The 2014 Grabbys will be held this Saturday, May 24th at Metro in Chicago, with returning hosts (for the 800 millionth time) Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West. Joining them as co-hosts are Trenton Ducati, Adam Killian, Shawn Wolfe, Jesse Jackman, Jason Phoenix, and either Christopher Daniels or Levi Karter (they keep changing the flyer, so who knows).
I’m here in Chicago today through Sunday with live, 24/7 coverage (except when I’m passed out drunk, which will be approximately 80% of the time, so…), and here is Part 2 of my annual predictions for who will win, who should win, and who doesn’t stand a chance in hell. Part 1 is here. Full list of nominees here.
(Note that in some performer categories, The Grabbys select 2 winners.)
BEST GROUP (3 OR MORE) Colby Keller, Gabriel Clark, Dale Cooper – A Thing of Beauty – Cockyboys
Alex Rhodes, Robbie Callahan, Christen Chase – Boys Just Wanna Fuck – Citiboyz
Abel Pozar, Diesel O’Green, Lucian Saints, Milos Zambo – First Time Part 1 – Kristen Bjorn Hunter Page, Connor Maguire, Ray Han Frat House Cream – Nakedsword Christopher Daniels, Caleb Colton, Collin Stone Grind – Titan Men Anderson Lovell, Evan Parker, Luke Allen, Chase Young, Jessie Montgomery Helix Academy – Helix Studios Brandon Jones, Angel Rock, Lance Luciano My Doctor Sucks – Hot House Marcus Isaacs, James Ryder, Aleks Buldocek Open Road 1 – Falcon Studios Adam Killian, Diego Lauzen, Wagner Vittoria Original Sinners – Lucas Dolph Lambert, Phillip Gaudin, Florian Nemec Out Of Control – Bel Ami Darius Ferdynand, Connor Maguire, Lance Luciano, Ryan Rose Plays Together – Falcon Studios Trenton Ducati, Angel Rock, Damian Taylor The Boy Who Cried D.I.L.F. – Channel 1 Releasing Trenton Ducati, J.R. Bronson, Rod Daily The Sub – Hot House Zachary Perry, Chris Knight, Joey Hard, Jack King, Jake Genesis Waxed – JetSetMen
Doesn’t Stand A Chance: Jake Genesis et al in Waxed.
Three pros at the top of their game in the most gorgeously shot scene of the year will win and should win, although watch out for those pesky twinks in that nut-buster of a Helix orgy…they might snatch the trophy. And, like I wondered earlier, can someone please explain to me how Jet Set Men is nominated for any awards?
Tommy Defendi & Adam Ramzi – Timberwolves – Raging Stallion Studios
Will Win: Tommy Defendi & Adam Ramzi Should Win: Tommy & Adam, Christian & Max, Austin & Christian, Hunter & Shawn Doesn’t Stand A Chance: Jesse Santana & Jake Genesis
As one of my readers pointed out earlier, not even the Grabbys would be clueless enough to award someone as crazy as Genesis (although, they did nominate him??), given how he exited the industry. That’s too bad for all of the hot scene partners he nominated with (especially Jesse Santana), who did great work despite being cast with an insane person. I’d be happy with any of the others winning, but the hottest pairing is clearly Tommy Defendi and Adam Ramzi.
Will Win: Ryan Rose and Jimmy Fanz (alt: Shawn Wolfe and Tommy Defendi) Should Win: Ryan Rose and Tommy Defendi Doesn’t Stand A Chance: Johnny Rapid
An internet twink has never won the Grabby for Performer of the Year, and I don’t think they’re about to break tradition with Johnny Rapid, so he’s out. Trenton Ducati and Jimmy Durano won last year, so you can cross them off, too. You have to figure that one of the winners will be from Falcon/Raging (since they’re not winning Best Movie—see below), so my best bet is Ryan Rose (or Shawn Wolfe). Then again, Tommy is long overdue, and so are Colby Keller and Christian Wilde.
Kristen Bjorn – First Time Part 1 & 2 – Kristen Bjorn
Christopher Steele – America’s Next Hot Bottom – Jet Set Men
Will Win: Steve Cruz Should Win: Alex Roman or Chi Chi LaRue Doesn’t Stand A Chance: Christopher Steele
It’s been four years since Chi Chi LaRue won a Grabby for directing Taken, and The Boy Who Cried D.I.L.F. is, in my opinion, her best work since, so it’d be a well deserved surprise if she won. Helix Academy has to win something though, and this might be it. But, given all the nominations for Timberwolves and the Grabbys’ love for Steve Cruz, this is his category to lose.
Will Win: Frat House Cream Should Win: The Haunting Doesn’t Stand A Chance: Silence of the Cams and America’s Next Hot Bottom
Even though The Haunting is the best of the nominees, CockyBoys won this award last year, and the Grabbys simply don’t hand out Best Movie awards to the same studio two years in a row. Frat House Cream had a great cast and a good enough story to stand out from the other nominees, so it’s a deserving winner.