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Annotated AVN Nominations 2018

And here we go with the granddaddy awards show – the one they call The Oscars of Porn. On January 27, 2018 the porn world will gather at The Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas to celebrate the year’s achievements. And we’re here to bring you our annual annotated guide.

Hats off to this year’s nominating committee, no errors that we found!

This is not the exhaustive list of nominees – it’s just a subset of the performers and titles in categories that we track in the database.  The full list of nominees can be found at the AVN Awards site.

(Disclosure: for the first time, we’re voting this year. Please, no wagering.)

Our breakdowns of the nominees:

Top Actresses

Top Actors

Top Movies

So, without further ado, here’s the nominees (in categories that we track)!

Best Movies

Best Action/Thriller

Best All-Girl Movie

Best Amateur/Pro-Am Movie

Best Anal Movie

Best Anthology Movie

Best BDSM Movie

Best Comedy

Best Drama

Best Ethnic Movie

Best Foreign Feature

Best Foreign Non-Feature

Best Gonzo Movie

Best Ingenue Movie

Best Interracial Movie

Best Lewd Propositions Movie

Best MILF Movie

Best Niche Movie

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Movie

Best Oral Movie

Best Orgy/Gangbang Movie

Best Parody

Best Polyamory Movie

Best Star Showcase

Best Taboo Relations Movie

Best Transsexual Movie

Best Scenes

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene

Best Anal Sex Scene

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene

Best Double Penetration Sex Scene

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene

Best Group Sex Scene

Best Oral Sex Scene

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G

Best Three-Way Sex Scene: G/G/B

Best Transsexual Sex Scene

Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Acting Awards

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Non-Sex Performance

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Performers of the Year

All-Girl Performer of the Year

Best Male Newcomer

Best New Starlet

Best Solo/Tease Performance

Female Foreign Performer of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Mainstream Star of the Year

Male Foreign Performer of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

Niche Performer of the Year

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Best Directors

Best Director: Feature

Best Director: Foreign Feature

Best Director: Foreign Non-Feature

Best Director: Non-Feature

Best Web Director

Director of the Year

Screenwriting and Technical Awards

Best Art Direction

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Makeup

Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project

Best Screenplay

Best Soundtrack

Best Special Effects

Clever Title of the Year

We Got Nominated Again!

Many many thanks to the folks who nominated us for an XBiz Award in the “Best Fan Site” category.

As you may recall, we won the award last year (#humblebrag) and we’d sure love a repeat.

Here’s some boilerplate PR info:

Nominees for the 2018 XBIZ Awards were selected based on more than 8,000 pre-nominations submitted by members of the industry via

Scheduled for Jan. 18 in Los Angeles, adult superstar Jessica Drake will host the annual gala at the grand J.W. Marriott located at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, within walking distance to Staples Center, the Los Angeles Convention Center, Nokia Theatre and the Grammy Museum.

A star-studded red carpet affair that hosts a who’s who from the business of sex, the XBIZ Awards is the adult industry’s biggest night and most prestigious symbol of success. The event recognizes outstanding achievements across every facet of the multibillion-dollar business, including movie production, pleasure products, technology and retail.

Since its inception, household names from the world of adult have hosted the event, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Jesse Jane and Kayden Kross. Its worldwide reach has garnered international media coverage from renowned outlets such as the L.A. Times, CNBC, TIME, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, among others.

The XBIZ Awards will once again coincide with the trade events series of the year, XBIZ 2018, which annually features an unparalleled lineup of industry thought leaders from international markets to explore the future of adult.

For the complete list of finalist nominees, visit  For our annotated list of those nominees, you can visit our annotated XBiz Nominations article.


About XBIZ
XBIZ™ is the adult industry’s leading publisher of business news and information, providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the industry at and in two monthly publications — XBIZ World for the digital media market and XBIZ Premiere for the retail market. In addition, XBIZ hosts a series of annual events including the adult industry’s biggest night, the XBIZ Awards. XBIZ is frequently cited in the media for coverage of the industry and has been published in New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, Forbes, Newsweek, MSNBC, Wired, CNET, ABC, USA Today and Los Angeles Times, among others.

