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Adult AVN Goes Showtime

 
 

AVN awards celebrates its 25th year on the Las Vegas Strip.

 
  by Pete Allman, Celebrity Scene Entertainment News - January 20, 2008  
 
AVN awards, the adult entertainment network dubbed as “the Oscars of adult” programming by Entertainment Weekly, celebrated its 25th year. Nearly 8,00 people attended the event on the Las Vegas Strip recently. Nearly 100 awards were dispersed for the best performances in adult films and videos, and for the most outrageous sex scene, best group scene and best-selling tape of the year, along with the standard Best Actor and Best Actress awards.

The first AVN awards were given in 1983 with little notice paid, compared to now.

“Scoundrels” by Director Cecil Howard was the first recipient of AVN’s Best Film award. Through the years, AVN was held at various Strip properties, including the Riviera, Aladdin, Tropicana, Bally’s and Caesars Palace, and now has its permanent home at Mandalay Bay Events Center, the site of the 2008 awards show aired for the first time on Showtime.

Many great names in comedy have hosted the AVN awards, among them Bobby Slayton, Robert Schimmel, Richard Jeni and Bill Hicks. Stars like Ice T, the great Redd Foxx, Rich Little, Penn & Teller, Drew Carey and Andy Richter have held the evening’s spotlight, along with this year’s co-hosts Greg Fitzsimmons and Tera Patrick.
 
 
Pete Allman is a Las Vegas-based commentator, broadcast personality and celebrity interviewer. He also produces inspirational messages for television and other media. Contact him at peteonthescene@yahoo.com or (702) 265-9099.