2009 Grabby Awards Nominees Announced

CHICAGO — The 2009 Grabby Awards nominees, honoring the best in all-male erotica, have been announced. All Worlds Video and Raging Stallion Studios received two nominations apiece in the marquee Best Movie category.

All Worlds earned nods for "Black Balled 6: Under the Hood" and "Black Meat White Heat," while Raging Stallion was cited for "The Drifter" and "To the Last Man 1-2."

The latter film recently earned an XBIZ Award as GLBT Film of the Year.

The remaining Best Movie nominees are: "Best Man 1-2" (Falcon Studios), "Endgame" (Dirty Bird Pictures), "Home Invasion" (Titan Media), "Hung Country for Young Men" (Jet Set Productions) and "Paging Dr. Finger" (Hot House Entertainment).

The Grabbys additionally cite nominees in such genre categories as Best All-Sex Video, Best Comedy Video, Best Extreme Fetish Video and Best Twink Video.

Two winners will be cited as Best Performer from a nominees list that includes: Brent Corrigan, Steve Cruz, Dean Flynn, Wolf Hudson, Blake Riley, Erik Rhodes, Tyler Saint, Ricky Sinz, Scott Tanner and Diesel Washington.

Producers also will name two winners as Best Newcomer. That list includes: Scott Alexander, Tony Buff, Scott Campbell, Ty Colt, Leo Gamiani, Aden and Jordan Jaric (who are nominated together), Kyle King, Cameron Marshall, Damian Rios, Josh West and Ethan Wolfe.

The Grabby Awards will honor web-exclusive content for the first time with two new categories: Best Porn Star Blog and Best Web-Based Porn Site. The latter category includes inaugural nominees CockyBoys.com, CollegeDudes247.com, CorbinFisher.com, Fratmen.com, RandyBlue.com and SeanCody.com.

Another new category this year is Best Still Photographer. The first slate of honorees includes Ted Buel, Gio, Mick Hicks, Big Hud, Brian Mills, Mocha, Joe Oppedisano and Kent Taylor.

For a full list of nominees, visit the official website. The Grabby Awards unspool May 23 at Chicago's Park West Theater. Directrix Chi Chi LaRue and Chicago-area dragstress Honey West will co-host with performers Brent Corrigan, Wolf Hudson and Blake Riley. The late "Gay Chicago Magazine" founder Ralph Paul Gernhardt established the Grabbys in 1992 to honor gay male erotica.