The gay porn industry is nothing if not proud. And self-promoting. And thus it’s no surprise that just about every studio that touted its number of nominees for this year’s Grabby Awards this week did so using its own math.
I get it. This is the gay porn world’s only time of the year to celebrate itself (except for the Cybersocket Awards), but do we really have to keep padding the numbers when everyone knows that every (condom-using) studio basically gets nominated for something, most of them in at least 8 categories. And this is an award ceremony with a category called Best Manly Man.
For example: At my last count, Hot House had 14 nominations, but they were quick to write in to correct me that they actually have 19 nominations if you count the 3 nominations for their fetish line Club Inferno (my bad!), plus two more that I can’t find.
Helix Studios has 13 nominations, by my count, including the Best Actor category without counting nominations for the performers themselves, who are mostly not exclusives. If you want to count Helix exclusive Jessie Montgomery’s two other nominations for Hottest Bottom and Best Newcomer, fair enough, that brings it to 15, but if you look at the Helix blog they’re also taking credit for the careers of occasional Helix performers Connor Maguire, Connor Kline, and Hunter Page, all of whom have performed with multiple studios this past year, bringing Helix’s supposed total of nominations to 21. Nice try.
NakedSword’s nomination total is 18 by my count, but that includes mr. Pam in the Still Photographer category, and if they wanted to they could also claim Hunter Page’s nomination as Best Newcomer because of his star turn in the mulitply nominated Frat House Cream. But he was not a NakedSword exclusive.
Falcon and Raging Stallion, meanwhile, which live under one roof, issued a joint press release on Tuesday touting their 45 combined nominations, and to get to that number they included all of their exclusive performers and their individual nominations, including Shawn Wolfe (who also performed for NakedSword) and Donnie Dean (who also performed for NS).
Anyway. SO MANY NOMINATIONS, YOU GUYS. So many categories. So many cocks. May the glory of gay porn live on and on. Amen.