35th AVN Awards
2018 AVN Awards promo pic.jpg
DateJanuary 27, 2018 (2018-01-27)
SiteThe Joint
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, USA
Hosted by
Best PictureHalf His Age: A Teenage Tragedy
Most awards
  • Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (6)
  • Angela 3 (6)
Most nominationsJustice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (13)
Television coverage

The 35th AVN Awards, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), honored the best pornographic movies and adult entertainment products of between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 and took place on January 27, 2018 at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada. During the ceremony, Adult Video News presented AVN Awards (often referred to as the Oscars of porn[2][3][4][5]) in more than 100 categories. Webcam star Harli Lotts and performer/director Angela White co-hosted the ceremony, each for the first time.[1] Master of ceremonies was comedian Aries Spears.

The show was webcast live on AVN.com originating from Livestream.com. This year also marked the return of GayVN Awards after extended hiatus held at same location a week before AVN awards; both being part of AVN Adult Entertainment Expo also known as AVN Week.[6]

Best Drama winner Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy earned honors as Best Movie.[7] However, Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody[2] and Angela 3 each won six awards, tied for the most honors at the show. Movie of the Year winner Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy took four trophies.

Winners and nominees

The nominees for the 35th AVN Awards were announced on November 16, 2017, at the annual AVN Awards Nominations Party at The Edison lounge in downtown Los Angeles.[8]| [9]

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 27, 2018.

The major performer awards went to Angela White, AVN Female Performer of the Year Award; Markus Dupree, Male Performer of the Year and Jill Kassidy, Best New Starlet. In terms of movies, the big winners were Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody and Angela 3, each with six awards.

Major awards

Angela White, winner of the 2018 AVN Female Performer of the Year Award
Tommy Pistol, winner of the 2018 Best Actor Award
Tommy Pistol, winner of the 2018 Best Actor Award
Greg Lansky, Director of the Year for 2018
Greg Lansky, Director of the Year for 2018

Winners[7][10] of categories announced during the awards ceremony January 27, 2018, are highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).

Movie of the Year Female Performer of the Year
  • Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedydouble-dagger (Best Drama)[7]
    • Angela 3 (Best Star Showcase)
    • Jews Love Black Cock (Best Comedy)
    • Vampires (Best Action/Thriller)
    • Bulldogs (Best Foreign Feature)
    • Anissa the Tenniswoman (Best Foreign Non-Feature)
    • Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (Best Parody)
    • Adventures With the Baumgartners (Best Polyamory Movie)
    • Sacrosanct (Best Anthology Movie)
    • Dysfucktional: Blood Is Thicker Than Cum (Best Taboo Relations Movie)

(Rather than nominees for this category, contenders are chosen from the winners in the "Best Release" categories. Voting is conducted separately just prior to the awards ceremony.)

