CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Leading technology company AEBN has kicked off the 2010 awards season for the adult industry with the announcements of the winners of its fifth annual VOD Awards.
Since 2006, AEBN has recognized the most popular films and stars of the year, as chosen by the viewing habits of the fans that visit the company's global network of theaters, through its VOD Awards. Winners are based on minute sales in the theaters in one calendar year, decided upon with a precise, in-house accounting system.
Nominees were announced in November, and the winners will receive their awards via mail.
"We love starting off 2010 with a bang by announcing the VOD Awards winners," says AEBN's Suzann Knudsen. "It generates a lot of excitement and hopefully inspires the industry as they start up another year of production."
The awards cover a wide range of genres, and special honors are also given for Lifetime Achievement and Studio of the Year. Sharon Mitchell, co-founder and director of the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation (AIM), was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award for her decades-long commitment to the health needs of industry performers. The Studio of the Year nod went to Sweetheart Video for its unique aesthetic in creating innovative girl/girl erotica for the discerning viewer.
Bree Olson won for Performer of the Year, and Tanner Mayes was named Best Newcomer.
"I won and it wasn't rigged!" Tanner Mayes said, laughing as she commented her win. "I don't even know what to say to that, except thanks and spanks to fans, Josh at AEBN, and Brandon Iron, for keeping me in the loop."
The full list of winners is now available on the full revamped site, http://vodawards.com.
WINNERS OF 2010 VOD AWARDS
Performer of the Year: Bree Olson
Best Newcomer: Tanner Mayes
Lifetime Achievement: Sharon Mitchell
Overall: White Mommas (Elegant Angel Productions)
Gonzo: Breakin' 'Em In 12 (Vouyer Media)
Feature: My Daughter's Boyfriend (Sweet Sinner Video)
Transsexual: Joey Silvera's Rogue Adventures 33 (Joey Silvera)
BDSM: Perversions Of Lesbian Lust (Madison Bound Productions)
Amateur: Office Confessionals 6 (Michael Stefano Productions)
International: In Command (Marc Dorcel)
Studio of the Year: Sweetheart Video