Evil Angel, Wicked Pictures Big Winners at 2004 AVN Awards

At what is undoubtedly adult’s most remarkable and unifying night, Evil Angel Productions and Wicked Pictures took home the evening’s most trophies per company with each company accepting fourteen awards for their excellent product.

In a high energy, fast paced evening hosted by Vivid contract performer Jenna Jameson with comedian Jim Norton, all present shared laughs from Norton’s stylings (which included him claiming he couldn’t get laid in a whorehouse “with chloroform and a bad check”) along with enjoying excellent comedy bits by some of porn’s finest in hilarious “Tips From The Stars” segments. Those present also grooved to opening act The Tubes followed by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz singing their hit, “Get Low” as a wall of nubile porn starlet flesh writhed around them.

It’s all about the Lucite statues, however and the winners accepting their awards were especially jubilant and brief with their comments this year, excluding director Paul Thomas, winner of Best Director-Film for his work on the year’s Best Film, Vivid’s Heart of Darkness.

“The reason I do what I do is because I get opportunities most directors don’t’ have,” Thomas said, thanking Vivid’s Steven Hirsch along with his crew.

Heart of Darkness won five of the nine awards the company received.

Director John Stagliano accepted the award for the Top Renting Tape of 2003 and for Best DVD for last year’s top winner in every category it was nominated in, The Fashionistas and Hustler founder Larry Flynt accepted the Top Selling Tape of 2003 award for Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp to the immediate ovation of the crowd.

“We should not be repressing sex, we should be celebrating it,” Flynt intoned to the approval of those present, before thanking AVN “for bringing the porn industry out of the gutter”.

Evil Angel’s largest winner of the night, director Jules Jordan took home six awards, thanking his performers and Stagliano for giving him “a chance”.

Male Performer of The Year winner Michael Stefano accepted his award, thanking Red Light District, Platinum X Pictures and “all the beautiful women I have had sex with over the past six years.

Female Performer of The Year Ashley Blue made it up to the stage with the help of JM Productions’ Sandy Steward, making a short deepthroat joke before uncharacteristically quietly accepting the honor.

Wicked’s major victories were split between Best Sex Comedy winner Space Nuts with six and Best Video Feature winner (tied with Adam & Eve’s Rawhide) Beautiful with four.

Space Nuts director used his acceptance speech to declare his love for new wife Nikki Fritz and thank his crew and actors while Beautiful director Michael Raven, who tied for Best Director-Video last year for his work directing Wicked’s Breathless declared, “I’ll take a tie any day.”

The evening closed with the drama Heart of Darkness winning Best Film. Hirsch brought all of the Vivid Girls on stage, saying that the award was not merely for the film but for “the year’s worth of hard work”

From there, the crowd headed off to the evening’s many after-parties including the official AVN one held at The Guggenheim.


2004 AVN Awards Winners List

Best Film:

Heart of Darkness, Vivid Video

Best Video Feature: (Tie)


Beautiful, Wicked Pictures

, Adam & Eve

Best Gonzo Release:

Flesh Hunter 5, Jules Jordan/Evil Angel

Best Gonzo Series:

Service Animals, Joey Silvera/Evil Angel

Best Sex Comedy:

Space Nuts, Wicked Pictures

Best All-Sex Film:

Hard Edge, Studio A Entertainment

Best All-Sex Video:

Fetish: The Dream Scape, Ninn Worx/Pure Play

Best DVD:

The Fashionistas, Evil Angel Productions

Best Interactive DVD:

My Plaything: Jenna Jameson 2, Digital Sin

Best Classic DVD:

Insatiable 2, i-candy Entertainment

Best High-Definition Production:

Rawhide, Adam & Eve

Best Continuing Video Series:

Girlvert, JM Productions

Best Vignette Tape:

Mason's Dirty Trixxx 2, Elegant Angel Prod.

Best Vignette Series:

Barely Legal, Hustler Video

Best Anal-Themed Feature:

Ass Worship 4, Jules Jordan/Evil Angel

Best Anal-Themed Series:

Ass Worship, Jules Jordan/Evil Angel

Best All-Girl Feature:

Babes Illustrated 13, Cal Vista/Metro

Best All-Girl Series:

No Man's Land, Video Team

Best Ethnic-Themed Video, Asian:

Asia Noir 2, Video Team

Best Ethnic-Themed Video, Black:

Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp, Hustler Video

Best Ethnic-Themed Video, Latin:

Spanish Fly Pussy Search, Evasive Angels

Best Ethnic-Themed Series:

Chasin' the Big Ones, West Coast Productions

Best Oral-Themed Feature:

Feeding Frenzy 2, Jules Jordan/Evil Angel

Best Oral-Themed Series:

Gag Factor, JM Productions

Best Amateur Tape:

NYC Underground: Manhattan Girls, Black Mirror Productions

Best Amateur Series:

Homegrown Video, Xplor Media Group

Best Pro-Am Release:

Breakin Em In 5, Red Light District

Best Pro-Am Series:

Breakin Em In, Red Light District

Best Foreign Feature:

The Scottish Loveknot, Private North America

Best Foreign All-Sex Release:

Euroglam: Nikki Blonde, Ninn Worx/Pure Play

Best Foreign All-Sex Series:

Euroglam, Ninn Worx/Pure Play

Best Alternative Video:

Interviewing Jenna, Peach DVD

Best New Starlet:


Best Male Newcomer:

Ben English

Female Performer of the Year:

Ashley Blue

Male Performer of the Year:

Michael Stefano

Female Foreign Performer of the Year:

Mandy Bright

Male Foreign Performer of the Year:

Manuel Ferrera

Transsexual Performer of the Year:


