Finally, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. The 2014 People’s Choice for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor is officially ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder, who beat out some of the best (and hottest) boys on the small screen for the honor. Find out what he had to say below!
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor is always the toughest People’s Choice Award to decide. How does one possibly choose when the options are Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Stephen Amell, Ian Somerhalder and Andrew Lincoln? But the fans did decide, and Ian Somerhalder took home the 2014 trophy during the red carpet pre-show.
Ian Somerhalder Wins Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
No matter who won this category, we were all going to lose — all five of these guys are just too damn good. But since someone had to come out on top, we’re glad it was Ian. His performance as Damon on The Vampire Diaries this season has been his strongest yet, and seeing him joke around on the red carpet is always a blast. Ian seems like a great guy, and he deserves every bit of recognition he gets.
“This is incredible,” Ian, who was sporting some serious scruff, said when he was handed his shiny trophy. “This is for the fans, I can’t thank you guys enough.”
He also graciously thanked the Vampire Diaries crew, then dished about spending his New Year’s Eve in Bejing, Tokyo, and Mexico. Sounds like quite a life!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did Ian deserve to win? Was your favorite robbed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
— Shaunna Murphy