12th AVN Awards

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12th AVN Awards
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The 12th Annual AVN Awards Show VHS box cover
Date January 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
Site Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada
Hosted by
Produced by Gary Miller
Directed by Mark Stone
Highlights
Best Picture Sex (Best Film)
Most awards Sex (9)
Most nominations
  • Dog Walker (14)
  • Sex (14, tie)

The 12th AVN Awards ceremony, organized by Adult Video News (AVN) took place on January 7, 1995, at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada beginning at 7:45 p.m. PST / 10:45 p.m. EST.[2] During the ceremony, AVN presented AVN Awards (commonly referred to as the Oscars of porn)[3][4] in 89 categories honoring the movies released during the period December 1, 1993 to November 30, 1994.[1] The ceremony was produced by Gary Miller, Mark Stone and Marco Polo.[5] Actor Steven St. Croix hosted the show for the first time, with co-hosts Dyanna Lauren and Tera Heart.[1]

Michael Ninn’s Sex won nine awards, including Best Film. Other winners included Dog Walker and Shame with five each. Flashpoint and Idol Country were the top gay movies with four trophies apiece.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominees for the 12th AVN Awards were announced at the AVN nominations luncheon 30 days prior to the awards ceremony.[5] Dog Walker and Michael Ninn’s Sex earned the most nominations with fourteen. They were the most nominated movies since the awards began in 1984. Shame, an avant-garde western, earned ten nominations while Body & Soul and The Dinner Party had nine apiece.[1]

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 7, 1995.[2] John Leslie won best director in both the film and the video categories, the first time that had happened. He joined previous winners Cecil Howard and Henri Pachard as the only people to have won three best director awards.[1] Ashlyn Gere won Best Actress in both the film and the video categories, just as she had done two years earlier.[1] Asia Carrera became the first person to win the AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year in her first year in the industry.[4] Kylie Ireland was crowned Starlet of the Year.[6][7]

Major awards[edit]

Jon Dough, Male Performer of the Year winner
Kylie Ireland, Best New Starlet winner
Buck Adams, Best Actor—Film winner
Ashlyn Gere, Best Actress—Film winner
John Leslie, Best Director—Film, Best Director—Video and Best Screenplay winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[1][5][8][9]

Best Film Best Shot-on-Video Feature
  • Sexdouble-dagger[1][5]
    • Bonny & Clyde 3 & 4
    • Climax 2000
    • Dog Walker
    • Erotika
    • Hustlers
    • Masseuse 2
    • No Motive
    • Steamy Windows
    • The Swap, Part 2
    • Up and Cummers the Movie
    • Who Killed Holly Hollywood?[1][5]
  • Shamedouble-dagger[1][5]
    • Babewatch
    • Bad Girls 1 & 2
    • Bad Habits
    • Body and Soul
    • Blondage
    • The Face
    • Flesh for Fantasy
    • Jailhouse Cock
    • Pleasure Dome
    • R&R
    • Tommyknockers
    • Western Nights[1][5]
Female Performer of the Year
Male Performer of the Year Best New Starlet
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 Director—Film Best Director—Video
Best All-Sex Film Best All-Sex Video
  • The Dinner Partydouble-dagger[1]
  • Takin' it to the Limit 1 & 2double-dagger[1][5]
    • Anal Diary of Misty Rain
    • Beauties in Paradise
    • Pussyman 5 & 6
    • Virgin Treasures 1 & 2[1][5]
Best Selling Tape of the Year Best Renting Tape of the Year
Best European Release (Hot Vidéo Award) Best Continuing Video Series
  • Le parfum de Mathilde (Mathilde’s Perfume), Francedouble-dagger[1]
    • Il Guardaspalle (Rocco Is The Bodyguard), Italy[1]
  • Private Video Magazinedouble-dagger[1][5]
    • Breastman
    • Buttman
    • Pussyman
    • Sleaze Pleaze
    • Sodomania
    • Strap-on Sally
    • The Wonderful World of Wendy Whoppers[1][5]
Best Couples Sex Scene—Film Best Couples Sex Scene—Video
Most Outrageous Sex Scene
Best Group Sex Scene—Video Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video

Additional award winners[edit]

