Let's be honest, the Oscars are underwhelming. Every year, people around the world get together to congratulate achievements in Hollywood only to be disappointed by recent award shows that lack luster. But today, we are here to celebrate achievements in porn once again. While the Oscars are sure to be underwhelming, the XBIZ Awards are overwhelming with a whopping 1,248 nominees across 100 categories!!! Now, while we respect all sexualities at Muscle Service (hell, I’ve covered a list of hot straight male pornstars, some now nomimated) I will single out the categories that include gay oriented content or male-on-male sex. 

As released in a press release sent out this past week, XBIZ states: 

XBIZ is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2022 XBIZ Awards, the most comprehensive showcase of outstanding achievements across the global adult industry, spanning 1,248 nominees across 100 categories.

Presented by premier creators community ManyVids, the 2022 XBIZ Awards will crown the best-of-the-best in adult Sunday, Jan. 9 at the historic Hollywood Palladium.

The ceremony will serve as the glamorous capstone event to an action-packed week that includes the flagship XBIZ conference at the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Hollywood Jan. 3-6 and the debut of creator-first fan show X3 Expo Jan. 7-8.

In keeping with tradition, select award categories from Web & Technology, Pleasure Products and Retail will be presented as part of the third annual XBIZ Honors ceremonies during the XBIZ conference and the ANME/XBIZ Show.

Voting for Movies & Production, Web & Technology, Pleasure Products and Retail & Distribution categories begins Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Below, are categories I am sure readers of Muscle Service will be excited for. If you have any favorites, let us know and maybe we can have our own fantasy series.

Gay Movie of the Year

  • A Man in Uniform (Icon Male)
  • Capitol Affairs (Hot House Video)
  • Decades (Men.com)
  • Every(BODY) (NakedSword Originals)
  • Fuck Me I’m Famous (BelAmi/TLAGay)
  • Hardcore Hookups 2 (Noir Male)
  • Monsieur Sagat (TLA Gay)
  • New Day (CockyBoys)
  • Painful Love (Icon Male)
  • Scrum (Raging Stallion Studios)
  • Summer of Love (Himeros.tv)
  • Tales From the Locker Room 2 (Falcon Studios)
  • The Last Course (Disruptive Films)
  • (Un)Lucky in Love (CockyBoys)
  • Work From Home (Falcon Studios)

Director of the Year — Gay

  • Gio Caruso
  • Steve Cruz
  • Tony Dimarco
  • Trenton Ducati
  • Ricky Greenwood
  • Jake Jaxson
  • Sebastian Keys
  • Chi Chi LaRue
  • Marc MacNamara
  • Jasun Mark
  • Bree Mills
  • mr. Pam
  • Conrad Parker
  • RJ Sebastian
  • Walden Woods

Gay Performer of the Year

  • Ruslan Angelo
  • Michael Boston
  • Dante Colle
  • Chris Damned
  • Dillon Diaz
  • Drew Dixon
  • Nick Fitt
  • Devin Franco
  • Adrian Hart
  • DeAngelo Jackson
  • Allen King
  • Max Konnor
  • Cade Maddox
  • Angel Rivera
  • Devin Trez

Best Sex Scene — Gay

  • Brock Banks & Tayte Hanson, (Un)Lucky in Love (CockyBoys)
  • Michael Boston, Dante Colle, Chris Damned, Michael Delray, Jim Fit, Johnny Ford & Dakota Payne, The Last Course (Disruptive Films)
  • Dante Colle & DeAngelo Jackson, Dante & DeAngelo (Noir Male)
  • Dante Colle & Ty Mitchell, Gaybors (Men.com)
  • Dillon Diaz, Zeno Rey & Devin Trez, Start of the Summer (Noir Male)
  • Michael Delray & Ricky Larkin, Young Again (Disruptive Films)
  • Drew Dixon & Nico Nova, Baptism (Himeros)
  • Andre Donovan & Drew Dixon, Best Sex Ever (NakedSword Originals)
  • Casey Everett & Nick Fitt, Painful Love (Icon Male)
  • Felix Fox & Michael Roman, Are You Pee Shy? (Trailer Trash Boys)
  • Nate Grimes & Nico Nova, Every Cut is a Lie (Himeros)
  • Adrian Hart & Zeke Wood, What’s Your Kink? (CockyBoys)
  • Troye Jacobs & Nico Nova, Code Breakers (Himeros)
  • Allen King, Kosta Viking & Rudy Gram, Boyfriends and Cheaters (Lucas Entertainment)
  • Cade Maddox & Tristan Hunter, Let’s Get Quenched (Falcon Studios)

Cam Site of the Year — Gay

  • CAM4.com
  • Chaturbate.com
  • Flirt4Free.com
  • Streamate.com
  • Stripchat.com

Gay Site of the Year

  • BelAmiOnline.com
  • CarnalPlus.com
  • CockyBoys.com
  • DisruptiveFilms.com
  • FalconStudios.com
  • Himeros.tv
  • IconMale.com
  • LucasEntertainment.com
  • ManUpFilms.com
  • Men.com
  • NakedSword.com
  • NextDoorStudios.com
  • NoirMale.com
  • PeterFever.com
  • RagingStallion.com

LGBTQIA+ Pleasure Product Brand of the Year

  • Berman Innovations
  • Buck'd, Buck Angel
  • Channel 1 Releasing
  • Cute Little Fuckers
  • New York Toy Collective
  • Oxballs
  • RodeoH
  • Sport Fucker
  • Tom of Finland
  • Wet For Her

And this is just a list surrounding the “Gay” categories. I mean at this point just give everyone a participation ribbon and call it a day. I can only imagine what the voting process looks like for all this.

I still need to put together the annual list of awards shows that present and honor some of our favorite artists throughout the year and I hope to one day cover them all in person.