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The Golden Globes of Gay Porn are Happening, Coronavirus or Not

Porn performers nominated for 2020 Grabby Awards

In May, gays can look forward to a lot of things: it's spring time so the weather is nice and brunch season is in full swing. It's a relative calm before the storm that is Pride season. Oh, and there's that weekend in Chicago.

For years, Memorial Day Weekend has brought hundreds of gay men into Chicago fro two event: International Mr. Leather and the Grabby Awards. This year, COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has IML reconsidering things, having released a statement earlier this week saying that they "need additional time to explore all logistical options that will allow for a safe 2020 IML-IMBB Weekend, whether in May or another date." As for the Grabby's, the award show that's affectionately called the "Golden Globes of gay porn," things are pressing forward.

"Please note due to the coronavirus we have decided to hold of details about this year's show," organizers wrote to the show's website. "We will have a show, it's just a matter of what size venue we will be holding it in. We are hoping to have an update by Wednesday, April 1st." Kind of wild when you think about it.

The award show, this year, boasts a whopping 27 category with Best Actor, Performer of the Year, Best Director, Hottest Rimming, and Hottest Daddy among them. Last year they celebrated their 10th annual event.

“What sets the Grabby’s apart from other porn shows is we are 80 percent fans and 20 percent industry and most of the other shows are the reverse in terms of attendance,” event producer Stacy Bridges told Out at the time. “I feel like the porn stars actually feel like a celebrity when they come.” Leading up to the 2019 iteration, it was unclear whether or not things would continue as one of the producers, Mark Nagel, had died. Bridges announced onstage that things would press on, later telling Out that it was because of the enthusiasm for the weekend that he changed his mind.

Below is a select listing of nominations for the 2020 Grabby Awards. See the full list at GrabbyAwards.com.

PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Beaux Banks 
Calvin Banks
Dante Colle
Michael Delray
Drew Dixon
Casey Everett
Nick Fitt
Sean Ford
Devin Franco
DeAngelo Jackson 
Max Konnor
Ricky Larkin
Cade Maddox
Josh Moore
Pierce Paris
Dakota Payne 
Taylor Reign 
Drew Sebastian 
Rhyheim Shabazz 
Ashton Summers
Julian Torres 
Colby Tucker
Zario Travezz 
Mateo Vice
Arad WinWin

HOTTEST TOP
Jimmy Andrews
Max Arion
Boomer Banks
Deep Dic
Jack Dixon
Fame 
Johnny Hands
Owen Hawk
Max Konnor
Ricky Larkin
Steven Lee
Cade Maddox
Josh Moore
Colton Reece
Ryan Rose
Diego Sans
Rocco Steele
Ashton Summers
Arad Winwin
Austin Wolfe

BEST VERSATILE PERFORMER
Max Adonis
Ruslan Angelo
Calvin Banks
Max Carter 
Liam Cyber
Michael Delray
Dillion Diaz
Drew Dixon
Sean Duran
Pheonix Fellington 
Nick Fitt
Ian Frost
Caleb Gray
DeAngelo Jackson
Dylan James
Trent King
Mason Lear 
Ben Masters 
Josh Moore
Jake Nicola
Taylor Reign 
Michael Roman
Ricky Roman
Nic Sahara
Wesley Woods

HOTTEST BOTTOM
Beaux Banks
Zak Bishop
Brian Bonds
Michael Boston
Logan Cross
Carter Dane
Riley Finch
Devin Franco
Allen King
Skyy Knox
Lucas Leon
Ty Mitchell
Johnny Rapid
Armand Rizzo
Tyler Sweet
Andy Taylor 
Zario Travezz
Colby Tucker
Alam Wernik
Austin L Young

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