About IAFD
The Internet Adult Film Database has been tracking bibliographic info on adult movies at its current home since 1999. With information on almost 275,000 movies from 1959 through present, the IAFD is the most comprehensive database of its kind. Maintenance is provided by a dozen volunteer editors doing their own research assisted by a variety of sources – industry professionals, fellow researchers and everyday porn fans. Along with movie listings, IAFD has a price search engine and links to over 122,000 movie reviews from the leading review sites on the Net.

The XBiz 2018 Annotated Nominations

So begins awards season, and so begins our coverage of same with our annotated lists of nominees; annotated by virtue of we link to the people and titles that have garnered nominations this season.

We only saw a couple issues – first is in the “Best Sex Scene – All-Sex Release” category, XBiz nominated Elsa Jean and Jay Smooth for Who’s Banging the Babysitter, unfortunately, her scene partner was Lucas Frost, not Jay Smooth.

Elsa Jean and Lucas Frost; screencap courtesy of Adult Empire

Second, we’re not sure what they refer to as “Latina Sex Tapes: Senoritas” for the Best Latin Themed release.  We assume it’s a DVD compilation of content from Mofo’s Latina Sex Tapes site, those DVDs are released with volume numbers, not subtitles, so we’re not sure which volume they’re referring to.

And now some stats. Assuming the database summed things correctly, the most honored performers are:

And the movies leading the pack are:

Let’s get into the noms:

Best Releases of the Year

Feature Movie of the Year

Gay Movie of the Year

Trans Release of the Year

All-Black Release of the Year

All-Girl Release of the Year: Feature

All-Girl Release of the Year: Non-Feature

All-Sex Release of the Year

Amateur Release of the Year

Asian-Themed Release of the Year

BDSM Release of the Year

Comedy Release of the Year

Couples-Themed Release of the Year

Fetish Release of the Year

Foreign Feature Release of the Year

Foreign Non-Feature Release of the Year

Gonzo Release of the Year

Interracial Release of the Year

Latin-Themed Release of the Year

Performer Showcase of the Year

Pro-Am Release of the Year

Taboo Release of the Year

Vignette Release of the Year

Performers of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

Foreign Female Performer of the Year

Foreign Male Performer of the Year

Gay Performer of the Year

Trans Performer of the Year

Girl/Girl Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

Best Performances of the Year

Best Actor – Comedy Release

Best Actor – Couples-Themed Release

Best Actor – Feature Release

Best Actress – All-Girl Release

Best Actress – Comedy Release

Best Actress – Couples-Themed Release

Best Actress – Feature Release

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Non-Sex Performance

Best Scenes of the Year

Best Scene – Feature Release

Best Scene – Gonzo Release

Best Sex Scene – All-Girl Release

Best Sex Scene – All-Sex Release

Best Sex Scene – Comedy Release

Best Sex Scene – Couples-Themed Release

Best Sex Scene – Taboo Release

Best Sex Scene – Vignette Release

Best Sex Scene – Virtual Reality

Personality Awards

Best Male Newcomer

Best New Starlet

Cam Model of the Year – Female

Crossover Star of the Year

Web Star of the Year

Best Director of the Year

Director of the Year – Feature Release

Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release

Director of the Year: Body of Work

Foreign Director of the Year

Gay Director of the Year

Trans Director of the Year

Technical Awards

Best Art Direction

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Music

Best Special Effects

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Screenplay of the Year

The 2017 XRCO Nominations Are Out!

The 2017 X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) Awards are slated to be held on April 27, 2016 at the Ohm Nightclub in Hollywood.  The event is free for all industry personnel – warehouse workers to performers – and IAFD is pleased to continue to lend sponsorship support to this fine organization.

All in the Family Theme

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Comedy

Best Cumback

Best Director: Features

Best Director: Non-Features

Best Director: Parody

Best Director: Web

Best Ethnic Series

Best Girl/Girl Series

Best Gonzo Movie

Best Gonzo Series

Best Lesbian Performer

Best Parody

Best POV Series

Best Release

Female Performer of the Year

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame: Actors

Mainstream Adult Media Favorite

Male Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

New Starlet of the Year

New Stud of the Year

Orgasmic Analist of the Year

Orgasmic Oralist of the Year

Superslut of the Year

Unsung Siren of the Year

Unsung Swordsman of the Year

The 2017 Spank Bank Award Winners

The 7th annual Spank Bank Awards proudly presented by were held LIVE over the weekend from their traditional locale of the lavishly furnished man cave in the palatial estate of Spank Bank Awards founder Gabriel Lan in the suburbs of warm, sunny Nowhere Special, USA. Once again, there were a record number of pornstars receiving a record number of nominations for awards they all truly deserve. Porn. The only ‘sport’ where every participant deserves an award, or at the very least, some sort of accolades and recognition.

