TMZ Covers the AVNs

LAS VEGAS—OK, so they didn't exactly give us the Oscar treatment, but publicity is publicity, right? Monday's edition of TMZ Live featured a segment recapping Saturday's AVN Awards ceremony, zeroing in on the honors bestowed upon Asa Akira (Best Anal Sex Scene), Brooklyn Lee (Best New Starlet) and Steven Hirsch (Visionary Award).

The TMZ crew seemed to take particular delight in Akira's admittedly quite memorable acceptance speech, specifically her opening exclamation: "Thank you to my asshole for putting up with all these fucking shenanigans." (We wonder who told them, however, that her name was pronounced "Azha.")

Next, the show poked a little fun at Lee for her emotional elation at receiving what it termed "the Low Expectations Award." And though it questioned our dubbing Hirsch a "visionary," the entire TMZ staff appeared pretty excited that their grand leader, Harvey Levin, made an appearance in the reel that played as part of the presentation of Hirsch's award.

See the entire segment .

Screen shot of Nacho Vidal and "Azha" Akira courtesy of TMZ Live.