13th Annual Cybersocket Web Awards Announced

Rhett Pardon

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The annual Cybersocket Web Awards, the only event of its kind honoring the best GLBT websites, last week honored outstanding websites recognized for achievements in both Surfers Choice and Industry Choice categories.

The awards show, which took place Wednesday evening at The Factory in West Hollywood, attracted a large turnout at the nightclub. And XBIZ World magazine, which covers the online adult space, this year received the Best Webmaster Resource award.

Sister Roma provided red-carpet interviews, Jackie Beat emceed the awards and DJ Chi Chi LaRue and DJ Pornstar provided the music before, during and after the festivities, which was followed by the XBIZ 360° Digital Media Conference last week.

Following are recipients of the Cybersocket Web Awards.

Industry Choice Awards

Best Affiliate Program: Video Secrets
Best Billing Company: Epoch
Best Content Producer: Lucas Entertainment
Best Alternative Billing Company: NETbilling
Best Hosting Company: Webair
Best Webmaster Resource: XBIZ
Best White Label: AWEmpire
Business Person of the Year: Lisa Turner from Badpuppy
Company of the Year: MyGayCash

Surfers Choice Awards

Best Video Site: Men.com
Best European-Themed Site: MenAtPlay
Best Ethnic-Themed Site: ItsGonnaHurt
Best New Site: DylanLucas
Best Free Site: MenOntheNet
Best Massage Site: Massage M4M
Best Fetish Site: StraightBoysFucking, NakedMarine
Best Sex Scene: "The Yoga Orgy From Project Go Go Boy, Final episode" (CockyBoys)
Movie of the Year: The Cage by Hotstuds (Helix Studios, directed by Keith Miller)
Best Video-on-Demand Site: NakedSword
Best Newcomer: Derek Parker
Best Porn Star: Dean Monroe
Best Personality: Austin Wilde
Best Live Cam Site: Cam4
Best Amateur Webcam: Str8Cam
Best Escort Site: Rentboy
Best Hookup Site: Manhunt
Best Novelties Site: Fleshjack
Best Blog: QueerClick
Best Mobile Site: Scruff, Men4SexMobile
Hall of Fame for Excellence Award: Randy Whitley of Randy Blue