See scenes from the 2017 AVN Awards Show promotional campaign, featuring co-hosts Riley Reid and Aspen Rae.
AVN Media Network culminated its first-ever open house party on June 9 by announcing that live-cam superstar Aspen Rae and reigning AVN Female Performer of the Year Riley Reid will co-host the 2017 AVN Awards Show. The two women, who share the AVN Awards stage on January 21, 2017, were both at AVN’s newly redecorated office to talk to members of the press and pose for photos. The party was sponsored by MyFreeCams.com.
Among the interviewers lined up to talk to the stars on the red carpet at the 2016 AVN Awards Show were AVNLive's own James Bartholet and Misty Stone. The gala event, which took place January 23 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, drew hundreds of perfomers to the red carpet.
The stars who speak with Bartholet and Stone in this segment are Manuel Ferrara and Kayden Kross, Alexis Texas, Mercedes Carrera, Dani Daniels and Steven St. Croix, Jennifer White, Tanya Tate, John Strong and Natasha Starr and C.J. Strokes. The two also interviewed the late Amber Rayne, who was at the show to celebrate the many nominations received by Wanted, her final adult movie.
James Bartholet hits the floor of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo to interview some of the stars. In this segment he talks to Lily Cade, Adriana Chechik, Kimberly Chi, Abella Danger, Ryan Driller, Nina Elle, Ana Foxxx, Hitomi, Jesse, Jules Jordan, Kayden Kross, Sunny Lane, Miranda Miller, Katie Morgan and Megan Rain.
2015 Best New Starlet nominee Chanell Heart talks about her background before she got into the adult industry, her recent projects (including work for Kink.com and a role in Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Production), being a woman of color in the industry, and what kinds of creative projects she'd like to do in the future.
AVN Hall of Fame director Will Ryder talks about how he got his start in the adult industry, his career in the music biz, and his long run of award-winning parodies. In addition to talking about his upcoming projects—including an adult soap opera comedy for Adam & Eve—he tells anecdotes about his earlier parody titles, including Not the Brady Bunch XXX, Not Married With Children and Not the Cosbys XXX.
Axel Braun Productions contract star Riley Steele, who can be see in the parody Barbarella XXX, talks about some of her biggest movies and also shares her favorite moments at the AVN Awards. In addition to hosting the show, Steele has also taken home trophies for Crossover Star of the Year and multiple Fan Awards.
Cast members Dick Chibbles, Tommy Gunn, Jade Nile, Katrina Jade, Britney Amber, Richie Calhoun, Luna Star and Ryan McLane chat about their roles in the Hustler Video parody of the sitcom Modern Family. Chibbles and Star play Jay and Gloria, while Amber and Calhoun portray Claire and Phil.
Pictured: Katrina Jade, Jade Nile, Britney Amber, Luna Star and Cassidy Banks