33rd AVN Awards
2016 AVN Awards Show Logo.jpeg
DateJanuary 23, 2016 (2016-01-23)
SiteThe Joint
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, USA[1]
Hosted by
Produced byGary Miller[2]
Highlights
Best PicturePeter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Most awardsBeing Riley, Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (5)
Most nominationsPeter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (21)
Television coverage
NetworkShowtime

The 33rd AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), honored the best pornographic movies and adult entertainment products of 2015 and took place on January 23, 2016, at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada.[1] During the ceremony, Adult Video News will present AVN Awards (often referred to as the Oscars of porn [3][4][5][6][7]) in 115 categories released from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015.[8] The ceremony, taped to be televised in the United States by Showtime, was produced by Gary Miller.[2] Comedian and actress Kate Quigley co-hosted the show for the first time, joined by adult movie actresses Joanna Angel and Anikka Albrite.[1]

Winners and nominees

The nominees for the 33rd AVN Awards were announced on November 19, 2015, at the annual AVN Awards Nominations Party at Avalon nightclub in Hollywood.[9]

Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody received the most nominations with 21 total, with Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody came in second with 18. BLACKED.com received 15 nominations, and TUSHY.com was given 12.[10]

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 23, 2016. Despite their lower number of nominations, TUSHY.com were the big winners with Being Riley. Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody also shared the honors winning five trophies as well. Marriage 2.0, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody and The Submission of Emma Marx: Boundaries each won four awards and European production The Doctor took three.[11]

Major awards

Riley Reid, winner of the 2016 AVN Female Performer of the Year Award
Mick Blue, Male Performer of the Year winner
Abella Danger, Best New Starlet winner
Abella Danger, Best New Starlet winner
Penny Pax, Best Actress winner
Penny Pax, Best Actress winner
Tommy Pistol, Best Actor winner

Winners[12][13] of categories announced during the awards ceremony January 23, 2016, are highlighted in boldface.

Movie of the Year Female Performer of the Year
  • Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody[12][13]

Rather than nominees for this category, contenders are chosen from the winners in the "Best Release" categories such as Best Anthology Movie, Best Drama, Best Parody Release and several others. Voting is conducted separately just prior to the awards ceremony.

Male Performer of the Year Best New Starlet
  • Abella Danger[12][13]
    • Aria Alexander
    • Bella Bellz
    • Marley Brinx
    • Kate England
    • Karlee Grey
    • Katrina Jade
    • Peta Jensen
    • Cassidy Klein
    • Morgan Lee
    • Rachael Madori
    • Keira Nicole
    • Jade Nile
    • Megan Rain
    • Kissa Sins

[14]

