|18th AVN Awards|
DVD cover art of the recording of the 18th AVN Awards.
|Date||January 8, 2001|
|Site||The Venetian Las Vegas at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A.|
|Hosted by||Jenna Jameson|
|Preshow hosts||Chi Chi LaRue|
|Produced by||Gary Miller|
|Directed by||Mark Stone|
|Best Picture||Watchers (Best Film)|
|Most awards||Dark Angels (6)|
|Most nominations||Dream Quest (20)|
The 18th AVN Awards ceremony, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), took place January 8, 2001 at the Venetian Hotel Grand Ballroom, at Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A. During the ceremony, AVN presented AVN Awards in 77 categories honoring the best pornographic films released between Oct. 1, 1999 and Sept. 30, 2000. The ceremony was produced by Gary Miller and directed by Mark Stone. Adult film star Jenna Jameson hosted the show for the second time.
The year's biggest winner was Dark Angels with six awards, including best Video Feature and Best Director—Video for Nic Andrews, however, Watchers won for Best Film while capturing three additional trophies. Other multiple winners included: Les Vampyres with five awards, Dream Quest with four and Raw and West Side each with three.
- 1 Winners and nominees
- 2 Presenters and performers
- 3 Ceremony information
- 4 See also
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Winners and nominees
The nominees for the 19th AVN Awards were announced in November 2000. Dream Quest led the way with 20, followed by Watchers with 18, Les Vampyres with 17, West Side with 16, Raw with 15, Dark Angels with 14, Jekyll and Hyde with 12 and A Midsummer Night's Cream, Artemesia and In the Days of Whore with 10 apiece.
The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 8, 2001.
|Best Film||Best Video Feature|
|Best DVD||Best New Starlet|
|Male Performer of the Year||Female Performer of the Year|
|Best Actor—Film||Best Actress—Film|
|Best Actor—Video||Best Actress—Video|
|Best Director—Film||Best Director—Video|
|Best Supporting Actress—Video||Best Sex Comedy|
|Top Selling Tape||Top Renting Tape|
|Hot Video Award (Best U.S. Release in France)||Best Foreign Release|
|Best All-Sex Film||Best All-Sex Video|
|Best Gonzo Release||Best Gonzo Series|
|Best Ethnic-Themed Series||Best Sex Scene in a Foreign Release|
|Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Film||Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video|
|Best Couples Sex Scene—Film||Best Couples Sex Scene—Video|
Honorary AVN Awards
Reuben Sturman Award
Hall of Fame
AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 2001 were: Kaitlyn Ashley, John T. Bone, Asia Carrera, Bud Lee, Shayla La Veaux, Clive McLean, Earl Miller, Tiffany Mynx, Reb Sawitz, Sunset Thomas, Bob Vosse, Honey Wilder, Sam Xavier
Multiple nominations and awards
The following releases received the most nominations.
|The following 15 releases received multiple awards:
Presenters and performers
The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers or comedy. The show's trophy girls were Haven and Lacey.
Presenters (in order of appearance)
|Presenters of the awards for Best Couples Sex Scene—Film and Best Couples Sex Scene—Video|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Gonzo Series and Best Ethnic-Themed Series|
|Presenters of the awards for Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video and Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Film|
|Ron Jeremy||Presenter of the awards for Best Renting Tape and Best Selling Tape|
|Presenters of the award for Best Sex Comedy|
|Presenters of the award for Best DVD|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Sex Scene in a Foreign Release and Best Foreign Release|
|Presenters of the award for Best Supporting Actress—Video|
|Paul Fishbein||Presenter of the Hall of Fame honors and first Reuben Sturman Memorial Award|
|Al Goldstein||Presenters of the second Reuben Sturman Memorial Award|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Video and Best Actress—Video|
|Bridgette Kerkove||Presenter of the Best New Starlet Award|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Actor—Film and Best Actress—Film|
|Presenters of the awards for Male Performer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year|
|Presenters of the award for Best Director—Film and Best Director—Video|
|Presenters of the awards for Best All-Sex Film, Best All-Sex Video and Best Gonzo Video|
|Presenters of the awards for Best Video Feature and Best Film|
|Mike Saccone||Performer||Standup comedy segment|
|Planet Eater||Performers||Musical numbers|
The awards show marked the premiere of its new trophy design, which Adult Video News called "an original 3-D Lucite monolith that hailed the long awaited Demise of the Golden Bitch."
