NORTH HOLYWOOD, Calif.—Adult novelty manufacturer Doc Johnson has earned three nominations for this year’s AVN Awards.

The nominations are for Best Sex Toy Company – Large, Best Fetish Product - Wendy Williams Doggie Style Ass and Balls and Best Packaging - Mood product line.

Doc Johnson COO Chad Braverman said, “We are truly grateful for the nominations, and would like to thank AVN and all of the fans who nominated us for these awards. Our team works very hard to ensure a high standard of quality and innovation in all of our products, and it is exciting to be recognized in this year’s awards show.” 

Dubbed "the Oscars of adult" by Entertainment Weekly, the AVN Awards Show celebrates outstanding achievements in “the business of pleasure.” More than 100 awards are given out in categories as diverse as Best Video, Best New Starlet, Best Music Soundtrack, Best Sex Toy Company, and Best Overall Marketing Campaign.

Adult star Wendy Williams said of her Doc Johnson signature product being nominated, “I am very happy to have my line nominated by both XBiz and AVN this year. Come January, I've been in the Industry for 10 years so it's always nice to have my new projects doing well. I look forward to continuing to work with Doc Johnson on the items that my fans will LOVE. Being the first TS model to sign with Doc Johnson AND the first TS to have a life-size mold of my ass is an honor and I hope we can continue bringing you quality items.”

The Mood line has been particularly well-received among Doc Johnson product lines, not just for the quality, but also for the packaging. With bold colors and swirled design, the Mood line appeals to many tastes and many moods. There is also a sense of modernity to the packaging—the minimalist fonts and designs are polished, leaving the products to stand on their own. Mood hits the sweet spot with products that are perfectly sleek and hip, while remaining top-quality and effective.

The Wendy Williams line is all about celebrating the spirit of Wendy herself—from her molded ass and balls masturbator to her anal trainer kit and salad tossing sprays. These are all items that Wendy personally enjoys, and had a large part in designing. The packaging is beautiful, but the focus is most certainly on Wendy, the girl who has it all. So far, her toys have been intensely popular and have sold extremely well—not just to a niche market—but to a wide demographic.

The 2012 AVN Awards Show will be held on Jan. 21 at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. For more information, visit