Here Are All 18 Categories To Be Presented At The Str8UpGayPorn Awards

Posted March 22, 2017 by with 48 comments


As announced yesterday, the first annual Str8UpGayPorn Awards will be held on June 22nd, 2017 in New York City, and will be hosted by comedienne, actress, singer, author, and iconic personality Sandra Bernhard. All of the Str8UpGayPorn Award nominations—as well as venue and ticket info—will be announced here on April 11th.

Today, I can reveal all 18 categories that will be honored and presented at the Str8UpGayPorn Awards, which should give you a clue as to what kind of show this will be (i.e., like none you’ve ever seen) and what kind of nominees to expect.

The eligibility period for the Str8UpGayPorn Awards is March 1st, 2016 through February 28th, 2017. Note that, with the exception of “Best Performer,” “Best Studio,” and “Viewers Choice,” each category will contain five nominees only. With a mix of traditional and not-so-traditional categories, here they are:

Outstanding Achievement In Sexual Performances By A Gay Adult Entertainer




Outstanding Achievement In Direction Of A Film Or Series


Outstanding Achievement By An Actor In A Lead Role


Outstanding Achievement By An Actor In A Supporting Role


Gay Adult Entertainment’s Most Popular Star, Determined By Fan Votes


Gay Adult Entertainment’s Most Popular Power Couple, Determined By Fan Votes










Outstanding Achievement By A Star Who Launched A Career Reinvention Or Comeback


Outstanding Achievement In Gay Adult Entertainment By A Straight-Identifying Male



Outstanding Achievement In Controversial, Shocking, Or Headline-Making News


Outstanding Gay Porn Scene Featuring Four Or More Performers


—Outstanding Gay Porn Scene Featuring Three Performers


Outstanding Gay Porn Scene Featuring Two Performers


Outstanding Achievement In Gay Adult Production, Casting, And Content Delivery


As seen above, two “Viewers Choice” categories will award winners based entirely on fan votes. Every other winner will be determined by a panel of judges, who’ll be announced here in the coming weeks. And, one gay porn fan will have a chance to win a seat on that judging panel. Details on the “fan judge” contest will be released next week.

Stay tuned for complete nominations (April 11th), presenter news, red carpet hosts, and more on the inaugural Str8UpGayPorn Awards, hosted by Sandra Bernhard on June 22nd in New York City. And for continuing updates, don’t forget to follow Str8UpGayPorn Awards on Twitter.

  • Sebastian S

    This is going to be good. Thank you for limiting the nominees to a reasonable number.

  • Ben

    And who are the judges?. If only you, should we just expect Ryan Rose and those two twinks from Helix to win every category?

  • McM.

    “Favorite Gay Porn Power Couple” needs a unique trophy.

    A bisected one with a name on each side that can be split in half should they break up.

    One less thing to argue over. It’s the considerate thing to do.

    • Ben

      “Favorite Gay Porn Power Couple” needs a unique trophy.

      Duckface and every model he screws over
      Nica and her pepperoni nipps
      Ace Era and blood
      Billy Santoro and his shitty website
      Killian James and Zach

      • Porn Star

        LOL- Shitty websites must sell. I’m making money baby!!!!!! And this awards show is a joke. LOL Good luck getting anyone to show

      • JK

        Diego Sans & his sister – Dorian Ferro & donuts

        • sxg

          Colby Jansen and donuts. Or more accurately, buffet restaurants.

    • OneOfTheManyChris

      Blake and Casey. So far as I can tell, they’re the only that actually has a following as a couple, not as two unrelated performers.

      They broke up you say? So what, fans followed that pretty closely as well.

      • sxg

        Oh gawd I hope those two don’t win. I want to see Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman win for gay porn power couple. They have a large following and are regularly booked for appearances together. They are, or were, in Australia recently doing a tour.

        • McM.

          Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman winning would be well deserved. They know how to handle their relationship and their business.

          • OneOfTheManyChris

            Jesse Jackman:

          • FrenchBug

            I am so so so tired of seeing them in scenes but I can’t drag them. They give good performances, seem to be nice people and have their shit together. I can’t bitch about studios hiring trashy horrible human beings and then complain when they rely a lot (too much!) on some people who are not. So I second that nomination

        • OneOfTheManyChris

          Can’t get it to post my Jesse admiration gif. Oh well.

