FAPdistrict wants to share with you all big news and things connected with the whole porn industry. Adult awards are very important for live websites and productions companies, actors and directors. Everybody wants to have “porn Oscars” and be nominated and awarded to the most important rewards of the industry.

In this article you’ll see a list of the biggest awards for people connected with porn business. Many careers have started because of nominations and awards, some of them have been also ended because the same cause. Like with the Golden Globes and Oscars, being awarded is a great thing but also burden for people and companies who got these rewards.

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Award’ gales are also events where dresses or their lack matters the same way as on music and film ceremonials. So let’s see all the best and the most important awards in the whole porn business.

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Oscars of porn - AVN Awards


AVN Magazine is an American trade magazine that covers the adult video industry that sponsors annual adult conventions (the Adult Entertainment Expo or AEE) that is connected with a gala with rewards called porn Oscars.

AVN Awards
Sponsored by Adult Video News
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Reward Trophy (porn Oscar)
First awarded 1984

AVN Awards are divided into categories like other movie rewards but some of them are specific only to porn industry. A part of AVN Awards is also GayVN Awards, also an annual adult movie award event for gay viewers.

Gay awards under a label of AVN and its history


GayVN Awards are porn annual rewards to honor gay porn industry. They started being a single award in 1998, earlier they had been a part of AVN Awards from 1986 to 1998. The awards went on a hiatus after the 2011 ceremony and returned in 2018.

Categories of GayVN Awards may vary, in 2019 they were:

  • 2019 GayVN Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Best Actor (Tie)
  • Best All-Sex Movie
  • Best Bi Sex Scene
  • Best Director – Feature
  • Best Director - Non-Feature
  • Best Duo Sex Scene
  • Best Feature
  • Best Fetish Sex Scene
  • Best Group Sex Scene
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Parody
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Three-Way Sex Scene
  • Performer of the Year.

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Categories of AVN Awards


AVN Awards have specific categories for male, female and LGBT performers:

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Male Performer of the Year
  • Female Performer of the Year
  • Male Foreign Performer of the Year
  • Female Foreign Performer of the Year
  • Director of the Year
  • Best New Starlet
  • Best Director
  • Best Non-Sex Performance
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best All-Sex Video
  • Best Renting Title of the Year
  • Best Selling Title of the Year
  • Best Film
  • Best Video Feature
  • Best Foreign Feature
  • Best Tease Performance
  • Best All-Girl Sex Scene
  • Best All-Girl Feature
  • Best Newcomer – Gay Video
  • Best Bi-Sexual Video
  • Best Gay Video
  • Best Actor – Gay Video
  • Best Supporting Actor – Gay Video
  • Best Director – Bi-Sexual Video
  • Best Director – Gay Video
  • Best Screenplay – Gay Video
  • Best Sex Scene – Gay Video
  • Best Non-Sexual Performance – Bi, Gay, or Trans Video
  • Best Gay Alternative Video
  • Best Gay Solo Video
  • Best Gay Specialty Release
  • Best Videography – Gay Video
  • Best Alternative Adult Feature Film
  • Most Outrageous Sex Scene
  • Best Sex Comedy
  • Breakthrough Award
  • Best Performer of the Year – Gay Video
  • Best Male Newcomer
  • Best Director – Foreign Release
  • Best Classic Release
  • Best DVD
  • Best High Definition Production
  • Unsung Starlet of the Year
  • Best High-End All-Sex Release
  • Best All-Sex Release
  • Best MILF Release
  • Director of the Year
  • Best Director – Feature
  • Best Director – Foreign Feature
  • Best Boy/Girl Scene
  • Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene
  • MILF Performer of the Year.

The whole ceremony is modeled as Oscar gala but of course AVN has also erotic parts during the ceremony.

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Honorary award - the AVN Hall of Fame


The AVN Hall of Fame honors people for their work in the adult entertainment industry. All rewarded with this special award have "made significant contributions to the adult industry" and have had "a minimum of 10 years in the industry" to be considered for induction. There are also several categories in this Hall of Fame - for people who perform and who build websites and big porn businesses:

