2016 Cybersocket Awards: Who Will Win, Who Should Win, And Who Doesn’t Stand A Chance In Hell

Posted January 12, 2016 by with 35 comments

CYhnpecWEAAJpMHHere we go again. It’s an annual tradition for me to try and predict the basically unpredictable Cybersocket Award winners, so let’s get to it.

Sometimes the wins are legit, and sometimes they’re completely insane (Dallas Reeves and Michael Lucas took home awards last year). And sometimes, even the nominations are completely insane (Playgirl, anyone?) and completely offensive, as Str8UpGayPorn is nominated not just as Best Blog, but also as Company Of The Year. LOL.

That said, the Cybersockets are always a fun event, and it’s a great opportunity for a bunch of crazy, half-dressed people to get together and get blackout drunk (myself included). Follow Str8UpGayPorn on Twitter tonight (the red carpet starts around 9:00 p.m. PST; the ceremony, hosted by Chi Chi LaRue, begins at 10:30) for drunk tweets from the show until either I or my phone dies.

As I say every year: I’m usually about 99% wrong, so keep that in mind. “Who Will Win” is based on who I really think will win; “Who Should Win” is who I think is most deserving of a win; “No Guts, No Glory” is who I think doesn’t stand a chance in Hell. Here are predictions in the major categories:

Best Porn Review Site
All The Porn That’s Fit To Fuck
Banana Guide
Chronicles of Pornia Blog
Dewayne in SD
Frisky Fans
Gay Demon
Gay Porn Blog
Gay Porn Fanatic
Gay Porn Times
Give Me Gay Porn
Jack Manly
Jesse Jackman
Just Us Boys
Manhunt Daily
Men On The Net
Mr Gay
Nick Young XXX
Night Charm
Queer Me Now
Queer Pig
Rabbits Reviews
Randy Blue
The Best Porn
The Gay Republic
The Sword
WeHo Confidential
Wicked Gay Blog

Who Will Win: QueerClick or QueerPig or QueerMeNow. These advertorial sites (I like to call them “coupon blogs”) written by “anonymous” bloggers in foreign countries always seem to be the easy, non-offensive choice.
Who Should Win: Jack Manly. There isn’t a single studio or scene that they don’t praise, but they’re always very thorough, and niceness can be a breath of fresh of air now and again.
No Guts, No Glory: Randy Blue and GayPornTimes. While they’ve had quite a transitional year, Randy Blue is still a gay porn studio and has not turned into a blog (yet). And GayPornTimes hasn’t been updated since 2013. (Then again, neither have a lot of the noms.)



Best Video Site
All Australian Boys
Bear Films
Bel Ami Online
Biaggi Videos
Broke Straight Boys
Cazzo Club
Chaos Men
Cocksure Men
Cocky Boys
COLT Studio Group
Corbin Fisher
Dallas Reeves
Dirty Boy Video
Dirty Tony
Dominic Ford
Factory Video Productions
Falcon Studios
French Twinks
Fresh SX
Gay Hoopla
Helix Studios
Hot Desert Knights
Hot House
Icon Male
Jason Sparks Live
Jet Set Men
Juicy Boys
Kristen Bjorn
Lucas Entertainment
Lucas Kazan
Maverick Men
Naked Sword
Next Door Studios
Raging Stallion
Randy Blue
Raw Fuck Club
Rub Him
Sean Cody
Sketchy Sex
Stag Homme
Tim Tales
Titan Men

Who Will Win: Sean Cody. Now that Sean Cody is part of big conglomerate MindGeek, they could finally score a major win.
Who Should Win: Sean Cody. They’ve had a lackluster last few months, but as bad as some of the scenes were, it’s the still the best gay porn being released today.
No Guts, No Glory: YIKES. Hot Desert Knights and Dallas Reeves and SD Boy and Jason Sparks and Dominic Ford and Playgirl and Biaggi Videos? I mean, take your pick. Jet Set Men, on the other hand, hasn’t produced or released any content in years, so that’s easily the most “WTF” nominee here.

