5th AVN Awards
|5th AVN Awards|
|Date||January 8, 1988|
|Site||Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Paradise, Nevada|
|Best Picture||Careful, He May Be Watching (Best Film)|
|Most awards||Firestorm II (4)|
The 5th AVN Awards ceremony, organized by Adult Video News (AVN), took place on January 8, 1988 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada beginning at 9:00 p.m. PST / 12:00 a.m. EST. During the ceremony, AVN Awards were presented in 33 categories, plus several extra awards, honoring pornographic movies released the previous year. The ceremony was produced by Mark Stone and Gary Todd. The show was hosted by Adult Video News publisher Paul Fishbein and executive editor Gene Ross.
Firestorm II won the most awards with four, however, the Best Film award went to Careful, He May Be Watching.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ().
|Best Film||Best Shot-on-Video Feature|
|Best All-Sex Film||Best New Starlet|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Actor: Shot-On-Video||Best Actress: Shot-On-Video|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Director||Best Director: Shot-On-Video Feature|
|Best Director: Gay Video||Best Director: Bisexual Video|
|Best Total Sexual Content: Shot-On-Video||Best Compilation Video|
|Best Foreign Release||Best Specialty Tape|
|Best Featurette Tape||Best Softcore Release|
|Best Gay Video||Best Bisexual Video|
|Best Sex Scene||Best Shot-On-Video Sex Scene|
|AVN Top Selling and Renting Tape||Best Cinematography|
|Best Screenplay||Best Screenplay: Shot-On-Video|
|Best Film Editing||Best Editing: Shot-On-Video|
|Best Art Direction||Best Overall Marketing Campaign|
|Best Packaging||Best Packaging For A Shot-On-Video|
Honorary AVN Awards
Special Achievement Award
- Paul G. Vatelli
Hall of Fame
AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 1988 were: Veronica Hart, Annette Haven, Vanessa del Rio, Cecil Howard, Anthony Spinelli, John Leslie, Jesie St. James, Radley Metzger
Multiple nominations and awards
The following nine movies received multiple awards:
- 4 - Firestorm II
- 3 - Careful, He May Be Watching, Deep Throat II, Edwin Durell’s Dreamgirls
- 2 - Baby Face II, Hands Off, Innocence Lost, Rock Hard, Romeo and Juliet
Presenters and performers
The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers.
Among those presenting awards were: Nina Hartley, Gene Ross, Angel Kelly
Actor John Leslie performed at the show by playing harmonica and jamming with the Moonlight Entertainers, which was the live band during the show. Allison Saiko sang "Heat Wave".
Traci, I Love You was awarded with the AVN Top Selling and Renting Tape honors.
Other articles of the topics Biography AND Film : Mr. Rajkumar (actor), Kartik Aaryan, Ahmad Kadry, Anil Kapoor, Marko Stojanović (actor), Olga Pohankova, Saurabh Malik
Other articles of the topic Erotica and pornography : Eve Angel, Allie Haze, Lana Rhoades, Keisha (actress), Erica Ellyson, Lily LaBeau, Lena Paul
Other articles of the topic Biography : Malcolm Hebert, Captan Jack Wyly, Villi Sørensen, Mike Schmitz, Glen Meadows, James Joachim Hurtak, Brian Reeves
Other articles of the topic Film : Anil Kapoor, Jaguar Studios, Chakri Chigurupati, Mr. Rajkumar (actor), Velied, Tracy Stratford, Manlikeclix
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- AVN Award for Best Actress
- AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress
- AVN Award for Male Performer of the Year
- AVN Award for Male Foreign Performer of the Year
- AVN Award for Female Foreign Performer of the Year
- AVN Female Performer of the Year Award
- List of members of the AVN Hall of Fame
- "The winners: The 1987 AVNA Awards". Adult Video News. Vol. 3 no. 4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adult Video News, Inc. March 1988. pp. 26–33. ISSN 0883-7090.
- "Moonlight Entertainers Get Rave Reviews". Adult Video News. Vol. 3 no. 3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adult Video News, Inc. February 1988. p. 14. ISSN 0883-7090.
- "Fifth Annual AVN Awards Draws Enormous Crowds". Adult Video News. Vol. 3 no. 3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adult Video News, Inc. February 1988. p. 14. ISSN 0883-7090.
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