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The Grabby’s are coming, yay!  The Grabby’s are essentially the only thing the gay industry has left when it comes to an actual award show (I’m still pretty pissed about The Hookies, and the GayVN’s, but I’ll continue).  This award show celebrates the best tops, bottoms, twinks, “manly man”, actors, supporting actors, and the coveted “Performer of the Year”.  The nominees come from all around the world, with plenty of them coming from right here in New York City.  So who do we think will win coming Grabby night?  Here is who our selections are for some of the awards.  This post is kind of NSFW, BTW.

Colby Jansen, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Colby Jansen

“Manly Man”

Jessy Ares
Chris Bines
Dirk Caber
Nick Capra
Tex Davidson
Dolf Dietrich
Sean Duran
Colby Jansen
Colby Keller
Tim Kruger
Hunter Marx
Dallas Steele
Rocco Steele
Nick Sterling
Johnny Torque
Johnny V
Jaxton Wheeler
Austin Wolf
Wesley Woods
Sean Zevran

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this is the award for “Best Muscle” or “Best Muscle Bear”.  Sure.  I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing several of the nominees, from Rocco Steele, Colby Keller, Colby Jansen, Dirk Caber and most recently Nick Capra.  So this one is a toughie for me.  If I were to choose out of this entire group, I would have to go with Colby Jansen as he embodies the “Manly Man” type to a tee in his scenes and also with his persona on social media.  I would be thrilled if Rocco, Colby K, Dirk or Nick one though.  #notnoshade.  #callme.

Credit to: XL
Credit to: XL

Hottest Top-

Rafael Alencar
Boomer Banks
Nick Capra
Tex Davidson
Tommy Defendi
Topher DeMaggio
Trenton Ducati
Sebastian Kross
Alex Mecum
Evan Parker
Troy Ryan
Diego Sans
Rocco Steele
Diesel Washington
Austin Wolf
XL

They might give it to Tommy Defendi, as this would be his “Swan Song” type of award given his retirement.  All of these guys do a fantastic job but I really think XL is an incredible performer and would be a great guy to win this.

Credit to: Twitter
Credit to: Twitter

Hottest Bottom-

Luke Adams
Bruno Bernal
Duncan Black
Brian Bonds
Casey Everett
Jimmy Fanz
Dorian Ferro
Tayte Hanson
Kyle Kash
Eric Nero
Jacob Peterson
JD Phoenix
Liam Riley
Armond Rizzo
Ace Stone
Andy Taylor
Mickey Taylor
Johnny V
Brandon Wilde
Sean Zevran

I don’t really need to say much here.  Seriously.  Sean Zevran for the win.  Also, once again… call me.

Credit to: Bentleyrace.com
Credit to: Bentleyrace.com

Best Newcomer-

Skippy Baxter
Vadim Black
Brad Chase
Justin Dean
Hugh Hunter
Jack Hunter
Dylan James
Kyle Kash
Caleb King
JJ Knight
Jacob Ladder
Alex Mecum
Jacob Peterson
Diego Sans
Dallas Steele
Kody Stewart
Sam Truitt
Alexander Volkov
Wesley Woods
Tegan Zayne

Ok, can we keep it real here?  Some of these guys are NOT NEW.  Not going into specifics, but this is weird.  It is like McDonald’s winning “Best New Fast Food Joint”.  But, whatevs.  This is a very twink-heavy (what a juxtaposition of words) category, as I think Alex Mecum is the favorite.  I would go with Skippy Baxter for a personal favorite.  Yum.

Credit to: X9BX
Credit to: X9BX

Performer of the Year-

Jessy Ares
Boomer Banks
Nick Capra
Trenton Ducati
Tayte Hanson
Jessie Jackman
Levi Karter
Kyle Kash
Colby Keller
Sebastian Kross
Evan Parker
Adam Ramzi
Ryan Rose
Diego Sans
Billy Santoro
Andrew Stark
Dallas Steele
Rocco Steele
Mickey Taylor
Johnny V
Brandon Wilde
Sean Zevran

I think the clear winner here is Rocco Steele, and there is zero bias here.  It is very hard to break from the pack when it comes to being a gay adult star now, especially when that term is used WAY too loosely.  I don’t think there has been this much of a buzz around one person in a very long time, and his scenes speak for itself.  Two years ago, he was brand new with barely any following.  Now, he has over `100K followers on Twitter, and his presence is ever growing.  No brainer in my opinion.

For more information on The Grabby’s, check out their official site.  The event will be during IML Weekend in Chicago.