NEW YORK—In the wake of the announcement of this year’s Grabbys nominations, CockyBoys owner and director Jake Jaxson congratulated the industry for “all the great work being produced this year from other studios, directors and performers.”
He also had plenty to celebrate himself, with Cockyboys racking up dozens of nominations. It was just five years ago that CockyBoys attended its first Grabbys show. That year the studio’s first big feature release, Project GoGo Boy, took home Movie and Director of the Year awards, among others.
This year CockyBoys has received dozens of nominations between the studio, their movies and models, including nominations in top categories such as Best Movie (One Erection), Best Director (Jake Jaxson), Performer of the Year (CockyBoy exclusive Levi Karter), Best Actor (Liam Riley, One Erection), Fan Favorite Movie (Just Love) and many others.
Jaxson said of the Grabbys festivities, which take place over Memorial Day weekend, "This has become a yearly event that we look forward to, being able to come together and celebrate the art of porn with our fellow producers, performers, fans, and friends."
He added, "This year I am particularly excited by our nominations, because the work being recognize is the result of a series of wonderful collaborations with a some of the best in the business. More often than not cynicism, small differences, and rivalries rule the day, but being able to make and co-direct One Erection: The Un-making of a Boy Band, with Chi Chi LaRue has been a highlight both personally and professionally for our studio—which goes to show that good things come when we choose to work together as an industry."
Jaxson is also thrilled that CockyBoys' erotic doc Just Love was nominated for several awards, including the SteamWorks Fan Favorite Award, he says, "Once again, this was a beautiful collaboration with Boomer, Ricky, Carter, Jimmy and Levi. Their opening up, sharing, and being truly "naked" helped create a project that is dear to my heart, as it based on the purpose and mission of our company—to help remove shame from sex, by connecting to and better understanding our sexual self. I am so thankful to of the proud men I worked with everyday and to my loving husband and co-director, RJ Sebastian, who inspires me and our team everyday to produce the best we can."
This year, sadly, CockyBoys will not be doing the annual Cocky Con, as they have the last few years. However they will, once again, be hosting a brunch for friends and fans, and will have more information on that in the coming weeks. While there will be no Cocky Con this year in Chicago, CockyBoys are planning a series of events, parties and appearances to celebrate the 10-year anniversary during NYC Gay Pride in June, as well as, some other special events and appearances around the country. These events will be announced in the coming weeks as well.
Jaxson concluded, "We have always enjoyed and felt blessed by the community of friends, members and fans that we have gotten to know over the years, because without you, none of what we do would be possible, and we can't thank y'all enough. Let's all have a GOOD year."
COCKYBOYS' 2017 GRABBY NOMINATIONS
Arad Win Win
Liam Riley, One Erection (CockyBoys)
Jake Jaxson One Erection (CockyBoys)
BEST VERSATILE PERFORMER
Arad Win Win
RJ Sebastian One Erection (CockyBoys)
Levi Karter, Tayte Hanson, Allen King, Liam Riley, Kody Stewart, Colby Keller, One Erection (CockyBoys)
Levi Karter and Allen King, One Erection (CockyBoys)
Tayte Hanson and Jason Maddox One Erection (CockyBoys)
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Boomer Banks and Ricky Roman, Just Love (CockyBoys)
Tayte Hanson & Jason Maddox One Erection (CockyBoys)
Jake Jaxson and ChiChi LaRue, One Erection (CockyBoys)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tayte Hanson, One Erection (CockyBoys)
Levi Karter, One Erection (CockyBoys)
Gabriel Clark and Wesley Woods, Let Them Eat Cake (CockyBoys)
BEST ART DIRECTION
One Erection (CockyBoys)
BEST 3 WAY
Carter Dane, Jimmy Durano and Levi Karter, Just Love (CockyBoys)
Trenton Ducati, Lukas Grande and Rikk York, One Erection (CockyBoys)
BEST MOVIE OR WEB SERIES
One Erection (CockyBoys)
BEST VIDEO COMPANY SITE
STEAMWORKS FAN FAVORITE MOVIE
Just Love (CockyBoys)