As is also now traditional, a copious amount of previously unannounced Technical Category awards were handed out during the pre-show in the red carpet / patio / deck area earlier in the evening before it was time for the main event.

Gabriel Lan opened the festivities by welcoming everyone in attendance, singling out his date for the evening, the beautiful Lisey Sweet before introducing the lovely, talented, and outright hilarious Missy Martinez, who took over hosting duties this year, and has subsequently been given the job for as long as she likes. After roasting both herself and virtually everyone in attendance in her opening monologue with her own unique brand of humor, Missy got right to business, calling for awards show trophy girl Charlotte Sartre to bring out the first three awards. Fellow trophy girl Ryan Riesling promptly stuffed a trophy into each of Charlotte’s orifices and she them all carried to the podium with ease, along with a fourth trophy which she carried by hand just for good measure. Showing off her own multitasking and supreme ho holes abilities, Ms. Martinez later brought five awards to the stage at once, adopting the same one trophy per orifice method while carrying one trophy in each hand.

Following the announcement of the show’s final award of the night (the Dirty Little Slut of the Year), Missy invited everyone in the backyard. Once there, Missy got onto all fours so Charlotte could light and shoot fireworks out of her ass while Ryan fed her mozzarella cheese sticks to kick off the after show awards party.

Ninety plus Major Category award winners, filled with some expected wins and a few surprises (along with who knows what else) continued to build until the time came for the awarding of the “unholy trinity” of porn awards: Sexiest Woman Alive, Most Spanked To Girl of the Year, and the Dirty Little Slut of the Year to close out the show. So, without further ado, here is the list of this year’s winners:

*Note: Spank Bank Awards are voted on by a panel of porn critics (me), noted adult film connoisseurs (me), outside adult industry media insiders (me), x-rated film fans (also me), and a committee chairman (you guessed it: me). Nominees who entice or influence the panel with any form of ‘sweet talking’, ‘sexual innuendo’, ‘buttering up’, or outright eluding to sexual favors greatly increase their chances of winning.*

The Winners

Airtight Angel of the Year

America’s Porn Sweetheart

Amazing Asshole of the Year (in the Best kind of way)

ATM Machine

Bad Ass Brunette of the Year

Baroness of Licking Lady Ass

BBC Slut of the Year

Best All Around Porn Goddess

Best Body Built For Sin

Best ‘Come Fuck Me’ Eyes

Best DSL (Dick Sucking Lips)

Best ‘Just Got Fucked’ Hair

Best Legs

Best ‘O’ Face

Best ‘Resting Bitch’ Face

Best Smile

Best Spitter

Best Swallower

Bionic Butthole

Blonde Babe of the Year

Bondage Artiste of the Year

Boobalicious Babe of the Year

Born To Hand Job

Cocksucker of the Year

Contessa of Cum

Countess of Contortionism

Creampied Cutie of the Year

Cuckold Connoisseur of the Year

Cumback of the Year

Customs Specialist of the Year

Deepest Throat

Dick of the Year

Dirty Little Slut of the Year

DP Dynamo of the Year

Empress of Nipple Paradise

Excellence in ‘Lawn’ Maintenance (aka Best Groomed Bush)

Excellence in the Creation of Smut (aka Director of the Year)

Facial Cum Target of the Year

Fetish Virtuoso of the Year

Fun Sized Fuck Toy

Gangbanged Girl of the Year

Gloryhole Guru of the Year

Hardest Working Ho in Ho Biz

Imported Enchantress of the Year

Instagram Girl of the Year

Life Sized Human Hand Puppet (aka Best Fistee)

Masturbator of the Year

Mattress Actress of the Year

Most Adorable Slut

Most Awe Inspiring Gape

Most Beautiful Seductress

Most Comprehensive Utilization of All Orifices

Most Energetic Fuck Bunny

Most Fuckable Feet

Most Luscious Labia

Most Photogenic Nymphomaniac

Most Spanked To Girl of the Year

Most Talented Tongue (Best Girl/Girl Kisser of the Year)

