|26th AVN Awards|
|Date||January 10, 2009|
|Site||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Directed by||Mark Stepp|
|Best Picture||Cry Wolf (Best Film)|
|Most awards||Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge (15)|
|Most nominations||Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge (30)|
|Duration||Nearly 2 hours|
The 26th AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), honored the best pornographic movies of 2008 and took place on January 10, 2009, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada. During the ceremony, Adult Video News presented AVN Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars of porn) in 127 categories released between Oct. 1, 2007 and Sept. 30, 2008. The ceremony, televised in the United States by Showtime, was produced by Gary Miller. Comedian Thea Vidale hosted the show for the second time, joined on stage by actresses Belladonna and Jenna Haze.
Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge won 15 awards, the most of the evening, including Best Video Feature and Best Director for Joone. Other winners included Fallen and Cheerleaders with four awards each and Icon, Not Bewitched XXX, and Big Wet Asses 13 with three apiece. Subsequent to the broadcast on Showtime, the show was issued on a two-disc DVD with hardcore excerpts of winning scenes added as extras.
The nominees for the 26th AVN Awards were announced on November 25, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. PST (23:30 UTC) in a press release, by David Sullivan. Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge received the most nominations with an unprecedented 30.
The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 10, 2009. Cry Wolf won what was to be the final award for Best Film; the award was discontinued the next year as film production gave way to digital video. Joone and Belladonna each won the most individual awards with three apiece, while projects they directed scooped up several more. The coveted performer of the year awards were won by Stoya (new starlet), Jenna Haze and James Deen.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Best Video Feature||Best Film|
|Web Starlet of the Year||Best New Starlet|
|Male Performer of the Year||Female Performer of the Year|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Director — Feature||Top Selling Release|
|Top Renting Release|
|Best Sex Comedy||Best Gonzo Release|
|Best Interracial Release||Best Interactive DVD|
|Best Couples Sex Scene||Best Girl-Girl Sex Scene|
|Best Anal Sex Scene||Best Oral Sex Scene|
These awards were announced in a winners-only segment following the main portion of the event and were not part of the televised awards show:
AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 2009 were: Lisa Ann, Briana Banks, Jewel De'Nyle, Guy DiSilva, Wesley Emerson, Tim Lake, Mr. Marcus, Midori, Tera Patrick, Carter Stevens, Lexington Steele and Luc Wylder
The following releases received the most nominations.
|The following six films received the most awards:
The following individuals received multiple awards:
The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers.
|Presenters of the awards for Best Interactive DVD and Best Oral Sex Scene|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Girl-Girl Sex Scene and Best Film|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Actor and Best Gonzo Release|
Bubba the Love Sponge
|Presenters of the awards for Best Anal Sex Scene and Best Sex Comedy|
|Randy Spears||Introducer of the "Pirates II" comedy segment|
|Presenters of the awards for Male Performer of the Year and Best Interracial Release|
|Presenters of the awards for Web Starlet of the Year and Best Couples Sex Scene|
|Thea Vidale||Introducer of the trophy girls—Sadie West and Angelina Armani|
|Bree Olson||Presenter of the AVN Award for Best New Starlet|
|In memoriam for people in the industry who died; Announcement of awards for Top Renting and Top Selling Release|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Actress and Best Director—Feature|
|Presenters of the AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year|
Ann Marie Rios
|Presenters of the award for Best Video Feature|
and the AVN Orchestra
Spearmint Rhino Dancers
|Performers||Opening musical number, “Low”|
|Thea Vidale||Performer||Opening comedy segment|
|Performers||“Pirates II” comedy segment|
|Voodoo||Performers||“Cock Wow” comedy segment|
The Fashionistas Dancers
|Larry Flynt||Speaker||Positive message to the industry|
Although not scheduled to perform, rappers T-Pain and Flavor Flav jumped on stage to be part of the show during Flo Rida's performance of his hit song "Low" to open the show.
Among new categories for 2009, AVN recognized three web categories: Adult Site of the Year, Web Starlet of the Year, and Best New Web Starlet. Reviewers from TheBestPorn.com and RabbitsReviews.com and AVN Online staff made up the nominating committee. Also new was the Internet branch of the AVN hall of fame, which added five members.
Cheerleaders was announced as the top selling and top renting movie of the previous year.
AVN president Paul Fishbein gave a memorial tribute to 10 stalwarts of the adult industry who died in 2008. He dedicated the show to one of them, producer Dick Miller, a close friend of his.
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