurus Rizzo Ford, Mandingo, Prince Yahshua, Isiah Maxwell, Nat Turnher, Jon Jon


Best Gonzo Movie
Manuel’s Fucking POV 7,  Jules Jordan Video
You view fours scenes from the point of view of Manuel Ferrara in threesomes, anal, and general debauchery.
CAST: Karlee Grey, Jill Kassidy, Aidra Fox, Elena Koshka, Nina North, Manuel Ferrara

Best Amateur/Pro-Am Movie
Amateur Introductions 24, Amateur Allure/Jules Jordan
The focus here is on oral sex.
CAST: Whitney Wright, Carolina Sweets, Holly Hendrix, Adria Rae, Chloe Couture, Christiana Cinn, Heidi Cruz

Best Anthology Movie
Sacrosanct, Trenchcoatx/Jules Jordan
An Angela White directed anthology.
CAST: Angela White, Kayden Kross, Jillian Janson, Katrina Jade, Honey Gold


Best MILF Movie
MILF Performers of the Year, Elegant Angel Productions
Pat Myne directs Briana Banks in her first double anal.
CAST: Julia Ann, Cherie DeVille, India Summer, Veronica Avluv, Nina Elle, Mercedes Carrera, Briana Banks

Best Ingénue Movie
Young Fantasies 2, Vixen/Jules Jordan
Greg Lansky directs another winner with these one on one scenes with young women.
CAST: Cadey Mercury, Uma Jolie, Evelyn Claire, Sofi Ryan

Best All-Girl Movie
Angela White, Angela Loves Women 3,  AGW/Girlfriends
CAST: Karlee Grey, Valentina Nappi, Jenna Sativa, and Abella Danger.



Best BDSM Movie
Cybill Troy Is Vicious, Severe Sex/Exile
Cybill Troy dominates her men, sometimes with a little help from her friends.
CAST: Cybill Troy, Jimmy Broadway, Marcelo, Tener Duende, Dominik Kross, Tony Orlando

Best Polyamory Movie
Adventures With the Baumgartners
, Adam & Eve Pictures
Part 2 from director Kay Brandt Director, The Baumgartners find another couple to play with while their former babysitter finds a couple, a bodyguard, and her own roommate to play with.
CAST: AJ Applegate, Anikka Albrite, Sara Luvv, Edyn Blair, Katy Kiss, Mick Blue, Xander Corvus, Ricky Johnson, Derrick Pierce

Best Transsexual Movie (Tie)
All My Mother’s Lovers, Grooby/Exquisite
A young woman visits her mother’s commune and discovers all of her mother’s lovers.
CAST: Mona Wales, Arabelle Raphael, Bianca Stone, Mandy Mitchell, Delia DeLions, Freya Wynn

Buck Angel Superstar, TransSensual/Mile High
Dana Vespoli directs A collection of five t-girl scenes with girls directed by first timer Mona Wales.
CAST: Chanel Santini, Aubrey Kate, Tori Mayes, Mandy Mitchell, Buck Angel


Best Taboo Relations Movie
Dysfucktional: Blood Is Thicker Than Cum, Kelly Madison/Juicy
They all seem to be in the family way in this Andy Zane directed production, and we are not talking pregnancy here.
CAST: Abella Danger, Bridgette B., Kenzie Taylor, Jessie Lynne, Ryan Madison, Tyler Nixon, Tommy Pistol, Small Hands

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Movie
The Art of Older Women, Girlsway/Girlfriends
Stills by Alan directed this film about women who like older women.
CAST: Abella Danger, Cherie DeVille, Alexis Fawx, Kylie Page, Vicki Chase, Alice March, Abby Cross, Vega Vixen

Best Interracial Movie
Interracial Icon 4, Blacked/Jules Jordan
Greg Lansky directs these black men and white woman who prove we can just all get along, and maybe do even better than that.
CAST: Angela White, Abella Danger, Karlee Grey, Keisha Grey, Lena Paul, Sophia Leone, Ricky Johnson, Jason Brown


Best Oral Movie
Facialized 4, Hard X/O.L. Entertainment
Directed by the award winning Mason, it features blow-bangs. Four scenes, with each girl taking on a veritable forest of cocks.
CAST: Lana Rhoades, Aidra Fox, Ana Foxxx, Ashley Adams, and too many guys to list

Best Orgy/Gangbang Movie
My First Gangbang, New Sensations
Two scenes, two different women, four cocks each. I think they have their hands full, and much more.
CAST: Britney Amber, Samantha Rone, Alana Cruise, Madelyn Monroe

Best Anal Movie
Anal Savages 3, Jules Jordan Video
Big cocks and tiny asses in this Jules Jordan directed anal extravaganza.
CAST:  Lana Rhoades, Gina Valentina, Anya Olsen, Ashley Adams


Best Ethnic Movie
Asian Anal, Hard X/O.L. Entertainment
Mason directs this new anal Asian gonzo series.
CAST: Marica Hase, Mia Li, London Keyes, Jayden Lee

Best Foreign Feature
Bulldogs, Digital Playground/Pulse
A significantly violent film (by porn standards) with fistfights and blood flying in this tale of a hooligan football team.
CAST: Cathy Heaven, Ella Hughes, Eva Lovia, Sienna Day