The year's show featured a "Pussy Cam", a floor-level camera near the stage's podium, which offered attendees an infrequent glimpse of female stars lingerie or lack thereof. In his moment at the podium, actor Mark Davis offered female attendees equal time by dropping his trousers for the audience's supposed benefit.
Performance of year's movies
The show received a negative reception from Adult DVD Talk. An article by Groundskeeper Willie was titled, "The Adult Video Snooze Awars" and besides having found the show slow and monotonous with occasional gaffes, he also took organizers to task for not using film or video clips during the show, even in the major categories.
Hustler magazine agreed that "the ceremony dragged on for what seemed like an eternity but still managed to entertain, despite the shaky hositn gskills of cock-shy Jenna Jameson" and also decried the $195 fee for admission tickets.
- AVN Award
- AVN Best New Starlet Award
- AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year
- AVN Award for Male Foreign Performer of the Year
- AVN Female Performer of the Year Award
- List of members of the AVN Hall of Fame
- 2001 GayVN Awards
- "AVN Adult Expo 2001". Adult Cinema Review. Vol. 19 no. 2. New York, New York: Global Media Group, Ltd. April 2001. pp. 6–13. ISSN 0277-2914.
- Stone, Mark (Director) (2001). 2001 AVN Awards Show (DVD). Chatsworth, California: VCA Interactive.
- Ehrlich, Susie (March 2001). "Dark Angels, Les Vampyres and Watchers Reap Souls and Trophies at the 18th Annual AVN Awards". Adult Video News. Vol. 17 no. 3. Chatsworth, California: AVN Publications, Inc. pp. 48–83. ISSN 0883-7090.
- "2001 AVN Awards Nominations List". AVN.com/Archive.org. AVN Media Network/Archive.org Wayback Machine. November 2000. Archived from the original on March 9, 2001. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- "Trophy Cunts: The AVN Adult Expo's Vegas Weekend". Hustler. Beverly Hills, California: L.F.P., Inc. June 2001. p. 34.
- Pipe, Roger T. (September 10, 2001). "Adult Video News Awards 2001". RogReviews.com. RogReviews. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- Kate (November 28, 2001). "2001 AVN Awards". AdultDVDTalk. AdultDVDTalk.com. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- Riley, Patrick (October 11, 2001). "Adult Video News 2001 Awards". RAME.net. Rec.Arts.Movies.Erotica newsgroup. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- Recob, Den (July 12, 2001). "AVN 2001 Awards Show". Cyberspace Adult Video Reviews. Denny Recob. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- Groundskeeper Willie. "The Adult Video Snooze Awards". Adult DVD Talk. AdultDVDTalk.com. Archived from the original on December 6, 2006. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- "Porn Goes to Vegas: Sluttin' Out In Sin City!". Adam Film World Guide XXX Movie Illustrated. Vol. 14 no. 5. July 2001.
- "Our 2001 Hall of Fame Profiles". Adult Video News. Vol. 17 no. 2. Chatsworth, California: AVN Publications, Inc. February 2001. ISSN 0883-7090.
- Fodem, Jeff F. (June 2001). "Porn Awards: Gash Bash!". XES.
- Garfinkel, Nathan (Director) (2003). Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star (DVD). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: United Nathan Productions/Guillotine Films.
- "AVN Awards 2001 - Flashback". AVN.com. AVN Media Network. January 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- "AVN Awards Show". Bachelor (in Japanese). Japan. April 2001.
- "AVN Awards: List of the winners". Young Dick (in Japanese). Vol. 1. Japan. April 2001.
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