Award Winners

Adult Film Association of America

The Adult Film Association of America, the AFAA, was the first American association of pornographic film producers. It fought against censorship laws, attempted to defend the industry against prosecution for obscenity, and held an annual adult film awards ceremony.

It was founded in 1969 in Kansas City, with Sam Chernoff of Astro-Jemco Film Co. as the first president. Other notable presidents included producer David F. Friedman, elected the third president in 1971, and re-elected four times before becoming Chairman of the Board, and erotic actress and magazine publisher Gloria Leonard.

It held adult film awards ceremonies from 1976 through 1985, for a time the most notable such awards. In later years this ceremony was increasingly accused of bias, especially for the victory of Virginia in 1984, which led to the founding of the X-Rated Critics Organization. The role of adult film awards has been mostly supplanted by the AVN Awards.

With the advent of pornography on video, the AFAA renamed itself Adult Film and Video Association of America (AFVAA). Its role as the trade association of the adult entertainment industry has been taken over by the Free Speech Coalition, organized in 1991, which acknowledges the AFAA as its first ancestor.

Best Film

* 1976 The Opening of Misty Beethoven
* 1977 Desires Within Young Girls
* 1978 Legend of Lady Blue
* 1979 Babylon Pink
* 1980 Talk Dirty to Me; Urban Cowgirls (tie)
* 1981 Nothing to Hide
* 1982 Roommates
* 1983 The Devil in Miss Jones, Part II
* 1984 Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star
* 1985 Taboo American Style 1: The Ruthless Beginning

Best Actress

* 1976: Jennifer Welles (Little Orphan Sammy)
* 1977: Georgina Spelvin (Desires Within Young Girls)
* 1978: Desireé Cousteau (Pretty Peaches)
* 1979: Samantha Fox (Jack ‘N’ Jill)
* 1980: Samantha Fox (Tramp)
* 1981: Georgina Spelvin (The Dancers)
* 1982: Veronica Hart (Roommates)
* 1983: Kelly Nichols (In Love)
* 1984: Rachel Ashley (Every Woman Has A Fantasy)
* 1985: Gloria Leonard (Taboo American Style (The Miniseries))

Best Director

* 1976: Henry Paris (The Opening of Misty Beethoven)
* 1977: Alex de Renzy (Baby Face)
* 1978: Armand Weston (Take Off)
* 1979: Henri Pachard (Babylon Pink)
* 1980: Tsanusdi (Urban Cowgirls)
* 1981: Anthony Spinelli (Nothing To Hide)
* 1982: Chuck Vincent (Roommates)
* 1983: Henri Pachard (The Devil in Miss Jones, Part II)
* 1984: Anthony Spinelli (Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star)
* 1985: Henri Pachard (Taboo American Style (The Miniseries))

AVN Awards

The AVN Awards are movie awards sponsored and presented by the American adult video industry trade magazine AVN (Adult Video News) to honor exceptional performance in various aspects of the creation and marketing of American pornographic movies. They are called the “Oscars  of porn”. The AVN Awards are comprised of nearly 100 categories, some of which are analogous to industry awards offered in other film and video genres, and others that are specific to pornographic/erotic film and video.

AVN sponsored the first AVN Awards ceremony in February 1984. The award ceremony occurs in early January during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Best Film

* 1984 Scoundrels
* 1985 Talk Dirty To Me, Part III
* 1986 Raw Talent
* 1987 Devil In Miss Jones III
* 1988 Careful, He May Be Watching
* 1989 Pretty Peaches 2
* 1990 Night Trips
* 1991 House of Dreams
* 1992 On Trial
* 1993 Face Dance, Parts I & II
* 1994 Justine: Nothing to Hide 2
* 1995 Sex
* 1996 Blue Movie
* 1997 Bobby Sox
* 1998 Bad Wives
* 1999 Looker