Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are the queen and king of the high road. Though the Vampire Diaries stars split after a three-year relationship back in May, they’ve remained friends (while still maintaining incredible Delena chemistry on-screen) and support each other wholeheartedly.

On the heels of helping Ian with his pregnant dog Nietzsche’s birth last month, Nina took to Twitter on November 5 to congratulate him on his big People’s Choice nomination with a sweet message.

“And a congrats shout out to @iansomerhalder for his nomination in the Best SciFi Actor category! Way to represent the male Vampires! Kill it! (Pun totally intended),” she wrote.

Aww! Since there are no other vamps in his category — he’s up against The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln, Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and Arrow’s Stephen Amell — he has an edge. And if you’re not convinced, we’ve rounded up six reasons why he definitely deserves to win.

Nina also reacted to her own nomination with equal gusto: “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!”

Last, but certainly not least, she gave a sweet shout out to the TVD fans in general: “After long days like today, your energy is what keeps us going :) Thank you.”

OK, it’s settled. Let’s rally for Ian, Nina, and TVD to win at the People’s Choice Awards. (Oh, and The Originals and Joseph Morgan, too, of course!)

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