  • MEMBERS:
    • Buck Adams
    • Tracey Adams
    • Asa Akira
    • Monique Alexander
    • Alexis Amore
    • Juliet Anderson
    • Brittany Andrews
    • Gabrielle Anex
    • Joanna Angel
    • Eva Angelina
    • Julia Ann
    • Lisa Ann
    • Brad Armstrong
    • Jay Ashley
    • Kaitlyn Ashley
    • Juli Ashton
    • James Avalon
    • Lois Ayres
    • Bill Bailey
    • Briana Banks
    • Kandi Barbour
    • Rebecca Bardoux
    • Lexi Belle
    • Belladonna
    • Nikki Benz
    • Bionca
    • Rob Black
    • Barrett Blade
    • Andrew Blake
    • Bunny Bleu
    • Ashley Blue
    • Mick Blue
    • Skye Blue
    • Vanessa Blue
    • R. Bolla
    • Rene Bond
    • John T. Bone
    • Leslie Bovee
    • T.T. Boy
    • Erica Boyer
    • Axel Braun
    • Lasse Braun
    • Frank Bukkwyd
    • Robert Bullock
    • Jerry Butler
    • Seymore Butts
    • Tom Byron
    • Stuart Canterbury
    • Christy Canyon
    • Mary Carey
    • Michael Carpenter
    • Asia Carrera
    • Cassidey
    • Marilyn Chambers
    • Nikki Charm
    • Chris Charming
    • Christian XXX
    • Bob Chinn
    • Chloe
    • David Christopher
    • Kim Christy
    • Christoph Clark
    • David Aaron Clark
    • Tiffany Clark
    • Maestro Claudio
    • Gino Colbert
    • Careena Collins
    • Patrick Collins
    • Desireé Cousteau
    • Eli Cross
    • Dave Cummings
    • Stoney Curtis
    • Devan Cypher
    • Robby D.
    • Dale DaBone
    • Kiki Daire
    • Gerard Damiano
    • Stormy Daniels
    • Barbara Dare
    • Angel Dark
    • The Dark Brothers
    • Jonni Darkko
    • Gia Darling
    • Racquel Darrian
    • Mark Davis
    • Dana DeArmond
    • Lisa De Leeuw
    • Vanessa del Rio
    • Nikita Denise
    • Jewel De'Nyle
    • Alex de Renzy
    • Raquel Devine
    • Alexander DeVoe
    • Devon
    • Debi Diamond
    • Karen Dior
    • Kianna Dior
    • Guy DiSilva
    • Jon Dough
    • Ben Dover
    • Jessica Drake
    • Steve Drake
    • Rinse Dream
    • Duck Dumont
    • Nick East
    • Eric Edwards
    • Ben English
    • Alana Evans
    • Erik Everhard
    • Felecia
    • Don Fernando
    • Manuel Ferrara
    • Jeanna Fine
    • Jada Fire
    • Rod Fontana
    • Gail Force
    • Samantha Fox
    • Scotty Fox
    • Mickey G
    • Ashlyn Gere
    • Ken Gibb
    • Jamie Gillis
    • Billy Glide
    • Tommy Gunn
    • William H.
    • Max Hardcore
    • Dave Hardman
    • Dirty Harry
    • Veronica Hart
    • Nina Hartley
    • Steve Hatcher
    • Annette Haven
    • Taylor Hayes
    • Jenna Haze
    • Melissa Hill
    • Deidre Holland
    • Kelly Holland
    • Jim Holliday
    • John Holmes
    • Steve Holmes
    • Mike Horner
    • Houston
    • Cecil Howard
    • Ed Hunter
    • Heather Hunter
    • Nicki Hunter
    • Ryan Idol
    • Kylie Ireland
    • Brandon Iron
    • Janet Jacme
    • Jenna Jameson
    • Jesse Jane
    • Sara Jay
    • Jessica Jaymes
    • Jelena Jensen
    • Ron Jeremy
    • Joanna Jet
    • Mike John
    • Jules Jordan
    • Kimberly Kane
    • Sharon Kane
    • Roy Karch
    • Katsuni
    • Keisha
    • Angel Kelly
    • Jill Kelly
    • Bridgette Kerkove
    • Johnnie Keyes
    • Alisha Klass
    • Sascha Koch
    • Kayden Kross
    • Alex Ladd
    • Chasey Lain
    • C. J. Laing
    • Tim Lake
    • Tory Lane
    • Chi Chi LaRue
    • Dyanna Lauren
    • Shayla LaVeaux
    • Francesca Le
    • Dan Leal
    • Bud Lee
    • Hyapatia Lee
    • Kaylani Lei
    • Dorothy LeMay
    • Lynn LeMay
    • Gloria Leonard
    • Sunny Leone
    • John Leslie
    • Harold Lime
    • Mai Lin
    • Fred J. Lincoln
    • Janine Lindemulder
    • Byron Long
    • Miles Long
    • Rebecca Lord
    • Cara Lott
    • Shy Love
    • Sinnamon Love
    • Amber Lynn
    • Gina Lynn
    • Ginger Lynn
    • Micky Lynn
    • Porsche Lynn
    • Kelly Madison
    • Andre Madness
    • Richard Mailer
    • Jim Malibu
    • Anna Malle
    • Sonny Malone
    • Chelsea Manchester
    • Mandingo
    • Nick Manning
    • Mr. Marcus
    • William Margold
    • Daisy Marie
    • Cash Markman