NSV039_sc2_KyleKash_HorzAffil_2Best Newcomer
Aarin Asker
Alex Mecum
Austin Keyes
Brendan Patrick
Camille Kenzo
Damon Heart
Dustin Gold
Emir Boscatto
Eric Nero
Jacob Ladder
Jacob Peterson
Kyle Kash
Massimo Piano
Noah Matous
Rhys Jagger
Sebastian Kross
Tyler Hill

Who Will Win: Sebastian Kross or Tyler Hill. The Cybersockets like to spread the love, so they could award two performers here (and by extension, the two studios at which they are exclusive, Falcon and Helix, respectively).
Who Should Win: Kyle Kash or Alex Mecum or Sebastian Kross or Tyler Hill. The noms in this category are almost 100% on point, so any of these guys winning would be deserved.
No Guts, No Glory: Aarin Asker, only because I don’t know who that is. And you don’t either.

IMG_5213_edited-1024x768Best Sex Scene
—Amazeballs from Cocksure Men – Starring Aarin Asker and Derek Parker
—Bareback in Augusta from Jason Sparks Live – Starring Gage Bentley, Dillon Anderson, and Tanner Bradley
—Body Language from Helix Studios – Starring Max Carter & Liam Riley
Curtis & Randy: Bareback from Sean Cody – Starring Curtis and Randy
Dominic Santos Gets Barebacked By Special Guest Star Austin Wilde from Randy Blue – Starring Austin Wilde and Dominic Santos
—Guard Patrol Gang Bang from Monster Bang – Starring Mitch Vaughn, Brian Bonds, David Benjamin, and Rocco Steele
—Gutter Punks from Hot House – Starring Darius Ferdynand & Ryan Rose
—Jed and Armond from Raw Fuck Club – Starring Jed Athens and Armond Rizzo
—Johnny Goes Bareback Pt. 4 from Juicy Boys – Starring Johnny Rapid, Dennis West, and Jake Wilder
—Biggest Catch by NakedSword Originals Starring Killian James and Adam Ramzi
—My New Stepdad is a Pervert Pt. 1 from Men.com – Starring Adam Herst and Travis Stevens
—Redneck Weekend Jeep from Biaggi Videos – Starring Rikk York and Antonio Biaggi
—Bareback Cum Swappers from Lucas Entertainment – Starring Leo Alexander and Zander Craze
—Scene in Blue Coller Ballers from Titan Men – Starring Dirk Caber and Dallas Steele
—Daddy Chasers from Catalina Studios – Starring Trenton Ducati and Jason Phoenix
—Daddy Issues from C1R – Starring Rocco Steele and Casey Everett
—Fathers and Sons from Icon Male – Starring Nick Capra & Connor Maguire
—Issue #27 from Kinky Angels – Starring Hoyt Kogan and Claude Sorel
—Meeting Liam from Cocky Boys – Starring Levi Karter & Liam Riley
—Naughty Pines 2 from Falcon Studios – Starring Sean Zevran and Topher DiMaggio
—Sidewinder from Raging Stallion – Starring Sean Zevran and Sebastian Kross
—Twinky & the Bear: A Beary Gay XXX Tale from Manville Entertainment – Starring Chase Young and Fabio Stallone
—So You Think You Can Fuck Season 5, Round 2 from Dominic Ford – Starring Billy Santoro, Dylan Knight, and Brandon Wilde
—Stick It, Fuck It, Breed It, Leave It from Treasure Island Media – Starring Drew Sebastian and Jacob Lee
—Taking Advantage from UK Hot Jocks – starring Kayden Gray and Alexis Belfort
—Tatted Alterna-Cubs Suck Cock in the Woods from Alternadudes – Starring Israel Oka and Kit Coda
—The Wedding Planner from Next Door Studios – Starring Derrick Dime and Abel Archer
—Two Americans for a Frenchie from French-Twinks and Helix Studios – Starring Camille Kenzo, Casey Tanner, and Blake Mitchell

Who Will Win: Killian James and Adam Ramzi in NakedSword’s Biggest Catch. Say what you will about Killian James (and there is a lot to say!), but he and Adam had great chemistry in NakedSword’s best, most-watched movie of the year. Cybersocket will want to acknowledge them (and NakedSword, and mr. Pam).
Who Should Win: Curtis and Randy, or Austin Wilde and Dominic Santos.
No Guts, No Glory: “Bareback in Augusta” from Jason Sparks. Girl bye.


