Adult Film Association of America

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The Adult Film Association of America (AFAA) was the first American association of pornographic film producers.wikipedia
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Gloria Leonard

Other notable presidents included film producer David F. Friedman, elected the third president in 1971, and re-elected four times before becoming Chairman of the Board, and erotic actress and magazine publisher Gloria Leonard, who became president in 1986.
As a board member of Adult Video Association and its successor the Free Speech Coalition, Leonard was an outspoken advocate for the adult film industry and free speech rights.

Free Speech Coalition

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Founded in 1969, it continued separate operation until 1992 when it merged with Free Speech Legal Defense Fund. That same month, the AVA and Free Speech Legal Defense Fund, which had been organized in 1991, unified to create a new umbrella organization, the Free Speech Coalition (FSC). Its role as the trade association of the adult entertainment industry was taken over by the FSC, which acknowledges the AFAA as its first ancestor.
The first truly national group to emerge was the Adult Film Association of America (AFAA).

Trader Hornee

Retroactive awards of merit were also given to five movies considered best from 1955 to 1975: Tonight for Sure, Not Tonight, Henry! Trader Hornee and Sometime Sweet Susan.
In 1977, the Adult Film Association of America gave it a retroactive award of merit at its 1977 Erotica Awards as the movie considered to be the best adult film of 1966 to 1970.

XRCO Award

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However, criticism continued, especially for the best erotic scene victory of Virginia in 1984, which led to the founding of the X-Rated Critics Organization and its Heart-On Awards.
After the controversy and criticism of the best erotic scene victory for the movie Virginia in 1984 at the Adult Film Association of America (AFAA) awards, the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and its "Heart-On Awards", were founded.

X-Rated Critics Organization

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However, criticism continued, especially for the best erotic scene victory of Virginia in 1984, which led to the founding of the X-Rated Critics Organization and its Heart-On Awards.
After the controversy and criticism of the Best Erotic Scene win for the movie Virginia in 1984 at the Adult Film Association of America awards, the XRCO and its "Heart-On Awards" were founded.

Critics Adult Film Association

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Other awards during the porno chic era included Adam Film World's X-Caliber awards, first given out in 1975 and based on votes of fans, Hustler magazine's Erotic Movie Awards, first presented in 1977 and the Critics Adult Film Awards, bestowed by a New York-based group of East Coast adult sex film critics from 1981 to 1987.
The CAFA and Adult Film Association of America awards were considered the major adult film awards of the Golden Age of Porn.

David F. Friedman

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Other notable presidents included film producer David F. Friedman, elected the third president in 1971, and re-elected four times before becoming Chairman of the Board, and erotic actress and magazine publisher Gloria Leonard, who became president in 1986.
Still, he was president of the Adult Film Association of America, a trade association for hardcore porn producers.

The Opening of Misty Beethoven

Misty Beethoven: The Musical
Pornographic actress Marilyn Chambers presented the very first award for best erotic motion picture to the L. Sultana production of The Opening of Misty Beethoven, while runner-up was Count the Ways, produced by Virginia Ann Perry.
Awards from the Adult Film Association of America:

Adam Film World

Adam Film World Guide AwardAFWG AwardAFW Award
Other awards during the porno chic era included Adam Film World's X-Caliber awards, first given out in 1975 and based on votes of fans, Hustler magazine's Erotic Movie Awards, first presented in 1977 and the Critics Adult Film Awards, bestowed by a New York-based group of East Coast adult sex film critics from 1981 to 1987.

Jamie Gillis

Jennifer Welles and Jamie Gillis were the first winners in the best actress and best actor categories.
1976 AFAA Award - Best Actor (The Opening of Misty Beethoven)

Sex industry

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That same month, the AVA and Free Speech Legal Defense Fund, which had been organized in 1991, unified to create a new umbrella organization, the Free Speech Coalition (FSC). Its role as the trade association of the adult entertainment industry was taken over by the FSC, which acknowledges the AFAA as its first ancestor.
Adult Film Association of America

Marilyn Chambers

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Pornographic actress Marilyn Chambers presented the very first award for best erotic motion picture to the L. Sultana production of The Opening of Misty Beethoven, while runner-up was Count the Ways, produced by Virginia Ann Perry.
1992 Adult Film Association of America – Lifetime Achievement Award

Kelly Nichols

She starred in over 50 adult features, and has been presented with several industry awards of merit: the Adult Film Association of America Best Actress Award for her work in the film In Love (1983); in 1993, she was presented by the Free Speech Coalition the Life Time Achievement Award; and she was inducted into the Erotic Legends Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the XRCO Hall of Fame in 1999.

Pretty Peaches

Cousteau received the Adult Film Association of America Best Actress award in 1978 for her performance in the movie.

Talk Dirty to Me (film)

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Talk Dirty to Me won several awards, including four AFAA Awards in the categories of "Best Film", "Best Actor" (for John Leslie), "Best Supporting Actor" (for Richard Pacheco) and "Best Editing" (for Tim McDonald).

New Wave Hookers

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The movie won AFAA Erotica Awards in 1986 for Best Erotic Scene, Best Musical Score and Best Trailer.

Paul Thomas (director)

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1991: Paul Thomas
Following his release from prison, Toubus resumed his career and, in 1983, won the Adult Film Association of America Award for Best Actor in Virginia.

Desireé Cousteau

She received the Adult Film Association of America Best Actress Award in 1979 for her performance in the movie Pretty Peaches, with film director Alex de Renzy.

AVN Award

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The role of adult film awards has been mostly supplanted by the AVN Awards, which also launched in 1984.
2002 – Gloria Leonard, Past President, AVA and Free Speech Coalition

Alex de Renzy

Alex deRenzy
1990: Alex de Renzy
She won the Adult Film Association of America Award in 1978 for "Best Actress" for her starring role in Pretty Peaches and became an international sex star.

Georgina Spelvin

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1991: Georgina Spelvin
1976 AFAA Best Supporting Actress for Ping Pong

Richard Pacheco

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His other adult film awards include Adult Film Association of America awards for Best Supporting Actor for Talk Dirty to Me (1980) and Nothing to Hide (1981), the NY Critics Adult Film 1981 awards for Best Actor for Nothing To Hide, and Best Supporting Actor for The Dancers, AVN Awards for Best Actor - Film for Irresistible, Best Supporting Actor - Film for Nothing to Hide in 1984, and Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Nina Hartley) and Best Supporting Actor - Video for Sensual Escape in 1989.