13th AVN Awards

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13th AVN Awards
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The 1996 AVN Awards Show VHS box cover
Date January 7, 1996 (1996-01-07)
Site Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Paradise, Nevada
Hosted by
Produced by Gary Miller
Directed by Mark Stone
Highlights
Best Picture Blue Movie (Best Film)
Most awards Latex (11)
Television coverage
Network Spice Networks

The 13th AVN Awards ceremony, organized by Adult Video News (AVN) honored the best pornographic films of 1995 and took place on January 7, 1996 at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Paradise, Nevada, beginning at 8:15 p.m. PST / 11:15 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AVN presented AVN Awards in 97 categories. The ceremony, taped for broadcast in the United States by Spice Networks, was produced and directed by Gary Miller and Mark Stone.[2] Comedian Bobby Slayton hosted the show for the first time, alongside actress co-hosts Jenna Jameson and Julia Ann. Hall of Fame inductees were honored at a gala held a month earlier.[1]

Latex won the most statuettes, taking 11. Other winners included Blue Movie with four awards and gay video The Renegade with three.

Winners and nominees[edit]

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 7, 1996. Latex won 11 of the 14 categories in which it was nominated. Rocco Siffredi became the first two-time winner of the Male Performer of the Year award. Jenna Jameson was the first Best New Starlet award winner to also take home a Best Actress award. Mike Horner won his fourth Best Actor—Film award.

Major awards[edit]

Jenna Jameson, Best New Starlet winner
Rocco Siffredi, Male Performer of the Year winner
Mike Horner, Best Actor—Film winner
Jeanna Fine, Best Actress—Film winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[1][2]

Best Film Best Shot-on-Video Feature
  • Blue Moviedouble-dagger[1]
    • Borderline
    • Cinesex 1 & 2
    • A Clockwork Orgy
    • Comeback
    • Exstasy
    • The Girl With the Heart-Shaped Tattoo
    • Heartbeat
    • Lessons in Love
    • Marquis de Sade
    • The Passion
    • Russian Roulette
    • Sex 2
    • Skin Hunger[2]
  • Latexdouble-dagger[1]
    • Compulsive Behaviour
    • Devil in Miss Jones 5
    • Every Woman Has a Fantasy 3
    • Gigolo 1 & 2
    • Lingerie
    • New Wave Hookers 4
    • The Razor's Edge
    • The Tower 1, 2 & 3[2]
Best New Starlet
Male Performer of the Year Female Performer of the Year
Best Actor—Film Best Actress—Film
Best Actor—Video Best Supporting Actress—Film
Best Supporting Actor—Video Best Supporting Actress—Video
Best Director—Film Best Director—Video
Best Sex Comedy Best All-Sex Video
  • Risque Burlesquedouble-dagger[1]
    • The Butt Detective
    • Generally Horny Hospital
    • On Her Back
    • Pubic Access
    • Sex Trek IV & V
    • Sorority Stewardesses
    • Spirit Guide
    • The XXX Files: Lust in Space[2]
  • Bottom Dweller 33 1/3double-dagger[1]
    • Buttman's European Vacation
    • The Coming of Nikita
    • Dirty Tricks
    • Fazano's Student Bodies
    • Kink
    • Pussyman 8: The Squirt Queens
    • Rocco Goes to Prague
    • Sluts ’n Angels in Budapest
    • Stretchin’ the Rear
    • Sodomania 12
    • Takin’ it to the Limit 6[2]
Best Selling Tape of the Year Best Renting Tape of the Year
Best Couples Sex Scene—Film Best Couples Sex Scene—Video
Most Outrageous Sex Scene Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video
  • Felecia, Careena Collins, Jill Kelly, Misty Rain, Traci Allen; Takin’ It to the Limit 6[1]
    • Assmania 2
    • Babes of the Bay 2
    • The Butt Detective
    • Candy Factory
    • Every Woman Has a Fantasy 3
    • Life's a Beach
    • Pussyman 9
    • Sorority Stewardesses
    • Stretchin’ the Rear
    • The Voyeur 5
    • Whispered Secrets of the Call Girls[2]

Additional award winners[edit]

These awards were also announced at the awards show, most in a winners-only segment for technical achievements read by Dyanna Lauren or a second winners-only segment read by Julia Ann.[1]

Honorary AVN Awards[edit]

Special Achievement Award[edit]

Hall of Fame[edit]

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 1996, announced at a gala a month prior to the AVN Awards show, were: Andrew Blake, Gino Colbert, The Dark Brothers, Ashlyn Gere, Savannah, Matt Sterling, Jennifer Welles, Tori Welles[1]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Latex won the most statuettes, taking 11 of the 14 categories in which it was nominated. Other winners included Blue Movie with four awards and gay video The Renegade with three. Two statuettes went to each of Borderline, Bottom Dweller 33 1/3, Cinesex 1 & 2, Dear Diary, Jawbreaker, Private Video Magazine 20, Remembering Times Gone Bi and Risque Burlesque.

Presenters and performers[edit]

The following individuals, in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers or comedy. The show's trophy girls were Houston and Tracy Love.

