|13th AVN Awards|
The 1996 AVN Awards Show VHS box cover
|Date||January 7, 1996|
|Site||Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Paradise, Nevada|
|Produced by||Gary Miller|
|Directed by||Mark Stone|
|Best Picture||Blue Movie (Best Film)|
|Most awards||Latex (11)|
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. 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.
Latex won the most statuettes, taking 11. Other winners included Blue Movie with four awards and gay video The Renegade with three.
- 1 Winners and nominees
- 2 Presenters and performers
- 3 Ceremony information
- 4 In Memoriam
- 5 Notes
- 6 Bibliography
- 7 External links
Winners and nominees
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.
|Best Film||Best Shot-on-Video Feature|
|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|
|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|
Additional award winners
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.
Honorary AVN Awards
Special Achievement Award
Hall of Fame
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
Multiple nominations and awards
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
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.
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."
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.
Best Sex Comedy was a new category at this year's show.
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." A VHS videotape of the show was also published and sold by VCA Pictures.
High Society magazine said, "Nothing that happened at the Oscars could possibly top this evening for excitement." 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."
- 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.
- Stone, Mark (Director) (1996). The 1996 AVN Awards (videotape). VCA Pictures.
- Salman, Greg (June 1996). "Show & Tell". Adult PC Guide. Vol. 1 no. 4. Miami Lakes, Florida: Dugent Publishing Corp. pp. 14–19.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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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