They call it the ‘Oscars’ of porn, and rightly so – the AVN Awards, held later this month in Las Vegas, is a veritable smorgasbord of adult entertainment. If there’s a film, scene or performer that is worthy of the highest accolades one can receive in the porn world, they’ll be represented here. If you’re heading to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino between January 20-23, prepare to have all of your orifices tickled by the sights, the sounds and especially the sensations.
AVN Awards in Las Vegas 2016
Over the three days, fans and business representatives have the opportunity to meet and greet with over 500 porn stars, not to mention vendors of the most innovative new sex toys, as well as those behind some of the classics. The final day of the AVN Adult Entertainment Fans Expo coincides with the AVN Awards, which of course you’re invited to should you fork out the couple hundred bucks for a ticket. Of course it’s definitely worth the ticket price, with Joanna Angel and Annika Albrite hosting this year’s awards ceremony.
Even if you can’t attend in person, it’s highly encouraged that you go online to vote for your favourites in their respective categories. There’s Best Actor, Actress, Best Anal, Best BDSM and Best MILF, then Double Penetration of course has a great list of worthy nominees as does the Best New Starlet category. A few that you probably don’t consider often, but are nevertheless appreciated, include best cinematography, best parody, best comedy film and best screenplay. The best make up scene is a nice nod to the make-up artists that do a bang-up job and have their work covered in layers of sweat and ejaculate. The list of awards is long and thorough, as you’d expect, and cover everything from social media to sex toys and camming.
The expo gives fans a chance to get up close and personal with an impressive list of porn’s best young performers, including (but not at all limited to) Jessica Drake, Mia Malkova, Farrah Abraham, Nikki Benz, Lexi Belle and Skin Diamond. Of course it wouldn’t be a porn expo without the presence of industry legends Ron Jeremy and Nina Hartley, either. Punters can also sit in on seminars and talks on every sexual subject under the sun; from guides to orgasm, to all things fetish as well as burlesque and kink performances on the Joint Stage.
Just reading about all of the fun to be had at the AVN Expo and Awards this year is enough to make you want to sell your car on Gumtree for airfare and all-access pass. Did I mention there is a whole heap of after parties to attend as well? Of course there is, and what happens at the AVN Awards, probably won’t stay at the AVN Awards, because let’s face it – you’d be dying to show your mates who you bumped into.