Better late than never, right? Ian Somerhalder was a little late to the party yesterday when The Vampire Diaries star  finally realized he’d been nominated for a Teen Choice Award on May 22!   

THANK YOU TEENS!” he wrote on Twitter. “BTW-I guess I've been living under a rock!Just found out you nominated me!THANK YOU!Love you all-see you in LA this summer!”

Then this Tweet came right on the heels of the first one: “#teenchoiceawards and  you rock!THANKS AGAIN!”

Nicely handled, even belatedly!

In case you missed ‘em, Ian, let us fill you in a few more TVD awards details: You’re nominated for Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, and you’re up against your co-star Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore). In the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi category, you’ll find both Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) and Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) in the running. And, of course, The Vampire Diaries is up for Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi!  (Want more info on the awards? Here you go.)

Now that we’re all caught up, we have to ask: What gives, Ian? It’s not like you to miss something like this for over a week! What, have you been too busy trotting the globe from New York to London to Russia and back again or something? Oh. Well, OK then.

Source: Twitter