Best Movie or Web Series of the Year
—A Wicked Game from Naked Sword Originals
—Bad Cop from Titan Men
—Bear Infantry from Bear Films
—Beef N’ Briefs from Colt Studio Group
—Daddy Issues from C1R
—Fine Tuned Ass from Hot House
—Forgive Me Father 2 from Icon Male
—Fucking Kris from Bel Ami Online
—Gay of Thrones 2 from Men.com
—Gender Benders 2 from FTM Nameless Trans People
—Guard Patrol from Monster Bang
—Horny School Boys from Helix Studios
—I Dream of Twinky: A Magical XXX Fantasy from Manville Entertainment
—Johnny Goes Bareback from Juicy Boys
—Less Than 20 Feet Away from Randy Blue
—Meeting Liam from Cocky Boys
—Naughty Pines 2 from Falcon Studios
—Raw Threeway from Lucas Entertainment
—Redneck Weekend from Biaggi Videos
—Sidewinder from Raging Stallion
—The Asiancy from Peter Fever
—Twinks Destroyed from Bareback Monster Cocks

Who Will Win: Meeting Liam.
Who Should Win: Meeting Liam. It cemented Liam Riley’s star status. It featured Tayte Hanson, Ricky Roman, and Levi Karter’s mind-blowing double-penetration fuckfest. And, most importantly, it’s the only movie on the list that’s actually a movie. Jake Jaxson and CockyBoys will win Cybersocket’s Best Movie award two years in a row (they won last year for Answered Prayers), a feat that Helix pulled off in 2013 and 2014 with The Cage and Helix Academy.
No Guts, No Glory: “Raw Threeway” from Duckface Entertainment. Barf.

marc1Best Personality
Austin Wilde
Bianca Del Rio
Buck Angel
Chi Chi LaRue
Christian Owen
Colby Keller
Doug Richardson
Erik Schut
FabScout Howard
Hans Berlin
Jeremy Lucido
Jesse Jackman
Marc MacNamara
Michael Lucas
mr. Pam
Nick Capra
Pablo Hernandez
Sister Roma
Steve Peña
Topher DiMaggio
Trenton Ducati
Trevor Knight
Zachary Sire

Who Will Win: Marc MacNamara. He’s easy to work with, his peers and his performers genuinely like him, and frankly, he’s just too loud to ignore.
Who Should Win: Colby Keller. A great guy with an actual personality? What a concept.
No Guts, No Glory: Michael Lucas. It takes a lot to have a nominee who is less deserving and more of a mess than Zachary Sire, but the Cybersockets found one in Duckface.


Best Porn Star
Adam Killian
Adam Ramzi
Adam Russo
Andrew Fitch
Antonio Biaggi
Asa Shaw
Austin Wilde
Austin Wolfe
Billy Santoro
Boomer Banks
Brandon Wilde
Brent Corrigan
Brent Everett
Chase Young
Colby Keller
Colton Grey
Curtis (Sean Cody)
Dallas Reeves
Derek Parker
Dirk Caber
Dolf Dietrich
Dominic Pacifico
Drew Sebastian
Dustin Tyler
Evan Parker
Hunter Vance
Jaro Stone
Jesse Jackman
Jimmy Durano
Johnny Rapid
JR Bronson
Kevin Warhol
Kirk Cummings
Kris Evans
Landon Conrad
Levi Karter
Liam Riley
Malachi Marx
Marc Angelo
Markie More
Matt Stevens
Michael Lucas
Nick Capra
Paddy O’Brian
Peter Le
Pierre Fitch
Ray Dalton
Rikk York
Rocco Steele
Ryan Rose
Sean Zevran
Sebastian Kross
Tayte Hanson
Theo Ford
Tim Kruger
Tommy Deluca
Trenton Ducati
Trevor Knight
Ty Roderick
Wolf Hudson
Zander Craze

Who Will Win: Pierre Fitch (alternate: Colby Keller). Given his popularity, it might finally be Pierre’s turn to win.
Who Should Win: Colby Keller
No Guts, No Glory: Trevor Knight



  • sxg

    Hey fuck you Zach I know who Aarin Asker is and he should win more than the boring bitches you named! He has done scenes foe Dick Wadd/Raw & Rough, Club Inferno, Kink and a few others. He is an awesome power bottom that loves to get fisted

    Who the fuck is Noah Matous, Damon Heart and Camille Kenzo??? Those are the ones who don’t ring a bell for me.

