CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Today, AVN Media Network fires the starting pistol for the 2019 GayVN Awards, signaling the beginning of a process that will culminate with a gala awards show January 21, 2019 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. (Click here to read about last year's glamorous affair, hosted by Shangela.)
Starting now, the GayVN Awards pre-nomination site is accepting submissions. All members of the adult industry are invited to nominate their favorites (or themselves) in 26 different categories.
The show will be presented during “AVN Week” in Las Vegas, which starts with the Internext Expo on January 19, 2019, and continues with the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, which ends January 26. The events all take place 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 11 categories voted on by fans.
In this pre-nomination period, participants have the entire month of September to submit eligible movies, scenes and performers for consideration. To pre-nom something in any category, members of the adult industry must request access to the restricted pre-nom website (powered by AdultCentro) here in order to submit their movies, outlets and other entities for awards consideration. Those who registered last year to submit pre-noms must re-register for the 2019 Awards.
The pre-nom website will remain open until midnight on September 30, 2019, which is also the eligibility deadline for 2019 awards consideration.
Finally, for help navigating the pre-nom site, take a moment to view AVN's how-to video, which breaks it all down with an easy-to-follow demonstration, available here.
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, 2017, to September 30, 2018. 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 via 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, 2018. Any scene considered for a 2019 GayVN Award will be void from consideration in all future years if included as part of any movie released after September 30, 2018.
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 2019 GayVN Awards are as follows:
Best All-Sex Movie
Best Bi Sex Scene
Best Director - Feature
Best Director - Non-Feature
Best Duo Sex Scene
Best Fetish Sex Scene
Best Group Sex Scene
Best Marketing - Company Image
Best Supporting Actor
Best Three-Way Sex Scene
Performer of the Year
Favorite Cam Guy
Favorite Membership Site
Favorite Niche Site
Social Media Star
For information on the AVN Awards, which honors the straight side of the adult industry, click here.