17th AVN Awards
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Logo of the 2000 AVN Awards
DateJanuary 8, 2000 (2000-01-08)
SiteThe Venetian Las Vegas at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A.
Hosted byJuli Ashton[1]
Preshow hosts
Produced byGary Miller[1]
Directed byMark Stone[1]
Best PictureSeven Deadly Sins (Best Film)
Most awardsDouble Feature! (10)
Most nominationsSeven Deadly Sins (15)

The 17th AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), took place January 8, 2000 at the Venetian Hotel Grand Ballroom, at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A. During the ceremony, AVN presented AVN Awards (often dubbed the "Academy Awards Of Porn"[2][3]) in 77 categories honoring the best pornographic films released between Oct. 1, 1998 and Sept. 30, 1999. The ceremony was produced by Gary Miller and directed by Mark Stone. Adult film star Juli Ashton hosted the show.[1]

Double Feature! won 10 awards including Best Director—Video for Jonathan Morgan while the night's other big winner, Seven Deadly Sins captured eight awards including Best Film and Best Director—Film for Ren Savant. Several other movies won two trophies apiece including: Cashmere, Chloe, Dark Garden, Playthings, Search for the Snow Leopard, Tristan Taormino's Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, What Makes You Cum and When Rocco Meats Kelly 2: In Barcelona.[4]

Winners and nominees

The nominees for the 18th AVN Awards were announced in November 1999. Seven Deadly Sins received the most nominations with 15, followed by Nothing to Hide 3 & 4 with 12 and Double Feature! and The Awakening with 11 apiece.

The winners[1][4] were announced during the awards ceremony on January 8, 2000. Besides winning Best Actress—Film, Chloe also won or shared in four other awards:[5] Best Solo Sex Scene, Best Anal Sex Scene—Film, Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video and Best Group Sex Scene—Video.[3] The most sought-after awards, Best New Starlet and Female Performer of the Year, went to Bridgette Kerkove and Inari Vachs respectively.[2] Dark Garden was named best video feature, the fourth time a Michael Ninn-directed feature had won either Best Film or Best Video.[4]

Major awards

Bridgette Kerkove, Best New Starlet winner
Bridgette Kerkove, Best New Starlet winner
Lexington Steele, Male Performer of the Year winner
Inari Vachs, Female Performer of the Year
James Bonn, Best Actor—Film winner
James Bonn, Best Actor—Film winner
Chloe, Best Actress—Film winner
Chloe, Best Actress—Film winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).