    • Rick Masters
    • Eric Masterson
    • Robert McCallum
    • Shanna McCullough
    • Clive McLean
    • Radley Metzger
    • Sean Michaels
    • Midori
    • Earl Miller
    • Missy
    • Sharon Mitchell
    • The Mitchell Brothers
    • Constance Money
    • Tami Monroe
    • Rodney Moore
    • Craven Moorehead
    • Britt Morgan
    • Jonathan Morgan
    • Katie Morgan
    • Michael Morrison
    • Pat Myne
    • Tiffany Mynx
    • Kelly Nichols
    • Michael Ninn
    • Ramón Nomar
    • Paul Norman
    • Peter North
    • Nick Orleans
    • Henri Pachard
    • Richard Pacheco
    • Victoria Paris
    • Kay Parker
    • Tera Patrick
    • Jeannie Pepper
    • Mr. Pete
    • Rhonda Jo Petty
    • Wesley Pipes
    • Ed Powers
    • Jim Powers
    • Teagan Presley
    • Kirsten Price
    • Misty Rain
    • Janus Rainer
    • Nikki Randall
    • Suze Randall
    • Mike Ranger
    • Michael Raven
    • Raylene
    • RayVeness
    • Harry Reems
    • Jack Remy
    • Patti Rhodes
    • Toni Ribas
    • Alicia Rio
    • Jace Rocker
    • Candida Royalle
    • Ruby
    • Will Ryder
    • Silvia Saint
    • Savanna Samson
    • Alex Sanders
    • Loni Sanders
    • Herschel Savage
    • Rick Savage
    • Savannah
    • Reb Sawitz
    • John Seeman
    • Seka
    • Serena
    • Serenity
    • Bruce Seven
    • Shane
    • Rocco Siffredi
    • Alexandra Silk
    • Joey Silvera
    • Domonique Simone
    • Aurora Snow
    • Jim South
    • P. J. Sparxx
    • Randy Spears
    • Georgina Spelvin
    • Mark Spiegler
    • Anthony Spinelli
    • Mitchell Spinelli
    • Annie Sprinkle
    • Jasmin St. Claire
    • Sheri St. Claire
    • Taylor St. Claire
    • Steven St. Croix
    • Jessie St. James
    • Julian St. Jox
    • John Stagliano
    • David Stanley
    • Celeste Star 2018
    • Charmane Star
    • Aiden Starr 2018
    • Lexington Steele
    • Selena Steele
    • Sydnee Steele
    • Joey Stefano
    • Michael Stefano
    • Matt Sterling
    • Nici Sterling
    • Carter Stevens
    • Kirdy Stevens
    • Marc Stevens
    • Tabitha Stevens
    • Evan Stone
    • Kyle Stone
    • Madison Stone
    • Mark Stone
    • Misty Stone
    • John Strong
    • Samantha Strong
    • Jeff Stryker
    • Shyla Stylez
    • India Summer
    • Karen Summer
    • Angela Summers
    • Stephanie Swift
    • Talon
    • Jerome Tanner
    • Scott Taylor
    • Tony Tedeschi
    • Paul Thomas
    • Sunset Thomas
    • Tianna
    • Tim Von Swine
    • Raven Touchtone
    • John Travis
    • Inari Vachs
    • Stacy Valentine
    • Vaniity
    • Dana Vespoli
    • Vicky Vette
    • Nacho Vidal
    • Ron Vogel
    • Bob Vosse
    • Tasha Voux
    • Vince Voyeur
    • Marc Wallice
    • Taylor Wane
    • Jane Waters
    • Devlin Weed
    • Teri Weigel
    • Jennifer Welles
    • Tori Welles
    • Randy West
    • Angela White
    • Honey Wilder
    • Wendy Williams
    • Dick Witte
    • Barry Wood
    • Mark Wood
    • Bambi Woods
    • Luc Wylder
    • Sam Xavier
    • Ona Zee
    • Michael Zen
  • FOUNDERS BRANCH:
    • Norman Arno
    • Noel Bloom
    • Charlie Brickman
    • Marc Dorcel
    • Howard Farber
    • Larry Flynt
    • Al Goldstein
    • Phil Harvey
    • Fred Hirsch
    • David Joseph
    • Mark Kulkis
    • Arthur Morowitz
    • Sidney Niekirk
    • Rudy Sutton
    • Steve Toushin
    • Eddie Wedelstedt
    • Chuck Zane
  • PLEASURE PRODUCTS BRANCH:
    • Joani Blank
    • Joe Bolstad
    • Marc Bruder
    • Ralph Caplan
    • Mara Epstein
    • Rondee Kamins
    • Joel Kaminsky
    • Pavle Sedic
    • Steve Shubin
    • Ari Suss
    • Rina Valan
  • INTERNET FOUNDERS BRANCH:
    • Danni Ashe
    • Charles Berrebbi and John Albright
    • Botto Brothers
    • Ilan Bunimovitz
    • Mitch Farber
    • Anthony J
    • Mark "Greenguy" Jenkins
    • Lensman
    • Steve Lightspeed
    • Beth Mansfield
    • "Maurice"
    • Brad Mitchell
    • Patrick
    • Bill Pinyon
    • Angie Rowntree
    • Colin Rowntree
    • Shap
    • Tim Valenti
    • Steve Wojcik.