Best Foreign Non-Feature
Anissa the Tenniswoman, Marc Dorcel/Wicked
Anissa Kate is a tennis player whose philandering  tennis club owning husband makes her decide to find a little pleasure on her own.
CAST: Anissa Kate, Amirah Adara, Nikita Belluci, Renato (II), Max Fonda


Best Scenes


Most Outrageous Sex Scene
Leya Falcon & Ophelia Rain in “Well There’s ONE Place You Can Put an AVN Award,” Viking Girls Gone Horny, Desire/Girlfriends

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene
Melissa Moore, Elsa Jean & Adria Rae, Best New Starlets 2017, Elegant Angel Productions

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Boy/Boy/Girl
Kendra Sunderland, Jason Brown & Ricky Johnson, Kendra’s Obsession, Blacked/Jules Jordan

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Girl/Girl/Boy
Riley Reid, Megan Rain & Mick Blue, Young & Beautiful, Vixen/Jules Jordan

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene
Angela White & Manuel Ferrara, Angela 3, AGW/Girlfriends

Best Anal Sex Scene
Lana Rhoades & Markus Dupree, Anal Savages 3, Jules Jordan Video

Best Group Sex Scene
Angela White, Mick Blue, Xander Corvus, Markus Dupree, Toni Ribas & John Strong, Angela 3, AGW/Girlfriends

Best Double Penetration Sex Scene
Angela White, Markus Dupree & Mick Blue, Angela 3, AGW/Girlfriends;

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene
Katrina Jade & Kissa Sins, I Am Katrina, Evil Angel Films

Best Oral Sex Scene
Aidra Fox, Jason Katana, Donny Sins, Filthy Rich, Hunter, Mark Zane, Brad Hart, Robby Echo, Wrex Oliver, Rob Banks & Chad Alva, Facialized 4, Hard X/O.L. Entertainment

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production
Claire Castel, Kristof Cale, Math & Ricky Mancini, Claire Desires of Submission, Marc Dorcel/Wicked

Best Transsexual Sex Scene
Adriana Chechik & Aubrey Kate, Adriana Chechik Is the Squirt Queen, Toni Ribas/Evil Angel


Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene
Adriana Chechik, Megan Rain, Arya Fae & Tommy Gunn, Zombie Slayers,


Best Series

Best Continuing Series
Angela Loves …
, Directed by Angela White, AGW/Girlfriends

Best Transsexual Series
Hot for Transsexuals, Directed by Aiden Starr, Aiden Starr/Evil Angel

Best Ethnic/Interracial Series
Black & White, Directed by Greg Lansky, Blacked/Jules Jordan


Best Foreign Series
Rocco’s Psycho Teens, Directed by Rocco Siffredi, Rocco Siffredi/Evil Angel

Best All-Girl Series
Women Seeking Women, Girlfriends Films

Best Amateur/Pro-Am Series
Amateur Introductions 24, Amateur Allure/Jules Jordan

Best Anal Series
Anal Savages 3, Directed by Jules Jordan, Jules Jordan Video

Best New Imprint
Pure Taboo

Best New Series
Young & Beautiful, Directed by Greg Lansky, Vixen/Jules Jordan


Best Director

Director of the Year
Greg Lansky

Best Director – Feature
Axel Braun – Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Axel Braun/Wicked


Best Director – Foreign Feature
Revenge of a Daughter, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Hervé Bodilis & Pascal Lucas

Best Director – Foreign Non-Feature
Megan Escort Deluxe, Marc Dorcel/Wicked; Hervé Bodilis

Best Director – Non-Feature
Kayden Kross, Sacrosanct, Trenchcoatx/Jules Jordan;


The Performers

All-Girl Performer of the Year
Jenna Sativa

Best Actor
Tommy Pistol, Ingenue, Wicked Pictures

Best Actress
Sara Luvv, The Faces of Alice, Girlsway/Girlfriends

Best Supporting Actor
Small Hands, Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy, Pure Taboo/Pulse

Best Supporting Actress
Kristen Scott, Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy, Pure Taboo/Pulse
Ricky Johnson

Best New Starlet
Jill Kassidy

Best Non-Sex Performance
Kyle Stone, Conflicted, Wicked Pictures

Female Foreign Performer of the Year
Jasmine Jae

Female Performer of the Year
Angela White

Mainstream Star of the Year
Asa Akira

Male Foreign Performer of the Year
Ryan Ryder

Male Performer of the Year
Markus Dupree

MILF Performer of the Year
Cherie DeVille

Transsexual Performer of the Year
Aubrey Kate

Best Solo/Tease Performance
Angela White, Angela 3, AGW/Girlfriends


Technical Awards

Best Art Direction
 Justice League XXX, Axel Braun/Wicked

Best Cinematography
Sacrosanct,, Trenchcoatx/Jules Jordan; Winston Henry

Best Editing
Angela White, Angela 3, AGW/Girlfriends

Best Makeup
Dusty, May Kup & Cammy Ellis,  Justice League XXX, Axel Braun/Wicked

Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project
 Justice League XXX, Axel Braun/Wicked

Best Marketing Campaign – Company Image

Best Screenplay
Will Ryder, Bad Babes Inc., Adam & Eve Pictures;

Best Soundtrack*
The Altar of Aphrodite, Kelly Madison/Juicy

Best Special Effects*
 Justice League XXX, Axel Braun/Wicked

Clever Title of the Year*
Black Loads Matter, Dogfart/Pulse