2013 AVN Awards – Nominations Galore!

It is awards show season and so far several of the projects we have been working on have done very well! Star Wars XXX has won in Comedy and Parody categories for both xCritic and xBiz, Axel Braun has won for directing, and Star Wars XXX got an award for Best Special Effects. Allie Haze and Seth Gamble have taken home trophies for acting in Star Wars XXX, as well as Brendon Miller for his role as The Joker in Dark Knight XXX. Brandi Aniston, Eve Laurence and Dick Chibbles got Best Sex Scene in a Parody (deservedly so…all that Wookie fur!).

(For my personal thoughts on awards shows, please see the bottom of this blog.)

Which brings us to the AVN Awards. This is the 30th Anniversary of the AVN Awards, the – if you will – Oscars of Porn. This week nearly everyone in the adult industry gathers in fabulous Las Vegas for the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) and on Saturday evening, the AVN Awards.

We are all excited and hopeful that the projects we all worked so hard on will win. Thank you to AVN Magazine and all the reviewers/voters for all the wonderful nominations, it is awesome to have projects we have put so much time and energy into be recognized.

And now…here is a list of our nominations from AVN!

 

Best Actor:

Seth Gamble, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

 

Best Actress:

Allie Haze, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

 

Best Anal Sex Scene:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Jennifer White & Tom Byron

 

Best Art Direction:

The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

 

Best Cinematography:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Nic Danger, Axel Braun & Eli Cross

 

Best Director – Parody:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Axel Braun

 

Best Editing:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Claudia Ross & Axel Braun

 

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene:

The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes; Aiden Ashley & Giovanni Francesco

 

Best Girl/Girl Scene:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Aiden Ashley & Kimberly Kane

 

Best Group Sex Scene:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Gia DiMarco, Rihanna Rimes, Danny Wylde & Derrick Pierce

 

Best Makeup:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; 2-Ply & Waner Bate

The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes; Chris Tee & Cammy

 

Best Non-Sex Performance:

Eli Cross, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

Chi Chi LaRue, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

 

Best Oral Sex Scene:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Allie Haze

 

Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Company Image:

Axel Braun Productions

Vivid Entertainment Group

 

Best Overall Marketing Campaign  – Individual Project

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

 

Best Packaging:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

 

Best Parody – Comedy:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

 

Best Screenplay – Parody:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Axel Braun & Mark Logan

 

Best Special Effects:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes

 

Best Parody – Drama:

The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes

 

Best Supporting Actor:

Tom Byron, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid

Brendon Miller, The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes

Lexington Steele, The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody, Vivid Entertainment Group

 

Director of the Year – Body of Work:

Axel Braun

 

Most Outrageous Sex Scene:

Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, Axel Braun/Vivid; Brandy Aniston, Eve Laurence & Dick Chibbles in “Wookie Nookie”

 

Best Threeway Sex Scene:

The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody, VividXXXSuperheroes; Aiden Ashley, Andy San Dimas & Derrick Pierce

 

For the entire list of this year’s nominations, plus more info on AEE and the AVN Awards please go to www.avn.com.

 

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A few thoughts from my previous blog about the xBiz Awards:

I want to thank everyone who worked so hard with us on these (and many other) projects. An award-winning movie does not just happen. It is a culmination of months of planning, a company that believes in the project enough to back it, good casting and a core team of people working together in harmony (most of the time) with a common goal of creating the best possible product. All to often the praise goes to those that are in the public eye and those on the crew get overlooked or forgotten, especially in the adult business where there are no awards categories for some of the people who put in the longest hours. Lighting technicians, sound engineers, production managers and production assistants are included in this list. In more recent years categories honoring other facets in the production end of adult movies have been added; Makeup and Hair, Editing, Screenplay, Special Effects, Publicity and Set Design to name a few.

I guess what I am trying to say is that when a movie wins an award, even when a project gets nominated, it is an honor to be shared by the entire cast and crew, pre and post production…for each person is an intricate cog in the machine of movie magic. Even if the project is a porn movie.

The nominations listed above are only for the specific projects that we have worked on. If I went through the entire nominations categories and listed my congratulations and wishes for good luck for every person and company I know, am friends with, have worked with over the years or that I believe deserves the nomination or win…well, I would be writing this blog until next Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

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