These awards were also announced at the awards show, in two winners-only segments read by T. T. Boy, Dyanna Lauren and Tera Heart. Some of the gay awards were announced by Gender and Chris Green.[1]

Honorary AVN Awards[edit]

Special Achievement Award[edit]

Hall of Fame[edit]

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 1995 were: Robert Bullock, Karen Dior, Chi Chi LaRue, Scotty Fox, Ryan Idol, Sean Michaels, Kelly Nichols, Nikki Randall, Jim South, Sheri St. Clair, Samantha Strong[1]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Presenters and performers[edit]

The following individuals, in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers or magical acts.[1][8][9] The show's trophy girls were Lexus Locklear and Lisa Ann.[5]

Presenters[edit]

Presenters
Name(s) Role
Marc Wallice
Asia Carrera
Ashlyn Gere
Colt Steele
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress—Video
Steven St. Croix
Dyanna Lauren
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor—Video
Kylie Ireland
Mark Davis
Alex Sanders
Krysti Lynn
Presenters of the awards for Best Supporting Actress—Film and Best Supporting Actor—Film
Kaitlyn Ashley
Ian Daniels
Shelby Stevens
Rebecca Wild
Alicia Rio
Presenters of the awards for Best Group Sex Scene—Video and Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video
T. T. Boy
Dyanna Lauren
Announced first winners-only segment
Chris Green
Gender
Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actor—Gay Video
Gene Ross
Wendy Whoppers
Lisa Lipps
Tonisha Mills
Chasey Lain
Sindee Cox
Presenters of the awards for Best Selling Tape, Best Renting Tape and the first Special Achievement Award
Kelly O'Dell
Persia
Lana Sands
Presenters of the awards for Best Couples Sex Scene—Film, Best Couples Sex Scene—Video and Most Outrageous Sex Scene
Veronica Hart
Paul Thomas
Announced the Hall of Fame inductees
David Chryso
Rebecca Lord
N’J De Bahia
Presenters of the Hot Vidéo Award for Best European Release
Mark Kernes
Chanel
VixXxen
Brittany O'Connell
Presenters of the award for Best Continuing Video Series
Steve Drake
Yvonne
Crystal Gold
Jeanna Fine
Presenters of the awards for Male Performer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year
Paul Fishbein Presenter of the second Special Achievement Award
Tera Heart Announced second winners-only segment
Shayla LaVeaux Presenter of the award for Best New Starlet
Steven St. Croix
Tera Heart
Presenters of the award for Best Director—Video
David Christopher
Lilli Xene
Ariana
Presenters of the award for Best Director—Film
Ed Powers
Julia Ann
Janine Lindemulder
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Film and Best Actress—Film
Tiffany Mynx
Kaylan Nicole
Sunset Thomas
J. R. Carrington
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Video and Best Actress—Video
Seymore Butts
Shane
Jake Williams
Celeste
Sarah Jane Hamilton
Presenters of the awards for Best All-Sex Video and Best All-Sex Film
Jon Dough
Nina Hartley
Shanna McCullough
Juli Ashton
Lacy Rose
Presenters of the award for Best Shot-on-Video Feature
Steven St. Croix
Tera Heart
Presenters of the award for Best Film

Performers[edit]

Performers
Name(s) Role Performed
Chi Chi LaRue
Déjà Vu Dreamgirls
La Raf
The Stingers
Performers Opening number: “The Show Must Go Off”
Randy West
and dozens more
Performers "Great Moments in Adult HIstory" video montage
La Raf Performers Magic act
Randy West
Dyanna Lauren
The Stingers
Performers Closing number: "Nasty"

Ceremony information[edit]

Portrait of a mustachioed man wearing a black coat over a white collared shirt and a silver patterned tie.
Steven St. Croix hosted the 12th AVN Awards

Actor Steven St. Croix hosted the show for the first time following a three-year stint by actor Randy West. His co-host for the first half of the show was Dyanna Lauren while Tera Heart co-hosted the last half of the show.[1][5]

Midway through the show, AVN executive editor Gene Ross introduced a montage of scenes of humorous moments from a variety of movies, “Great Moments in Adult Video History”, featuring actor Randy West and dozens of others.[1][5]

Several other people were involved with the production of the ceremony. Gary Miller and Mark Stone served as producer and director for the show while Marco Polo served as director of the broadcast. Stone also served as musical director.[5]

