The People’s Choice Awards nominees were announced Nov. 5, with TV staples like ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars’ racking up nominations in multiple categories. Former Favorite Dramatic TV Actress winner and ‘TVD’ star Nina Dobrev was thrilled to see co-star Ian Somerhalder nominated, and she shared her support the way any modern gal would — on Twitter!
As the long-awaited “Delena” coupling heats up on The Vampire Diaries, the show’s fervent fan base proved to be as dedicated as ever, voting its stars straight to the top of the People’s Choice Awards nominations on Nov. 5. Though we’re kind of miffed that Paul Wesley — who is doing some of his best work yet as Stefan and Silas this season — was left out of Ian Somerhalder‘s Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor category, we (and Nina Dobrev!) are very happy for Ian, who earned two solid nominations this year.
Nina Dobrev: Ian Somerhalder Is Killing It
Nina, 24, has always been passionate when it comes to her fan base, so it’s no surprise that she publicly thanked them as soon as she learned about her newest nominations.
“I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD NOMINATIONS!!!” Nina tweeted Nov. 5. “Thank you for voting and continuing to vote! So much love to you! #PCA #TVD.”
She continued, “This is SO COOL-Best SciFi Show,Best Chemistry+Best SciFi Actress. Beyond grateful for your support, love and passion after 5 years of #TVD!”
Despite the fact that their three-year relationship ended earlier this year, Nina also reached out to congratulate her friend and co-star Ian, 34.
“And a congrats shout out to @iansomerhalder for his nomination in the Best SciFi Actor category!” she wrote. “Way to represent the male Vampires!Kill it!” (Pun intended.)”
But… Can Ian Somerhalder Win?
This being the most important pop culture dilemma of our time, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the fact that Ian’s category is literally impossible. The list of nominees — Ian, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Stephen Amell and Andrew Lincoln — is so packed with abs and acting ability, we kind of hope everyone wins just for the visual effect of watching them all on stage together. Basically, the world loses if it isn’t a five-way tie. Make it happen, people!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Does Ian deserve the big award?
— Shaunna Murphy