The Golden Globes of porn industry - XBIZ Awards


XBIZ Awards are given annually and called the Golden Globes of porn business. Like AVN Awards, they are the most important parts of rewarding anybody in adult entertainment business.

XBIZ AWARD
Sponsored by XBIZ
Location Los Angeles, California
First Awarded 2003

XBIZ Awards are organized by the adult industry trade magazine XBIZ. Nominations are submitted by clients and XBIZ staff votes for winners along with other people from this industry and participating organizations. At present, there are more categories than initially in 2003.

XBIZ Awards are given in more than 150 categories


Know all XBIZ categories used to give rewards:

  • ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIE PRODUCTION
  • ACTING PERFORMANCE:
    • Acting Performance (Female) of the Year
    • Best Actress – Feature Movie
    • Best Actress – Parody/Comedy Release
    • Best Actress – Couples-Themed Release
    • Best Actress – All-Girl Release
    • Best Actress - Taboo Release
    • Acting Performance (Male) of the Year
    • Best Actor – Feature Movie
    • Best Actor – Parody/Comedy Release
    • Best Actor – Couples-Themed Release
    • Best Actor - Taboo Release
    • Best Supporting Actress
    • Best Supporting Actor
    • Best New Starlet
    • Best Non-Sex Acting Performance
  • AFFILIATE PROGRAMS:
    • Affiliate Program/Network of the Year
    • Affiliate Program of the Year - Cam
    • Affiliate Program of the Year – European
    • Affiliate Program – Gay
    • Affiliate Program of the Year – Multi-Platform
    • Affiliate Program – Porn Star
    • Affiliate Program – Paysite
    • Affiliate Program of the Year – Retail
    • Affiliate Program – Solo Girl
    • Affiliate Program of the Year – Specialty
    • Affiliate Program – Studio
    • Affiliate Program – VOD
  • ALL-BLACK:
    • All-Black Release of the Year
    • All-Black Series
  • ALL-GIRL:
    • Release of the Year – Feature
    • Release of the Year – Non-Feature
    • Series of the Year
  • ALL SEX:
    • All-Sex Release of the Year
    • All-Sex Series of the Year
  • AMATEUR/PRO-AM:
    • Amateur Release of the Year
    • Amateur Series of the Year
    • Pro-Am Release of the Year
  • ASIAN-THEMED:
    • Asian-Themed Release of the Year
    • Asian-Themed Series
  • BDSM:
    • BDSM Release of the Year
  • BEST ART DIRECTION
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • BEST EDITING
  • BEST MUSIC
  • BEST SCENE/BEST SEX SCENE:
    • Best Scene – Feature Movie
    • Best Scene – Parody/Comedy Release
    • Best Scene – Gonzo/Non-Feature Release
    • Best Scene – All Sex Release
    • Best Scene – Vignette Release
    • Best Scene – Couples-Themed Release
    • Best Scene – All-Girl Release
    • Best Sex Scene – Taboo Release
    • Best Sex Scene - Clip Site
    • Best Sex Scene – Virtual Reality
  • BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • COMEDY:
    • Comedy Release of the Year
  • CONTENT PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
  • COUPLES-THEMED:
    • Release of the Year
    • Line of the Year
  • CROSSOVER MOVE/CROSSOVER STAR OF THE YEAR:
    • Crossover Female Star
    • Crossover Male Star
  • DESIGN COMPANY
  • DESIGN STUDIO OF THE YEAR
  • DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
    • Director of the Year – Body of Work
    • Director of the Year – Individual Work/Feature Release
    • Director of the Year – Non-Feature Release
    • Director of the Year – Parody
    • Director of the Year - Web
    • European/Foreign Director of the Year
    • Emerging Studio
  • ETHNIC RELEASE
  • EUROPEAN/FOREIGN RELEASE:
    • Feature Release of the Year
    • Non-Feature Release of the Year
  • EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD:
    • Executive Leadership – Retail
    • Executive Leadership – Video
    • Executive Leadership – Web
  • FEATURE DIRECTOR
  • FEATURE MOVIE OF THE YEAR
  • FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:
    • Foreign Female Performer of the Year
