Who was the hottest starlet of 2013?
The 2014 XBIZ and AVN Award nominations have been announced. As have the 2013 NightMoves nominations. So who ended up being the most recognized pornstar in the industry? I sat down and sorted through the thousands of 2014 award nominees and started keeping score. I looked at the NightMoves, XBIZ and AVN award nomination lists and came up with the below chart, which shows which pornstars received the most number of total award nominations. Take a look…
21 Most Nominated Female Pornstars of 2013
- Anikka Albrite | 18 nominations | 13 AVN + 4 XBIZ + 1 NightMoves
- Bonnie Rotten | 18 nominations | 11 AVN + 3 XBIZ + 4 NightMoves
- Remy LaCroix | 15 nominations | 9 AVN + 5 XBIZ + 1 NightMoves
- Dana Vespoli | 13 nominations | 8 AVN + 3 XBIZ + 2 NightMoves
- Maddy O’Reilly | 13 nominations | 6 AVN + 7 XBIZ
- Riley Reid | 13 nominations | 10 AVN + 3 XBIZ
- Chanel Preston | 12 nominations | 8 AVN + 2 XBIZ +2 NightMoves
- jessica drake | 12 nominations | 6 AVN + 4 XBIZ + 2 NightMoves
- Skin Diamond | 12 nominations | 8 AVN + 2 XBIZ + 2 NightMoves
- Dani Daniels | 11 nominations | 5 AVN + 6 XBIZ
- Asa Akira | 10 nominations | 5 AVN + 3 XBIZ + 2 NightMoves
- Christy Mack | 10 nominations | 6 AVN + 2 XBIZ + 2 NightMoves
- Jesse Jane | 10 nominations | 2 AVN + 6 XBIZ + 2 NightMoves
- Lisa Ann | 10 nominations | 3 AVN + 3 XBIZ + 4 Night Moves
- Mia Malkova | 10 nominations | 7 AVN + 3 XBIZ + 1 NightMoves
- Allie Haze | 9 nominations | 6 AVN + 2 XBIZ + 1 NightMoves
- Samantha Saint | 8 nominations | 4 AVN + 3 XBIZ + 1 NightMoves
- Alexis Texas | 7 nominations | 2 AVN + 3 XBIZ + 2 NightMoves
- Dana DeArmond | 7 nominations | 5 AVN + 2 XBIZ
- Jada Stevens | 7 nominations | 5 AVN + 1 XBIZ + 1 Night Moves
- Lexi Belle | 7 nominations | 3 AVN + 2 XBIZ + 2 NightMoves
What does the chart tell us?
I wanted to pull this data together for a few reasons. The most obvious reason was to see which pornstars had the biggest year in 2013. Because there are thousands of new porn movies released each year, and because everyone has their own opinion of who is the “best” pornstar, I wanted to try and compile data to try and pull together an unbiased view of who impressed the experts most during 2013.
And, as you can see from above, Anikka Albrite and Bonnie Rotten tied for the top honor. Each of them scored an impressive 18 nominations. And expanding the view to the Top 5, we see that Remy LaCroix, Maddy O’Reilly, and Riley Reid also did very well. And all of this makes sense. If you were to poll 100 people about who their favorite current pornstar is, I’m sure each one of those ladies would be at the top of several of their lists.
Lisa Ann landing at #14 is also interesting. Despite being very popular with fans, she rarely gets much love from either the AVN or XBIZ Awards committees. However, she had a very strong showing in terms of NightMoves nominations, which moved her up by several spots on the chart.
Taking a broader view of the data, one of the things that stands out is that compared to the NightMoves and XBIZ Award nominations, the AVN nominations look a bit inflated. Take Anikka Albrite as an example. She received 4 XBIZ and 1 NightMoves nomination. However, she then landed 13 AVN Award nominations. In looking down the list, you see that kind of thing happening on a regular basis. This would seem to indicate that – at least at first glance – the XBIZ and NightMoves Award nominations are more exclusive and harder to come by.
How was this chart put together?
In compiling the Top 21 Most Nominated Female Pornstars of 2013, I used the AVN, XBIZ, and NightMoves nomination lists. I only counted individual awards for each performer, including Best Director award nominations. I didn’t count nominations for fan choice awards because those lists tend to be way too big to be meaningful. I also didn’t count award nominations that were just movies or studios. So, as an example, Bonnie Rotten didn’t get credit for The Gangbang of Bonnie Rotten being nominated for the XBIZ Gonzo Release of the Year because the nomination was for the movie, not specifically for her. I also didn’t give Lisa Ann credit for Lisa Ann Productions being nominated for the AVN Best New Studio Award because that nomination was for the studio, not for her specifically.
When it came to rank the performers, I put it order of combined AVN, NightMoves, and XBIZ Award individual nominations. In the event of a tie, they were ranked alphabetically by first name. I capped the list off at 21 because I felt like it and a list needs to end somewhere.