    • McM.


      I fuckin know, right?

      Aarin Asker is a beautiful man, and more than that, he loves fucking gives some great performances.
      Every. Time.

      People who have not seen this man in action is missing out!

      • Eric from Sweden

        I have never heard of him, but he looks great!

    • Zachary Sire

      he was at the show tonight and he was cute. i recognized him, too. he just doesn’t have a very good porn name.

  • Al

    Tyler Hill and Evan Parker, ftw.

  • john

    I’m sooo excited…I hope my favorite stars will win!!!

  • Todd

    Just imagine reading ONE list of nominations at the award show ….


    • DPS

      No wonder Zach plans on getting loaded!

      • stephen

        saying you’re “getting loaded” at the gay porn awards….could have a different connotation than usual

  • john

    I’m sooo excited…I hope all my favorite stars will win!!!

  • Trepakprince

    I think Trenton Ducati should win best personality. He checks all the boxes I look for in a Daddy.

    • stagboys

      He’s such a nice guy too!

      • Dutch Courage

        And such a reliable source for information about STI’s too!

  • Lionel Del Rey

    I fucking hate queerclick. They delete/censor any comment that they don’t agree with. And sell their premium members outdated videos that have been on the Internet for months. Give the award to anyone but them.

  • Travis

    i know i’m probably in the minority on this, but i really don’t understand the appeal of tyler hill. he just seems so bland and boring to me. i’m crossing my fingers for alex mecum to win!

  • OverKill
  • WhimsyCotton

    I think Best Studio should go to Sean Cody. Best scene should go to Curtis and Randy, and best porn star should go to Curtis. Am I biased, maybe, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he worked the hardest for his paychecks this year.

    Zach! I hope you’ll share pictures of the event with us. How amazing would it be if Curtis actually showed up to the event. It would be almost as unbelievable as when Mick showed up.

    • DPS

      100%! Issues aside, he earned his money.

  • a b

    Can anyone tell me when was the last time Sean Cody did a decent scene?

    • karlk

      Sadly, it’s been quite a while!

    • stephen

    • sxg

      Actually the Shaw and Curtis was a decent scene. It would have been far better if it had some oral, especially Curtis deepthroating Shaw. And Shaw showed more wood. But Shaw was hot enough and his thrusts were impressive enough for me to like the scene. And yes I’m well aware there was some fake fucking but there is fake fucking in every gay scene. If you aren’t actually seeing the penetration, 95% chance there isn’t any. That’s at EVERY studio.

      • a b

        “If you aren’t actually seeing the penetration, 95% chance there isn’t any. That’s at EVERY studio”
        I would guess that it’s inversely proportional to the % of gayforpayers…

  • Zealot

    There is a bright side to these long-lists of nominees. Make a drinking game out of it. For example– every time a preppy name (Chad, Chase, Drew…etc.) is read, take a shot. OR, there’s the Donald Trump version of the game: Every time a foreign-sounding name is read, throw a drink on your least favorite person at the table and blame it on the Muslims.

  • TheSagaOf

    Jason Sparks Live is actually pretty fucking amazing.

    • sxg

      No it’s not. The sex at JSL is about as bad as GayHoopla. Sadly the guys aren’t as hot at JSL as GH to make up for it. Once in a blue moon they have a good scene but overall nah.

      • Dutch Courage

        Sometimes I wonder how much money you spend on gay porn (that is: IF you spend real money on it).

    • Duke

      He/The studio is actually pretty good at finding and hiring good looking talent that eventually goes on to bigger and better things. Most recently Jack Hunter and JJ Knight.

    • Maximus

      I suppose…if ratchet motel rooms in the deep south and STIs turn you on.


  • Maximus

    I love awards season. Between the ceremonies and the red carpets there’s always some kind of tasty T.


  • beariac

    Everyone knows the award Zach should get.

  • Dutch Courage

    For next year the Cybersocket Awards should have categories for “Best overall comment on a gay porn blog”, Best GIF comment on a gay porn blog, and Best throwing shade comment on a gay porn blog.

  • Todd

    WHAAAAAT ??? Time for another letter to the industry !
    (Congratulations, Zach !)

  • Marsha Lewis

    wtf, with all those nominations the winner is the one who gets 2 votes