SAN FRANCISCO—Nominations for the 2018 Grabby Awards, dedicated to highlighting the top talent and performances in the gay erotic film industry, have just been released. The awards, originally known as the Adult Erotic Gay Video Awards and now in their 27th year, are sponsored by Grab Magazine, which has styled itself as "Chicago's premier LGBT publication." The Grabbys is one of the major award shows in the gay adult industry and is set to take place in Chicago this May. A full list of the nominees may be found here.
Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword Originals have announced that the two companies, their products and their performers have captured an unprecedented number of Grabby nominations for the 2018 Awards. A total of 91 nominations were bestowed on the movies, exclusive performers, and quality brands of the internationally known gay porn studio.
Shared among brands Falcon Studios, NakedSword Originals, Raging Stallion, Hot House, Hard Friction, Fetish Force and Club Inferno, the world's largest producer of gay porn landed 91 nominations, with 19 different features receiving nods and 15 model category nominations for six exclusive performers.
Earthbound: Heaven to Hell 2, Falcon Studios' epic follow-up story of good versus evil/paradise lost and pleasure found, received 10 nominations. The sequel was directed by Chi Chi LaRue,
Two NakedSword Originals major releases were honored with eight nods each: Ultra Fan, directed by and starring Brent Corrigan, about a fictional crazed fan that hits a little too close to home; and Paris Perfect, a zany sex comedy of mistaken identity filmed on location in Paris, France, and directed by mr. Pam. Raging Stallion's sex-filled mystery Trapped, co-directed by Steve Cruz and Chi Chi LaRue, scored 10 nominations. All these features received Best Movie or Web Series Nominations along with Falcon's Route 69. Another 14 features from Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword Originals were recognized with nominations in various categories.
Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword in-house directors Tony Dimarco, mr. Pam and Steve Cruz all received recognition in the category Best Director Movie/Web Series. Photographers mr. Pam and Nick Foxx also landed slots in the Best Photography list.
Six Falcon Studios Group Exclusives contract players landed 15 nominations in model categories and received numerous acclaims in the performance categories. Ryan Rose, Skyy Knox, Andrew Stark, Johnny V, JJ Knight, and Rikk York all landed individual nominations. Knox was nominated for four awards including Best Newcomer, Hottest Bottom, Hottest Body and Best Performer. Knight, Rose and Johnny V join Knox in the Best Performer nods received by the group's exclusives.
Finally, FalconStudios.com, NakedSword.com and RagingStallion.com were all given nominations for Best Company Site, and FalconLive.com and RagingLive.com for Best Live Cam. The group's fetish sites ClubInfernoDungeon.com and FistingCentral.com were given nods for Best Fetish Site. TheSword.com, the company's blog focused on all things gay, sex and life, is up for Best Porn Blog.
"In a word we are elated for the amazing number of nominations for the 2018 Grabbys. On behalf of Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword Originals teams, I'd like to extend our gratitude to the Grabbys," stated Tim Valenti, President of Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword. "Receiving this outstanding list of nominations shows that our dedicated and talented directors and performers, our amazing production and art teams, as well as our entire administrative staff have all embraced the goal of creating the highest quality gay erotica in the world, and I couldn't be prouder of everyone I work with."
More information regarding the Grabby Awards, including tickets and hotels, may be found here. The highly regarded awards have historically been presented in a live ceremony during Memorial Day weekend, and this year's show date is Saturday, May 26, at the Metro Theater in Chicago.