The 2013 AVN Awards Show
The 30th AVN Awards ceremony, or XXX AVN Awards, was an event during which Adult Video News (AVN) presented its annual AVN Awards to honor the best pornographic movies and adult entertainment products of 2012 in the United States. Movies or products released between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012 were eligible. The ceremony was held January 19, 2013, at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada. Comedienne April Macie, AVN Hall of Fame inductee Jesse Jane and Asa Akira, who won Female Performer of the Year, hosted the AVN Awards. The awards show was held immediately after the Adult Entertainment Expo at the same venue.
Best Romance Release was one of several new categories created for the 30th Awards Show. The new categories “reflect the ever-evolving market trends of the business” and the Best Romance award is for a movie with a romantic story line geared specifically to women or couples. Torn, starring best actor winner Steven St. Croix, won the first Best Romance award.
Wasteland took top honors as Movie of the Year, also winning best drama and six other awards, including a directing award for Graham Travis, who also directed the previous year’s top movie, and a Best Actress victory for Lily Carter. Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody took six awards including Best Parody – Comedy.
Octomom Home Alone won the Best Cele-brity Sex Tape category, while Axel Braun won his third straight Director of the Year award and Remy LaCroix won the coveted AVN Best New Starlet Award. All winners were presented newly redesigned trophies, depicting an intertwined couple, to celebrate the awards’ 30th anniversary.