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28th AVN Awards

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Produced by  Gary Miller Jeff Roe
Directed by  Gary Miller
28th AVN Awards
Date  January 8, 2011 (2011-01-08)
Site  Pearl Theater Palms Casino Resort Paradise, Nevada
Hosted by  Lisa Lampanelli Tori Black Riley Steele
Preshow host(s)  Dave Navarro Jesse Jane Kirsten Price Kayden Kross

The 28th AVN Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), honored the best pornographic movies and adult entertainment products of 2010. The ceremony was held on January 8, 2011 in the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort in Paradise, Nevada. During the ceremony, AVN Media Network presented awards in 155 categories of movies or products released between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010. The ceremony was televised in the United States by Showtime. Comedian Lisa Lampanelli hosted the show with co-hosts Tori Black and Riley Steele.


AVN increased the number of people who voted on the awards to more than forty, "roughly divided evenly between in-house AVN editors, freelancers and outside critics" by adding "Xcitement Magazine’s Cindi Loftus, Genesis Magazine’s Dan Davis,’s Roger Pipe,’s Drunken Stepfather, Theresa “Darklady” Reed, former AVN editors Tod Hunter and Jared Rutter,’s Christopher Thorne, Dr. Jay and Don Houston, members of and others."

Fan awards were also introduced in 2011. Winners were selected by voting two weeks before the show. Fans were able to vote in four categories: Favorite Performer, Favorite Body, Favorite Movie, and Wildest Sex Scene.

Speed earned Best Feature honors for Brad Armstrong who also took home the Best Director—Feature award. Tori Black won her second Female Performer of the Year award, the first actress to do so in the event's 28-year history, while Gracie Glam won the Best New Starlet Award. Evan Stone became a three-time Male Performer of the Year, joining Manuel Ferrara and Lexington Steele as the two others with three wins in the category.

Winners and nominees

The nominees for the 28th AVN Awards were announced on Nov. 29, 2010 in a press release. The film receiving the most nominations was Malice in Lalaland with 19, while performer Tori Black had the most individual nominations with 22, an AVN Awards record. The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 8, 2011, which were taped for broadcast April 7 on Showtime.

Major Awards

Award winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Additional Award Winners

These awards were announced in a winners-only segment but were not presented their awards on stage during the event and were not part of the televised awards show:

Reuben Sturman Award

John Stagliano was awarded the Reuben Sturman Award "for his successful defense of obscenity charges" in 2010.

Hall of Fame

AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 2011 were: Belladonna, Axel Braun, Gia Darling, Ben Dover, Jada Fire, Jules Jordan, Bridgette Kerkove, Miles Long, Sinnamon Love, Sonny Malone, Pat Myne, Savanna Samson, Jasmin St. Claire, Scott St. James and Evan Stone.

  • Founders Branch: Russell Hampshire, VCA Pictures; Mike Moran, Lion's Den; Steven Orenstein, Wicked Pictures
  • Pleasure Product Branch: Joani Blank, Good Vibrations; Ron Braverman, Doc Johnson; Susan Colvin, California Exotic Novelties; Marty Tucker, Topco.
  • Internet Founders Branch: Mitch Farber, Netbilling; Colin Rowntree,; Tim Valenti,
  • Presenters and performers

    The following individuals were presenters or performers during the awards ceremony:

    Changes to awards categories

    Beginning with the 28th AVN Awards, AVN Media Network added a category to the awards show, entitled Best Web Premiere, "to recognize original and outstanding content production exclusively for the web."

    Five new categories were also introduced to recognize the retail and distribution sector of the adult industry:

  • Best Adult Distributor (East region)
  • Best Adult Distributor (West region)
  • Best Retail Boutique (East region)
  • Best Retail Boutique (West region)
  • Best Retail Chain
  • Controversies

    Comedian Andy Dick was ejected from the awards ceremony before the show had even started for allegedly pestering adult star Tera Patrick and drag queen Chi Chi LaRue backstage.


    28th AVN Awards Wikipedia

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