Best Film Best Video Feature
  • Seven Deadly Sinsdouble-dagger[1][4]
    • The Awakening
    • Chloe
    • Nothing to Hide 3 & 4
    • Original Sin
    • Search For The Snow Leopard
    • Stray Cats
    • Talent Scout
    • Three
    • Trigger[6]
Best DVD Best New Starlet
  • Cashmeredouble-dagger[1][4]
    • Assylum
    • Big Babies in Budapest
    • The Devil in Miss Jones 6''
    • Fatal Orchid
    • L.A. Uncovered
    • Painting Pamela
    • Seven Deadly Sins
    • Stray Cat
    • Risque Burlesque 2
    • Rocki Roads' Wet Dreams
    • Tatiana 1, 2, & 3[6]
Male Performer of the Year Female Performer of the Year
Best Actor—Film Best Actress—Film
Best Actor—Video Best Actress—Video
Best Director—Film Best Director—Video
Best All-Sex Film Best All-Sex Video
  • Playthingsdouble-dagger[1][4]
    • Daydreamer
    • Hell on Heels
    • Pin-Ups
    • Tropic of Eros[6]
  • Voyeur 12double-dagger[1][4]
    • Asswoman: The Rebirth
    • Fleshpot
    • Fresh Meat 7
    • Katja Kean's Sports Spectacular
    • Porno Playground
    • Return of the Nightstalker
    • Slutwoman
    • Street Meat
    • Whispers
    • White Trash Whore 12
    • Windsong[6]
Top Selling Tape 1999 Top Renting Tape 1999
Best Comedy Best Vignette Tape
  • Double Feature!double-dagger[1][4]
    • Chamber of Whores 2: Porn World
    • Eye Candy Refocused
    • Hardcore Championship Fucking
    • Lizzy Borden's Pornoflick
    • Missionary Position Impossible
    • Nymph Fever
    • Pleasureville
    • Shooting Sex
    • Tai Blow Job
    • Tight Shots: The Movie
    • XXX Trek: The Final Orgasm[6]
  • Sodomania 28double-dagger[1][4]
    • Barely Legal
    • Conflict
    • Daydream
    • Just Fuckin' and Suckin' 4
    • Kelly the Coed 2
    • Perverted Stories 22
    • PickUp Lines 34
    • Pleasure Highway
    • Porno Playground[6]
Best Anal-Themed Tape Best Gonzo Video
  • Ben Dover's The Booty Banditdouble-dagger[1][4]
    • Beach Bunnies With Big Browneyes 5
    • Cumback Pussy 17
    • Essentially Shayla
    • Knocking at Heaven's Back Door
    • Max World 17
    • "Please!" 2
    • Pornological 3
    • Return of the Cumm Brothers
    • Whack Attack 3
    • World Sex Tour 17[6]
Hot Video Award (Best U.S. Release in Europe) Best Foreign Vignette Tape
  • When Rocco Meats Kelly 2: In Barcelonadouble-dagger[1][4]
    • Assman 8
    • Czech Cherry Poppers: The College Years 4
    • Debauchery 2
    • Euro Angels 14
    • Euro Angels: Hardball 3
    • European Sex Chronicles
    • Lil' Women 15: Sorority Rush
    • Return to Planet Sexxx
    • Penetrating the East 3
    • Rocco: Animal Trainer
    • Xtreme Desires[6]
Best Ethnic-Themed Series Best Gonzo Series
  • My Baby Got Backdouble-dagger[1][4]
    • Black Dirty Debutantes
    • Black Panty Chronicles
    • Black Pearls
    • Bootylicious
    • Booty Talk
    • Freaks, Whoes and Flows
    • Inner City Black Cheerleader Search
    • Rocks That Ass
    • South Central Hookers
    • Sugar Walls
    • 24/7[6]
  • Seymore Buttsdouble-dagger[1][4]
    • Action Sports Sex
    • Beach Bunnies With Big Browneyes
    • Ben Dover
    • Freshman Fantasies
    • Hardcore Junior College Schoolgirls
    • Hot Bods and Tail Pipe
    • "Please!"
    • Real Sex Magazine
    • Whack Attack
    • World Sex Tour[6]
Best Couples Sex Scene—Film Best Couples Sex Scene—Video
Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Film Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video

Additional Award Winners

These awards were announced, but not presented, in two winners-only segments read by Taylor Hayes and Christi Lake during the event.[4] Trophies were given to the recipients off-stage:

Honorary AVN Awards

AVN Special Achievement Award/Reuben Sturman Award

Hall of Fame

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 2000 were: No announcement at the show

Multiple nominations and awards

Presenters and performers

The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers or comedy.[1] The show's trophy girls were Layla and Alexa Rae.

Presenters (in order of appearance)

Name(s) Role
Alisha Klass
Herschel Savage
Presenters of the Best New Starlet Award
Jenna Jameson
Bobby Vitale
Presenters of the award for Best Actor—Video and Best Actress—Video
Presenters of the awards for Best Ethnic Themed Series and Best Gonzo Series
Ron Jeremy
Marilyn Chambers
Devinn Lane
Presenters of the awards for Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Film and Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video
Julia Ann
Randy Spears
Presenters of the awards for Best DVD and Best Gonzo Tape
Bobby Slayton
Brittany Andrews
Stephanie Swift
Presenters of the award for Best Anal-Themed Feature and Best Comedy
David Chryso
Dolly Golden
Tera Patrick
Presenters of the Hot Video Award (Best American Release in Europe)
Inari Vachs
Barrett Moore
Presenters of the Best Foreign Vignette Tape and Best Vignette Tape
Kobe Tai
Presenters of the awards for Best Couples Sex Scene—Film and Best Couples Sex Scene—Video
Al Goldstein
Ed Powers
Presenters of the awards for Best Selling Tape and Best Renting Tape
Paul Fishbein Presenter of the AVN Special Achievement Awards, renamed the Reuben Sturman Memorial Award
Ginger Lynn
Mr. Marcus
Shayla LaVeaux
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Film and Best Actress—Film
Jill Kelly
Sydnee Steele
Presenters of the awards for Male Performer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year
Kylie Ireland
Misty Rain
Presenters of the awards for Best Director—Film and Best Director—Video
Jasmin St. Claire
Presenters of the awards for Best All-Sex Film and Best All-Sex Video
Kira Kenner
Nina Hartley
Presenters of the awards for Best Film and Best Video


