Zero Tolerance Entertainment and its associated companies have been nominated for 43 AVN Awards in a broad range of categories including Best Comedy, Best Parody, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. Zero Tolerance Toys has been nominated for Best Overall Sex Toy Line.
The 2012 AVN Awards Show takes place Saturday, January 21, 2012, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Official Silence of the Lambs Parody is nominated for Best Parody - Comedy, Best Screenplay, and Best Art Direction, with Gary Orona also gaining nods for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Contending for Best Parody - Drama are the Official Basic Instinct Parody and the Official Psycho Parody, the latter also up for Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Make-up and Best Screenplay.
Mike Quasar's script for Official Vagina Monologues is also nominated for Best Screenplay, and he has been tapped for Best Director for this feature as well as being considered for Best Director - Body of Work.
Miles Long will be competing for Best Director - Non-Feature for Nylons 8, a Third Degree release, while Stripper Diaries 2 and Stripper Grams are both going to compete for Best Comedy. ZT's Downtown Girls 3 has been recognized for Best All-Sex Release, Mixed Format.
"I think it's great to get so many nominations for our thriller parodies. It's a testament to how strong Tabitha Stevens is as a producer and the tremendous effort we put into these shows," said Gary Orona, nominated for multiple films in multiple categories. "Receiving the AVN nods is greatly appreciated and Zero Tolerance's support of the thrillers was exemplary."
Two Best Actor nominations for Zero Tolerance this year include Ben English for his breakthrough performance in Official Silence of the Lambs Parody and Ryan McLane for his remarkable turn in Official Psycho Parody. In the Best Actress category, Kagney Linn Karter has been given the nod for her work in Official Silence of the Lambs Parody, which is also nominated for Most Outrageous Sex Scene. Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress nods go to Mark Wood for Official Silence of the Lambs Parody and Sarah Vandella for Official Psycho Parody.
All About Kagney Linn Karter is nominated for Best All Girl Group Scene for the hot action between Karter, Sarah Vandella and Marie Luv; Best Anal Sex Scene starring Karter and Manuel Ferrara; Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) with Karter, Ramon Nomar and Anthony Rosano; and Best Vignette Release.
Also nominated for Best All-Girl Group Scene is Girlfriends 3 with Alexis Texas, Brooklyn Lee, Chanel Preston and Madelyn Marie, a Third Degree film which is also nominated for Best All-Girl Release.
Assets will compete for Best Big Butt Release, while Best Internal Release could go to Internal Cumbustion 16 and Best Foot/Leg fetish Release will have friendly competition between Nylons 8 and Young Thighs in Knee Highs, both Third Degree Films. A Best DVD Extras nod goes to Official Psycho Parody, which also snatched up a nom for Best Packaging.
Best MILF Release nominations go to Say Hi to Your Mother for Me and The Cougar Club 3, while Kittens & Cougars 4 is up for Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release. My First Orgy 2 and My First Gang Bang are nominated for Best Orgy/Gangbang Release, while a nod for Best Clever Title of the Year goes to Say Hi to Your Mother for Me. Rounding out the nominations is one for Revenge of the Nerds Parody for Best Original Song.
"We have some absolutely unforgettable films and performances this year," said Marcus West, marketing director at Zero Tolerance Entertainment. "I have to say that I'm not surprised to see that our hard work and high standards have paid off with these incredible accolades from the industry. We look forward to delivering more high quality films to our fans in 2012."
In addition to motion picture nominations, Zero Tolerance Toys has been acknowledged for Best Overall Sex Toy Line, the first adult toy line designed and marketed specifically for men who want to be better lovers.
With this considerable attention from AVN, Zero Tolerance Entertainment is proud to maintain its position as one of the top adult studios in the industry. The company will be honored to attend the festivities in Las Vegas in January.
For more information about Zero Tolerance Entertainment, visit ZeroTolerance.com.