NEW YORK — Jake Jaxson and the CockyBoys announced they have received a record 31 nominations for the 2015 Grabby Awards.
The nominations come on the heels of the studio capturing honors at the 2015 Cybersocket and XBIZ Awards. The 2015 Grabby's ceremony will be May 23 at The Metro in Chicago.
Jaxson's film "Answered Prayers" received a total of 10 nominations including: Best Movie, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Videography, Best Duo (Levi Karter and Dean Monroe), Best Group (Chris Harder, Levi Karter, Bravo Delta and Dillion Rossi), Best Actor (Jake Bass), Best Supporting Actor (Levi Karter and Dean Monroe) and the Steamworks Fan Favorite Award.
The studio itself was nominated in the categories of Best Web Original Content and Best Video Company Site and photographer RJ Sebastian was nominated in the Best Still Photographer category for the second year in row.
CockyBoys' "Answered Prayers" took home Best Movie/Web Series of the year at the Cybersocket show and Jaxson took home XBIZ's Best Gay Director and Best Gay Website award for CockyBoys.com.
Of the 31 Grabbys nominations this year, Jaxson said, "Thank you so much to Mark and Stacy and everyone who has a hand in the Grabby nomination process. When I first started making 'Answered Prayers,' it was a very personal project born from upset, confusion, and fear, but as it developed and grew, it became more — a porn with a purpose.
"I am so grateful for the talent and complexity of all of our performers and the wonderful creative instincts of our staff and crew, and I have been overwhelmed by the reaction from fans, affiliates and members, and to be recognized with 10 nominations for 'Answered Prayers' alone is phenomenal news that we don't take for granted!
"As always, we look forward to attending the 2015 ceremony for another fantastic night celebrating all of the creativity that comes out of the gay adult film industry."
The full list of CockyBoys 2015 Grabby nominations is:
• Answered Prayers / Cocky Boys
• Jake Jaxson/Answered Prayers/Cockyboys
• Answered Prayers/Jake Jaxson/Cocky Boys
• Answered Prayers/Cockyboys
STEAMWORKS FAN FAVORITE
Answered Prayer, CockyBoys
BEST STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
BEST WEB ORIGINAL CONTENT
BEST VIDEO COMPANY SITE
• Jake Bass/Answered Prayers/Cocky Boys
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
• Levi Karter/Answered Prayers/Cocky Boys
• Dean Monroe/Answered Prayers/Cocky Boys
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
BEST VERSATILE PERFORMER
BEST TWINK MOVIE
• Road Strip/Cocky Boys
BEST FETISH MOVIE
• Men,Boys and Toys/Cocky Boys
• Chris Harder,Levi Karter, Bravo Delta and Dillion Rossi/Answered Prayers/Cocky Boys
• Levi Karter, Max Ryder, Bravo Delta, Jett Black, Ricky Roman and Dillion Rossi/Boys to Adore Galore/Cockyboys
• Duncan Black, Colby Keller, Justin Matthews/Kiss Hung Fuck Love/Cockyboys
• Levi Karter and Dean Monroe/Answered Prayers/Cockyboys
• Tayte Hanson and Justin Mathews/Meeting Liam/Cockyboys
• Levi Karter/Fuck Yeah Levi Karter/Cocky Boys