2018 AVN Award winners

2018 AVN Award Winners: A Look Back

The 2020 awards season is nearly upon us, so we’re continuing our look back at previous AVN winners: in this edition, we return to 2018!

Movie of the Year

In a year when age-gap genres like family roleplay continued to flourish, it seemed only appropriate that Pure Taboo‘s dark, shocking Half His Age would claim the top prize as movie of the year.

* Half His Age (Winner)

All Girl Performer of the Year

Jenna Sativa is a reliable, consistently popular all-girl performer year in and year out. Her workmanlike attitudes helped her net a second straight all-girl AVN prize at the 2018 awards ceremony (though one year later, her streak would be halted at two).

* Jenna Sativa

Best Anal Movie

One of the grand old masters of the anal genre, Jules Jordan himself, directed the movie that claimed the top prize in the genre for 2018. In addition to scenes with then-rising newbies such as Lana Rhoades and Anya Olsen, the movie featured Gina Valentina‘s first anal shoot.

*Anal Savages 3

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene

Strange as it may seem, Elsa Jean, Melissa Moore, and Adria Rae were once the new kids on the block! They received their most memorable joint effort in this salute to 2017 newbies, which found them in an anal threesome (under the watchful eye of director Dreadneck).

*Elsa Jean, Melissa Moore & Adria Rae (Best New Starlets 2017)

Best BDSM Movie

The movie promises “three hours of amazing femdom,” and it doesn’t disappoint. “Cybill is an internationally known pro Dominatrix who has a huge following on fetish outlets like Clips4Sale — plus she’s amazing, so this seemed like the perfect choice,” co-director Dee Severe told XBIZ at the time of the movie’s release. The movie’s success helped Troy win one of the year’s major performer prizes (see below).

*Cybill Troy Is Vicious

Best Drama

In addition to its crowning win as Movie of the Year, Half His Age also added to its award case by taking him the Best Drama prize. (Given the movie’s shocking, scandalous plot, the emphasis is definitely on the word “drama” in every sense of the term!)

*Half His Age

Best New Starlet

Jill Kassidy bears a strong resemblance to Riley Reid, and the duo share another commonality: sterling success during awards season! Kassidy beat out such notable other contenders as Lena Paul, Kristen Scott, Whitney Wright, and more. “I’m just really happy they called my name. It’s weird because now every time I go to set everyone’s like ‘Best New Starlet!’ I didn’t expect to win,” Kassidy said in reaction to the win.

*Jill Kassidy

Director of the Year

Greg Lansky was responsible for some of the year’s most popular movies (including the overall bestseller on Adult Empire, Kendra’s Obsession), so it came as little surprise that he captured Director of the Year yet again.

*Greg Lansky

MILF of the Year

Cherie DeVille marked off her first of two straight wins as the top star in one of the most consistently popular porn categories. “Oh gosh, I don’t know where to start! First, I just want to say how incredible it was to be nominated with such a great group of performers. All the ladies nominated are amazing, and I think we all deserve awards,” DeVille said when asked for her reaction to the victory.

*Cherie DeVille

Female Performer of the Year

Sure, she’s been around since 2003, but Angela White really only began to take full control of the porn world around 2014. This hit its true stride with her first win as Female Performer of the Year, a feat she’d duplicate the following year.

*Angela White

Niche Performer of the Year

The BDSM niche fond its standard-bearer taking the top prize, thanks to the amazing body of work from Cybill Troy (including the aforementioned Cybill Is Vicious).

*Cybill Troy

Other winners:

Best Actor — Feature: Tommy Pistol, Ingenue

Best Actress — Feature: Sara Luvv, The Faces of Alice

Best All-Girl Movie: Angela Loves Women 3

Best All-Girl Series: Women Seeking Women

Best Amateur/Pro-Am Movie: Amateur Introductions 24

Best Anal Series: Anal Savages

Best Anal Sex Scene: Anal Savages 3

Best Anthology Movie: Sacrosanct

Best Art Direction: Justice League XXX

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene: Angela Vol. 3 (Angela White and Manuel Ferrara)

Best Cinematography: Sacrosanct

Best Comedy: Jews Love Black Cock

Best Continuing Series: Angela Loves . . .

Best Director – Feature: Justice League XXX

Best Director – Foreign Feature: Revenge of a Daughter

Best Director – Foreign Non-Feature: Megan Escort Deluxe

Best Director – Non-Feature: Sacrosanct

Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene: Angela Vol. 3

Best Drama: Half His Age

Best Editing: Angela Vol. 3

Best Ethnic Movie: Asian Anal

Best Ethnic/Interracial Series: Black & White

Best Foreign Feature: Bulldogs

Best Foreign Non-Feature: Anissa the Tenniswoman

Best Foreign Series: Rocco’s Psycho Teens

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene: Scene four, I Am Katrina

Best Gonzo Movie: Manuel’s Fucking POV 7

Best Group Sex Scene: Angela Vol. 3

Best Ingénue Movie: Young Fantasies 2

Best Interracial Movie: Interracial Icon 4

Best Lewd Propositions Movie: Babysitter Auditions

Best Makeup: Justice League XXX

Best Male Newcomer: Juan El Caballo Loco

Best MILF Movie: MILF Performers of the Year

Best New Imprint: Pure Taboo

Best New Series: Young & Beautiful

Best Niche Movie: Cum Inside Me Vol. 3

Best Niche Series: Squirt For Me

Best Non-Sex Performance: Kyle Stone, Conflicted

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Movie: The Art of Older Women

Best Oral Movie: Facialized 4

Best Oral Sex Scene: Scene two, Facialized 4

Best Orgy/Gangbang Movie: My First Gangbang

Best Parody: Justice League XXX

Best Polyamory Movie: Adventures With the Baumgartners

Best Screenplay: Bad Babes Inc.

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production: Scene one, Claire Desires of Submission

Best Solo/Tease Performance: Angela Vol. 3

Best Soundtrack: The Altar of Aphrodite

Best Special Effects: Justice League XXX

Best Star Showcase: Angela Vol. 3

Best Supporting Actor: Small Hands, Half His Age

Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Scott, Half His Age

Best Taboo Relations Movie: Dysfucktional: Blood Is Thicker Than Cum

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Boy/Boy/Girl: Scene four, Kendra’s Obsession

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Girl/Girl/Boy: Scene one, Young & Beautiful

Best Transsexual Movie (tie): All My Mother’s Lovers and Buck Angel Superstar

Best Transsexual Series: Hot for Transsexuals

Best Transsexual Sex Scene: Scene four, Adriana Chechik Is the Squirt Queen

Best Web Director: Mike Adriano

Clever Title of the Year: Black Loads Matter

Female Foreign Performer of the Year: Jasmine Jae

Mainstream Star of the Year: Asa Akira

Male Foreign Performer of the Year: Ryan Ryder

Male Performer of the Year: Markus Dupree

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