    • Girl/Girl Performer of the Year
  • FEMINIST PORN:
    • Release of the Year
  • FETISH:
    • Fetish Release of the Year
  • GONZO:
    • Gonzo Director
    • Gonzo Release of the Year
    • Gonzo Release – Non-Feature
    • Gonzo Series of the Year
  • INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION
  • INTERRACIAL:
    • Interracial Release of the Year
    • Interracial Series
  • LATIN-THEMED:
    • Latin-Themed Release of the Year
    • Latin-Themed Series
  • LGBT AWARDS:
    • Gay Web Company/Brand of the Year
    • Company
    • Director of the Year
    • Gay Feature Movie of the Year
    • Gay Performer of the Year
    • Gay Studio of the Year
    • Transsexual/Transgender Director of the Year
    • Transsexual/Transgender Performer of the Year
    • Transsexual/Transgender Release of the Year
    • Transsexual/Transgender Studio of the Year
    • Live Cam Model of the Year
  • MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:
    • Foreign Male Performer of the Year
  • MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
  • MILF PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
  • MOVIE PRODUCTION
  • NEW ALE PERFORMER/BEST MALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
  • NEW SERIES OF THE YEAR
  • PARODY RELEASE OF THE YEAR:
    • Parody Release of the Year – Comedy
    • Parody Release of the Year – Drama
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS:
    • Female Porn Star of the Year
    • Male Porn Star of the Year
    • Best New Starlet of the Year
    • Feature Movie of the Year
    • Gonzo Movie of the Year
    • Porn Parody of the Year
    • Porn Site of the Year
    • Porn Studio of the Year
    • Porn Director of the Year
    • Web Babe of the Year
  • PERFORMER COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
  • PERFORMER SHOWCASE OF THE YEAR
  • PLEASURE PRODUCTS:
    • Adult Game/Bachelorette Product of the Year
    • Bachelor/Bachelorette Product of the Year
    • BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year
    • BDSM Soft Bondage Product/Line of the Year
    • Condom Manufacturer of the Year
    • Couples Sex Toy of the Year
    • Crossover Novelty Company
    • Excellence in Product Packaging
    • Fetish Product/Line of the Year
    • Innovative Product of the Year
    • Innovative Sex Toy of the Year – Design
    • Innovative Sex Toy of the Year – Technology
    • LGBT Pleasure Products Company of the Year
    • LGBT/Gay/Lesbian Sex Toy/Line of the Year
    • Lingerie/Apparel Collection of the Year
    • Lingerie/Apparel Company of the Year
    • Luxury Pleasure Product/Line of the Year
    • Luxury Brand of the Year
    • Male Pleasure Products Company of the Year
    • Male Sex Toy/Line of the Year
    • Marketing Campaign of the Year
    • New Pleasure Products Company of the Year
    • Novelty/Sex Toy Company of the Year
    • Pleasure Products Company of the Year – Boutique
    • Pleasure Products Company of the Year – Full Range
    • Pleasure Products Company of the Year – International
    • Pleasure Products Company of the Year – Progressive
    • Pleasure Products Company of the Year – Sex Toys
    • Sensual Accessory Product/Line of the Year
    • Sensual Bath & Body Product of the Year
    • Sex Doll Brand of the Year
    • Sex Enhancement Product of the Year
    • Sex Lubricant of the Year
    • Sex Lubricant Company of the Year
    • Sex Toy of the Year – Powered/Vibrating
    • Sex Toy of the Year – Powered/Non-Vibrating
    • Sex Toy of the Year – Non-Powered
    • Sexual Health and Wellness Brand of the Year
    • Sexual Health and Wellness Product of the Year
    • Specialty Pleasure Product/Line of the Year
    • Star Branded
    • Toy Manufacturer of the Year
  • RETAIL AND DISTRIBUTION/WHOLESALE:
    • Home Party Company of the Year
    • Retailer of the Year
    • Retailer of the Year – Boutique
    • Retailer of the Year – Chain
    • Retailer of the Year – Progressive
    • Online Retailer of the Year – Full Range
    • Online Retailer of the Year – Pleasure Products