    • Dazzer

      Whatever it’s made of, it needs to be soft and constructed from flame-retardant material so they can’t injure each other by throwing it at each other or setting fire to each other when they break up.

  • Paul J

    Nice to see the awards discriminating against gay men by having one purely for the straight guys, whereas they also appear to be eligible for every other award. It’s a shame it’s best gay 4 pay star, not best limp dick, most obvious cut where the gay 4 pay guy couldn’t get it up, or best look of agony with a cock in your ass.

    • Zachary Sire

      Nominations will be announced on April 11th.

    • Zachary Sire

      Or, maybe the gay-for-pay category is discriminating against straight men by isolating them into only one category, and all of the other categories will only contain gay men as nominees? Nominations will be announced on April 11th!

      • McM.

        Hmmm, I saw the category more as a call-out.

        G4P performers and their hetero-worshiping admirers all think they deserve special recognition for “bravely” fucking another man, so why not make it official?

      • Steve

        Now THIS I love!!

      • Paul J

        Yes, maybe. And maybe Zac Efron will sign up to do gay porn with Falcon, Sean Ford and Emma Watson will release a sex tape and Donald Trump will marry Bill Clinton on the White House lawn. That’s not how the awards are going to work, is it Zach?

  • D.P. Welles

    Very exciting! Glad we just squeaked into the eligibility with UltraFan! No matter what this should be a lot of fun :)

  • sxg

    Best Gay Porn Comeback. You basically created a category for Bruce Beckham to win! Good list though. It covers the basic without adding the confusion as to why the hell there are too many similar categories.

  • Zavier

    How about we not give str8 identifying people any “awards” at all… Gays only…. ( not even joking )

  • Zealot

    How can you have a gay porn awards show and NOT include a furniture category?! Also…where are the Chi Chi LaRue Dancers?

  • RaJ

    Looking forward to it. You should start a Str8upgayporn Hall of Fame next year.

  • Javier Smith

    Best Prison Letter? Best Gofundme Money Beg? Best Public Breakup Drama?

  • Pertinax

    And to think all this is happening only because there is such a thing… …A real money maker! P. S. : Any news about the award itself ? … …Forget…

  • lukaeber

    I love that you are awarding acting separately from performing. Maybe this will increase the quality of the thespians that decide to go into the industry.

  • Marelissa Castrellon

    They should include hottest male straight perfomer in straight porn.

  • AJ’s Black Widow

    We all know he’s gonna give most of the awards to Ryan Rose, Blake Mitchell, and Sean Ford.

  • Pascal

    So it’s in NY, so it’s gonna be filled with Cocky Boys ‘edgy’ twinks. Tegan Zayne is going to get one of course. I’m guessing the big ‘get’ is if Bel Ami stars are going to make the trip.

    Or is it US-based sites only?

  • Cunty

    I just hope that basically all the nominees are not simply people that Zach raves about – as that makes the awards subjective and just as flawed as all the fixed ones.

    If he wants this award show to win serious respect then he’ll have to include some of his enemies here and there. Fortunately for him there’s not many that truly qualify for these categories.

  • Cunty

    Best Performer – Carter Dane (it’s unprecedented)
    Best feature (something Cockyboys or Falcon)
    Best director (predictable but worthy names like Jake Jaxon, chichi la rue, Tony Di’Marco)
    Best actor (Carter Dane – practically same as best performer)
    Viewers choice pornatar (probably Carter Dane)
    Viewers choice power couple (probably Brent and JJ knight or Logan Moore and josh Moore) the latter more likely due to Logan Moore’s rally power and the blow for Lucas entertainment.
    Comeback – ?
    Gay4pay – ?
    Best Newcomer – no idea
    Best ass – Carter Dane
    Best cock – ?
    Best body – ?
    Best Newsmaker – Brute Club. Controversy, shade, gossip and legendary feuds. He dominates gay showbiz news so I can’t help but feel this is totally designed for him, there’s no other suitable candidate. When do we get the Brute Club/Jake Bass feud-fuck scene they’ve clearly planned?! I don’t even think Killian James should be entertained as a nominee over the death hoax. Don’t give it any limelight!
    Threeway -?
    Duo – just give it to carter Dane
    Group – something messy by men probably