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The Vampire DiariesIan Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) might not have attended last night’s Golden Globes (or the post-show celebrations), but he was watching. 

Unlike Ian’s co-stars Claire Holt (Rebekah) and Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert), who both attended the InStyle After Party, Ian celebrated the Globes from a seat in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended the Georgia Entertainment Gala at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The Gala honored the television and film industries in George (which is where TVD shoots), and had an award ceremony of its own. The Gala also featured a viewing of the Globes, so Ian didn’t miss a moment of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s witty dialogue.

Thank you @JimEllisAudi @erikkatiffani @kfenn27 for the award at the GA Ent Gala last night! Who needs a golden globe?! Got an award in ATL;)” he tweeted. According to the event’s Facebook page, Ian is the Georgia Highlight Award winner sponsored by Jim Ellis Audi. Congrats!

And knowing Ian, there was more to attending the Georgia Entertainment Gala than awards and cocktails. A portion of the proceeds raised by the event went toward the Art program at a Title-One elementary school in downtown Atlanta.

Oh Ian, he never misses a chance to do the right thing (and look amazing in a suit).

Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.