    • Online Retailer of the Year – Specialty
    • Retail Education/Training Program of the Year
    • Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year – Full Range
    • Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year – International
    • Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year – Pleasure Products
    • Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year – Progressive
    • Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year – Specialty
  • SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR
  • SEXPERT OF THE YEAR
  • SEXUAL HEALTH, WELLNESS AND ENHANCEMENT:
    • Sex Enhancement Product of the Year
    • Sexual Health and Wellness Brand of the Year
    • Sexual Health and Wellness Product of the Year
  • SPECIAL HONOREES:
    • Advocate of the Year
    • ASACP Service Recognition Award
    • Businessman of the Year
    • Businesswoman of the Year
    • Eros Progressive Business
    • FSC Award
    • FSC Leadership
    • FSC Netizen
    • Honorary Legal
    • Industry Achievement
    • Industry Humanitarian Award
    • Industry Icon
    • Industry Innovator
    • Industry Leadership Award
    • Industry Pioneer
    • Industry Pioneer Award – Movies and Production
    • Industry Pioneer Award – Novelty/Pleasure Products
    • Industry Pioneer Award – Retail and Distribution
    • Industry Pioneer Award – Video
    • Industry Pioneer Award – Web and Technology
    • Industry Service Award
    • Lifetime Achievement
    • Man of the Year
    • Outstanding Achievement
    • Special Memorial
  • SPECIALTY RELEASE OF THE YEAR
  • STUDIO OF THE YEAR:
    • European/Foreign Studio
    • Feature Studio
    • Fetish Studio
    • Gonzo Studio
    • New Studio
    • Parody Studio
  • TABOO:
    • Taboo Release of the Year
  • VIGNETTE:
    • Vignette Release of the Year
    • Vignette Series of the Year
  • WEB AND TECH:
    • CPA Network of the Year
    • Dating Company of the Year
    • Emerging Web Brand of the Year
    • Innovative Web/Tech Company of the Year
    • Innovative Web/Tech Product of the Year
    • Marketing Campaign of the Year (Web)
    • Mobile Company of the Year
    • Payment Services Company of the Year – IPSP
    • Payment Services Company of the Year – Merchant Services
    • Payment Services Company of the Year – Alternative
    • Progressive Web Company/Brand of the Year
    • Software Company of the Year
    • Traffic Company of the Year – North America
    • Traffic Company of the Year – Europe
    • VOD Company of the Year
    • Web Host of the Year
    • Web Solutions Company of the Year
  • WEB PERFORMANCES/SHOWS:
    • Cam Company of the Year – North America
    • Cam Company of the Year – Europe
    • Cam Model of the Year – Female (Studio & Independent)
    • Cam Model of the Year – Male
    • Cam Site of the Year – North America
    • Cam Site of the Year – Europe
    • Cam Site of the Year – Gay
    • Cam Studio of the Year – Europe
    • Cam Studio of the Year – Latin America
    • Clip Artist of the Year - Female
    • Clip Artist of the Year - Male
    • Clip Site of the Year
    • Web Babe/Web Star of the Year
    • Web Show of the Year
  • WEBSITES:
    • Adult Site of the Year – Paysite – Multi-Genre
    • Adult Site of the Year – BDSM
    • Adult Site of the Year – Clips
    • Adult Site of the Year – Erotic
    • Adult Site of the Year – Fan Site
    • Adult Site of the Year – Female Produced
    • Adult Site of the Year – Fetish
    • Adult Site of the Year – For Women
    • Adult Site of the Year – Gay
    • Adult Site of the Year – MILF
    • Adult Site of the Year – Niche
    • Adult Site of the Year – Photography
    • Adult Site of the Year – Performer
    • Adult Site of the Year – Retail
    • Adult Site of the Year – Solo/All-Girl
    • Adult Site of the Year – Specialty/Alternative
    • Adult Site of the Year – Studio
    • Adult Site of the Year – Trans
    • Adult Site of the Year – Video/VOD
    • Adult Site of the Year – Virtual Reality
  • WOMAN OF THE YEAR.

