The AVN Awards, sometimes referred to as the Oscars of the adult film industry, are awarded annually for achievements in adult movies. AVN stands for Adult Video News, which is a media company based in Chatsworth, California. The first awards were given in 1984.
The annual AVN Awards show is traditionally held in mid-January on the last night of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Each year, around 120 awards are given out in different categories such as Best Film, Best Director, Best Audio, Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Marketing Campaign, Best DVD Packaging, Best Art Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Screenplay, Best Comedy, Best Sex Scene.