In a move that effectively denied Jake Cruise the glory of taking home a trophy for his star turn as a pizza delivery boy in Dominic Ford’s Fire Island Staff House, there were no nominations this year for Best Non-Sexual Performance when the Grabby Awards noms dropped earlier this week.
The Sword spoke to Grab Magazine publisher and Grabby Awards organizer Mark Nagel about the SHOCKING move to drop the category this year. And here’s what he said. Maybe you saw this coming… “There just were not enough.”
As for the addition of the Best Supporting Actor category this year, Nagel says, “[It’s] because there were some very good performances this year that were just not the lead.” And those performances would be the likes of Doug Acre in Helix’s Scandal at Helix Academy 2, Tommy Defendi in Dirty Rascals, and the great Brent Corrigan in Falcon’s Jacked. Will this be a chance for Brent to come back and win his 98th Grabby Award?
I also asked why the art direction category got dropped, not that I could think of more than 2 movies that would qualify for a nomination. He said, “Because we did add some awards and we had to lose something to get out of the show before midnight.”
And last year I asked the perennial question: Just who decides all this stuff anyway? And Grabbys co-founder Stacy Bridges responded, “We have 6 judges/writers that send their nominations to Mark [Nagel] who compiles the list and then sends the nominees back to the judges to vote on the winner. There are also 2 porn fans that aren’t writers who cast their votes.”
Mark said this year, of the nominating committee, “Industry people and a couple fans… plus we do look at blogs like The Sword for ideas.”
Grabby Awards tickets go on sale April 8.