A website that has its own porn competition - PornHub Awards


2 years ago also PornHub started giving its own adult awards. They make one great thing - share annual reviews of every year with millions various details about porn world and people's preferences. "The 2019 Year in Review" article shares all most important details from the website - but PornHub is one of the biggest adult platform so its details may be treat like overall worldwide trends overview.

PornHub Awards
Fan voting categories Best Instagram
Best Twitter
Best Dick
Nicest Pussy
Favorite MILF
Nicest Tits
Hottest Inked Model
Hottest Ass
Favorite Fetish Model
Favorite Trans Model
Favorite Gay Model
Favorite BBW Model
Favorite Channel
Cam Performer of the Year
Best Snapchat
Favorite Newcomer
Favorite Cosplayer
Favorite Couple
Best Fan Club
Best Modelhub

PornHub Awards are based on details of more than 10M videos and over 120M daily visitors so nobody can say that they haven't enough indicators to give their own rewards.

Categories of PornHub awards


PornHub gives awards in Performer and Fan Voting categories. Genres for fans you can see above but they have also classes for acting people:

  • Most Popular Female Performer
  • Most Popular Male Performer
  • Most Popular Trans Performer
  • Most Popular Verified Amateur
  • Most Popular Verified Professional Model
  • Back Door Beauty/Top Anal Performer
  • Big And Beautiful/Top BBW Performer
  • Blowjob Queen/Top Blowjob Performer
  • Top Channel
  • Solo Siren/Top Female Solo Performer
  • Get Your Freak On/Top Fetish Performer
  • M4M/Most Popular Gay Performer
  • Girl Who Likes Girls/Top Lesbian Performer
  • Highly Experienced/Top MILF Performer
  • Most Popular Female Pornstar By Women
  • Most Popular Male Pornstar By Women
  • Most Popular Network
  • Best Chest/Top Big Tits Performer
  • Full Mast/Top Big Dick Performer
  • Mrs. Dressup/Top Cosplay Performer
  • All At The Same Damn Time/Top DP Performer
  • Splash Zone/Top Squirting Performer
  • Most Popular Gay Channel
  • Most Popular Trans Channel
  • Tantalizing Twinkie/Top Twink Performer
  • Zam Zaddy!/Top Daddy Performer
  • Top Celebrity
  • Pornhub Visionary Award
  • Top Comment On Pornhub.

XRCO Awards

XRCO - awards given by critics of porn industry


XRCO Awards are based on opinions of porn critics and people from this business. It's the only adult industry awards show reserved exclusively for industry members.

XRCO Awards
Sponsored by X-Rated Critics Organization
First award 1985
Location Los Angeles, California

XRCO members submit their own nominations and but they vote only in areas that they feel qualified in.

XRCO categories that are given by porn critics


What categories of this award are given?

  • ALL IN THE FAMILY THEME
  • BEST 3D RELEASE
  • BEST ACTOR (SINGLE PERFORMANCE)
  • BEST ACTRESS (SINGLE PERFORMANCE)
  • BEST AMATEUR OR PRO-AM SERIES
  • BEST ANAL OR D.P. SEX SCENE
  • BEST COMEDY OR PARODY:
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Comic
  • BEST CUMBACK
  • BEST DIRECTOR:
    • Features
    • Non-Features
    • Parody
    • Web
  • BEST DVD EXTRAS
  • BEST ETHNIC SERIES
  • BEST GIRL-GIRL SEX SCENE
  • BEST GIRL-GIRL RELEASE OR SERIES
  • BEST GONZO RELEASE
  • BEST GONZO SERIES
  • BEST GROUP SEX SCENE
  • BEST LESBIAN PERFORMER
  • BEST MALE-FEMALE (COUPLES) SEX SCENE
  • BEST MINI-FEATURE SERIES
  • BEST ON-SCREEN CHEMISTRY
  • BEST POV RELEASE OR SERIES
  • BEST RELEASE:
    • Best Epic
    • DVD of the Year
    • Best Feature Film of the Year
    • Best Video Feature of the Year
  • BEST SCREENPLAY
  • BEST SERIES
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • BEST THREEWAY SEX SCENE
  • BEST VIGNETTE SERIES
  • DEEP THROAT AWARD
  • FEMALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
  • KINKY SCENE
  • MAINSTREAM ADULT MEDIA FAVORITE
  • MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
  • MILF OF THE YEAR
  • MOST OUTRAGEOUS DVD EXTRAS
  • NEW STARLET
  • NEW STUD
  • ORAL SCENE
  • ORGASMIC ANALIST
  • ORGASMIC ORALIST
  • SUPERSLUT
  • (TEEN) CREAM DREAM
  • UNSUNG SIRE
  • UNSUNG SWORDSMAN
  • WOODSMAN OF THE YEAR
  • WORST MOVIE.

Sexual Freedom Awards

Sexual Freedom Awards - British voice in the porn industry


Sexual Freedom Awards promote excellence in erotic performance and sexual services and celebrates pioneers in the field of sexuality.

Sexual Freedom Awards
First awarded 1994
Place London, UK
Award The Flying Penis

Sexual Freedom Awards support the whole porn industry and nominations come from the public.

What categories are awarded with Sexual Freedom Awards?


SFA is the award that is connected more with important things connected with sexual life and entertainment that aren’t mentioned in other rewards:

  • Activist of the Year
  • Ally of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Performer of the Year
  • Pioneer of the Year
  • Publicist of the Year
  • Sexual Worker of the Year
  • Somatic Sexologist of the Year
  • Stripper of the Year
  • Outsiders Volunteer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Writing about SFA is a good place to tell that most porn companies support not only entertainment but also other areas important for people - like health, AIDS problems or even our natural environment. Don’t forget about big campaigns made by all leading porn platforms and support them the way you can - thanks to this you can mix your pleasure with making good.


NightMoves Award - another American voice of the porn business


NightMoves Awards celebrates the adult entertainment industry both locally in and nationally. It is one of the oldest adult awards show in the United States and the first that let fans vote the winners. Voting is done online and runs from July 15th to September 15th. Of course, people from the industry have also chance to vote for categories.