Most Underrated Slut

Most Voluptuous Vixen

My (Wet) Dream Girl

Natural Born Cock Killer

Newcummer of the Year

PAWG of the Year

Porn’s Next Superstar

Prettiest Girl In Porn

Prettiest Whore Mouth

Pretty In Pink (aka Prettiest Pussy)

Production Studio of the Year

Puppeteer of the Year (aka Best Hands/Fister)

Pussy of the Year

Queen of Cunnilingus (Girl/Girl Star of the Year)

Ravishing Redhead of the Year

Red Bottomed Babe of the Year

Servile Sub of the Year

Sexiest Woman Alive

Sharing Is Caring (Cumswapping Cutie of the Year)

Smooth As Silk (aka Best Bald Beaver)

Snapchat Sweetheart of the Year

Sovereign Dom of the Year

Super Squirter of the Year

Supreme Majesty of the Stripper Pole

Tattooed Temptress of the Year

The Dirtiest Player in the Game

The Girl Next Door…. Only Better

The Total Package

Tightest Twat

Tortured Fuck Doll of the Year

Tweeting Twat of the Year

Two Hot Dogs in a Hallway

Webcam / Skype Show Girl of the Year

Website of the Year

The Technical Awards

0069: Licensed To Kill Dicks: Stella Cox

Able To Deep Throat A Didgeridoo: Angela White

Anal Wunderkind: Adria Rae

Avocado Toast, Tits, and Total Entertainment: Carter Cruise

Best “A/C Repairman Buttcrack” Impression : Charlotte Sartre

Best BTS Photographer/Camera Person: Jay Taylor

Best Devilish Grin: Zoey Monroe

Best Display of Bubble Bath Twerking: Tiffany Watson

Best Fur Baby Mama: Sasha Heart

Best Lap Bunny: Kagney Linn Karter

Best ‘Little Spoon’ Cuddling Partner: Angel Smalls

Best Natural Puppy Pillows: Keisha Grey

Best ‘New Additions’: Dana DeArmond

Best Paraphrasing of a Patrick Henry Quote: Dahlia Sky

Best Presentation of ‘Daisy Dukes’: Tiffany Watson

Best Tanned Urethra: Missy Martinez

Best Thong Wedgie: Cherie DeVille

Best Threesome Partner: Penny Pax

Best Trash Talker: Katrina Jade

Booty By Boiled Peanuts: Maddy O’Reilly

Carpool Karaoke Queen: Dani Daniels

Celebrity Macaroni and Cheese Endorser: Adriana Chechik

Computer Screen Staredown Champion: Ryan Riesling

Consealed Carry….With Or Without A Weapon: Britney Amber

Continually Awesome: Gabriella Paltrova

Creampuff Connosseir: Alexa Grace

Cutest Awkward Smile: Alexa Nova

Deepest Butthole: Ella Nova

Delightful Doll….. By Any Other Name: Dakota Skye

Disgustingly Romantic World Traveler: Lily Labeau

Ebony Princess of the Year: Skyler Nicole

Erection Guaranteed: Gia Paige

Excessively Modest Beauty: Kasey Warner

Favorite Pornstar of Correctional Facility Inmates Everywhere: Kristina Rose

Favorite Pornstar of Step Mothers Everywhere: Sara Luvv

Filthiest Domestic Goddess: Ashley Fires

Frickin’ Wicked Haht: Jenna J Ross

Good At Being Bad, Bad At Being Good: Alex Grey

Habitual Masturbator: Violet Monroe

High Fashion Model Gone Bad: Haley Reed

Hitachi Killer: Kacie Castle

Horniest Registered Voter: Chanel Preston

Human Sex Kitten: Riley Reid

Humanitarian Hottie: Kristina Rose

Immeasurable Carnal Prowess in a 4′ 10″ Frame: Holly Hendrix

Juicier (and Tastier) Than A Pineapple: Jaye Summers

Latina Star of the Year: Vicki Chase

Magician From The Waist Down: Odette Delacroix

Master of the Strap On: Kleio Valentien

Most Adorable Retiree: Yhivi

Most Alluring Cock Vampire: Naveen Ora

Most Artistic Booty Selfies: Jillian Janson

Most Compassionate Cutie: Jojo Kiss

Most Delightful Vagaholic: Jenna Sativa