Presenters[edit]

Presenters
Name(s) Role
Tabitha Stevens
Sahara Sands
Sindee Cox
Celeste
Alex Sanders
Presenters of the awards for Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video and Best Group Sex Scene—Video
Melissa Hill
Jenteal
Colt Steel
Alicia Rio
Presenters of the awards for Best Supporting Actor—Film and Best Supporting Actress—Film
Tiffany Million
Marylin Star
Mark Davis
Micki Lynn
Presenters of the Awards for Best Supporting Actor—Video and Best Supporting Actress—Video
Dyanna Lauren Announced the winners in various technical achievement categories
Gene Ross Presenter of the Special Achievement Award
Tawny Peaks
Otto & George
Troupe
Crystal Storm
Lori Wagner
Rocki Roads
Presenters of the award for Most Outrageous Sex Scene
Misty Rain
Jeanna Fine
Steve Hatcher
Dave Nelson
Presenters of the awards for Best Couples Sex Scene—Film and Best Couples Sex Scene—Video
Chad Connors
Ty
Sonny Markham
Crystal Crawford
Chip Daniels
Presenters of the awards for Best Director—Gay Video and Gay Video Performer of the Year
David Chryso
Coralie
Delilah
Presenters of the Hot Vidéo Award (Best European Release)

Abbreviated Hall of Fame sequence, which announced inductees previously honored at a gala
Christy Canyon
Randy West
Sid Deuce
Kia
Shanna McCullough
Nina Hartley
Presenters of the awards for Male Performer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year
Paul Fishbein Presenter of the awards for Best Selling Tape and Best Renting Tape
Julia Ann Announced winners in the second winners-only segment
Kylie Ireland Presenter of the award for Best New Starlet
Nikki Tyler
Jon Dough
Rosa Caracciolo
Rocco Siffredi
Presenters of the awards for Best Director—Video and Best Director—Film
Careena Collins
Tom Byron
Chasey Lain
Melissa Monet
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Video and Best Actress—Video
Lisa Ann
Ice-T
Shane
Juli Ashton
Peter North
Kaitlyn Ashley
Tammi Ann
Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Film and Best Actress—Film
Karen Dior
Dino Phillips
Johnny Rey
Jordan Young
Presenters of the award for Best Gay Video
Rebecca Lord
Rebecca Wild
Steven St. Croix
Kaylan Nicole
Janine
Presenters of the awards for Best All-Sex Video and Best Sex Comedy
Shyla Foxx
Jasmine St. Clair
Nici Sterling
T. T. Boy
Jonathan Morgan
Presenters of the awards for Best Shot-on-Video Feature and Best Film

Performers[edit]

Performers
Name(s) Role Performed
Dyanna Lauren
Serenity and Her Dancers
The Stingers
Performer Opening number: "Give Me Liberty"
Bobby Slayton Host Standup comedy
Otto & George Performer Ventriloquist comedy act
Al Goldstein Performer Introduces video segment in which Ron Jeremy gets killed
Bobby Slayton Host Introduces "a statement-making video meditation on Hollywood hypocrisy"
Chi Chi LaRue
The Lollypop Girls
The Stingers
Performer Musical number: "The Lollypop Song"

Ceremony information[edit]

The 13th AVN Awards Show marked the first time the awards show was open to the public. In addition, Bobby Slayton was the show's first host who was not affiliated with the adult film industry. The theme of the show was "Give me liberty."[2]

Several other people and elements were also 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. Mark Stone served as musical director for the ceremony. Choreographer Serenity supervised the performances of the dance numbers. Ventriloquist act Otto & George performed standup comedy during the proceedings.[2]

Best Sex Comedy was a new category at this year's show.[1]

Latex was announced as both the top selling movie and the top renting movie of the year.[1][2]

Adult PC Guide magazine noted the show was videotaped for broadcast on Spice Networks and featured "a huge set, motion-controlled cameras and a production that would have rivaled the Oscars."[3] A VHS videotape of the show was also published and sold by VCA Pictures.[2]

Critical reviews[edit]

High Society magazine said, "Nothing that happened at the Oscars could possibly top this evening for excitement."[4] Adult Cinema Review called the show "dazzling." It noted serving food in an auditorium gave way to chaos and "thousands of jabbering people made it hard to accomplish anything but light conversation," however, "there were no real complaints."[5]

In Memoriam[edit]

Paul Fishbein "memorialized three performers in the industry who passed away this year:" Alex Jordan, Cal Jammer and Kristi Lynn.[1][2]

Notes[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 Ross, Gene (March 1996). "Latex Sweeps 13th Annual AVN Awards Show". Adult Video News. Vol. 11 no. 5. Los Angeles, California: Adult Video News. pp. 26–84.
  2. ^ 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 Stone, Mark (Director) (1996). The 1996 AVN Awards (videotape). VCA Pictures.
  3. ^ Salman, Greg (June 1996). "Show & Tell". Adult PC Guide. Vol. 1 no. 4. Miami Lakes, Florida: Dugent Publishing Corp. pp. 14–19.
  4. ^ "Vegas Strip Poker: Where the Porn Stars Play to Win!". High Society. Vol. 21 no. 7. New York. July 1995. pp. 26–31. ISSN 1075-0800.
  5. ^ "CES show a dazzling success! Adult Video News Show". Adult Cinema Review. Vol. 14 no. 7. New York: Adult Movie Review, Inc. July 1996. pp. 66–67, 94.

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Porn Video Award Show: World's Rudest & Raunchiest Pussy Party: Your Backstage Pass!". Cheri Magazine. July 1996.
  • "Awards in the "X"". Hot Vidéo magazine (in French). France. 1996.
  • "1996 AVN Awards Show". Bachelor magazine (in Japanese). Japan. April 1996.

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