10th AVN Awards

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10th AVN Awards
10th Annual Adult Video News Awards VHS box cover.jpg
The 10th Annual AVN Awards Show VHS box cover
Date January 1993 (1993-01)
Site Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada
Hosted by
Produced by Gary Miller
Directed by S. Marco DiMercurio
Best Picture Face Dance, Parts 1 & 2 (Best Film)
Most awards The Party (8)

The 10th AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), honored pornographic films released in 1992 in the United States and took place in January 1993, at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada.[2] During the ceremony, AVN presented AVN Awards in 67 categories. The ceremony was produced by Gary Miller and directed by S. Marco DiMercurio. Actor Randy West hosted the show for the second consecutive year, with actresses Porsche Lynn and Ona Zee as co-hosts.[1][3]

The Party won eight AVN awards but Best Film went to Face Dance, Parts 1 & 2, which also won Best Director—Film for John Stagliano.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony in January 1993. Ashlyn Gere won the grand slam of erotic acting: Female Performer of the Year, Best Actress in a Feature Film and Best Actress in a Video.[1][4]

Major awards[edit]

Rocco Siffredi, Male Performer of the Year winner
Ashlyn Gere, Female Performer of the Year, Best Actress—Film and Best Actress—Video winner
Mike Horner, Best Actor—Film winner
John Stagliano, Best Director—Film winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).

Best Film Best Shot-on-Video Feature
  • Face Dance, Parts 1 & 2double-dagger[1][3][4]
    • Bonnie and Clyde
    • The Secret Garden 1 & 2[1]
Male Performer of the Year Female Performer of the Year
Best New Starlet Best Tease Performance
Best Actor—Film Best Actress—Film
Best Actor—Video Best Actress—Video
Best Supporting Actor—Film Best Supporting Actress—Film
Best Supporting Actor—Video Best Supporting Actress—Video
Best Sex Scene, Film Best Sex Scene, Video (Couple)
Best Sex Scene, Video (Group) Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Video
Best Gonzo Video Best Amateur or Pro-Am Video Series

Additional award winners[edit]

These awards were also announced at the awards show.[1]

Honorary AVN awards[edit]

Special Achievement Award[edit]

Hall of Fame[edit]

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 1993 were: Erica Boyer, David Christopher, Debi Diamond, Jim Holliday, Fred J. Lincoln, Richard Mailer, William Margold, Peter North, Loni Sanders, Jeff Stryker, Marc Wallice, Ona Zee[1][4]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

The following twelve movies received multiple awards:

  • 8 - The Party
  • 6 - Chameleons
  • 4 - Face Dance, Parts 1 & 2; Kiss-Off
  • 3 - Bonnie and Clyde, The Secret Garden 1 & 2, Songs in the Key of Sex, Two Women
  • 2 - Down Bi Law, The Legend of Katoey Island, Mindscape II, Realities 2

Presenters and performers[edit]

The following individuals, in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers. The show’s trophy girl was Shayla LaVeaux.[1][3]



Ceremony information[edit]

Portrait of a man in a black T-shirt.
Randy West hosted the 10th AVN Awards

Actor Randy West hosted the show for the second consecutive year. His co-host for the first half of the show was Porsche Lynn while Ona Zee co-hosted the last half. Randy West opened the show with a song, “We Put the X in Sex”, the lyrics of which contained names of several actors and actresses.[1][3]

Several other people were involved with the production of the ceremony. The live show was produced by Gary Todd while musical direction was undertaken by Mark J. Miller. A VHS videotape of the show was also published and sold by VCA Pictures, which was produced and directed by S. Marco DiMercurio.[3]

There were several new categories this year, including Female Performer of the Year, Male Performer of the Year, Best Gonzo Video and Best Amateur or Pro-Am Video series.[1][3]

Chameleons was announced as both the top selling movie and the top renting movie of the year.[1]

Critical reviews[edit]

Hustler magazine was critical of the awards, pointing out the Best Marketing Campaign award went to a video that wasn’t released in 1992, and adding, “No matter. The AVN show isn’t about accuracy. The annual exercise is a tuxedo-clad circle-jerk from AVN to all its advertisers. The joke is watching so many smut peddlers and performers take it seriously.”[2]

Cheri magazine was more charitable, calling the awards “the porn industry’s biggest party of the year.”[4]

See also[edit]


^1 Randy Spears was announced as the winner of Best Supporting Actor—Film in VCA Pictures' VHS videotape of the awards show, and a clip featuring him in The Secret Garden is shown.[3] Cheri magazine also reported Spears as the winner of this category.[5] However, Adult Video News magazine reported that the category was won by Joey Silvera for his role in Face Dance, Parts 1 & 2.[1] AVN has repeated this in its lists of past winners published online and in subsequent awards show official programs. AVN did not report whether an error was made at the show, so it may be an error in their publications.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au Ross, Gene (March 1993). "The Adult Video News Awards, 1993 The Year of Gere". Adult Video News. Vol. 8 no. 4. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania: AVN Publications, Inc. pp. 32–44. ISSN 0883-7090. 
  2. ^ a b "The Envelope, Sleaze". Hustler. LFP Publications, Inc. June 1993. p. 19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Di Mercurio, S. Marco (Director) (1993). The 10th Annual Adult Video News Awards (videotape). VCA Pictures. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "On the Road: 1993 Adult Video Awards, Las Vegas, Nevada". Cheri. New York, New York: Cheri Magazine, Inc. June 1993. pp. 20–27. ISSN 1059-7131. 
  5. ^ "On the Road: 1993 Adult Video Awards, Las Vegas, Nevada". Cheri. New York, New York: Cheri Magazine, Inc. June 1993. p. 22. ISSN 1059-7131. Ona Zee, inducted into Adult Video's Hall of Fame this year, took the prize for Best Supporting Actress in a Film for her work in The Secret Garden, which garnered Best Supporting Actor for Randy Spears. 


  • "AVN Awards & CES Event Report". Bachelor (in Japanese). Japan. April 1993. 
  • "The AVN Awards, the CES Show in Vegas". High Society. United States. July 1993. 
  • "Hot Vegas: Filtny Times at XXX Vid Awards". Live. United States. December 1993. 

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