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Porn Movies With the Most AVN Award Wins

In 1959, the MGM epic Ben-Hur set an Oscar record by collecting 11 Academy Awards for a single year. Later, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King matched the mark with big Oscar nights of their own. These achievements put this trio of movies into a unique place in Hollywood history. For porn’s own de-facto Oscars, the annual AVN awards, 11 has also been a magical number. Since the awards debuted in 1984, three porn movies have won 11 awards in a single year. In this retrospective, we look back at those classics and other big award winners through the years.

Pirates 2: Stagnetti’s Revenge (2008)

* 11 AVN Award wins in 2009

A hotly anticipated sequel in 20089, Pirates 2 did not disappoint audiences, critics, or award watchers. The original Pirates was no AVN slouch, winning a whopping 10 awards in 2006. By the time part two rolled around, Digital Playground’s publicity machine was in full swing. (Indeed, one of the movie’s wins was for marketing.) Pirates 2 seemed destined for awards plunder, and it collected mightily across all major categories in January 2010. Though its wins in physical media categories like DVD extras are less relevant to 2023 consumers, the victories in production areas like makeup, special effects, and art direction point to the movie’s abiding quality. The award-winning sex scene, starring fan fave Jesse Jane, is also still a scorching watch some 16 years later.

  • Best Art Direction
  • Best DVD Extras
  • Best Editing
  • Best Girl-Girl Sex Scene (Watch now!)
  • Best High Definition Production
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Overall Marketing Campaign — Individual Project
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Video Feature
  • Best Videography

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Latex (1995)

  • 11 AVN Award wins in 1996

Michael Ninn‘s background as a music video director made him the perfect choice for prestige porn projects. (One year prior to Latex, he’d helmed Sex — yes, just Sex — which netted nine AVN Awards). Latex demonstrates the stylistic flair he honed in his music career while presenting some unique visuals all its own. Thus it’s not surprise that many of Latex‘s 11 awards came in areas like editing, videography, and art direction. The movie’s dystopian plot is mostly an excuse for Ninn’s bizarre, compulsively watchable scenarios, including a final sequence with plenty of cum-covered latex.

  • Best Actor — Video (Jon Dough)
  • Best Art Direction — Video
  • Best Director — Video (Michael Ninn)
  • Best Editing — Video
  • Best Music
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Trailer
  • Best Video Feature
  • Best Videography
  • Top Renting Release of the Year
  • Top Selling Release of the Year

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Shock (1996)

  • 11 AVN Award wins in 1997

Like Pirates 2, Shock was a sequel that marched to success that matched its storied predecessor. In this case, the movie was a follow-up to the previous year’s big winner, Latex. Shock, sometimes subtitled Latex 2, had an equally ambitious visual style, leading to a very similar roster of award wins. One notable addition to the lineup was Most Outrageous Sex Scene (scene two), featuring Shayla LaVeaux.

  • Best Actor — Video (Jon Dough)
  • Best Art Direction — Video
  • Best Director — Video
  • Best Editing — Video
  • Best Music
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Video Feature
  • Best Videography
  • Most Outrageous Sex Scene (Watch now!)
  • Top Renting Release of the Year
  • Top Selling Release of the Year

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* Other big winners:

Double Feature (10 wins in 2000)

The Fashionistas (10 wins in 2003)

Pirates (10 wins in 2006)

* Michael Ninn’s Sex (nine wins in 1995), Portrait of a Call Girl (nine wins in 2012), Underworld (nine wins in 2014), Suicide Squad XXX (nine wins in 2017), Drive (nine wins in 2020)

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Source: AVN Awards Show archival website

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