Sept. 30 Cut-Off Date for AVN Awards Consideration Fast Approaching

AVN is reminding all adult producers that to be considered for AVN Awards nominations this year, their productions must be released by Sept. 30. By that date, a title must be in the hands of a minimum of 10 wholesale distributors or 100 retail outlets.

The magazine also announced the creation of a new Award category: Best Interracial Release. The new category is in addition to the existing Best Ethnic Release categories.

To be considered for a 2005 Awards Show nomination, a production must have been released between Oct. 1, 2003 and Sept. 30, 2004. The 22nd annual AVN Awards show will be held Jan. 8, 2005 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

“The Sept. 30 cut-off date is just about a month away,” said AVN Publisher Tim Connelly, “so producers should plan on releasing the videos, films or DVDs they want considered for Awards nominations on or before that date.”

AVN Managing Editor Mike Ramone, meanwhile, reminded producers that Sept. 30 is also the deadline for them to provide AVN with their lists of pre-nominations — productions, scenes, performers, box covers and marketing campaigns they want considered for Awards nominations.

“Such lists are invaluable tools AVN uses to insure that the nominations process is as fair and all-encompassing as possible,” Ramone said.

Starting this year, producers are required to enter their pre-noms themselves on a new pre-noms Website AVN is establishing. Each producer will receive its own password and user name to access the site, which is scheduled to go live later this week or early next week. When it does go live, it will be announced in a separate story here on AVN will no longer accept producer pre-nom lists in hard copy or via e-mail or fax.

“The new pre-nom Website will enable producers to more efficiently enter their own pre-noms,” Ramone said.

Producers also are reminded to provide the magazine with two 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. AVN greatly prefers that such titles be submitted in the DVD format. A list of the AVN Awards categories can be found at the end of this article.

The titles should be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Heidi Pike-Johnson

Senior Associate Editor

Adult Video News

9414 Eton Ave.

Chatsworth, Ca. 91311

Attn: Awards Nominations

Connelly said that, like last year, producers could request that their comedies and foreign features be nominated in the Best Film and Best Video Feature categories. DVD producers, meanwhile, can pre-nom classic and all-sex DVDs for Best DVD. However, if those productions are not eventually nominated in the Best Film, Best Video Feature or Best DVD categories, producers cannot then request that they be nominated as Best Sex Comedy, Best Foreign Feature, Best Classic Release on DVD or Best All-Sex DVD, Ramone said.

Nominations for the 2005 Awards Show will be announced in November.

AVN Awards Categories:

Best Film

Best Video Feature

Best Gonzo Release

Best Gonzo Series

Best Sex Comedy

Best All-Sex Release

Best DVD

Best Interactive DVD

Best Classic DVD

Best DVD Extras

Best DVD Menus

Best Continuing Series

Best High-Definition Production

Best Vignette Release

Best Vignette Series

Best Anal-Themed Feature

Best Anal-Themed Series

Best All-Girl Feature

Best All-Girl Series

Best Ethnic-Themed Release- Asian

Best Ethnic-Themed Release- Black

Best Ethnic-Themed Release- Latin

Best Interracial Release

Best Ethnic-Themed Series

Best Oral-Themed Feature

Best Oral-Themed Series

Best Amateur Release

Best Amateur Series

Best Pro-Am Release

Best Pro-Am Series

Best Foreign Feature

Best Foreign All-Sex Release

Best Foreign All-Sex Series

Best Alternative Release

Best Specialty Release- Big Bust

Best Specialty Release- BDSM

Best Specialty Release- Spanking

Best Specialty Release- Foot Fetish

Best Specialty Release- Other Genre

Best Transsexual Release

Best DVD Packaging

Best VHS Packaging

Best VHS Boxcover Concept

Best Overall Marketing Campaign- Individual Project

Best Overall Marketing Campaign- Company Image

Best Marketing Website

Best Retail Website

Adult Video Nudes (Worst Release of the Year)

Best New Starlet

Best Male Newcomer

Female Performer Of The Year

Male Performer Of The Year

Female Foreign Performer Of The Year

Male Foreign Performer Of The Year

Transsexual Performer Of The Year

Hall Of Fame

Reuben Sturman Special Achievement Award

Best Director- Film

Best Director- Video

Best Director- Non-Feature

Best Director—Foreign Release

Best All-Girl Sex Scene-Film

Best All-Girl Sex Scene-Video

Best Anal Sex Scene-Film

Best Anal Sex Scene-Video

Best Oral Sex Scene-Film

Best Oral Sex Scene-Video

Best Couples Sex Scene-Film

Best Couples Sex Scene-Video

Best Group Sex Scene-Film

Best Group Sex Scene-Video

Best Threeway Sex Scene-Film

Best Threeway Sex Scene-Video

Best Sex Scene In A Foreign-Shot Production

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Best Screenplay-Film

Best Screenplay-Video

Best Art Direction-Film

Best Art Direction-Video

Best Cinematography

Best Videography

Best Editing-Film

Best Editing-Video

Best Special Effects

Best Music

Best Actress-Film

Best Actress-Video

Best Actor-Film

Best Actor-Video

Best Supporting Actress-Film

Best Supporting Actress-Video

Best Supporting Actor-Film

Best Supporting Actor-Video

Best Non-Sex Performance

Best Tease Performance

Best Solo Sex Scene