19th AVN Awards
2002 AVN Awards Show Program cover
DateJanuary 11, 2002 (2002-01-11)
SiteThe Venetian Las Vegas at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A.
Hosted by
Preshow hostsChi Chi LaRue[2]
Produced byGary Miller[2]
Directed byMark Stone[2]
Best PictureFade to Black (Best Film)
Most awardsFade to Black (8)
Most nominationsTaboo 2001, Underworld (12)

The 19th AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), took place January 11, 2002 at the Venetian Hotel Grand Ballroom, at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A. During the ceremony, AVN presented AVN Awards in more than 80 categories honoring the best pornographic films released between Oct. 1, 2000 and Sept. 30, 2001. The ceremony was produced by Gary Miller and directed by Mark Stone. Comedian Bobby Slayton hosted the show for the third time; his co-host was adult film star Teri Weigel.[1][2][3]

Fade to Black won eight awards including Best Film and Best Director—Film for Paul Thomas. Other winners included Euphoria with seven trophies, Island Fever with three and numerous movies with two wins apiece.[3]

Winners and nominees

The nominees[4] for the 19th AVN Awards were announced on November 9, 2002.[5] Taboo 2001 and Underworld tied for the most nominations with 12 each, followed by Bad Wives 2, Fade to Black and Taken which each received 11. Euphoria followed with nine and Beast, Marissa and Unreal had eight apiece.

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 11, 2002. Paul Thomas's win for Best Director—Film was his third; he won previously for Justine (1993) and Bobby Sox (1996). Nikita Denise was first European actress to win Female Performer of the Year.[3]

Major awards

Violet Blue, Best New Starlet winner
Violet Blue, Best New Starlet winner
Lexington Steele, Male Performer of the Year winner
Nikita Denise, Female Performer of the Year
Anthony Crane, Best Actor—Film winner
Anthony Crane, Best Actor—Film winner
Ginger Lynn, Best Actress—Film winner
Ginger Lynn, Best Actress—Film winner

Winners[1][2][3] are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).

Best Film Best Video Feature
  • Euphoriadouble-dagger[1][2][3]
    • The Black Room
    • Evil Twins
    • The Puppeteer
    • The Real Thing
    • Unreal
    • Valley Heat[4]
Best DVD Best New Starlet
  • Unrealdouble-dagger[1][2][3]
    • Appassionata
    • Aria
    • Crossroads
    • Dark Angels: Special Edition
    • Hell, Whores and High Heels
    • Facade
    • Intimate Expressions
    • M Caught In The Act
    • New Wave Hookers 6[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
Best Supporting Actor—Film Best Supporting Actress—Film
Best Supporting Actor—Video Best Supporting Actress—Video
  • Ava Vincent, Succubusdouble-dagger[1][2][3]
    • Diana DeVoe, Disturbed
    • Kelsey, Destiny Calling
    • Kylie Ireland, Vengeance
    • Bridgette Kerkove, The Gate
    • Inari Vachs, Dead Men Don't Wear Rubbers
    • Zana, XXX Training[4]
Top Selling Tape Top Renting Tape
Best All-Sex Video Best Gonzo Tape
  • Buttwoman Iz Belladouble-dagger[1][2][3]
    • Bring 'Um Young 3
    • Exposed
    • Fresh Meat 11
    • Love Shack
    • Service Animals 2
    • Welcum to Chloeville 3
    • Wicked Sex Party 3[4]
  • Balls Deepdouble-dagger[1][2][3]
    • American Tushy 2
    • Ben Dover's End Games
    • Buttman's Bend Over Brazilian Babes 3
    • Christoph's Beautiful Girls
    • Cumback Pussy 42
    • Dirty Little Secrets 4
    • Hardcore Innocence 2
    • Please! 13
    • Service Animals 2
    • The Voyeur 19: Live in Europe Part 6
    • Young and Tight 2[4]
Best Sex Comedy Best Couples Sex Scene—Film
  • Cap'n Mongo's Porno Playhousedouble-dagger[1][2][3]
    • Adult Movie
    • Let's Play Doctor
    • Lust World 2
    • Perfect Pair
    • Super Quick 2
    • XXX Training
    • Wonderland[4]
Best Anal Sex Scene—Film Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video
  • Chloe, Taylor St. Claire, Sindee Coxx, Felecia, Where the Girls Sweat 5double-dagger[1][2][3]
    • Logan LaBrent, Goldie McHorn, Babes Illustrated 11
    • Kaylynn, Goldie, Kitty, Patricia, Candy World
    • Dru Berrymore, Keri Windsor, Kimi Lixx, Mia Smiles, one other, Charlie's Devils 2
    • Amber Michaels, Wanda Curtis, Decadent Divas 12
    • Bunny Luv, Isabella, Jezebelle Bond, Fast Cars and Tiki Bars
    • Mina, Judith, I Love Lesbians 9
    • Devinn Lane, Inari Vachs, Love Shack
    • Bionca, Daisy Chain, The Madam's New Maid
    • Jewel De'Nyle, Inari Vachs, No Man's Land 33
    • Pool Table Threeway, Sugar High Glitter City
    • Kylie Ireland, Bridgette Kerkove, Tushy Girl Lost[4]

Additional Award Winners

These awards[3] were announced, but not presented, in two pre-recorded winners-only segments shown on the ballroom's video monitors during the event. Trophies were given to the recipients off-stage:

