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5th AVN Awards
DateJanuary 8, 1988 (1988-01-08)
SiteTropicana Hotel & Casino, Paradise, Nevada
Hosted by
  • Paul Fishbein
  • Gene Ross
Produced by
  • Mark Stone
  • Gary Todd
Highlights
Best PictureCareful, He May Be Watching (Best Film)
Most awardsFirestorm 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.[1] 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.[2] The show was hosted by Adult Video News publisher Paul Fishbein and executive editor Gene Ross.[3]

Firestorm II won the most awards with four, however, the Best Film award went to Careful, He May Be Watching.

Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominees for the 5th AVN Awards were announced in the January 1988 issue of Adult Video News magazine. The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 8, 1988.[3][1]

Awards[edit]

John Leslie, Best Actor winner
Richard Pacheco, Best Director winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).

Best Film Best Shot-on-Video Feature
  • Careful, He May Be Watchingdouble-dagger[3]
    • Crazy With The Heat
    • Deep Throat II
    • Firestorm II
    • 1001 Erotic Nights, Part 2[1]
  • Romeo and Julietdouble-dagger[3]
    • Cabaret Sin
    • Falcon Breast
    • Hands Off
    • Memoirs Of A Chambermaid
    • Nymphette Does Hollywood
    • Raw Talent II
    • Robofox
    • Seduction By Fire
    • Ultra Sex[1]
Best All-Sex Film Best New Starlet
  • Baby Face II
    • Let’s Get It On With Amber Lynndouble-dagger[3]
    • Load Warriors
    • Mouthwatering
    • Sky Foxes[1]
  • Samantha Strongdouble-dagger[3]
    • Barbii
    • Angela Baron
    • Alicia Monet
    • Jamie Summers[1]
Best Actor Best Actress
  • John Leslie, Firestorm IIdouble-dagger[3]
    • Robert Bullock, Playpen
    • Eric Edwards, Doll Face
    • Michael Grant, Cravings
    • Jamie Gillis, Baby Face II[1]
  • Krista Lane, Deep Throat IIdouble-dagger[3]
    • Tish Ambrose, Lilith Unleashed
    • Taija Rae, Inner Blues
    • Seka, Careful, He May Be Watching
    • Joanna Storm, Crazy With The Heat[1]
Best Actor: Shot-On-Video Best Actress: Shot-On-Video
  • Robert Bullock, Romeo and Julietdouble-dagger[3]
    • Jerry Butler
    • Greg Derek
    • John Leslie
    • Randy West[1]
  • Shanna McCullough, Hands Offdouble-dagger[3]
    • Barbara Dare
    • Keisha
    • Krista Lane
    • Ona Zee[1]
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
  • Michael Gaunt, Firestorm IIdouble-dagger[3]
    • Tom Byron, Sky Foxes
    • Jamie Gillis, 1001 Erotic Nights Part 2
    • Mike Horner, Careful He May Be Watching
    • Joey Silvera, Doll Face[1]
  • Tish Ambrose, Firestorm IIdouble-dagger[3]
    • Danielle, Miami Spice
    • Barbara Dare, Playpen
    • Tamara Longley, Crazy With The Heat
    • Sharon Mitchell, Load Warriors[1]
Best Director Best Director: Shot-On-Video Feature
  • Richard Pacheco, Careful, He May Be Watchingdouble-dagger[3]
    • Alex de Renzy, Baby Face 2
    • Cecil Howard, Firestorm II
    • Robert McCallum, Crazy With The Heat
    • L. Vincent Revane, Deep Throat II[1]
  • Henri Pachard, Talk Dirty To Me, Part Vdouble-dagger[3]
    • John T. Bone
    • Anthony Spinelli
    • Kirdy Stevens
    • Paul Thomas[1]
Best Director: Gay Video Best Director: Bisexual Video
  • John Summers, Rock Harddouble-dagger[3]
    • Steven Lucas
    • Unk Stiletto
    • Jean Daniel Cardinot
    • William Higgins[1]
  • Paul Norman, Innocence Lostdouble-dagger[3]
    • John Travis
    • Axe Watson[1]
Best Total Sexual Content: Shot-On-Video Best Compilation Video
  • Edwin Durell’s Dreamgirlsdouble-dagger[3]
    • Caught From Behind
    • Loose Ends 3
    • Surf, Sand and Sex
    • Ultra Sex[1]
  • Only The Bestdouble-dagger[3]
    • All For His Ladies
    • Best Of Caught From Behind
    • Legends Of Porn
    • Oral Majority 3[1]
Best Foreign Release Best Specialty Tape
  • Forbidden Pleasuresdouble-dagger[3]
    • Evil Mistress
    • Rise Of The Roman Empress[1]
  • Loose Ends 3double-dagger[3]
    • Caught From Behind 7
    • Trans Action 2[1]
Best Featurette Tape Best Softcore Release
  • Edwin Durell’s Dreamgirlsdouble-dagger[3]
    • Amazing Tales
    • Tales Of The Uncensored
    • Taste Of Ambrosia
    • Three Daughters[1]
  • Encountersdouble-dagger[3]
    • Hustler Honeys, Volume 1
    • In Search Of The Perfect 10
    • Playboy’s Bedtime Stories
    • Starlet Screentest[1]
Best Gay Video Best Bisexual Video
  • Rock Harddouble-dagger[3]
    • Hard Choices
    • Hot Rods
    • Ski Fever
    • Weekend Warriors[1]
  • Innocence Lostdouble-dagger[3]
    • Close Friends
    • Heatwaves
    • Switch Hitters II
    • The Switch Is On[1]
Best Sex Scene Best Shot-On-Video Sex Scene
  • Krista Lane, others; scene in alley, Deep Throat IIdouble-dagger[3]
    • Firestorm II
    • Let’s Get It On With Amber Lynn
    • Miami Spice
    • Playpen[1]
  • Joey Silvera, Tracey Adams; Made In Germanydouble-dagger[3]
    • Amazing Tails II
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Seduction By Fire
    • Talk Dirty To Me One More Time, Part II[1]
AVN Top Selling and Renting Tape Best Cinematography
  • Traci, I Love Youdouble-dagger[3]
  • Elroy Brandy, Firestorm IIdouble-dagger[3]
    • Deep Throat II
    • Miami Spice
    • Oddest Couple
    • 1001 Erotic Nights, Part 2[1]
Best Screenplay Best Screenplay: Shot-On-Video
  • Rinse Dream, Deep Throat IIdouble-dagger[3]
    • Crazy With The Heat
    • Firestorm II
    • Mardi Gras Passion
    • Oddest Couple[1]
  • Michael Ellis, Hands Offdouble-dagger[3]
    • Falcon Breast
    • Memoirs Of A Chambermaid
    • Outrageous Foreplay
    • Raw Talent II[1]
Best Film Editing Best Editing: Shot-On-Video
  • Alex de Renzy, Baby Face IIdouble-dagger[3]
    • Crazy With The Heat
    • Deep Throat II
    • Firestorm II
    • Miami Spice[1]
  • Edwin Durell, Edwin Durell’s Dreamgirlsdouble-dagger[3]
    • Cabaret Sin
    • Nymphette Does Hollywood
    • Snake Eyes II
    • Strange Love[1]
Best Art Direction Best Overall Marketing Campaign
  • Careful, He May Be Watchingdouble-dagger[3]
    • Firestorm II
    • Load Warriors
    • Miami Spice
    • 1001 Erotic Nights, Part 2[1]
  • Furburgers, Vidcodouble-dagger[3]
    • Barbii Promotion
    • The Brat Series
    • Genital Hospital
    • Miami Spice
    • Switch Hitters
    • Vanessa del Rio Special[1]
Best Packaging Best Packaging For A Shot-On-Video
  • Miami Spice, Caballero Home Videodouble-dagger[3]
    • Blow Off
    • Cravings
    • Deep Throat II
    • Playpen[1]
  • Bringing Up Brat, Vivid Videodouble-dagger[3]
    • Afrodisiac
    • The Brat
    • Broadway Fanny Rose
    • Ginger and Spice
    • Lucy Makes It Big
    • Nymphette Does Hollywood
    • Switch Hitters II
    • Tres Riche
    • Twins[1]

