At long last, it's finally here: tomorrow marks the date of the 2015 AVN Awards. Careers will be made, hearts will be broken... and we'll end up adding a whole bunch more porn to our must watch list. But more importantly than all of that, we'll see which stunning starlet gets crowned female performer of the year – AKA our major crush for the next year. There are a lot of good contenders up for the 2015 award; while we wait to see who ultimately earns the title, let's refamiliarize ourselves with their work, shall we?
[Above: Bonnie Rotten, last year's (and this year's?) Female Performer of the Year.]
Anikka Albrite Anikka Albrite describes herself as a "clASSy salacious slut-next-door," "award winning anal queen," and sci-fi nerd – basically, our perfect woman (we've got a thing for nerdy sluts who like butt stuff). At last year's awards, she distinguished herself with awards for best anal scene, best tease, and best threeway – a well rounded resume if we ever heard of one.
Recommended Scene: Voracious - Season Two Volume One
A.J. Applegate A.J. (whose last name refers to her resemblance to Christina) has been in the jizz biz since 2012, and has repeatedly stated she's in it for the long haul (or at least until she's declared a MILF, which could be as soon as tomorrow). Though she's never scored an AVN Award, she did get crowned Best New Starlet by both XCritic and XBIZ last year. Which means winning Female Performer of the Year would be akin to winning the Best Actress Oscar a year after taking home supporting Actress Golden Globes (or something like that – it's not the most solid analogy).
Recommended Scene: Internal Damnation 7
Adriana Chechik Adriana's demonstrated herself to be one of the nastiest girls in porn – and, fans that we are of girls who do the nasty, we're definitely rooting for her to take home a trophy.
Recommended Scene: Internal Damnation 8
Dani Daniels A Penthouse Pet and Twistys Treat, much of Dani's career has involved girl/girl scenes – which normally works against performers who are up for this award. That said, she's done enough boy/girl to make an impression... and you might say that that impression is permanently embedded in our pants.
Recommended Scene: Seduction 4
Skin Diamond How many times can we tell you how much we love Skin Diamond? Well, consider this one more. If Skin Diamond wins, she'd have the distinction of being the first black woman to win Female Performer of the Year, which would be pretty awesome (though frankly, we'd be happy to see her win solely on the basis of being a sexy and talented slut).
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Veruca James Before breaking into the XXX industry in 2011, James worked as an accountant (no joke). That talent for juggling figures certainly proved useful in porn: James has proved adept at gangbangs and a whole host of other complex sexual accounting.
Recommended Scene: Veruca James: No Limits
Zoey Monroe Another in our long list of nerdy pornstars (we're loving that this is apparently a new trend), Zoey Monroe identifies as a sapiosexual (meaning she's attracted to intelligence more than anything else). That must mean she's attracted to all of her fans... because you'd have to be a dumbdumb not to be into this girl.
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Maddy O'Reilly As the new Slutwoman, Maddy O'Reilly already has one prestigious title under her belt. And as the new Slutwoman, she's demonstrated some serious sexual skills that could easily make her worth of a Performer of the Year win.
Recommended Scene: Maddy O'Reilly is Slutwoman
Chanel Preston We've been watching Chanel Preston since before her first scene hit the stands, and it's been exciting to see her rise through the ranks and become a serious star. The Free Speech Coalition has already named her their 2015 Performer of the Year, perhaps AVN will do the same?
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Romi Rain This year, Romi Rain got the chance to explore her dark side (in the aptly named tribute release "Romi Rain Darkside"). Not surprisingly, we consider it her best side.
Recommended Scene: Romi Rain Darkside
Riley Reid Itty bitty Riley Reid looks sweet and innocent – but dig past the surface, and she's a porno powerhouse eager to unleash a whole bunch of sexual energy on the world. Last year she picked up awards for best boy/girl, girl/girl, and threeway sex scene, an impressive trifecta if we ever saw one. Will this be the year she achieves the ultimate title?
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Bonnie Rotten Last year's winner, Bonnie's up for nomination again. Will she follow in the footsteps of Tori Black and pull off a twofer, or will she be handing her title offer to another worthy contender in 2015?
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Dahlia Sky Dahlia kicked off 2014 in an unfortunate way: after starting her career as Bailey Blue, she received a cease and desist from a clothing company with a trademark on the name, and was forced to rebrand. But from that strife came a year of fantastic performances and some seriously impressive sex. Perhaps she can cap it all off by winning a coveted award under her new name?
Recommended Scene: Rocco's Coming in America
Jada Stevens A sweet Georgia peach with an ass that won't quit, Stevens has never actually won an AVN Award before (though XRCO did celebrate her with the title of Orgasmic Analist). But this year she's up for a handful of hot awards; perhaps her southern charm will win over the awards committee?
Recommended Scene: Up That White Ass 4
Jodi Taylor Jodi made a name for herself with an out of this world sex scene in an ET porn parody (yes, she had a scene with ET). If that doesn't earn her enough cred to be worthy of this award, we don't know what will.
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