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Ian Somerhalder

People’s Choice Awards 2014: Ian Somerhalder Nominated For Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Ian Somerhalder is recognized for many things, including his smoldering good looks, environmental work, and incredible one-liners on Vampire Diaries, but one of them will be emphasized more than the others in January at the People’s Choice Awards.

For the 2014 awards, Ian is nominated for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor, going up against The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln, Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and Arrow’s Stephen Amell. Though it’s stiff competition with so many great actors, let’s be real — Damon Salvatore could take any of them in a fight. Since Ian won’t be physically fighting to win, we have to help him. As evidenced by the awards show’s name, the people get to vote for these nominees. His fate is in our hands, TVD fans!

Additionally, The Vampire Diaries is up for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Nina Dobrev is nominated for actress in the same category, and Nina and Ian (well, Damon and Elena) are nominated for Favorite TV Couple. If all goes well, TVD could sweep the awards! Also, if Delena takes their award home, it could be their second win — they’re neck-and-neck with Glee’s Rachel and Finn for E!’s Best TV Couple of All Time Tournament, too!

Fingers crossed for everyone at the People’s Choice Awards. Will you be voting for Ian and TVD? Sound off below, and click here to get your vote on.

The People’s Choice Awards air on January 8, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. You can vote at, their official voting app, and on Facebook or Twitter through December 5, 2013.

Alyse Whitney is Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.