18th AVN Awards
2001 AVN Awards Show DVD front cover art.jpg
DVD cover art of the recording of the 18th AVN Awards.
DateJanuary 8, 2001 (2001-01-08)
SiteThe Venetian Las Vegas at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A.
Hosted byJenna Jameson[1][2]
Preshow hostsChi Chi LaRue[2]
Produced byGary Miller[2]
Directed byMark Stone[2]
Best PictureWatchers (Best Film)
Most awardsDark Angels (6)
Most nominationsDream Quest (20)

The 18th AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), took place January 8, 2001 at the Venetian Hotel Grand Ballroom, at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A.[3] During the ceremony, AVN presented AVN Awards in 77 categories honoring the best pornographic films released between Oct. 1, 1999 and Sept. 30, 2000. The ceremony was produced by Gary Miller and directed by Mark Stone.[2] Adult film star Jenna Jameson[1] hosted the show for the second time.

The year's biggest winner was Dark Angels with six awards, including best Video Feature and Best Director—Video for Nic Andrews, however, Watchers won for Best Film while capturing three additional trophies. Other multiple winners included: Les Vampyres with five awards, Dream Quest with four and Raw and West Side each with three.[3]

Winners and nominees

The nominees[4] for the 19th AVN Awards were announced in November 2000. Dream Quest led the way with 20, followed by Watchers with 18, Les Vampyres with 17, West Side with 16, Raw with 15, Dark Angels with 14, Jekyll and Hyde with 12 and A Midsummer Night's Cream, Artemesia and In the Days of Whore with 10 apiece.

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 8, 2001.[3]

Major awards

Tera Patrick, Best New Starlet winner
Tera Patrick, Best New Starlet winner
Evan Stone, Male Performer of the Year and Best Actor—Film winner
Jewel De'Nyle, Female Performer of the Year
Taylor Hayes, Best Actress—Film co-winner
Taylor Hayes, Best Actress—Film co-winner
Raylene, Best Actress—Film co-winner
Raylene, Best Actress—Film co-winner
James Avalon, Best Director—Film winner
James Avalon, Best Director—Film winner
Michael Raven, Best Screenplay—Film winner
Michael Raven, Best Screenplay—Film winner
The new AVN Award trophy
The new AVN Award trophy

Winners[1][2] are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).

