The nominations for the 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards were announced this week with winners in over 100 different categories to be revealed live at the AVN Awards Show on January 10, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. This years event is co-hosted by two of the biggest names in the world of erotica, Belladonna and Jenna Haze.
The 26th annual ceremony is the most important and star-studded night for the adult film industry as it rolls out its red carpet and celebrates the best and brightest in the business. Well over 6,000 productions were reviewed by the AVN staff during the year and then again during a month-long nominating process. The event is a Herculean effort treated with the same seriousness as the Academy® Awards.
In addition to the movie awards AVN has added 40 nominees in three web categories – Adult Site of the Year, Web Starlet of the Year, and Best New Web Starlet, all three categories are first-time entries in the AVN Awards and show the increasing artistry in this ever growing field.
With the enormous amount of product being released weekly on the American market, I must say how proud I am of the AVN staff for vigorously watching thousands of titles to come up with these nominations, said Paul Fishbein, president of AVN Publications. Most of the categories have 15 nominees and that is designed to reward the thousands of people working in the adult business. While it may seem to be a large amount of names per category, comparatively speaking, it really isnt.
This years nominees cover all variety of adult film production and performance: Wicked Pictures sexy and sophisticated story of a heavenly beauty, Fallen, the no-holds-barred hot wheels of Zero Tolerance/Adam and Eves Roller Dollz, the gritty gonzo of Belladonna/Evil Angels Belladonnas Girl Train, and the socially conscious mind of Vivid Alt.s The Doll Underground. The scope of this years awards is truly historic and shows just how far the industry has come from the days of peep shows and stag films. A full list of categories and nominees can be found at www.avnawards.com.
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First presented in 1983, the AVN Adult Movie Awards show is the adult industry equivalent to the Academy® Awards for mainstream filmed entertainment. Each January, industry talent, producers and technicians gather together in Sin City/Las Vegas for a night of accolades, entertainment and fun. The AVN Adult Movie Awards, historically the biggest and most lavish celebration of the year, honors the best movies, performers and production companies in adult entertainment in more than 100 different categories. For more information on the AVN Adult Movie Awards show, please visit www.avnawards.com.
AVN Media Network has become a global leader in the adult entertainment community. AVN’s portfolio of business includes the widely-recognized industry journals: AVN, AVN Online, GAYVN, and AVN Novelty Business. In addition, AVN hosts the leading industry conventions: AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, Internext Las Vegas, Internext Summer, AVN Adult Novelty Expo and the consumer show Erotica LA. It also provides online coverage through AVN.com news, along with cutting-edge industry e-newsletters. AVN also hosts the annual AVN Adult Movie Awards and GAYVN Awards ceremonies. For more information, visit the web site at www.avn.com.
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