Most Diverse Playlist: Katy Kiss

Most Extensive Use of the Word ‘Dude’: Amara Romani

Most Flexible Thespian Tart: Cassidy Klein

Most Glamorous Ghost Rider: Jenna Ivory

Most Innocent Looking Sex Fiend: Naomi Woods

Most Likely To Be Fucked In Every Hole On Every Continent: Anna de Ville

Most Likely To Crush You in a Debate AND Kick You in the Balls: Romi Rain

Most Likely To Have An In-Home Dungeon: Casey Calvert

Most Likely To Masturbate While On A Treadmill: A.J. Applegate

Most Likely To Unintentionally Expose Her Nipples In Target: Mandy Muse

Most Meals Eaten Off A Cutting Board: Sara Luvv

Most Organized “Whore Bag”: Maddy O’Reilly

Most Photogenic ‘Nether Region’: Lisey Sweet

Most Prosperous Hormones: Karlee Grey

Most Reliable Nympho: Kate England

Most Wholesome Looking Pervert: Adria Rae

Mr. Mackey’s Favorite Pornstar, M’Kay: Mandy Muse

Naked 95% Of Her Free Time: Angel Smalls

Offroading Princess: Edyn Blair

Paragon of Porn Perfection: Arwen Gold

Pho-king Phenom: Cindy Starfall

Picasso of the Prolapse: Roxy Raye

Pint Sized Supermodel: Janice Griffith

Porcelein Porn Princess: Riley Reynolds

Porn Girls’ Favorite Mistress: Kissa Sins

Princess of Politeness: Anikka Albrite

Queen of Cannabis: Karla Kush

Queen of Cosplay: Tanya Tate

Queen of the Lollipop Guild: Ella Nova

Queen of the Tease: Trillium

Real Life Mermaid: Aidra Fox

Reigning Queen of Booty: A.J. Applegate

Ride ‘Em, Cowgirl!: Kimmy Granger

Road Head Expert: Karla Kush

Royal Majesty of the Dirty South: Jada Stevens

Scream Queen: Cadence Lux

Semen Swallowing Succubus: Dahlia Sky

Seriel (Pussy) Killer: Sasha Heart

Setting The Bar For All Spinners Since 2010: Trinity St. Clair

Sexiest Accent: Valentina Nappi

Sexiest Bookworm: Amara Romani

Sexiest Gamer Girl: Kenzie Taylor

Sexiest Sci-Fi Geek: Romi Rain

Slutty Samuri: Marika Hase

Snowboarding Ninja: Ash Hollywood

Spinner Supreme: Megan Rain

Squat Machine: Veruca James

Stair Master Champion: Sarah Vandella

Stealthiest Pervert: Melissa Moore

Stella Cox’s Favorite Stalker: Lana Rhoades

That Girl Is A Real Crowd Pleaser: Juelz Ventura

The Baconator: Riley Reid

The First Lady of Filth: Anikka Albrite

The Girl With The Heart Shaped Gape: Anna de Ville

The Harley Quinn of Sin: Leya Falcon

The Merc With A Mouth…. Full Of Dicks: Missy Martinez

The One Shade Wonder (makeup reference): Samantha Bentley

The P.E. Teacher We ALL Wish We’d Had: Kendra Lust

The Rarely Discussed ‘Slutty’ Olsen Sister: Anya Olsen

The Real UFC Women’s Champion: Phoenix Marie

The Workout Warrior: Abigail Mac

Three Keilbasas in a Corridor: Casey Calvert

Top Notch Throat Fister: Abella Danger

TSA’s Most Patted-Down Passenger: Lily Labeau

Tumblr Tart of the Year: Penny Pax

Twitter’s Most Suspended Strumpet: Samantha Rone

Vixen of Versatility: Kate England

VR Star of the Year: Ela Darling

Wednesday Addams Slutty Doppleganger: Charlotte Sartre

World’s Best (and 4th Sluttiest) DJ: Carter Cruise

World’s Finest Yoga Pants Aficionado: Sydney Cole

World’s Greatest (and Sexiest) Villain: Katrina Jade

World’s Hottest ‘Would Be’ Lesbian: Lana Rhoades

World’s Sexiest Crazy Cat Lady: Chanel Preston

World’s Sexiest Donut Snob: Brett Rossi

World’s Sexiest Pizza Chef: Kleio Valentien

World’s Sexiest ‘Would Be’ Politician: Angela White

World’s Sweetest Pervert: Violet Monroe