Honorary AVN Awards[edit]

Special Achievement Award[edit]

  • Paul G. Vatelli[3]

Hall of Fame[edit]

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[3]

Multiple nominations and awards[edit]

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[edit]

The following individuals presented awards or performed musical numbers.

Presenters[edit]

Among those presenting awards were: Nina Hartley, Gene Ross, Angel Kelly[1]

Performers[edit]

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".[2]

Ceremony information[edit]

Traci, I Love You was awarded with the AVN Top Selling and Renting Tape honors.[3]

See also[edit]


Others articles of the Topics Biography AND Film : Tracy Stratford, Mr. Rajkumar (actor), Blaine Anthony, Marko Stojanović (actor), Sébastien Cipolla, Velied, Ijaaz Ebrahim

Others articles of the Topic Erotica and pornography : Brigitta Bulgari, Eve Angel, Chloe (actress), Lana Rhoades, Lena Paul, Keisha (actress), Erica Ellyson

Others articles of the Topic Biography : Michael Vicente, George A. Burton, Jack Breaux, Henry L. Bridges, Moustafa Nouraldeen, Dennie Cody, Troye Sivan

Others articles of the Topic Film : Fahim (film), Unspooled, The King Cobra (2007 film), 2026 in film, Roosevelt (film), Children of the Corn: Runaway, Independent filmmaker
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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

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 "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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 "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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