2009 AVN Awards Pre-Nominations Deadline is Sept. 30

CHATSWORTH, Calif. - The pre-nominations deadline for the 2009 AVN Awards Show is Tuesday, Sept. 30. AVN's pre-nominations Website (avnawards.com/nominations) will remain open until the end of business that day.

The site is designed to give producers the opportunity to nominate movies, scenes, performers and production professionals for 2009 AVN Awards consideration. Producers are required to enter their pre-nominations themselves.

The 26th annual AVN Awards Show is scheduled for Jan. 10, 2009, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The complete list of 2009 nominees will be announced in late November.

"We urge producers to call our attention to what they believe is their strongest material by using the pre-nom site before next Tuesday," said Dan Miller, editor-in-chief of AVN magazine.  

To gain access to the site, producers must obtain a username and password by submitting an email request to AVN screeners editor Angie Peek ([email protected]). AVN will no longer accept producer pre-nom lists in hard copy or via e-mail or fax. The pre-nominations site will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, which is also the deadline for a movie to be on the street that is eligible for a 2009 award.

The eligibility period for 2009 awards consideration includes any movie released between Oct. 1, 2007 and Sept. 30, 2008. A title must be carried by at least 10 wholesale distributors or 100 retail outlets to qualify.

Producers should be judicious in their pre-noms, submitting only those productions and scenes they strongly believe have a chance at being nominated rather than submitting all titles released during the eligibility period.

Production companies must supply AVN with all required information in their pre-noms, including the names of all the performers in the sex scenes and the names of all the behind-the-camera talent in the technical categories such as editing, videography, music and others.

By Sept. 30, producers must provide AVN with two DVD copies of each title or scene they would like to be considered for nominations, as well as sample materials used in marketing campaigns if seeking consideration in those categories. The titles should be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Angie Peek

Screeners Editor

Adult Video News

9414 Eton Ave.

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Attn: Awards Nominations

Industry tickets for the 2009 AVN Awards Show are on sale now at avnawards.com

AVN has announced several new awards categories for 2009. They are: Best New Line, Best New Series, Best Young Girl Title, Best Young Girl Series, Best Foreign Director, Non Feature, Best Alternative Vignette Release, Best Makeup, Site of the Year (Best Adult Website), Best New Web Starlet and Web Starlet of the Year.

A description of each new category follows, while a complete list of category qualifications can be found here.


Best Alternative Vignette Release - One release with two or more vignettes that are considered soft, but that still includes sex or the subject matter is predominantly about sex.

Best Director, Foreign Non-Feature - For non-features shot outside the U.S.

Best Makeup - For all productions.

Best New Web Starlet - The top new female performer on the Internet. Performer must have a site focused specifically on her that has debuted in the last year (Sept. 1, 2007). Judging will be based on the performer's online body of work only, including video, photo and editorial content

Site of the Year - Best Adult Website - Judging will be based on content quality, quantity and originality, site design, usability and features.

Web Starlet of the Year - The top female performer on the Internet. Performer must have a website focused specifically on her. Judging will be based on the performer's online body of work only, including video, photo and editorial content.

Best Young Girl Title - Production featuring and marketing young girls (ages 18-21).

Best Young Girl Series - Must have three total in the same series released and two released within the eligibility period.

2009 AVN Awards Categories

Best Actor 

Best Actress  

Best All-Girl Release 

Best All-Girl Series 

Best All-Girl Sex Scene

Best All-Sex Release

Best Alternative Release 

Best Alternative Vignette Release 

Best Amateur Release 

Best Amateur Series  

Best Anal Sex Scene

Best Anal Release  

Best Anal Series 

Best Animated Release 

Best Art Direction   

Best BDSM Release 

Best Big Bust Release 

Best Big Bust Series  

Best Cinematography 

Best Classic Release  

Best Continuing Series 

Best Couples Sex Scene 

Best Director, Foreign Feature 

Best Director, Foreign Non-Feature  

Best Director, Non-Feature

Best Director  

Best DVD Extras  

Best DVD Menus  

Best Editing 

Best Ethnic Release - Asian  

Best Ethnic Series - Asian

Best Ethnic Release - Black

Best Ethnic Series - Black 

Best Ethnic Release - Latin  

Best Ethnic Series - Latin  

Best Fem-Dom Strap-on Release  

Best Film 

Best Foot Fetish Release 

Best Foreign All-Sex Release 

Best Foreign All-Sex Series  

Best Foreign Feature 

Best Gonzo Release   

Best Gonzo Series  

Best Group Sex Scene  

Best High-Definition Production 

Best High End All-Sex Release

Best Interactive DVD

Best Internal Release  

Best Internal Series 

Best Interracial Release 

Best Interracial Series  

Best Makeup

Best Male Newcomer 

Best MILF Release 

Best MILF Series

Best Music 

Best New Line 

Best New Series 

Best New Starlet  

Best New Video Production Company  

Best New Web Starlet 

Best Non-Sex Performance  

Best On-Line Marketing Campaign, Individual Project  

Best On-Line Marketing Campaign, Company Image 

Best Oral Sex Scene 

Best Oral Release 

Best Oral Series  

Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Company Image 

Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Individual Project

Best Packaging   

Best Packaging Innovation  

Best POV Release 

Best POV Series 

Best POV Sex Scene  

Best Pro-Am Release  

Best Pro-Am Series  

Best Renting Title of the Year  

Best Retail Website - Rentals 

Best Retail Website - Sales  

Best Screenplay  

Best Selling Title of the Year  

Best Sex Comedy  

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production  

Best Solo Sex Scene  

Best Solo Release 

Best Spanking Release

Best Special Effects  

Best Specialty Release, Other Genre  

Best Specialty Series, Other Genre  

Best Squirting Release  

Best Squirting Series  

Best Supporting Actor 

Best Supporting Actress

Best Tease Performance 

Best Threeway Sex Scene 

Best Transsexual Release 

Best Transsexual Series 

Best Video Feature 

Best Videography 

Best Vignette Release 

Best Vignette Series  

Best Young Girl Title 

Best Young Girl Series 

Director of the Year 

Female Foreign Performer of the Year  

Female Performer of the Year  

Hall of Fame 

Hall of Fame - Founders Branch  

Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year 

Male Foreign Performer of the Year 

Male Performer of the Year 

Most Outrageous Sex Scene 

Reuben Sturman Awards  

Site of the Year - Best Adult Website  

Transsexual Performer of the Year  

Unsung Starlet of the Year 

Web Starlet of the Year