2014 AVN Awards Pre-Nomination Site Opens

CHATWORTH, Calif.—AVN Media Network is now accepting pre-nominations for the 2014 AVN Awards. Producers, manufacturers and retailers should immediately request access to the restricted pre-nom website in order to submit their movies, products, outlets and other entities for awards consideration.

The 31st AVN Awards Show is scheduled for Saturday, January 18, 2014 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In order to be eligible for a 2014 AVN Award nomination, a movie or product must be released by Oct. 7, in accordance with the following guidelines: made available for VOD download and/or physically stocked with either five wholesale distributors or 100 retail outlets; movie titles only released via VOD as of Oct. 7 must be in stock in physical format with five wholesale distributors or 100 retail outlets no later than Oct. 15. The eligibility period includes any movie or product released between Oct. 1, 2012 and Oct. 7, 2013.

To submit pre-noms, candidates must register for a user account at the AdultCentro-powered pre-nom site, which they may do by going to: voting.avn.com/registration/submitter. If approved for access, they will receive a notification email and may log in to begin entering their pre-noms. The site will remain open until midnight Oct. 7.

AVN strongly suggests companies and individuals begin submitting their pre-noms now and continue to do so through Oct. 7, as there will be no extension of the deadline. Once approved for access to the pre-nom site, users may visit it as many times as necessary until the deadline.

“Many will notice that we pushed back the traditional street date deadline for eligibility this year,” AVN senior editor Peter Warren said. “We decided to do this in order to accommodate producers whose release schedules were thrown off by the recently imposed industry-wide production halts. We feel this will be a benefit to many who have been set back by the current events impacting the industry."

In light of those events, AVN has also decided to add two new categories for the 2014 AVN Awards: Best Safe Sex Scene and Best Condom Manufacturer.

“As a show of support for those promoting safe sex practices, we thought it would be not only fitting but important to add these categories,” Warren explained. “While we continue to stand opposed to governmental interference with the product this industry manufactures, we also feel that those whose products encourage safe sex in interesting and innovative ways deserve to be commended.”

These two categories, meanwhile, are not the only new ones to be added for 2014—in the Video Body of Work arena, AVN has also added a pair of new performer accolades: All-Girl Performer of the Year and BBW Performer of the Year.

On the web side, AVN added a category for Best Web Director, which recognizes the body of work of a director who shoots the majority of their content for release on the web. Also, Best Photography Website has been renamed Best Glamour Website to include sites that also feature glamorous video content.

AVN asks producers and manufacturers to be judicious in their pre-noms, submitting only those titles and items they strongly believe have a chance at being nominated rather than submitting all product released during the eligibility period.

Production companies must supply AVN with all pertinent information in their pre-nom entries, including the full stage names of all the performers in the sex scenes and the names of all the behind-the-camera professionals in the technical categories such as editing, cinematography, music and others.

By Oct. 8, AVN asks that producers send two (2) DVD copies of each movie or series it would like considered, as well as sample materials used in marketing campaigns if seeking consideration in those categories. Novelty companies should also provide two (2) samples of each product they would like considered. All items should be mailed or hand-delivered to:


AVN Media Network

Attn: Nominations

9400 Penfield Ave. Suite 100

Chatsworth, CA 91311


Retailers are welcome to pre-nom any wholesale distributor they feel is worthy of being nominated. Similarly, manufacturers and distributors are free to pre-nom retailers in the various categories for consideration.

The award categories are as follows, though they are subject to change:


Pleasure Products

Best Condom Manufacturer

Best Enhancement Manufacturer

Best Fetish Manufacturer

Best Lingerie or Apparel Manufacturer

Best Lubricant Manufacturer

Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Small

Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Medium

Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Large

Best Product Line for Men

Best Product Line for Women

Hall of Fame (Pleasure Products Branch)


Retail & Distribution

Best Adult Distributor

Best Boutique

Best Retail Chain – Small

Best Retail Chain – Large

Best Web Retail Store



Best 3D Release

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene

Best All-Girl Release

Best All-Girl Series

Best All-Sex Release

Best Amateur Release

Best Amateur Series

Best Anal Release

Best Anal Series

Best Anal Sex Scene

Best Art Direction

Best BDSM Release

Best Big Bust Release

Best Big Bust Series

Best Big Butt Release

Best Big Butt Series

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene

Best Cinematography

Best Classic Release

Best Comedy

Best Continuing Series

Best Director, Feature

Best Director, Foreign Feature

Best Director, Foreign Non-Feature

Best Director, Non-Feature

Best Director, Parody

Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene

Best Drama

Best DVD Extras

Best Editing

Best Educational Release

Best Ethnic Release – Asian

Best Ethnic Release – Black

Best Ethnic Release – Latin

Best Ethnic Series

Best Fem-Dom Strap-on Release

Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release

Best Foreign Continuing Series

Best Foreign Feature

Best Foreign Non-Feature

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene

Best Gonzo Release

Best Group Sex Scene

Best Interracial Release

Best Interracial Series

Best Makeup

Best Marketing Campaign, Individual Project

Best MILF Release

Best MILF Series

Best Music Soundtrack

Best New Line

Best New Series

Best Non-Sex Performance

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release

Best Oral Release

Best Oral Series

Best Oral Sex Scene

Best Orgy/Gangbang Release

Best Original Song

Best Packaging

Best Parody – Comedy

Best Parody – Drama

Best POV Release

Best POV Series

Best POV Sex Scene

Best Pro-Am Release

Best Pro-Am Series

Best Romance Movie

Best Safe Sex Scene

Best Screenplay

Best Screenplay – Parody

Best Selling Title of the Year [NON-VOTING CATEGORY]

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production

Best Solo Release

Best Solo Sex Scene

Best Special Effects

Best Specialty Release, Other Genre

Best Specialty Series, Other Genre

Best Squirting Release

Best Star Showcase

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Tease Performance

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B

Best Transsexual Release

Best Transsexual Series

Best Transsexual Sex Scene

Best Vignette Release

Best Wall-to-Wall Release

Best Young Girl Release

Best Young Girl Series

Clever Title of the Year

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Movie of the Year

Reuben Sturman Award [NON-VOTING CATEGORY]



Video Body of Work

All-Girl Performer of the Year

BBW Performer of the Year

Best Male Newcomer

Best Marketing Campaign, Company Image

Best New Starlet

Best New Studio

Director of the Year

Female Foreign Performer of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Hall of Fame

Mainstream Star of the Year

Male Foreign Performer of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Unsung Male Performer of the Year

Unsung Starlet of the Year


Web & Technology

Best Affiliate Program

Best Alternative Website

Best Dating Website

Best Glamour Website

Best Live Chat Website

Best Membership Site

Best Porn Star Website

Best Solo Girl Website

Best Studio Website

Best Web Director

Best Web Premiere

Hall of Fame (Internet Branch)