Sadly, The Vampire Diaries received zero nods in the recent Emmys nominations. However, another project close to Ian Somerhalder’s heart did pick up a few nominations — and the actor is beyond excited about it. Check out his reaction tweets to the big news!


Years Living Dangerously, the Showtime climate change docu-series featuring “celebrity investigators” — including Ian — who travel the world to talk to the people who have been affected by climate change, has been nominated for two Emmys: Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. Pretty neat!

Ian took to Twitter and Instagram to share his excitement over the news, first sharing this photo of his ecstatic reaction, captioned: “WE DID! YES!!! #yearsproject AKA YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY on Showtime was nominated for 2 EMMYS! YES! These stories needed to be told! More to come! I'm so GRATEFUL and PROUD to be part of this series-WOW. Thank you @thejram for snapping this moment of joy-what an amazing experience you, me and Kim Klingler had shooting this amazing show. Wow.” Then, sharing a screenshot of the specific awards for which Years Living Dangerously has been nominated…

We’re so excited for Ian and Years Living Dangerously! We can’t wait to see if the documentary series walks away a winner on the big night.

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