Name(s) Role Performed
Bobby Slayton Performer Standup comedy segment
Jimmie Lykes and the Club Swingers Performers Musical numbers: "Female Fishin' ", "Blinded by Blondes"

Ceremony information

For 2000, the event was moved to the eight-month-old Venetian Hotel and Casino and Genesis magazine noted the annual show "was as much style as substance as several thousand porn stars, directors, producers and fans poured into the massive ballroom."[2]

Following criticism of the previous year's four-hour show, host Juli Ashton announced she was going to try to keep the 2000 show short;[1] it ended up running slightly longer than two hours.[4]

Alisha Klass tried to shock the audience during the show, first by coming out wearing a microscopic dress and with a ball-gag in her mouth to announce the winner of Best New Starlet, then later by pulling off her clothes as adult stars jumped on stage to dance to orchestra Jimmie Lykes and the Club Swingers prior to announcement of the final two awards.[1]

AVN founder Paul Fishbein, who presented the AVN Special Achievement awards, announced they were being renamed the Reuben Sturman Memorial Award to honor Sturman for his contributions to the industry.[4] Meanwhile, when Howard Stern refused to attend and accept his Achievement Award, Beetlejuice took to the podium to accept on his behalf and "rambled incomprehensibly"[5] and had to be interrupted to stop what seemed like an endless speech.[1]

Meanwhile, Hustler noted, "This year's AVN Awards inspired many catcalls and boos from the allies of losing nominees, prompting Jill Kelly to remark that the camaraderie of past awards shows had been replaced with a mean-spirited competitiveness this year."[5]

Several new awards were introduced for this years show; among them: Best Specialty Tape—Big Bust. The show was recorded and a video of the awards show was issued by VCA Pictures.[1]

Performance of year's movies

The Houston 620 was announced as the adult movie industry's top selling movie while The Devil in Miss Jones 6 was the top renting movie of the previous year.[4]

In Memoriam

The annual moment of silence tribute for those who died during the past year, presented by AVN founder Paul Fishbein, honored the following people: Bob Vosse, Bruce Walker, Stanley Fleischman, Paul Wisner, Kim Kataine, Albert Sanchez, David Chandler, Lou Perraino and Rene Bond.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am Stone, Mark (Director) (2000). The 2000 AVN Awards Show (Videotape). Chatsworth, California: VCA Labs, Inc.
  2. ^ a b c Medoff, Marc (June 2000). "Starlet-Studded XXX Show Hits The Sexy City Of Sin!". Genesis. No. 34. Paramus, New Jersey: Genesis Publications, Inc. pp. 40–41. ISSN 1052-8555.
  3. ^ a b "Porn Explosion 2000". Cheri Magazine. Vol. 24, no. 13. New York, New York: Cheri Magazine, Inc. July 2000. pp. 114–123. ISSN 1059-7131.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am Ross, Gene (March 2000). "Double Feature!, Dark Garden and Seven Deadly Sins Take Top Honors At 17th Annual AVN Awards". Adult Video News. Vol. 16, no. 3. Chatsworth, California: AVN Publications, Inc. pp. 38–96. ISSN 0883-7090.
  5. ^ a b c "Five Times Lucky". Hustler. Vol. 26, no. 13. Beverly Hills, California: LFP Publications, Inc. June 2000. p. 34.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "AVN 2000 Nominations". Archive.org. Archive.org Wayback Machine/Adult Video News. March 2, 2000. Archived from the original on March 2, 2000. Retrieved February 16, 2016.