Tori Black scooped away an arm full of awards at the 2010 AVN Awards held in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Needless to say i havent been able to get through to Tori to ask her how it feels to carry that many awards. She’s probably still in bed!
ARTICLE FROM AVN.COM
LAS VEGAS—There’s so much to like about the 2010 AVN Awards Show that it’s difficult to know where to begin.
Could the high point have been the high-powered performance by rap group Baby Bash of their recent hit “Out of Control,” which featured scantily-clad beauties swinging from curtains and performing mid-air acrobatics in the show’s newest location, the Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort? (Nah; too early; the evening’s only just begun!)
Could it be the opening video presentation, a smash-cut collection of clips from this year’s nominated movies and behind-the-scenes footage, all set to the familiar melody of “O Fortuna” from the classic musical masterpiece Carmina Burana? (A possibility; it’s certainly the most artistic video AVN has ever composed.)
Could it be the appearance of famous comedian Dave Attell, co-hosting the show with Wicked Pictures contract gal Kirsten Price and Digital Playground’s newest starlet Kayden Kross? (Couldn’t rule them out…)
The audience ate up Attell’s self-deprecating style, particularly when he noted early on that compared with the high-fashion attendees at the show, “I look like a greeter at Olive Garden.” Attell also claimed that one of his favorite adult series is Monster Cocks, remarking about a particular boxcover which had a starlet’s face almost obscured by a big black cock, “That’s when you know you have a big dick: When you can use it as a disguise.”
But of course, the main reason the show was so well attended was the awards themselves, and this year’s nominees certainly didn’t disappoint.
Among the nominated movies, the big winner was Adam & Eve’s apocalyptic blockbuster The 8th Day, nabbing seven awards including Best Video Feature, Best All-Girl Threeway Sex Scene, Best Videography/Cinematography, Best Makeup, Best DVD Extras, Best Packaging Innovation and Best Online Marketing Campaign—Individual Project.
“This was a really difficult movie for us to make, and it was almost legendary,” noted director Ren Savant, speaking for the entire cast which had joined him on-stage to accept the trophy. “And all these people behind me are such a big, big part of this. Everyone here knows a big release takes a lot of people to do.”
One of the evening’s bigger surprises, however, was the number of awards given to Tori Black, both for her individual performances—she took home awards for Female Performer of the Year, for Interactive Sex with Tori Black, and for her all-girl couples sex scene with Lexi Belle in Girlfriends Films’ Field of Schemes 5—and for her excellent work in her star vehicle, Tori Black Is Pretty Filthy, which snagged the Best Gonzo Release trophy, as well as awards for Tori’s Best Tease Performance and her Best Threeway Sex Scene with Rebeca Linares and Mark Ashley.
As the nominees for Female Performer of the Year were about to be read, presenter Evan Stone loudly claimed, “There are 15 nominees for Female Performer—15!—and I’ve fucked all of them!”… to which his co-presenter Joanna Angel retorted, “Oh, yeah? Me too!”
2010 was also a record year for the number of categories that ended in a tie, most notably Best Parody, where voters were evenly divided on the accomplishments of both The Sex Files: A Dark XXX Parody, which also delivered this year’s Best Actress award (and a diamond bracelet) for star Kimberly Kane, and Not The Cosbys XXX, which also scored Best Non-Sex Performance for Cosby look-alike Thomas Ward.
Voters also voted evenly for the dual winners of Best All-Girl Threeway Sex Scene, Best Director—Foreign Feature, and Best Overall Marketing Campaign—Company Image.
There were a few memorable lines from the evening’s acceptance speeches, the best of which had to be Sasha Grey’s acceptance of the Best Oral Sex Scene award for Throat: A Cautionary Tale.
“I really didn’t think I was going to win this,” Grey told the audience. “Can someone remind me who the guy was?”
Interspersed between the awards were several entertainments, including an episodic “Behind the Scenes of the AVN Awards,” which had Kirsten Price giving a visual demonstration of how many movies each voter had to watch, and noting, while sitting on editor Pete Warren’s lap, that although most people think AVN employees get laid all the time, in fact, they have 68 percent less sex than the general population.
Another highlight of the evening was the video montage accompanying Sasha Grey’s receipt of Crossover Star of the Year, which contained scenes from both her adult work and her several mainstream appearances in movies like Smash Cut and The Girlfriend Experience.
Attendees were also treated to a bevy of beauties recreating a scene that could have been taken from Buttman’s Stretch Class, with Belladonna as the taskmistress appearing on the giant video screen behind them.