Just announced last week, The Vampire Diaries is nominated for six 2012 Teen Choice Awards. The show is nominated in the Choice Fantasy/Sci-fy category, while actors Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Katerina Graham are all nominated in Choice Actor/Actress categories. Somerhalder is also nominated in the Choice Hottie category. Wesley even took to Twitter to say thanks to his fans for his nomination.
Since Dobrev and Somerhalder fans tend to rally for their favorite actors to help them win a Choice Award, Wesley and Graham supporters have taken to the Internet to help get these two underrated actors a chance at winning this year. Graham's Bonnie Bennett was arguably the season 3 finale's MVP when she helped the gang survive Klaus' staking, but her character often gets relegated to the role of Plot Device. In the last episode, Graham was able to really show off her acting chops. Wesley, another often underrated actor, also got an opportunity to shine this season.
Turning Stefan from the white knight he has previously been in the first two seasons of The Vampire Diaries into the Ripper often hinted at, Wesley got a chance to show that Stefan is just as multi-dimensional as his brother Damon. Watching him play the tormented vampire trying to walk a thin line between good and evil has been a revelation for fans who weren't previously aware of Wesley prior to the hit CW show. Unfortunately, both Wesley and Graham are pitted up against their co-stars Somerhalder and Graham in the same categories, so fans will really have to be diligent in voting for these two actors who indeed deserve to win this year. Not to say that Somerhalder and Dobrev didn't do stellar work, but this is an ensemble show, and it's nice when some of the wealth gets spread around.
To vote for your favorites this year in the 2012 Teen choice Awards, click here, and be sure to check in daily. Thanks to @tvdnews for the heads up!