Well on Saturday January 21st the2012 AVN Awards, also called the “Oscars of Porn”, and needless to say there were some shockers and some not so shockers. You can the full list of winners here and below are my thoughts on some of the wins.
Portrait of a Call Girl: If you read our review, which you can see here, you know how much we thought of the title overall. We thought it could have used more variety on the scenes, namely the inclusion of another girl in a scene or two. Anyway, the movie ended up winning multiple awards, including a Best Actress for the star, Jessie Andrews and the Best Feature award.
The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody: This was another one of our favorite movies to come out this year (see the review here). This movie really shows how you can make a parody correctly. If my count was correct then this was the big winner of the night with a total of eight awards. Granted they were mostly for behind the scenes things like marketing, DVD extras, direction and screenplay but that is really just an indication of a good film.
Bobbi Starr: Bobbi is a great performer and on top of winning some scene awards and best porn star website, she also won the prestigious Performer of the Year award. This was the biggest shock to me, though not because she didn’t deserve because she did. The reason it was a shock was because I thought Asa Akira had this one in the bag, especially considering how her year ended last year and the mostly positive reviews for Insatiable 2, which one a bunch of awards for her this year.
Ron Jeremy: Ron won the Crossover Star of the Year award. This was a surprise as well but the reason is because no guy has ever won this award before. It’s always a joy seeing Ron win an award too. The guy is a legend and because he doesn’t shoot that often he doesn’t get a lot of nominations.
Now for some shout outs because a bunch of my friends won some awards and I wanted to send out some huge congrats.
jessica drake was recognized for her educational DVD jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Fellatio. This particular title didn’t help me out a ton, it was still well made.
Jacky St. James ended up winning for her screenplay of Dear Abby, which she also won at Xbiz, and after seeing some of the other movies she wrote, I have a feeling this will be the first of many.
Kay Brandt and the people over at Jewelbox Films ended up walking away with a couple of awards as well, including the Best Girl/Girl Release for Cherry 2.
My home girl India Summer won the MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year making it a sweep with Xbiz as well.
Ariel Rebel, who I recently started to help out with PR, won the Best Solo Girl site for her personal site, ArielRebel.com.
I’m sure I missed some people so for those friends I will say “I’m sorry” and I will add you when I remember. Congrats to all the winners, again.