Vivid Entertainment Dominates The 2008 AVN Awards

LAS VEGAS — Vivid Entertainment Group was the single biggest winner of the 2008 AVN awards with honors for a variety of movies on Jan. 12 as Adult Video News staged its 25th anniversary awards show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

About winning the Overall Marketing/Company Image award, company co-chairman Steven Hirsch said, "We've been pioneering marketing strategies since the day we opened our studio doors in 1984. While we've been repeatedly cited for innovative individual tactics it's particularly rewarding, 24 years later, to still get recognition for the hard work that has helped us to maintain our leadership position." Vivid Director Paul Thomas won an AVN Best Director award for the eighth time in his career, getting the honor for his work on the big budget movie "Layout," which was named Best Film. "Layout" won awards for:

Best Film
Best Director Film, Paul Thomas
Best Actor Film, Tom Byron
Best Actress Film, Penny Flame
Best Supporting Actress Film, Kylie Ireland
Best Couples Sex Scene Film, Penny Flame & Tom Byron
Best Oral Sex Scene Film, Kylie Ireland
Best Screenplay Film, Phil Noir

"Debbie Does Dallas... Again" won awards for:

Best Group Sex Scene Film, Stefani Morgan, Monique Alexander, Savanna Samson, Jay Huntington, Christian XXX, Evan Stone
Best Online Marketing
Top Renting DVD
"Sex & Violins" won the award for:

Best All Girl Sex Scene Film, Stefani Morgan, Monique Alexander, Faith Leone

"Fashion Underground" won for:

Best Cinematography, Ralph Parfait

"Flasher" won for:

Best Supporting Actor, Randy Spears

Additionally, awards in partnership with other studios included:

Best Packaging – "Janine Loves Jenna" (A Vivid co-production with Club Jenna)

Best Pro Am Series – "Filthy's First Taste" (A Club Jenna production distributed by Vivid)

Best High End All Sex Release – "Broken" (A Teravision production distributed by Vivid)