Male Performer of the Year Best New Starlet
  • Jill Kassidydouble-dagger[7]
    • Arya Fae
    • Honey Gold
    • Eliza Jane
    • Elena Koshka
    • Riley Nixon
    • Giselle Palmer
    • Lena Paul
    • Bella Rose
    • Sofi Ryan
    • Scarlett Sage
    • Chloe Scott
    • Kristen Scott
    • Violet Starr
    • Whitney Wright[11]
Transsexual Performer of the Year Director of the Year
  • Aubrey Katedouble-dagger[7]
    • Foxxy
    • Dicky Johnson
    • Casey Kisses
    • Venus Lux
    • Natalie Mars
    • Tori Mayes
    • Marissa Minx
    • Mandy Mitchell
    • Sunshyne Monroe
    • Chanel Santini
    • Alexa Scout
    • Stefani Special
    • Shiri Trap
    • Freya Wynn[11]
Best Actor Best Actress
  • Sara Luvv, The Faces of Alicedouble-dagger[7]
    • Asa Akira, The Blonde Dahlia
    • Chloe Amour, Love for Sale 2
    • Abella Danger, The Obsession
    • Jessica Drake, An Inconvenient Mistress
    • Alexis Fawx, Fantasy Factory
    • Alexa Grace, Crash
    • Janice Griffith, Ingenue
    • Jill Kassidy, Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy
    • Cassidy Klein, Conflicted
    • Melissa Moore, The Voyeur
    • Katie Morgan, Bad Babes Inc.
    • Ella Nova, Snapshot
    • Romi Rain, Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
    • Angela White, The Altar of Aphrodite[11]
Best Supporting Actress
  • Kristen Scott, Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedydouble-dagger[7]
Best Star Showcase Best Action/Thriller
  • Angela 3double-dagger[7]
    • Adriana Chechik Is the Squirt Queen
    • Bombshell Skyla Novea
    • Cherie
    • Eva
    • The Gangbang of Riley Reid
    • I Am Katrina
    • The Insatiable Miss Jessa Rhodes
    • Jasmine Jae No Holds Barred
    • Jessica Drake Is Wicked
    • Kendra’s Obsession
    • Lana
    • Riley Goes Gonzo 2
    • Sexxxploitation of Leya Falcon AKA Whorley Quinn
    • Tori Black Is Back[11]
  • Vampiresdouble-dagger[7]
    • Agent 69
    • The Altar of Aphrodite
    • Blood Sisters
    • Crash
    • Extradition
    • From Beyond
    • An Inconvenient Mistress
    • Lay Her Down
    • My Killer Girlfriend
    • Pussy or Lead
    • Quest
    • Takers
    • Transmission
    • Vendetta[9]
Best Comedy Best Drama
  • Jews Love Black Cockdouble-dagger[7]
    • Amish Girls 2
    • Bad Babes Inc.
    • The Blonde Dahlia
    • Conflicted
    • Consequences of a Kiss
    • Corrupted by the Evils of Fetish Porn
    • Don't Screw My Mom
    • The Faces of Alice
    • Forked
    • My Wife’s Hot Sister
    • Nerds
    • The Next Big Step
    • Viking Girls Gone Horny
    • Women Getting Even[11]
  • Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedydouble-dagger[7]
    • The Artist Within
    • The Babysitter 11
    • The Candidate
    • Confessions of a Sinful Nun
    • Ethni•City
    • Exposed
    • Fantasy Factory
    • Ingenue
    • Inner Demons
    • Love on the Line
    • The Obsession
    • Spoiled
    • Unbridled
    • The Voyeur[11]
Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene
  • Angela White, Manuel Ferrara; Angela 3double-dagger[7]
    • Riley Reid, Ryan Madison; 2:27:48 Real Time Sex
    • Chanel Preston, Chad White; The Altar of Aphrodite
    • Kristen Scott, Tommy Pistol; Bound for Sex 2
    • Melissa Moore, Markus Dupree; Cuties 10
    • Gia Paige, James Deen; Darker Side of Desire
    • Katrina Jade, Seth Gamble; Exposed
    • Jill Kassidy, Charles Dera; Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy
    • Karlee Grey, Manuel Ferrara; Karlee Grey Gets Her Pussy Fucked Unscripted
    • Kendra Sunderland, Jason Brown; Kendra’s Obsession
    • Kimmy Granger, Chris Strokes; Kimmy Gets Fucked and Abused
    • Eva Lovia, Xander Corvus; My Wife's Hot Sister
    • Brett Rossi, James Deen; Oil Explosion 2
    • Honey Gold, Mick Blue; Sacrosanct
    • Vicki Chase, Johnny Sins; Young & Beautiful 3[11]
  • Katrina Jade, Kissa Sins; I Am Katrinadouble-dagger[7]
    • Violet Starr, Anya Olsen; Cheer Squad Sleepovers 20
    • Shyla Jennings, Jenna Sativa; Erotic Encounters 2
    • Alex Grey, Kristen Scott; Hollywood Hills Hijinx
    • Melissa Moore, Verónica Rodríguez; Kristen Scott’s Skip Day
    • Lana Rhoades, Olivia Nova; Lana Is Olivia's Dream
    • Aiden Ashley, Darcie Dolce; Lesbian Performers of the Year 2017
    • Gina Valentina, Jaye Summers; Lesbian Schoolgirls
    • Alexa Grace, Christiana Cinn; Lesbian Sex Therapist 2
    • Gia Paige, Adria Rae; Panty Raid
    • Nikki Hearts, Leigh Raven; Prison Lesbians 5
    • Brett Rossi, Megan Rain; Schoolgirl Massacre
    • Abigail Mac, Olive Glass; Spoiled
    • Aidra Fox, Tori Black; Tori Black Is Back
    • Riley Reid, Kendra Sunderland; Unexpected Feelings[11]
Best Anal Sex Scene Best Oral Sex Scene
  • Aidra Fox, Jason Katana, Donny Sins, Filthy Rich, Hunter, Mark Zane, Brad Hart, Robby Echo, Wrex Oliver, Rob Banks, Chad Alva; Facialized 4double-dagger[7]
    • Heather Lexi, Riley Reyes, Eric John; Blow Bar 2
    • Christiana Cinn, Brad Knight; Brad Knight’s Blow n’ Go Girls
    • Joseline Kelly, Ricky Johnson; Dirty Girl
    • Gina Valentina, Codey Steele, Cyrus King, Jake Jace, Robby Echo, Ryan McLane, Small Hands; Fill My Throat
    • Jill Kassidy, Ike Diezel; I Just Wanna Suck You Dry
    • Jessica Drake, Ricky Johnson, Rob Piper, Isiah Maxwell, Dirk Huge; Jessica Drake Is Wicked
    • Karlee Grey, Donny Sins, Filthy Rich, Hunter, Jack Vegas, Jason Katana, Mark Zane, Rob Banks; Karlee Grey's 1st Blow Bang
    • Kasey Warner, Brad Knight; Kasey Warner Comes Over to Suck My Boyfriend's Dick
    • Melissa Moore, Chad Alva, Brad Hart, Ryan McLane, Filthy Rich, Eric John; My First Blowbang!
    • Jessa Rhodes, Mark White; Superstar BJ's
    • Blair Williams, Sarah Vandella, Mike Adriano; Swallowed.com
    • Anna de Ville, Anthony Rosano; Throat & Tit Fucking Teen
    • Veronica Avluv, 15 cocksmen; Veronica vs. Davina: 31 Cumshots – MILF Edition
    • Vicki Chase, Justin Hunt; Vicki Chase Gives a Therapeutic Suck Job[11]
Favorite Camming Cosplayer Favorite Cam Girl