There were several new categories for this year’s awards show, including: Best Ethnic-Themed Video, Best Special Effects, the Hot Vidéo Award (Best European Release), Most Outrageous Sex Scene and a couple more awards in gay categories.[1][8][9]

John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut was announced as the movie with the most sales and also the most rentals over the 12 months.[1]

A VHS videotape of the show was also published and sold by VCA Pictures, which had hardcore clips of the winning movies interspersed with the awards presentations.[5] A softcore version was made available on VHS for promotional purposes by NightVision.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

The show received a mixed reception from media publications. Erotic X-Film Guide called the show “a gala, star-studded event equal in glitz and glamor to any mainstream film awards show.”[2] However, Oui magazine and Adult Cinema Review said the video montage didn’t work and some of the other entertainment was long, boring and tedious.[8][9]

In Memoriam[edit]

AVN publisher Paul Fishbein shared a moment of remembrance for industry performers who died over the past 12 months:[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^1 The wrong winner was announced at the show. Adult Video News magazine corrected the mistake: "A program misprint and the fact that Tammi Ann's name was inadvertently dropped, might have caused some confusion in this category. Buttslammers 3 was announced from the program dais, however Buttslammers 4 is the official winner."[10]

References[edit]

  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 av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo Ross, Gene (March 1995). "Star Light, Star Bright, First Star We See Tonight…". Adult Video News. Vol. 10 no. 3. Los Angeles, California: AVN Publications, Inc. pp. 24–82. ISSN 0883-7090. 
  2. ^ a b c Verlaine, Marc; East, Nick (July 1995). "Vegas Vice!". Erotic X-Film Guide. New York, New York: Eton Publishing Co., Inc. pp. 44–45. 
  3. ^ Tsang, Michael; Ferguson, Bob (July 1995). "Sex on the Strip 3". High Society. Vol. 20 no. 7. New York, New York: Crescent Publishing Group. pp. 72–77. ISSN 1075-0800. 
  4. ^ a b B., J. (May 1995). "It's Showtime!". New Rave. Vol. 1 no. 9. Beverly Hills, California: AmLon Publishing Group, Inc. pp. 28–32. 
  5. ^ 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 av aw ax ay az Stone, Mark (Director) (1995). The 12th Annual AVN Awards Show (videotape). VCA Pictures. 
  6. ^ Verlaine, Marc; Verducci, Guido (July 1995). "Kylie Ireland: From Second String Sex Kitten To Starlet Of The Year!". Erotic X-Film Guide. New York, New York: Eton Publishing Co., Inc. pp. 14–17. 
  7. ^ Tang, Warren (July 1995). "Adult Video Awards Best New Starlet Kylie Ireland". Cheri. Vol. 19 no. 13. New York, New York: Cheri Magazine, Inc. pp. 36–43. ISSN 1059-7131. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Roark, Howard (May 1995). "Porn Invades Sin City". Oui. Vol. 26 no. 5. New York, New York: Laurent Publishing, Ltd. pp. 20–30. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Roark, Howard (June 1995). "Porn Invades Sin City!". Adult Cinema Review. Vol. 13 no. 5. New York, New York: Adult Movie Review, Inc. pp. 38–43. 
  10. ^ a b c Ross, Gene (March 1995). "Star Light, Star Bright, First Star We See Tonight…". Adult Video News. Vol. 10 no. 3. Los Angeles, California: AVN Publications, Inc. p. 54. ISSN 0883-7090. A program misprint and the fact that Tammi Ann's name was inadvertently dropped, might have caused some confusion in this category. Buttslammers 3 was announced from the program dais, however Buttslammers 4 is the official winner. 
  11. ^ a b Skee, Mickey (March 1995). "Road Trip Love Stories Take Top Gay Honors". Adult Video News. Vol. 10 no. 3. Los Angeles, California: AVN Publications, Inc. pp. 82–83. ISSN 0883-7090. 
  12. ^ DeMercurio, Marco (Director) (1995). The 12th Annual AVN Awards Show (videotape). NightVision. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • "CES & AVNA Event Report". Dick magazine (in Japanese). Japan. April 1995. 
  • "Adult Video News Awards Event Report". Up! U magazine (in Japanese). Japan. April 1995. 

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