NightMoves Award
Presented by NightMoves Magazine
Location Tampa Bay Area, Florida
First awarded 1993

So far, every NightMoves Award show was hosted by actor Ron Jeremy, also known from porn business.

Categories of NightMoves Awards


NightMoves is given according to below categories:

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Adult Internet Site
  • Best All Girl Release
  • Best All Sex/Gonzo Release
  • Best Anal Release
  • Best BBW Performer
  • Best BBW Release
  • Best Body
  • Best Boobs
  • Best Butt
  • Best Compilation Release
  • Best Cam Model, Individual Site
  • Best Cougar/MILF Release
  • Best Director
  • Best Director — Feature
  • Best Director — Non-Feature
  • Best Director – Non-Parody
  • Best Director — Parody
  • Best DVD
  • Best Ethnic Performer
  • Best Ethnic Release
  • Best Feature Dancer
  • Best Feature Production
  • Best Female Performer
  • Best Fetish/Specialty Release
  • Best Girl/Girl Performer
  • Best Individual Website
  • Best Ink
  • Best Interracial/Ethnic Series
  • Best Latina Performer
  • Best Live Webcam
  • Best Male Performer
  • Best MILF Performer
  • Best MILF Release
  • Best New Director
  • Best New Production Company
  • Best New Starlet
  • Best Parody (Comedy)
  • Best Parody (Drama)
  • Best Parody Release
  • Best Parody (Superhero)
  • Best Production Company
  • Best Series
  • Best Star Showcase
  • Best Transsexual Director
  • Best Transexual Performer
  • Best Transexual Release
  • Best Video Packaging
  • Unsung Performer of the Year
  • First Choice Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Miss Congeniality
  • NightMoves Hall of Fame
  • Social Media Star
  • Triple Play Award
  • Behind The Scenes Award.

Venus Award

Venus Award from Germany


Germany is country that is very important for history of pornography. Many of us must remember old German productions. So it shouldn’t maze us that in Berlin they have also their own porn reward.

Venus Award
Location Berlin, Germany
First rewarded 1997

The Venus Award is a part of an international erotic trade festival, on the exhibition grounds at the Funkturm connected with live strip stage shows with topless bull riding, oil wrestling and simulated live sex.

Categories of Venus Award


Venus Award categories based on 2019 gala:

  • Best VOD Offer (Germany)
  • Best German Movie
  • Best Amateur Community
  • Best Cam Site
  • Best Innovation Product
  • Best VR Actress
  • Best Cam Girl
  • Best Actor
  • Best MILF
  • Newcomer Shootingstar 2019
  • Best Amateur Girl
  • Best Series
  • Best Actress Europe
  • Best Actress International
  • Most Creative Venus Reporter
  • Best Erotic Product
  • Best Erotic Flavour
  • Best Newcomer Marketing and Management Agency
  • Lifetime Award.

Tranny rewards - Transgender Erotica Awards


TEA is a group of movie awards presented annually in the USA for trans pornography with an emphasis on erotic photography and pornographic movies.

Transgender Erotica Awards
Awarded for exceptional performance in various aspects of the creation and marketing of transgender erotica
Sponsored by Grooby Productions
Location Los Angeles, California
First awarded 2009

Transgender Erotica Awards are given according to nominations submitted from industry and fans with different panel of judges every year. It's great that there are people in the business who appreciate tranny porn and work trans performers do to make this area of erotica more important. It really has a lot of fans and they are not only other trans people but also viewers from different kinds of society.

Categories of TEA


What categories are given in Transgender Erotica Awards:

  • PRODUCTION:
    • Best DVD
    • Best Scene
    • Best VR Scene
    • Best Solo Website
  • PERFORMER:
    • Best New Face
    • Best Solo Model
    • Best Hardcore Model
    • Best FTM Performer
    • Best Non-TS Performer (Male)
    • Best Non-TS Performer (Female)
    • Best International Model
    • Fan Choice Award
    • Best Internet Personality
    • Ms. Unique
  • TECHNICAL:
    • Best Scene Director
    • Best Photographer
    • Best Industry Professional
  • SPECIAL/SPONSORED:
    • Transational Fantasy Model of the Year
    • Bob's TGirls Model of the Year
    • Kink's Kinkiest T-Girl Domme
    • Dr. Sinclair's Transcendence Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Outstanding Service Award.

What about other porn awards?


Of course, in the industry there are more porn awards available but above ones are the most important rewards of the whole porn business.

They attract huge attention and make big galas similar to all the biggest ceremonies like music and film awards. Porn stars do like getting rewards - it shows that they do their best in movies and other areas connected with pornography. Others have Grammys or Oscars but stars with XBIZs or AVNs are also the first class celebs that are recognized around the World and have dedicated fans everywhere.

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