Chatsworth, Calif. — AVN Media Network is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 AVN Awards, taking place at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Dubbed “the Oscars of Adult” by Entertainment Weekly, the AVN Awards celebrates excellence in the world of adult entertainment.

To see a complete list of nominees, click here.

The AVN Awards nominating committee spent roughly six weeks painstakingly sifting through all the material at their disposal to compile a list of nominees in 135 categories, spanning the industry’s four main sectors. Among this year’s biggest contenders are Evil Angel with 161 nominations, Wicked Pictures with 138, Jules Jordan Video with 104, Vivid Entertainment with 75, and Juicy Entertainment/Exquisite Multimedia with 70.

Among filmmakers, Will Ryder, Axel Braun, B. Skow, and Brad Armstrong earned the most nominations. Ryder’s “Not the Wizard of Oz XXX” was one of the year’s most recognized, garnering 16 nominations, while Braun’s “Man of Steel XXX” scored an impressive 12. Skow proved the most prolific, turning out a dozen titles that received nods, including the controversial drama “Daddy’s Girls.” But, Brad Armstrong led the pack with 17 noms for “Underworld,” an original fantasy-based feature for Wicked Pictures.

“My heartiest congratulations go out to all of this year’s nominees, and I look forward to seeing everyone on the big night next month to celebrate with you in person,” AVN Senior Editor Peter Warren said. “Our committee really worked to the bone to assemble these nominations, and it’s as much an honor for us to bestow them as I hope it is for all those who’ve received one.”

The 31st annual AVN Awards Show will be hosted by Chanel Preston and Wicked Pictures contract star Samantha Saint. Up-and-coming starlets Evi Fox and Emily Austin will serve as the show’s trophy girls. The must-attend, must-see event of the year features the hottest stars from adult and mainstream pop culture, and features a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony.

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Adult Industry tables & tickets for the award show are also on sale; ticket options start at $250. Availability is limited, and industry members are encouraged to go to to purchase tickets.