Rocki Whore won Best Director—Parody for Brad Armstrong, Best Screenplay—Parody for Armstrong and Hank Shenanigan and Best Parody — Comedy, among others.
The increasing number of categories made the show unwieldy.
[...] Actresses trying to secure a nomination stop in to schmooze at the magazine's Chatsworth offices.
[An agency] client once presented dolls of herself to editors and writers. Similar allegations have been made regarding the Academy Award nominations and influencing Academy member voting that date back to at least 1988 with regard to movies such as Rain Man.
The awards show was held together with the Adult Entertainment Expo and Internext at the same venue.
On January 11, 2012, AVN announced in a press release that for the first time the AVN Awards ceremony would climax with "the presentation of an all-encompassing grand accolade," Movie of the Year.
Manuel Ferrara won his fourth Male Performer of the Year award, more than anyone else in the event's 29-year history.