CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Drumroll, please. And make it a loud and proud one! After a seven-year hiatus, the GayVN Awards are officially back—and AVN Media Network is now accepting pre-nominations for the 2018 awards show, which will take place in Las Vegas this coming January.
For the return of the GayVN Awards, the show will be presented for the first time during “AVN Week” in Las Vegas, which starts with the Internext Expo on January 20 and continues with the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, which ends January 27. The events are held at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
Recognizing excellence in the gay adult entertainment industry, the GayVNs will honor winners in 15 categories judged by a group of industry professionals and 13 categories voted on by fans.
More details will be coming on the awards show itself, but the first step is to get the eligible movies, scenes and performers nominated. To pre-nom something in any category, members of the adult industry must request access to the restricted pre-nom website here in order to submit their movies, outlets and other entities for awards consideration.
The pre-nom website will remain open until midnight on Sept. 30, 2017, which is also the eligibility deadline for 2018 awards consideration.
To be considered in any of the categories a title or scene must have been made available commercially during the eligibility period, which runs from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017. If a scene in one of the categories open to membership site content is released as both a standalone web scene and as part of a movie released on DVD or VOD, the scene will by default be considered part of the movie. For consideration in all other categories, a movie must be released in its entirety by September 30, 2017. Any scene considered for a 2018 GayVN Award will be void from consideration in all future years if included as part of any movie released after September 30, 2017.
To be considered for a nomination, movies released via DVD/VOD must either fit AVN’s traditional distribution requirements of being stocked with five wholesale distributors and/or 100 retail outlets (on DVD), or be made available for VOD download and/or streaming as follows:
- Must be available through a minimum of two (2) major for-pay VOD providers, defined as ones carrying movies from at least 100 active labels/studios.
- Must have clearly marked post dates within the eligibility period across all qualifying VOD platforms carrying it.
- Companies wishing to submit VOD-only titles for consideration must provide links showing that said titles meet the above requirements.
Standalone Web Scene Eligibility
To be considered for nomination in one of the scene categories, scenes must be released on a site that has members who are paying a monthly fee to access the site’s content. As with producers of content that is distributed on DVD and VOD, membership sites must also maintain 2257 records. Scenes released through clip stores are not eligible.
The categories for the 2018 GayVN Awards are as follows:
Best All-Sex Movie
Best Bear Scene
Best Director - Feature
Best Director - Non-Feature
Best Duo Sex Scene
Best Ethnic Scene
Best Fetish Scene
Best Group Sex Scene
Best Marketing - Company Image
Best Supporting Actor
Best Twink Scene
Performer of the Year
Favorite Cam Guy
Favorite Industry Blog
Favorite Membership Site
Favorite Niche Site
Favorite Porn Star Website
Social Media Star
For information on the AVN Awards, which honors the straight side of the adult industry, click here.