LOS ANGELES—Psychological porn thriller Sanatorium took eroticism to a new level when it was released in September, and the adult industry took notice as well. Its writer/director/producer Gary Orona and star Tabitha Stevens were nominated for 10 AVN Award nominations. The company also received seven award nominations for Vampire Sex Diaries. The AVN Awards show will be held Jan. 8 at the Palms Hotel and Casino.

“We are thrilled beyond belief at our 10 AVN nominations and thank the industry for acknowledging Sanatorium with the recognition,” said Tabitha Stevens and Gary Orona. “This movie took years to make and it is truly rewarding to be nominated.”

To celebrate the 10 AVN nominations, Stevens will be hosting the Tabitha Stevens Sanatorium Party on Friday, Jan. 7 at The Crazy Horse III in Las Vegas. The event is complete with a red carpet, VIP Lounge, open bar and, of course, strippers.

Sanatorium was nominated for the following awards:

  • Best Feature: Sanatorium (Orona Stevens/Zero Tolerance)
  • Best Non-Sex Performance: Teddy ZigZag – Sanatorium (Orona Stevens/Zero Tolerance)
  • Best Director – Feature: Gary Orona – Sanatorium (Orona Stevens/Zero Tolerance)
  • Best Art Direction: Sanatorium (Zero Tolerance Entertainment)
  • Best DVD Menus: Sanatorium (Orona Stevens/Zero Tolerance)
  • Best Editing: Gary Orona (Orona Stevens/Zero Tolerance)
  • Best Make-Up: Sanatorium (Orona Stevens/Zero Tolerance) Tabitha Stevens, Lori Elle, Cori Segal and Rocky
  • Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project: Sanatorium (Orona Stevens/Zero Tolerance)
  • Best Packaging Innovation: Sanatorium (Orona Stevens/Zero Tolerance)