Raging Stallion Wins Big at GAYVN Awards

Jeremy Spencer
SAN FRANCISCO - The 2008 GAYVN Awards took place last night at the Gift Center event venue in San Francisco. The gala hosted a who's who of the gay adult industry in the multi-tiered party space, centered around all the action happening on stage.

Raging Stallion was the night's big winner with awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Sex Scene as well as Best Solo Scene Performance.

Raging Stallion exclusives Jake Deckard and Ricky Sinz won big for their performances in the studio's blockbuster title "Grunts."

"Who would have thought that sticking an AK-47 up my ass would win me an award, " badboy Sinz said during his acceptance speech for Best Solo Performance.

The show was emceed by Sirius Radio OutQ talk show hosts Derek and Romaine. In reference to a joke made on TheSword.com, when writer Michael Stabile had called Romaine a "houseplant," the award show opened with two ficus plants talking to each other onstage.

One said, "Have you seen any good assholes lately?" The other plant replied, "You mean like Mike Stabile?" "I mean good assholes," the houseplant said.

All Worlds Video's "Link: The Evolution" was the night's other big winner, with trophies for Best All Sex and Best Music.

Entertainment was provided by drag queen Lady Bunny, who performed a medley of skewed popular song parodies and later in the show, she also did a second set, taking jabs at fellow drag queen Chi Chi LaRue, Lucas Entertainment founder Michael Lucas and notorious Hall of Fame inductee Rod Barry.

Rascal Video exclusive Blake Riley won coveted Best Newcomer award in a very competitive field.

The winners are:

Best Newcomer: Blake Riley
Best Amateur Video: Edge Series 1 (Chaos Men)
Best Pro/Am Release: Edinburgh (Collin O'Neal's World of Men)
Best Solo Performance: Ricky Sinz, GRUNTS (Raging Stallion)
Best Alternative Release: Naked Boys Singing (TLA Releasing)
Best Bisexual Release: Bi Accident (Devil's Film)
Best Leather Video: Folsom Leather (Titan Media)
Best Oral Scene: Joey Amis takes on the cast of Mating Season (Bel Ami)
Best Specialty Release: Executive Pleasures 1 (MenAtPlay.com)
Best Specialty Release (18-23): Rebel (Bel Ami)
Best Specialty Release (Bear): When Bears Attack (Rascal Video)
Best Specialty Release (Extreme): Fear (Titan Media)
Best Group Scene: Steve Cruz, Johnny Hazzard, Joe Strong, Matt Majors, Brendan Davies, Link: The Evolution (All Worlds Video)
Best Non-Sexual Performance: Joe Shepard, The Intern (Lucas Entertainment)
Hall of Fame Inductees: Paul Barresi, Rod Barry, Terry LeGrand, Greg Lenzman, Lucas Kazan, David McCabe, Tiger Tyson
Best Boxcover Concept: Passio (Dark Alley Media)
Best Overall Marketing Campaign: Link: The Evolution (All Worlds Video)
Best Packaging: Link: The Evolution (All Worlds Video)
Best Still Photographer: Kent Taylor/Geof Teague, GRUNTS (Raging Stallion)
Best Makeup Artist: Seth Stone, On Fire! (Jet Set Men)
Best Art Direction: Link: The Evolution (All Worlds Video)
Best Editing: Chris Ward/Ben Leon, GRUNTS (Raging Stallion)
Best DVD Extras/Special Edition: GRUNTS (Raging Stallion)
Best Solo Video: Minute Man Solo #29: Built (COLT Studio)
Best Classic Gay DVD: Falcon 35th Anniversary Box Set (Falcon)
Best Actor - Foreign Release: Jean Franko, The Men I Wanted (Lucas Kazan Productions)
Best Renting Title of 2007: The Intern (Lucas Entertainment)
Special Achievement Award: Tim Valenti, NakedSword.com
Best Supporting Actor: Tie: Christian Cruz, The Intern (Lucas Entertainment); Ricky Sinz, GRUNTS (Raging Stallion)
Best Sex Comedy: The Intern (Lucas Entertainment)
Best Threesome: Jesse Santana, Nickolay Petrov, Jason White, Just Add Water (Jet Set Men)
Best Ethnic-Themed Video: Tiger's Eiffel Tower: Paris Is Mine! (Pitbull Productions)
Best Ethnic-Themed Video (Latin): Amazonia: Capture and Release (Atheltic Model Guild/AMG Brasil)
Best Music: Red Shag, Link: The Evolution (All Worlds Video)
Best Screenplay: Jerry Douglas, Brotherhood (Buckshot Productions)
Best Foreign Release: Knockout (Falcon International)
Best All-Sex Video: Link: The Evolution (All Worlds Video)
Best Sex Scene - Duo: Ricky Sinz and Roman Ragazzi, GRUNTS (Raging Stallion)
Best Videography: Brian Mills and Paul Wilde
Best Actor: Jake Deckard, GRUNTS (Raging Stallion)
Performer of the Year: Jake Deckard
Best Director: Chris Ward
Best Picture: GRUNTS (Raging Stallion)