‘The Vampire Diaries’ has been overlooked for the second year in a row! What gives?
I know they’re not exactly the Emmys — or even the Teen Choice Awards — but Spike TV’s annual Scream Awards are supposed to represent the best TV shows and movies in the fantasy, horror and sci-fi genres. Yet as I peruse the list of this year’s nominees, one pretty glaring exclusion comes to mind: The Vampire Diaries!
Up for this year’s “Best TV Show” honor are Dr. Who, Fringe, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and True Blood, which took home the award last year. And while I’m not knocking the quality of the competition — I especially loves me some Peter Dinklage — I can’t help but feel that one of those shows could be bumped out of the running for The Vampire Diaries, which only got better in its second season.
My initial thought was that the Scream Awards are simply trying to pander to a more “adult” audience, so they’re purposely overlooking what’s largely considered to be a teen drama — but that distinction didn’t keep Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder from presenting at last year’s ceremony.
But what do you guys think? Are the Scream Awards understandably dismissing The Vampire Diaries as a teen drama, or was this a massive oversight that needs to be corrected? Drop a comment and/or cast your vote below!