AVN Awards Pre-Nom Site To Stay Open Until Oct. 3

CHATSWORTH, Calif. - AVN announced Monday that it will leave the pre-nominations Website for the 2009 AVN Awards Show open until Friday, Oct. 3.

The site originally was scheduled to close at the end of business on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

"We understand that several producers are hustling to get all their information entered into the site before it closes as well as submit their DVDs," said Dan Miller, editor-in-chief of AVN magazine. "So we are leaving the site open for three more business days to give people some extra time to finish their submissions."

The site (avnawards.com/nominations) 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 set 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 encourage producers to use this site to participate in the nominations process by calling our attention to their strongest material," Miller said.

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 Friday, Oct. 3.

The deadline for a movie to be on the street that is eligible for a 2009 award is Tuesday, Sept. 30.

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.

Producers by 5 p.m., Oct. 3 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 on the nominations site.


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