Transsexual Performer of the Year Director of the Year
  • Venus Lux[12][13]
    • Jonelle Brooks
    • Delia DeLions
    • Jessy Dubai
    • Foxxy
    • Vixxen Goddess
    • Sienna Grace
    • Khloe Hart
    • Aubrey Kate
    • Kelli Lox
    • Kylie Maria
    • Carla Novaes
    • Holly Parker
    • Chelsea Poe
    • Tyra Scott[14]
Best Actor Best Actress
  • Tommy Pistol, Stryker[12][13]
    • Richie Calhoun, The Submission of Emma Marx: Boundaries
    • Danny D, The Doctor
    • James Deen, Stockholm Syndrome
    • Ryan Driller, Marriage 2.0
    • Erik Everhard, Broken Vows
    • Giovanni Francesco, Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
    • Seth Gamble, Brothers & Sisters
    • Danny Mountain, Lock and Load
    • Tyler Nixon, Housemates 2
    • Derrick Pierce, Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody
    • Toni Ribas, Bullet to the Top
    • Ryan Ryder, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
    • Michael Vegas, Shades of Kink 4
    • Chad White, Waiting on Love[14]
Best Drama Best Parody
  • Wanted[12][13]
    • Bad Romance
    • Bullet to the Top
    • The Colombian XXX
    • Gone
    • How I Became a Sexual Slave
    • Love, Lust & Longing
    • Mother's Little Helper
    • My Sinful Life
    • Safe Landings
    • Saving Humanity
    • Starmaker
    • Stockholm Syndrome
    • A Thing of Beauty
    • Wild Inside[14]
  • Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody[12][13]
    • American Whore Story
    • Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
    • Between the Headlines: A Lesbian Porn Parody
    • Bob's Boners and Other Porn Parodies
    • Gnardians of the Galaxy and Other Porn Parodies
    • Joanna Angel's Making the Band
    • Kill Bill: A XXX Parody
    • Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody
    • Night at the Erotic Museum
    • Screwing Wall Street: The ArrangementFinders IPO
    • Sisters of Anarchy
    • This Ain't Modern Family XXX
    • This Ain't Supernatural XXX
    • The Tranny Bunch[14]
Best Star Showcase Best Supporting Actress
  • Being Riley[12][13]
    • Adriana's a Slut
    • Angela 2
    • Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll
    • Carter Cruise Obsession
    • The Insatiable Miss Alexis Texas 2
    • Jesse: Sex Machine
    • Just Jillian
    • Karma's a Bitch
    • Meet Aidra Fox
    • Missy Martinez: Fucked Ra
    • Private Fantasies of Samantha Saint
    • Remy
    • SeXXXploitation of Abigail Mac
    • True Lust[14]
All-Girl Performer of the Year Fan Award: Most Epic Ass
  • Shyla Jennings[12][13]
    • Elle Alexandra
    • Lily Cade
    • Jayden Cole
    • Prinzzess Felicity Jade
    • Sasha Heart
    • Kenna James
    • Mindi Mink
    • Tara Morgan
    • Raven Rockette
    • Ryan Ryans
    • Jenna Sativa
    • Angela Sommers
    • Tanya Tate
    • Vanessa Veracruz[14]
  • Alexis Texas[12][13]
    • Aaliyah Love, Abella Danger, A. J. Applegate, Amirah Adara, Anikka Albrite, Ash Hollywood, Bella Bellz, Carmen Valentina, Chanell Heart, Dahlia Sky, Dani Daniels, Dava Foxx, Dillion Harper, Eva Lovia, Holly Hanna, Isabella de Santos, Jada Stevens, Jenna Ashley, Jenna Ivory, Jodi Taylor, Julie Cash, Jynx Maze, Kayla-Jane Danger, Keisha Grey, Kelli Staxxx, Kelsi Monroe, Kenra Lust, Kissa Sins, Layla Price, Lea Lexis, Leya Falcon, Lola Foxx, Luna Star, Madelyn Monroe, Melissa May, Mia Malkova, Miley May, Nikki Delano, Richelle Ryan, Sadie Blair, Sadie Santana, Sarah Vandella, Savana Styles, Scarlet Red, Sovereign Syre, Summer Brielle, Sunny Lane, Veruca James, Yasmine De Leon[15]
Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene
Best Anal Sex Scene Best Oral Sex Scene
  • Angela White, Angela 2[12][13]
    • Adriana Chechik, Karmen Karma, Adriana Chechik & Karmen Karma's Through the Jeans BJ
    • Asa Akira, Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll
    • Britney Amber, Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
    • Carter Cruise, Facialized 2
    • London Keyes, Fluid 3
    • Jillian Janson, Just Jillian
    • Marley Brinx, Marley
    • Sarah Vandella, MILFs Suck
    • Mia Malkova, Aiden Ashley, Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
    • Samantha Saint, Juelz Ventura, Private Fantasies of Samantha Saint
    • Vicki Chase, Sperm Diet
    • Kalina Ryu, Suck Balls 4
    • Allie Haze, Chanel Preston, Romi Rain, Triple BJs
    • Alena Croft, Wet Food 6[14]

Additional award winners

The following is the list of remaining award categories,[12] which were presented apart from the actual awards ceremony.

Multiple nominations and awards

Honorary AVN awards

Visionary Award

The Visionary Award went to AVN founder Paul Fishbein.[2][13]

Hall of Fame

AVN on December 18, 2015, announced the 2016 inductees into its hall of fame:[16]

Presenters and performers

The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers or comedy sketches.[2]

Presenters

Name(s) Role
Rob Piper
Brett Rossi
Katrina Jade
Presenters of the award for Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene
Carter Cruise Presenter of the award for Best New Starlet
Katie Morgan
Janice Griffith
Alex Gray
Presenters of the award for Best Actress
Nick Hawk
Skin Diamond
Jacky St. James
Presenters of the award for All Girl Performer Of The Year and Best Parody
Shawna Lenee Presenter of the award for Favorite CamGirl and Best Girl Girl Scene

Performers

Name(s) Role Performed
Mark Stone
and the AVN Orchestra
Musical Director/Producer Orchestral
Hustler Club dancers Performers Backup Dancers
Kate Quigley Performer Standup comedy segment
Anikka Albrite
Joanna Angel
Performers Song and dance number: “That’s What Porn is All About”
Waka Flocka Flame
Southside
Performer Hip-hop musical numbers: “No Hands” and “Round of Applause

Ceremony information

For the first time, content released solely on video-on-demand is eligible for AVN Awards consideration. AVN announced VOD content would be eligible in the Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene, Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene, Best Oral Sex Scene and Best Anal Sex Scene categories. As usual, several of the categories were renamed and redefined and a new niche category was added, Best Polyamory Movie.[17][18]

AVN has also stated that porn star James Deen, who has been the subject of publicized assault allegations,[19] will continue to be eligible for awards in categories he or his production company has been nominated for, since the awards "do not reflect an official position on any other matter involving James Deen."[20]

See also

References

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