Additional award winners

The following is the list of remaining award categories,[7] which were presented apart from the actual awards ceremony.

Multiple nominations and awards

Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody[2] and Angela 3, each with six, were the movies that won the most awards. Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy was next with four trophies while Sacrosanct won three. Facialized 4 and Anal Savages 3 won two apiece while the Anal Savages series also won a best series award. Angela Loves Women 3 also won an award in addition to being part of the Angela Loves... series, which also won a best series award.

Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody also had the most nominations, with 13.[5]

AVN Honorary Awards

Hall of Fame

AVN on January 6, 2018, announced the 2017 inductees into its hall of fame, who were later honored with a January 23 cocktail party and then a video as the awards show opened.

Presenters and performers

AVN announced the 2018 AVN Awards Trophy Girls would be Ayumi Anime and Sofi Ryan.[8][9]

Hip-hop artist Lil Wayne performed several musical numbers during the show.[14] Comedian and master of ceremonies Aries Spears cracked jokes and appeared in several comedy skits with various adult industry luminaries.

Ceremony information

For the first time, content released exclusively on membership websites was eligible for AVN Awards consideration in any sex scene category.[citation needed] AVN also added two new categories in the Web and Technology area: Best New Website and Best Clip Website. In addition, Best Specialty Movie - Other Genre and Best Specialty Series - Other Genre were renamed Best Niche Movie and Series and a new category, Niche Performer of the Year, was added.[15] At the nominations unveiling, two more new categories, Best Action/Thriller and Best Lewd Propositions Movie were announced.[8] Favorite BBW Performer was added later as a fan-voted category for 2018.[16] Another new fan category for 2018 was Favorite Cosplay Cam Cosplayer.

Porn legend Ron Jeremy was banned from the year's awards show. AVN felt he violated its code of conduct based on a Rolling Stone article published in November 2017, in which he was accused of sexual misconduct.[17]

In Memoriam

As the show was beginning, AVN used a video segment to pay a tribute to adult-industry personalities who had died since the 2017 awards show: James Baes, Sean Barnett, Ron Harris, Hugh Hefner, Morton Hyatt, Sonny Landham, Radley Metzger, Jocalyn Pink, January Seraph, Greg Steel, Michael Zen, Roxy Nicole, Olivia Nova, Olivia Lua, Yurizan Beltran, Shyla Stylez, August Ames.

See also


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