Best Film Best Video Feature
  • Watchersdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Adrenaline
    • Artemesia
    • Dream Quest
    • Façade
    • Jekyll and Hyde
    • Les Vampyres
    • Looker 2: Femme Fatale
    • A Midsummer Night's Cream
    • Screamers
    • Secret Party[4]
  • Dark Angelsdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Carnal Secrets
    • Goddaughter 5
    • In the Days of Whore
    • New Wave Hookers 6
    • Partners Forever
    • The Pushover
    • Raw
    • Shayla's Web
    • Spellbound
    • Taboo of Tarot
    • Trixxx 2
    • West Side
    • White Lightning[4]
Best DVD Best New Starlet
  • Rawdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • All Star
    • Boobsville.com
    • Dark Garden
    • Decadence
    • Double Feature
    • Dream Quest
    • Fetish Therapy
    • Jekyll and Hyde
    • Nothing to Hide 3 & 4
    • Sexual Species
    • Watchers
    • West Side
    • White Lightning
    • A Witch's Tail[4]
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
  • Nic Andrews, Dark Angelsdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Brad Armstrong, Spellbound
    • Francois Clousot, Trixxx 02
    • Jim DiGiorgio, The Sopornos
    • Veronica Hart, White Lightning
    • Father John, Carnal Secrets
    • Bud Lee, Goddaughter 5
    • Cash Markman, A Lust in America
    • Michael Ninn, Shayla's Web
    • Antonio Passolini, Raw
    • Jace Rocker, The Pushover
    • Ren Savant, West Side,
    • Nicholas Steele, Taboo of Tarot
    • Thomas Zupko, In the Days of Whore[4]
Best Supporting Actress—Video Best Sex Comedy
  • M: Caught in the Actdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Big Island Blues
    • The Cellar Dweller 3
    • Debbie Does Iowa
    • A Lust in America
    • Porno Chick
    • Prisoner of Sex
    • The Sopornos
    • Super Quick[4]
Top Selling Tape Top Renting Tape
Hot Video Award (Best U.S. Release in France) Best Foreign Release
  • Tell Me What You Wantdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Bliss
    • Chloé
    • Dark Garden
    • Double Feature
    • Playthings
    • Raw
    • Search for the Snow Leopard
    • Trial By Copulation[4]
  • Rocco: Animal Trainer 3double-dagger[1][2]
    • Assquest 2
    • The Club
    • Dangerous Things
    • Fashion
    • The Inheritance
    • The Loves of Laure
    • Matador 4: Anal Garden
    • Rocco Meats an American Angel in Paris
    • Tease[4]
Best All-Sex Film Best All-Sex Video
  • Eroticadouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Decadence
    • House of Hooters
    • Lipstick
    • Pinups 2
    • Private Openings
    • Secret Paris[4]
  • Buttwoman vs. Buttwomandouble-dagger[1][2]
    • All Star
    • Cum Covered 4
    • Depraved Fantasies 7
    • Fresh Meat 8
    • Gangbang Auditions #5
    • In Style
    • Lust in Paradise I & II
    • Pickup Lines 47
    • Sexual Healing
    • Sodomania: Gangbang Edition
    • White Trash Whore 16
    • XXXtreme Fantasies of Jewel De'Nyle[4]
Best Gonzo Release Best Gonzo Series
  • Please 12double-dagger[1][2]
    • Ben Dover's Back To the Crack
    • Buttman's Big Tit Adventure 5
    • Cumback Pussy 29
    • Fresh Meat 8
    • Fuck 'Em All 3
    • Mission to Uranus
    • The Voyeur 16
    • The Watcher 10
    • Welcome to Chloeville
    • Whack Attack 8[4]
  • Please!double-dagger[1][2]
    • Action Sports Sex
    • Ben Dover
    • Buttman
    • Fresh Meat
    • Freshman Fantasies
    • North Pole Series
    • Seymore Butts
    • The Voyeur
    • Whack Attack[4]
Best Ethnic-Themed Series Best Sex Scene in a Foreign Release
  • Chica Boomdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Bootylicious
    • Booty Talk
    • Color Blind
    • Inner City Black Cheerleaders Search
    • Latinas Debutantes
    • More Black Dirty Debutantes
    • My Baby Got Back
    • Panochitas
    • Sugar
    • Sugar Walls
    • Super Freaks
    • United Colors of Ass
    • We Go Deep[4]
  • Jazmine, Nacho Vidal, Isabella, Buttman's Anal Divasdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Cynthia Palmers, John Walton, Bob Terminator, Karl Ben, Ass Quest
    • Nicole Thomson, Christie, David Perry, Buttman's Anal Divas
    • The Boat Orgy (Bruna Barcelli, Cassandra Wild, Isabella, Jazmine, Samantha Santos, Fabio Scorpion, Hatman, Joey Silvera, Nacho Vidal, Rocco Siffredi), Buttman & Rocco's Brazilian Buttfest
    • David Perry, Silvia Saint, Dangerous Things
    • Anal Gang Bang (Kelly, Martina Mercedes), Dirty Anal Kelly in Rome 2
    • Kathrine Count, David Perry, Richard Langin, Ian Scott, Euro Angels: Hardball 8
    • Laura Dark, Nacho Vidal, Vanessa, Fashion Sluts 14: The Lost Whores
    • Jazmine, Nacho Vidal, Fresh Meat 8
    • Russian Military Prison Scene, Hell, Whores and High Heels
    • Nacho Vidal, Ellen, Killer Pussy
    • Nikita, Christoph Clark, Obsession of Laure
    • Lea Martini, Katyana, Oceane, Richard, Private XXX 11
    • Savana, Carmen, Rocco Siffredi, Rocco Meats an American Angel in Paris
    • Princess, Cassandra, Rocco Siffredi, Rocco's True Anal Stories 11[4]
Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Film Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video
  • Sydnee Steele, Jewel De'Nyle, Dark Angelsdouble-dagger[1][2]
    • Emily, Coral Sands, Felecia, Tina Cheri, Bobbi Barron, Babes Illustrated 8
    • Charlene Aspen, Linda Diego, Daisy Chain, Buttwoman vs. Buttwoman
    • Brooke Hunter, Felecia, Angela Summers, Sydnee Steele, Temptress, Inari Vachs, Daisy Chain, Car Wash Angels 2
    • Chloe, Tina Tyler, Shelbee Myne, Chloe's "I Came, Did You?!!"
    • Juli Ashton, Shayla LaVeaux, Dee, Keri Windsor, the Sybian, Essentially Dee
    • Brittany Andrews, Chandler, Exotic and Erotic
    • Jackie Strano, C. C. Belle, Hard Love/ How To Fuck in High Heels
    • Kiki D'Aire, Ryan Conner, Monique DeMoan, New Wave Hookers 6
    • Bridgette Kerkove, Kylie Ireland, No Man's Land 32
    • Group Shower Scene, Ooze
    • Bridgette Kerkove, Sana Fey, Nikol, Pussyman's Decadent Divas 3
    • Shayla LaVeaux, Keri Windsor, Alexandra Nice, Shayla's Web
    • Jill Kelly, Daisy Chain, Amanda Rain, S.M.U.T. 16
    • The All-Girl Orgy (Bridgette Kerkove, Candy Apples, Coral Sands, Daisy Chain, Gwen Summers, Layla Jade, Vivi Anne), The Violation of Bridgette Kerkove[4]
Best Couples Sex Scene—Film Best Couples Sex Scene—Video

