Nina Dobrev wins People's Choice Award

Nina DobrevThe Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev has won the Favourite TV Drama Actress award at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.

The actress plays the dual role of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce in The CW‘s hugely popular supernatural series. The actress was not originally nominated in the TV Drama Actress category but her fans started a letter campaign resulting in her nomination.

When Dobrev picked up the award she thanked her fans for their hard work in getting her nominated ‘I honestly wasn’t even initially nominated at all,. I wasn’t on the ballot. They caved in and gave me a nomination, and now I get to take this to Atlanta. Thank you everyone and thank you to the fans. I love you guys.’

The Vampire Diaries was also nominated for Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show and Favourite TV Drama but lost out in both categories to fellow CW drama series Supernatural. Ian Somerhalder, who plays vampire Damon Salvatore, was nominated in the Favourite TV Actor category but Nathan Fillion of ABC drama Castle won.