Best Director, Film:

Paul Thomas, Heart of Darkness, Vivid

Best Director, Video:

Michael Raven, Beautiful, Wicked

Best Director, Non-Feature:

Laurent Sky, Fetish: The Dream Scape, Ninn Worx/Pure Play

Best Director, Foreign Release:

Gazzman, The Scottish Loveknot, Private

Best DVD Extras:

Space Nuts, Wicked Pictures

Best All-Sex DVD:

Flesh Hunter 4, Jules Jordan/Evil Angel

Best DVD Menus:

Space Nuts, Wicked Pictures

Best Actress, Film:

Savanna Samson, Looking In, Vivid

Best Actress, Video:

Julia Ann, Beautiful, Wicked

Best Actor, Film:

Randy Spears, Heart of Darkness, Vivid

Best Actor, Video:

Evan Stone, Space Nuts, Wicked

Best Supporting Actress, Film:

Dru Berrymore, Heart of Darkness, Vivid

Best Supporting Actress, Video:

Brook Ballentyne, Rawhide, Adam & Eve

Best Supporting Actor, Film:

Steven St. Croix, Looking In, Vivid

Best Supporting Actor, Video:

Randy Spears, Space Nuts, Wicked

Best Non-Sex Performance:

Allen Rene, Opera, Elegant Angel

Best Tease Performance:

Michelle Wild, Crack Her Jack, John Leslie/Evil Angel

Best Solo Sex Scene:

Brooke Ballentyne, Screaming Orgasms 11, New Sensations

Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Film:

Snakeskin, Dru Berrymore & Teanna Kai, Erotic Angel

Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Video:

The Violation of Jessica Darlin, Jessica Darlin, Brandi Lyons, Lana Moore, Hollie Stevens, Flick Shagwell, Ashley Blue & Crystal Ray, JM Productions

Best Anal Sex Scene, Video:

Multiple P.O.V., Gisselle, Katsumi & Michael Stefano, Red Light District

Best Oral Sex Scene, Video:

Heavy Handfuls 3, Nevaeh Ashton, Felicia Fox, Bejnamin Brat, Jake Malone, ChrisMountain, Tony Sexton & Tyler Wood, Elegant Angel

Best Oral Sex Scene, Film:

Heart of Darkness, Sunrise Adams & Randy Spears, Vivid

Best Couples Sex Scene, Film:

Compulsion, Ashley Long & Kurt Lockwood, Elegant Angel

Best Couples Sex Scene, Video:

Back 2 Evil, Belladonna & Nacho Vidal, Nacho Vidal/Evil Angel

Best Group Sex Scene, Film:

Looking In, Dru Berrymore, AnneMarie, Taylor St. Claire, Savanna Samson, Dale DaBone, Mickey G. & Steven St. Croix, Vivid

Best Three-Way Sex Scene, Video:

Weapons of Ass Destruction 2, Jessica Darlin, Jules Jordan & Brian Pumper, Jules Jordan/Evil Angel

Best Group Sex Scene, Video:

Back 2 Evil, Ashley Long, Julie Night, Nacho Vidal & Manuel Ferrera, Nacho Vidal/Evil Angel

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production:

Katsumi's Affair, Katsumi & Steve Holmes, Video Marc Dorcel/Wicked

Most Outrageous Sex Scene:

Perverted Stories The Movie, Julie Night, Maggie Star & Mr. Pete in "Love in an Abbatoir," JM Productions

Best Screenplay, Film:

Compulsion, Axel Braun, Elegant Angel

Best Screenplay, Video:

Beautiful, George Kaplan & Michael Raven, Wicked

Best Art Direction, Film:

Hard Edge, Andrew Blake, Studio A Entertainment

Best Art Direction, Video:

Fetish: The Dream Scape, Ninn Worx/Pure Play

Best Cinematography:

Hard Edge, Andrew Blake, Studio A Entertainment

Best Videography:

Rawhide, Nicholas Steele, Adam & Eve

Best Editing, Film:

Hard Edge, Andrew Blake, Studio A Entertainment

Best Editing, Video:

New Wave Hookers 7, Alexander Craig & Antonio Passolini, VCA Pictures

Best Special Effects:

Space Nuts, Dick Roundtree, Chokko Calisto & MV Effects, Wicked Pictures

Best Music:

Opera, Doug Scott & Allen Rene, Elegant Angel

Best Specialty Big Bust Release:

Heavy Handfuls 2, Elegant Angel

Best Specialty BD & SM Release:

Debbie Does Fem-Dom 3, Redboard Video

Best Specialty Spanking Release:

Spanked Toilet Whores, Redboard Video

Best Foot Fetish Release:

Barefoot Confidential 25, Kick Ass Pictures

Best Specialty Release, Other Genre:

Chunky on the Fourth of July, SkinTight Pictures/Legend

Best Transsexual Release:

She-Male Domination Nation, Nacho Vidal/Evil Angel

Best DVD Packaging:

Rawhide, Adam & Eve

Best VHS Packaging:

Euroglam: Wanda Curtis, Ninn Worx/Pure Play

Best VHS Box Cover Concept:

Angel X, Wicked Pictures

Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Company Image:

Vivid Entertainment Group

Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Individual Project:

Mary Carey Campaign, Kick Ass Pictures





Best Renting Title of the Year:

The Fashionistas, Evil Angel productions

Best Selling Title of the Year:

Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp, Hustler Video

Hall of Fame:

Julia Ann

Brad Armstrong

Kim Christy

Don Fernando

Max Hardcore


Johnny Keyes

Jim Malibu

Rhonda Jo Petty

Alicia Rio

Misty Rain

Barry Wood