Die-Screaming breaks down the 2017 AVN Nominations
The 2017 AVN Nominations were announced several days ago. Normally I post them up to the site, but I decided to go a different route this year. Instead of just copy and pasting all the nominees (and that list is MASSIVE) up like every other site does, I wanted to do something to help make sense of it.
So, with that in mind, I built a bunch of spreadsheets and ran the numbers, looking to get a sense of which pornstars, studios and porn movies received the most nominations. This seems much more interesting than just slapping up all the nominations…which none of you would read anyway.
If you do wanna see the complete list of all the 2017 AVN Award nominees, you can do that here.
Which pornstars earned the most 2017 AVN Award nominations?
As you can see from the breakdown of top female and male nominees, there’s a few things that stand out. First, Mick Blue absolutely dominated everyone with his 24 nominations. Mostly, that’s a reflection of the number of scenes that he’s appeared in over the past year, the quality of his work and a few for his directing efforts.
Next, some of you may be surprised to see Joanna Angel at the top of the ladies’ column. But you shouldn’t be. A pair of her movies, Cindy Queen of Hell and How the Grinch Gaped Christmas, were two of the most nominated films this year. Also, like Mick Blue, she had some director nominations in addition to her work as a performer.
Finally, it would appear that AVN is no longer snubbing James Deen. You may recall Deen fell from grace after Stoya and several other female performers accused him of sexual and physical violence. But, hey, if Donald Trump can be our next president then I guess James Deen can get 10 AVN Award nominations.
Which porn movies earned the most 2017 AVN Award nominations?
- Suicide Squad XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (13)
- Cindy Queen of Hell (10)
- Ten Inch Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Porn Parodies (10)
- The Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed (9)
- Babysitting the Baumgartners (8)
- DNA (8)
- Not Traci Lords XXX: 80’s Superstars Reborn (8)
- Outland: Beyond the Far West (8)
- This Ain’t Fallout XXX (8)
- Supergirl XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (8)
I don’t think anyone should be surprised with most of the films listed here. Suicide Squad XXX was an absolute powerhouse and received tons of critical acclaim when it was released. Cindy Queen of Hell was also arguably the best XXX movie of the year.
That being said, I did raise my eyebrows a bit when I saw that Woodrocket’s Ten Inch Mutant Ninja Turtles received 10 nominations. While it was certainly one of that studio’s better efforts in recent memory, I didn’t expect to see it get so much love from AVN across so many categories. But, y’know, whatever.
Who were the 2017 AVN Male and Female Performer of the year nominees?
|Female Performer of the Year Nominees
||Male Performer of the Year Nominees
Really no surprises here at all. With 15 nominees for each of the categories, AVN had no trouble including all of the biggest stars and starlets.
Who were the 2017 AVN Best New Starlet nominees?
- Kimmy Granger
- Alex Grey
- Holly Hendrix
- Elsa Jean
- Jojo Kiss
- Katy Kiss
- Lyra Law
- Melissa Moore
- Kira Noir
- Anya Olsen
- Gia Paige
- Piper Perri
- Adria Rae
- Lana Rhoades
- Gina Valentina
Like the Performer of the Year categories, nothing surprising stands out here. Clearly, many of the names listed above are longshots (this category probably could have had 5 nominees), but if AVN wants to nominate fifteen people for the award, who am I to say they can’t? I’m just a drunk dude with a porn blog.
Hopefully, this post gave you some actual insight into the 2017 AVN Award nominations. Because if you had to read through the complete list of all the awards and nominees (like I did), your fucking eyes would be bleeding (like mine are) and you probably would have just killed yourself.