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Angela White (left) and Harli Lotts will co-host the 2018 Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas January 27th.
The 35th AVN Awards, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), honors the best pornographic movies and adult entertainment products from the previous year. Sticking with tradition, the AVN Awards will once again be held in Las Vegas with Angela White and Harli Lotts co-hosting the awards ceremony this year.
Two new award categories will debut in 2018. Best Action/Thriller and Best Lewd Propositions Movie.
Best Action/Thriller category will recognize the proliferation of adult features in the past year employing heavy elements of suspense, chills and peril. The Best Lewd Propositions Movie has been a staple of adult movies for as long as they've been made, however this category puts a name for the first time on the age-old setup device of procuring sex by way of coercion, manipulation, barter or the pretense of some sort of opportunity. The lewd proposition genre has seen a boom of late as the central theme of many anthology-style porn releases.
For those who feared adult parodies had gone the way of the dodo, good news: AVN found during the nominations process that the beloved genre of triple-X spoofs remains a viable one, and hence the Best Parody category lives on.
The popular catgegories like Best New Starlet, Male and Female Performer of the Year and Male Newcomer of the Year are a staple and will continue on in 2018. The competition for these categories are stiff (pun intended) and are expected to create some surprises.
In a surprise nomination, XRentDVD is nominated in the Best Web Retail Store category.
The 2018 AVN Awards Show takes place January 27 at The Joint inside Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, topping off a full week of events at the resort starting with Internext January 20-23, followed by the concurrent AVN Novelty Expo (January 24-26) and AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (January 24-27).