Channel 1 Releasing Receives 27 Grabby Nominations

LOS ANGELES — Channel 1 Releasing (C1R) announced that it has received a total of 27 nominations for the 2008 Grabby Adult Erotic Video Awards — including 13 for the most-nominated film of the year “Link V: The Evolution.”

The all-sex extravaganza, directed by Chi Chi LaRue, received nominations for Best Picture, Best All-Sex and Best Director, among others.

Doug Jeffries’ “Bottom of the Ninth: Little Big League 3” follows with six nominations (including Best Comedy and Best Screenplay), and LaRue’s “Restless Youths” snagged two nods.

Rascal Exclusive Blake Riley received an astounding seven nominations including Best Versatile Performer, Hottest Bottom and Best Newcomer.

The annual awards show will take place on Saturday, May 24, at the Park West Theater in Chicago.

With its 13 nominations, “Link V: The Evolution” leads as the most-nominated film of 2008.

“I’m thrilled by how many nominations Channel 1 Releasing received,” C1R partner and director LaRue said. “The guys at Gay Chicago Magazine have given us a huge pat on the back for all the hard work we’ve done this past year.”

The Adult Erotic Gay Video Awards — better known as the Grabbys — are presented annually by Gay Chicago Magazine. Started in 1991 by the late Ralph "Big Daddy" Ferguson, the Grabby Awards recognize outstanding movies and individuals in the gay adult entertainment industry.

Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West will once again host the ceremonies, along with porn star cohosts Jake Deckard, Dean Flynn and Trevor Knight.

C1R nominations, broken down by individual film, are as follows:

“Link V: The Evolution” (Best Picture, Best Leather Movie, Best Videography — Hue Wilde and Brad Austin, Best Director, Best Fetish Movie Extreme, Best All Sex, Best Solo — Lex Sabre, Best Rimming Scene, Best 3-Way Sex Scene — Blake Riley, Scott Tanner & Kevin Miles, Best Group Scene, Best Cum Scene, Best DVD Extras and Best Art Direction)

“Bottom of the Ninth: Little Big League 3” (Best Supporting Actor — Jeremy Hall, Best Solo — Jeremy Hall, Best Comedy, Best DVD Extras, Best Screenplay and Best Non-Sex Performance — Sharon Kane)

“Restless Youths” (Best Rimming Scene — Johnny Hazzard and Blake Riley and Best Duo Sex Scene — Hazzard and Riley)

In the individual performer categories, newcomer Blake Riley received nods for Best Versatile Performer, Hottest Bottom and Best Newcomer. Newbie Josh Vaughn received nominations for Best Newcomer and Hottest Bottom and Johnny Hazzard was nominated for Best Versatile Performer.

The Grabby Awards is a ticketed event with limited seating. Tickets go on sale to the industry Wednesday April 2 and to fans on Wednesday, April 16.

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