It happens every year: The nominations for Chicago's own Grabby Awards have been announced! Even though it seems like everyone in the big biz is nominated (18 models are up for Performer of the Year!), the only nom we really care about is...ours! Yes, GayDemon is honored to join nine other highly esteemed industry sites to fight it out for Best Porn Blog. Cheers! Thanks a lot!
Sure, there are multiple nominations for superstars Riley Price and Shane Frost (eight each), Landon Conrad and Kyle King (seven each) and, of course, Spencer Reed (only five!? WTF?!). And event films such as Lucas Entertainment's Assassins, Raging Stallion's Giants, Part One, Falcon Studios' The Other Side of Aspen VI, Titan Men's Speechless, Hot House's Trunks 6 and Jet Set Men's To Fuck a Predator, among others, are vying for Best Movie. But the big news is that Web star Austin Andrews (below, at right with partner Zane Michaels) of AustinZane.com will be serving as co-host. The bearded cutie was voted the winner in an online poll, beating Dean Flynn, Trevor Knight and other established screen studs for the coveted spot. Andrews will join "usual suspect" hosts Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West, plus pornsters Adam Killian (eight noms) and Tom Wolfe (four).
For those fans not familiar with the Grabbys, this is like the Golden Globes of gay porn. It's a chance for your favorite stars to get trashed, fall down (some fellow bloggers--ahem--do that too!) and accept an award here and there in between. There are 34 categories this year, including a couple of new ones, such as Manly Man and Best Cum Scene (what's that!?). Sponsored by Grab Magazine, the Grabby Awards are set for Saturday, May 28, at the Park West Theater in Chicago as part of the International Mr. Leather weekend. To view the complete list of nominees (including us!), click here.