Honorary AVN Awards

Reuben Sturman Award

Hall of Fame

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 2002 were: Christoph Clark, Patrick Collins, Raquel Darrian, Samantha Fox, Janine Lindemulder, Missy, Michael Ninn, Rocco Siffredi, P. J. Sparxxx, Randy Spears, Tianna[3]

Multiple nominations and awards

Presenters and performers

The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers, comedy or tributes. The show's trophy girls were Carmen Luvana and Monique Alexander.[4]

Presenters (in order of appearance)

Name(s) Role
Randy West
Presenters of the awards for Best Couples Sex Scene—Film and Best Sex Comedy
Chloe Jones
Jodie Moore
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress—Film and Best Supporting Actor—Film
Jenna Jameson
Nici Sterling
Presenters of the awards for Best Anal Sex Scene—Film and Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video
Sydnee Steele
Joel Lawrence
Presenters of the awards for Top Selling and Top Renting Tapes of 2001
Paul Fishbein Presenters of the Reuben Sturman Memorial Special Achievement Awards
Lexington Steele
Nikita Denise
Renee LaRue
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress—Video and Best Supporting Actor—Video
Randy Spears
Briana Banks
Presenters of the awards for Best Director—Film and Best Director—Video
Julia Ann
Vince Neil
Presenters of the awards for Male Performer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year
Tera Patrick
Presenters of the award for Best New Starlet
Jessica Drake
Evan Stone
Amber Michaels
Presenters of the awards for Best DVD, Best All-Sex Video and Best Gonzo Tape
Devinn Lane
Ava Vincent
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Video and Best Actress—Video
Misty Rain
Presenters of the awards for Best Actress—Film and Best Actor—Film
Nina Hartley
Ron Jeremy
Presenters of the awards for Best Video Feature and Best Feature Film


Name(s) Role Performed
Mark Stone
and the AVN Orchestra
Musical Director Orchestral accompaniment
Spearmint Rhino Dancers Performers Dancers on stage
Bobby Slayton Performer Standup comedy segment
Jenna Jameson
Steven St. Croix
Sydnee Steele
Sharon Mitchell
Jim South
Jonathan Morgan
Brad Armstrong
Al Goldstein
Bob Chinn
Larry Flynt
and others
Performers "Why We Love America" pre-recorded video tribute
Borialis Performers Musical number, “White Trash (Hip Rock)”

Ceremony information

The awards show was held on the four-month anniversary of New York and Washington terrorist attacks and as such, began with a pre-recorded video tribute to post 9/11 U.S.A. featuring industry stars offering personal tributes to the country.[3]

The show was not without its share of controversies. To keep the length of the show as short as possible by limiting the number of awards presented on stage, about 50 of the awards split into two groupings are announced in rapid succession on a screen with awards handed out later. In the first of these groupings the announcements were made by the animated characters of 2 Funky 4 U, a forthcoming animated feature by Private North America. However, some of the animated characters "offended some audience members as being allegedly racist."[3]

Later, Snoop Dogg generated excitement by appearing on stage to accept the award for Best Selling Tape of 2001. After returning to his seat he was thronged by about 100 fans eager to meet or congratulate him, obstructing the view of people sitting behind, although the crowd did disperse without incident.[3]

Then AVN publisher Paul Fishbein went on stage to present the Reuben Sturman Memorial Special Achievement Award to Cincinnati retailer Elyse Metcalf. Fishbein gave a recap of her high-profile obscenity trial and acquittal in the previous year but Metcalf gave the show an awkward moment because she was not there to accept the honor. Metcalf had left earlier "after becoming upset over remarks made to her by a financial supporter."[3]

The show was recorded for later broadcast[4] and a video of the awards show was issued by VCA Pictures.[7]

Performance of year's movies

Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle was announced as the adult movie industry's top selling movie and Island Fever was the top renting movie of the previous year.[3]

In Memoriam

John Leslie and Joey Silvera ended the show by asking for a moment of silence in memory of late director Alex de Renzy who had died in 2001.[2][3]

See also


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  2. ^ 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 Stone, Mark (Director) (2002). The 2002 AVN Awards Show (DVD). U.S.A.: VCA Pictures.
  3. ^ 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 Milne, Carly; Ramone, Mike (March 2002). "Fade to Black, Euphoria Big Winners at 2002 AVN Awards Show". Adult Video News. Vol. 18 no. 3. Chatsworth, California: AVN Publications, Inc. pp. 36–68. ISSN 0883-7090.
  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 "2002 and it's all about...Girls! Girls! Girls!". The 2002 AVN Awards Show Program. Chatsworth, California: AVN Publications, Inc. January 11, 2002.
  5. ^ "2002 AVN Awards Show Nominations Announced". Adult Video News. Vol. 17 no. 12. Chatsworth, California: AVN Publications, Inc. December 2001. pp. 58–68. ISSN 0883-7090.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pimpin' at the AVN Awards". Hustler. Vol. 28 no. 13. Beverly Hills, California: LFP, Inc. June 2002. p. 47. ISSN 0149-4635.
  7. ^ Recob, Denny (July 11, 2002). "AVN 2002 Awards Show". Cyberspace Adult Video Reviews. Denny Recob. Retrieved February 1, 2016.


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