For the 4th time in as many years, we at TLAgay.com gave the porn-loving public the chance to pick their favorites from the past year, and as always proved to be a quite savvy (and very opinionated) bunch. Once again you guys voted in record numbers, proving that plenty of you are still purchasing porn, and having a blast while doing so. As it seems to happen each year, several races were too close to call right up until the intense final hours of voting. Here are your results of the 2013 TLA GAY AWARDS.
Highlights: It was clearly the year of Les Boys du Cocky, as Jake Jaxson, Benny Morecock & Co. took more awards than any other studio ever has in a single year, nabbing Must-Own Movie (a double-digit win), Content Producer/Studio and Director, along with runner-up nods for Most Entertaining Twitterer as well as models Jake Bass and Anthony Romero; Paddy O'Brian's rabid fans made sure the hard-to-understand, always-sweaty and ubiquitous hunk took both Performer of the Year and Favorite Newcomer; his wins in both categories were by landslide; the Year's Filthiest Flick was practically a five-way tie; and with their Favorite Accessory/Sex Toy win again, Fleshjack becomes the first TLA GAY AWARD winner to place all four years in a row.
Settling for Runner-Up status last year, voters determined it was time for Austin Wilde to take his rightful place as Most Entertaining and/or Prolific Twitterer. If you don’t yet follow the chiseled star (and new studio owner)’s highly entertaining, highly profane, and highly cock-enhanced feed, his addy is below.
Special mention has to go to the beloved Donny Wright - he is now the first performer to win three years in a row. (In 2011 fans voted him Favorite Newcomer; last year he handily took Performer of the Year.) Although up for Performer yet again (he didn't win but ranked quite highly) it was his much-publicized arrest last February - for busting into a Kentucky firehouse and jerking off while blotto-drunk - and uttering one of the all-time most-brilliant lines we’ve ever heard that made us bestow Mr. Wright with the 2013 TLA Choice "Because I Wanted To" Award. All kidding aside Donny, we fucking love you forever.
To be eligible, films needed to have been commercially released for sale in 2012. For performer categories, we took into account popularity based on sales figures, press received, customer inquiries, and/or our own libidos. The "Twitter-Maniac" nod is for those involved in the world of gay porn that entertained us this past year with thoughts, witticisms, rants, meltdowns, or pretty pics of their dicks - or they just tweeted so fucking much it was impossible to ignore them.
Selections for each category were submitted by our staff, with the final list of nominees determined by overall vote-getters in each category. For a film to be eligible, it needed to have been commercially released for sale in 2012 and must be presently available to TLAgay.com customers. For performer categories, we took into account popularity based on sales figures, press received, customer inquiries, and/or how much of a hard-on they give us. The "Twitterer" nod is for those involved in the world of gay porn whose feed entertained us this past year with witty quips, rants, meltdowns, or pretty pics of their dicks - or they just tweeted so fucking much it was impossible to ignore them. Winners and runner-ups were determined solely by you - our customers, the fans, and the public at large - via online voting.
We offer a hearty "congrats" to all of the winners and nominees alike!