The 2018 Pornhub awards are here

The 2018 Pornhub awards are here

Awards ceremonies are an industry’s opportunity to pat each other on the back and say bravo on a job well done. Largely useless affairs such as the Oscars or the Golden Globes have descended into bloody fashion contests, with the emphasis off actual movie production and onto what shade of white Jennifer Lawrence will be wearing this year on the red carpet. But the latest industry to add a new ceremony to its awards season is one that is close to our hearts – the Porn industry!

Creatively produced by none other than Kanye West, the first annual Pornhub Awards were held in Los Angeles in early September. The event gained a lot of traction because the site gets more traffic in the states than most others. In fact, Pornhub is visited more by US web users than Instagram, Twitter and even Netflix! Bloody hell, I had heard that porn addiction was a thing but I didn’t realise there are more people knocking one out than there are tweeting on any given day!

Asa letting it all hang out / Credit: XBiz

Asa letting it all hang out / Credit: XBiz

The ceremony hosted by Oriental-American favourite Asa Akira was live-streamed via the site, seeing a spike in traffic. But just like going to the hottest strip club in town after a night on the cans, the idea was a pearler, but in execution, the event was disappointing and seedier than an old bloke in a trenchcoat and bare legs.

There were some inspiring fashion choices by the familiar faces that graced the stage. We had to blur the video below because good old Asa had her baps out the entire night. The event afforded an opportunity for horny teenage boys to see their idols in a different light, accepting f*cking weirdly shaped awards, rather than accepting a massive package from a delivery guy.

Wanna get out of here?Credit: Rolling Stone

Wanna get out of here?Credit: Rolling Stone

The event could have done with a dress rehearsal though because there were a huge number or awkward pauses during which the presenters had no idea what to do. A startling number of award-winners failed to show up, with the presenters having to accept the awards on their behalves.

Even Father of the year, Kanye got amongst it! / Credit: Twitter

Even Father of the year, Kanye got amongst it! / Credit: Twitter

Final thought: It was a pretty amateurish affair all round and I’d rather watch a couple of hours of 240p Ron Jeremy action than sit through that again! But bloody hell, it’s funny laughing at the mess of cringe-worthy moments.

You can watch the awards in length on the first video and we’ve also got some backstage footage for your pleasure:

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