LOS ANGELES—Sunny Leone, who continues to be one of the leading stars in the adult film world, has seen her production company SunLust Pictures' meteoric rise as well as crossing over to mainstream in a big way with her appearance in The Virginity Hit. Capping off this amazing year, Sunny and SunLust were honored with 13 AVN Award nominations including five for SunLust’s monster hit Gia: Portrait of a Porn Star.

“I am so excited by the nominations,” said Sunny. “Everyone at SunLust worked so hard on Gia. It was such an ambitious project and I am so proud of the results.”

Gia’s nominations include one for Best Screenplay-Adapted for writer/director Spencer Benedict, Best Original Song for the Sin City Sinners’ “Numb” and a nomination in the Best Parody: Drama category. Sunny was nominated for a pair of awards for Gia. Her scene with Tori Black was nominated as Best All-Girl Couple Scene and Sunny has honored with a Best Actress nomination for her lead role in the film.

“I had such a good time with Tori,” added Sunny. “She is so beautiful and we had great chemistry on set. I am honored by the nomination for 'Best Actress,' but being naked with Tori was a lot more fun than learning dialogue."

Sunny’s girl/girl scenes are legendary and she was recognized for several of them. Her threesome with Karlie Montana and Devi Emmerson was nominated in the Best All-Girl Three Way category. She also garnered a pair of nominations in the Best All-Girl Group Scene category. Sunny’s G/G heat carried over to SunLust’s all-girl line Pussy Eating Club which was nominated for Best All-Sex Series.

Fans and critics alike loved Sunny’s B/G Adventure, which scored three nominations. The movie was nominated as Best Vignette Release and for Best Music Soundtrack. Sunny’s three-way with Daisy Marie and Voodoo was recognized in the Best Three-Way G/G/B category.

In addition to the bevvy of award nominations for SunLust and her sex scenes, Sunny was honored with a pair of individual award nominations. Her web site SunnyLeone.com was nominated as Best Porn Star Web Site. In part due to her high profile appearance in The Virginity Hit as well as Black Shama, which was recently completed in the Philippines, Sunny was also recognized in the Crossover Star of the Year category.

Sunny Leone and SunLust Pictures are proud to end 2010 on such a high note. To see more of Sunny Leone and her FAME Award-winning breasts go to Sunnyleone.com.