The 12th Annual Cybersocket Web Awards took place on the evening of January 9 at the Factory in West Hollywood. Organizers of the event reported that the evening was a success, and highlights from the event included a performance by Luciana, a DJ sets by Chi Chi LaRue, and comedy by Chico’s Angels.

These awards honor the best of GLBT websites in adult entertainment. The best websites are rewarded in two different categories: Industry Choice Awards and Surfer’s Choice Awards. CyberSocket believes it is important to recognize these sites for being technological entrepreneurs, agents of free expressions and innovators or queer media.

Last year, the winner of Best Pornstar when to Steve Cruz and best mobile site went to Grindr. This year, the winners of those categories were different. Surprised that Grindr didn’t win? I’m happy to report that my favorite porn star won this year (not that I ever watch any porn – WINK). Hint: He’s in the main picture. Check out the full list of winners below.

Industry Choice Awards

  • Best Webmaster Resource: GAY WIDE WEBMASTERS
  • Best Content Producer: RANDY BLUE
  • Best Affiliate Program (tie): STANDAHEAD and NEXT DOOR BUDDY PROFITS
  • Best Billing Company: CCBILL
  • Best Alternative Billing Company: ORBITAL PAY
  • Businessperson of the Year: TIM VALENTI OF NAKED SWORD
  • Best Hosting Company: WEBAIR
  • Best White Label: IM LIVE
  • Company of the Year: BADPUPPY

Surfer’s Choice Awards

  • Best Mobile Site: MEN 4 SEX NOW MOBILE
  • Best Porn Blog: QUEER ME NOW
  • Best Novelties Site: FLESHJACK
  • Best Video Site: NEXT DOOR STUDIOS
  • Best Amateur Webcam: CODY CUMMINGS
  • Best Ethnic-Themed Site: RED HOT LATINOS
  • Best Escort Site: RENTBOY.COM
  • Best European-Themed Site: STAG HOMME
  • Best Fetish Site: ACTIVE DUTY
  • Best Free Site: GAYTUBE
  • Best Hookup Site: MANHUNT
  • Best Live Cam: CAM4
  • Best New Site: MEN.COM
  • Best Original Content Site (tie): ALL AUSTRALIAN BOYS and MENATPLAY
  • Best Personality: CHI CHI LARUE
  • Best Porn Star: BRENT EVERETT
  • Best VOD Site: NAKED SWORD
  • Movie of the Year: 3D BEL AMI
  • Best Sex Scene: ORGY SCENE FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF ASPEN 6
  • Best Newcomer: ANTHONY ROMERO

Special Award

  • Cybersocket Wall of Fame Award of Excellence: STEVEN SCARBOROUGH OF HOT HOUSE STUDIOS