DeAngelo Jackson Became 1st Black Performer To Win ‘Best Actor’ At GayVNs

From the red carpet of the 2020 GayVN Awards. Couple in middle is Kyle Ross and Chase Brown (all photos via Instinct Magazine)

The 2020 GayVN Awards were held Monday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and it was quite the gay affair.

Performers, directors, producers and fans of adult entertainment came out to celebrate and hand out trophies at the event that’s been called “the Oscars of Gay Porn.”

While the awards show began an hour late (is that called being on ‘gay time?’), it was an impressive and well-produced event by ManyVids.

Alec Mapa returned to hosting duties this year alongside new co-host comedienne/TV host Nicole Byer. Plus, there was musical entertainment by King Princess and a special performance by Alyssa Edwards.

GayVN Awards hosts Nicole Byer and Alec Mapa

At the event, Dallas Steele (nominated for Best Group Sex Scene and Favorite Daddy) told Instinct he feels the event helps to de-stigmatize the industry. 

“You look around at all these beautiful, well-dressed people,” said Steele. “If my mom were still around I’d be proud to have her here. I think it’s incredibly positive about our industry.”

Brian Davilla (nominated for Favorite Bear, also directed nominees in Best All Sex movie and Best Group scene) said his favorite aspect of the night was the sense of family among a group of people he warmly termed a ‘weird fraternity.’

“I’ve developed lifelong friendships that really transcend the work,” shared the woofy Davilla.

Some history was made and a barrier broken as DeAngelo Jackson became the first Black performer to take home the trophy for Best Actor for his work in Blended Family.

Cade Maddox won for Performer of the Year:

Check out some of the attendees on the red carpet:

DeAngelo Jackson
Nick Masc
Ryan Carter & PupDigger
Brian Davilla & John Hickey
Dallas Steele
Co-host for the evening Nicole Byer
Chi Chi LaRue
L-R Nic Sahara, Andrew Christian, Nick Masc

Here is the full list of winners for the 2020 GayVN Awards:

2020 GayVN Hall of Fame inductee – Tim Valenti, NakedSword/Falcon Studios CEO

Best Actor – DeAngelo Jackson, Blended Family, Icon Male/Mile High

Best All-Sex Movie – Love and Lust in Montreal, Falcon Studios

Best Bi Sex Scene – Natalie Mars, Ella Nova, Ricky Larkin & Wesley Woods; Free for All,

Best Director – Feature – Jake Jaxson & RJ Sebastian; Le Garçon Scandaleux, CockyBoys/PinkTV;

Best Director – Non-Feature – Steve Cruz; Outta the Park!, Raging Stallion/Falcon

Best Duo Sex Scene – Ashton Summers & Pheonix Fellington, Fellington’s Flip Fuck,

Best Feature – Vegas Nights,

Best Fetish Sex Scene – Alex Mecum & Michael DelRay; My Brother’s Discipline,

Best Group Sex Scene – Alam Wernik, Blake Ryder, Jay Dymel, Nic Sahara & Sean Duran; Five Brothers: The Takedown, NakedSword/Falcon

Best Newcomer – Nic Sahara and Alex Riley (tie)

Best Supporting Actor – Dante Colle, At Large, Raging Stallion/Falcon

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Jack Harrer, Peter Annaud & Marcel Gassion; Offensively Large 4, BelAmi/Pulse

Performer of the Year – Cade Maddox


GayVN 2020 Fan Awards:

Favorite Bear – Teddy Torres

Favorite Body – Blake Mitchell

Favorite Bottom – Rourke

Favorite Butt – Beaux Banks

Favorite Cam Guy – Callum and Cole (joint page)

Favorite Cock – Calvin Banks

Favorite Daddy – Rocco Steele

Favorite Dom – Austin Wolf

Favorite FTM Star – Billy Vega

Favorite Top – Zilv Gudel

Favorite Twink – Joey Mills

Hottest Newcomer – Rhyheim Shabazz

Social Media Star – Armond Rizzo

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