The AVN Awards are film awards sponsored and presented by the American adult video industry trade magazine AVN Adult Video News to recognize achievement in various aspects of the creation and marketing of American pornographic movies and they are called the " Oscars of porn". Since , the ceremony has aired in a form edited for time on Showtime , which is usually broadcast in a minute time slot. Awards for gay adult video were a part of the AVN Awards from the ceremony through the ceremony. The increasing number of categories made the show unwieldy.
Each won eight awards. Vivid won 15 awards not including the three for the lines they distribute and Evil Angel won 6 plus another 12 for the producers it distributes. The show got off to a sexy start with the gyrations of a trio of pole dancers led by Nikita Kash. Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons, co-hosting for the second time in three years, rattled off a monologue that was heavy on jokes about sex, private parts and bodily functions.
These awards honor achievements in adult industry such as best sex scenes of various plans, top performers, outstanding porn movies, leading companies. AVN Magazine conducts the largest share of award ceremonies among all other adult entertainment awards. This website doesn't store, sell or distribute digital movies, videos, scenes and health products presented on this page.
Subsequent to the broadcast on Showtime, the show was issued on a two-disc DVD with hardcore excerpts of winning scenes added as extras. Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge received the most nominations with an unprecedented The winners  were announced during the awards ceremony on January 10, Cry Wolf won what was to be the final award for Best Film; the award was discontinued the next year as film production gave way to digital video. Joone and Belladonna each won the most individual awards with three apiece, while projects they directed scooped up several more.