Additional Award Winners


Honorary AVN Awards

Reuben Sturman Award

Hall of Fame

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 2001 were: Kaitlyn Ashley, John T. Bone, Asia Carrera, Bud Lee, Shayla La Veaux, Clive McLean, Earl Miller, Tiffany Mynx, Reb Sawitz, Sunset Thomas, Bob Vosse, Honey Wilder, Sam Xavier[1][3]

Multiple nominations and awards

Presenters and performers

The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers or comedy. The show's trophy girls were Haven and Lacey.[3]

Presenters (in order of appearance)

Name(s) Role
Crystal Knight
Lee Stone
Presenters of the awards for Best Couples Sex Scene—Film and Best Couples Sex Scene—Video
Mikko Lee
Presenters of the awards for Best Gonzo Series and Best Ethnic-Themed Series
Nicole Sheridan
Presenters of the awards for Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video and Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Film
Ron Jeremy Presenter of the awards for Best Renting Tape and Best Selling Tape
Brittany Andrews
Mike Saccone
Presenters of the award for Best Sex Comedy
Jewel De'Nyle
Shyla Fox
Presenters of the award for Best DVD
Taylor Hayes
Ben Dover
Presenters of the awards for Best Sex Scene in a Foreign Release and Best Foreign Release
Sydnee Steele
Dillion Day
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress—Video
Paul Fishbein Presenter of the Hall of Fame honors and first Reuben Sturman Memorial Award
Al Goldstein Presenters of the second Reuben Sturman Memorial Award
Dale DaBone
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Video and Best Actress—Video
Bridgette Kerkove Presenter of the Best New Starlet Award
Mickey G.
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Film and Best Actress—Film
Alec Metro
Mikayla Matthews
Presenters of the awards for Male Performer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year
Mark Davis
Juliet Cariaga
Ashley Degenford
Presenters of the award for Best Director—Film and Best Director—Video
Kid Vegas
Presenters of the awards for Best All-Sex Film, Best All-Sex Video and Best Gonzo Video
Jessica Drake
Ava Vincent
Evan Stone
Presenters of the awards for Best Video Feature and Best Film


Name(s) Role Performed
Mike Saccone Performer Standup comedy segment
Planet Eater Performers Musical numbers

Ceremony information

The awards show marked the premiere of its new trophy design, which Adult Video News called "an original 3-D Lucite monolith that hailed the long awaited Demise of the Golden Bitch."[3]

The year's show featured a "Pussy Cam", a floor-level camera near the stage's podium, which offered attendees an infrequent glimpse of female stars lingerie or lack thereof. In his moment at the podium, actor Mark Davis offered female attendees equal time by dropping his trousers for the audience's supposed benefit.[2][3][5]

The show was recorded and a DVD of the show was published and distributed by VCA Interactive.[2][6][7][8][9]

Performance of year's movies

Dream Quest was announced as the adult movie industry's top selling movie and was also the top renting movie of the previous year.[2][3]

Critical reviews

The show received a negative reception from Adult DVD Talk. An article by Groundskeeper Willie was titled, "The Adult Video Snooze Awars" and besides having found the show slow and monotonous with occasional gaffes, he also took organizers to task for not using film or video clips during the show, even in the major categories.[10]

Hustler magazine agreed that "the ceremony dragged on for what seemed like an eternity but still managed to entertain, despite the shaky hositn gskills of cock-shy Jenna Jameson" and also decried the $195 fee for admission tickets.[5]


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