2021 AVN and GayVN Awards pre-nominations now open

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Pre-nominations are now open for 2021 GayVN Awards & 2021 AVN Awards

Adult industry media company AVN has announced that the pre-nomination period for the 2021 AVN Awards and the 2021 GayVN Awards is now open. Both events will take place virtually in January 2021, with the GayVN Awards (presented by Chaturbate) on January 18, and the AVN Awards (presented by MyFreeCams) on January 23.

With the discontinuation of the “Interracial” categories, the 2021 AVN Awards will feature 2 new categories: Best Cultural Appeal Production and Best Cultural Appeal Series or Channel. The AVN Awards will also adopt a new award recognizing “the year’s most outstanding achievement in adult motion picture creation”. The “Grand Reel” award is touted by AVN as the adult industry’s Palme d’Or. Both the 2021 AVN Awards and the 2021 GayVN Awards will also feature categories for “Best Quarantine Sex Scene”–hopefully a category that is not needed for more than one year!

Pre-nominations for both awards ceremonies can be made at the AVN submissions website until midnight on September 30, 2020.

2021 GayVN Awards Categories

  • Best Actor
  • Best All-Sex Movie
  • Best Bi Sex Scene
  • Best Director – Feature
  • Best Director – Non-Feature
  • Best Duo Sex Scene
  • Best Feature
  • Best Fetish Scene
  • Best Group Sex Scene
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Quarantine Sex Scene
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Three-Way Sex Scene
  • Performer of the Year

2021 AVN Awards Categories

VIDEO & WEB

  • All-Girl Performer of the Year
  • Best Actor – Featurette
  • Best Actress – Featurette
  • Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene
  • Best All-Girl Production
  • Best All-Girl Series or Channel
  • Best Anal Production
  • Best Anal Series or Channel
  • Best Anal Sex Scene
  • Best Anthology Production
  • Best Anthology Series or Channel
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best BDSM Production
  • Best Blowbang Scene
  • Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Cultural Appeal Production
  • Best Cultural Appeal Series or Channel
  • Best Director – Comedy
  • Best Director – Drama
  • Best Director – Foreign Production
  • Best Director – Web Channel/Site
  • Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene
  • Best Editing
  • Best Featurette
  • Best Female Mixed-Age Production
  • Best Foreign Production
  • Best Foreign-Shot All-Girl Sex Scene
  • Best Foreign-Shot Anal Sex Scene
  • Best Foreign-Shot Boy/Girl Sex Scene
  • Best Foreign-Shot Group Sex Scene
  • Best Gangbang Scene
  • Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene
  • Best Gonzo Production
  • Best Gonzo Series or Channel
  • Best Group Sex Production
  • Best Group Sex Scene
  • Best Ingénue Production
  • Best Ingénue Series or Channel
  • Best Leading Actor
  • Best Leading Actress
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Male Newcomer
  • Best MILF Production
  • Best MILF/Female Mixed-Age Series or Channel
  • Best New Foreign Starlet
  • Best New Production Banner
  • Best New Starlet
  • Best Niche Production
  • Best Niche Series or Channel
  • Best Non-Sex Performance
  • Best Oral Production
  • Best Oral Sex Scene
  • Best Polyamory Production
  • Best POV Sex Scene
  • Best Quarantine Sex Scene
  • Best Screenplay – Comedy
  • Best Screenplay – Drama
  • Best Sexual Barter Production
  • Best Solo/Tease Performance
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Star Showcase
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Taboo Relations Production
  • Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G
  • Best Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B
  • Best Transgender Group Sex Scene
  • Best Transgender One-on-One Sex Scene
  • Best Transgender Production
  • Best Transgender Series or Channel
  • Best Virtual Reality Product/Site
  • Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene
  • Clever Title of the Year
  • Director of the Year
  • Female Foreign Performer of the Year
  • Female Performer of the Year
  • Foreign Director of the Year
  • Grand Reel
  • Mainstream Venture of the Year
  • Male Foreign Performer of the Year
  • Male Performer of the Year
  • MILF Performer of the Year
  • Most Outrageous Sex Scene
  • Niche Performer of the Year
  • Transgender Performer of the Year

PLEASURE PRODUCTS

  • Best Enhancement Manufacturer
  • Best Fetish Manufacturer
  • Best Lingerie or Apparel Manufacturer
  • Best Lubricant Manufacturer
  • Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Small
  • Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Medium
  • Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Large

RETAIL

  • Best Boutique
  • Best Retail Chain – Small
  • Best Retail Chain – Medium
  • Best Retail Chain – Large
  • Best Web Retail Store