Nominations for the 2010 AVN Awards Show, to be held for the first time at the Pearl Theater at the Palms Resort Casino on Jan. 9, 2010, have been announced.
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Hosted by adult stars Kayden Kross and Kirsten Price, the awards show is undergoing both a physical and thematic change for its 27th year.
Awards will be given out in 125 categories, including Best Video Feature, Best Parody, Female Performer of the Year, Best Adult Website and numerous Best Sex Scene awards. Nominations were culled from submissions by producers of products released between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2009.
“We counted 6,897 actual new releases, from a total of 13,056 titles put out on DVD (including comps, amateurs and re-releases) this year,” said Paul Fishbein, president of AVN Media Network. “So we dealt simply with what we reviewed during the year, what producers submitted and what our staff and freelancers saw during the year…probably 5,000 of those releases.”
Production companies nominated for awards should immediately mail or hand-deliver DVDs of each nominated title to AVN, 9400 Penfield Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, Attn: Angie Peek.
Quantities required: 20 copies in all feature, acting, gonzo, all-sex and sex scene categories; 10 copies in the pro-am/amateur and specialty categories; and 2 volumes of any nominated series (10 per volume).
Questions about screeners should be directed to Peek (email@example.com) at 818.718.5788.
There were plenty of big titles released during the eligibility period. Those receiving multiple nominations included 2040, Nurses, The 8th Day, Throat: A Cautionary Tale, Pure, Tori Black is Pretty Filthy, Flight Attendants, The Sex Files; A Dark XXX Parody, Ass Worship 11, Teachers and many more.
Stars such as Sasha Grey, Manuel Ferrara, Jenna Haze, Tori Black and others also received multiple nominations for their work this year.
“We had a tough time even getting down to 15 in any particular category,” said Dan Miller, executive editor of AVN. "Numbers 16 to 30 in any category were often as strong as the top choices. There was that much good product this year.”
The weekend surrounding the AVN Awards Show is filled with major events, making Las Vegas the destination of the year. The 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, the country’s largest adult trade show, takes place at the Sands Expo Center at the Venetian Hotel & Casino from Jan. 7-10, 2010.
The awards program will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 9. After the show, four simultaneous after-parties will commence all over the Palms, including events at Rain, Moon and the Playboy Club.
“This was the toughest year ever with more beautiful girls, great websites, big marketing campaigns and huge movies to choose from,” said Peter Warren, AVN associate editor. “These nominations should be considered awards themselves since there was so much competition.”For more information on tickets to the 2010 AVN Awards, go to avnawards.com. For information on the 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, go to adultentertainmentexpo.com.