Entertainment Weekly wants to know your pick for the Sexiest Couple on Network TV, and Elena and Stefan are nominated. They’re up against couples from everything from current favorites like Gossip Girl and Grey’s Anatomy to classics like The Dick Van Dyke Show, and even another vampire/human pairing (from Buffy), so they really need your vote!
So here’s some cool news: Vampire Diaries swept every category it was nominated for in Entertainment Weekly‘s Season Finale Awards. For those keeping count, they were nominated in 11 categories and they won every single one of them. (Yes, including Single Weakest Twist and the special Your Penultimate Episode Was Better Than Your Finale. Weird. award.) And as for Single Most Clever Twist, which garnered TVD two nominations, it was the return of Vicki and Anna that won out.
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS’ PHOTO GALLERY AT EW.COM. Well done, fandom!
As we posted a few days ago, Entertainment Weekly is holding their second annual Season Finale Awards to determine the best of the best of this season’s finales and congrats! You guys managed to get Vampire Diaries nominated in 11 categories (out of 20), so well done. Now here comes the voting part! Head over to EW.com to vote for (or not vote for) TVD in the following (remember, this is specific to As I Lay Dying, the Season 2 finale):
- Best Death: Jeremy
- Best Romantic Cliffhanger: Elena, Damon & Stefan
- Best Non-Romantic Cliffhanger: Stefan is Klaus’s “ripper” wingman
- Best Kiss: Damon and Elena
- Top Tissue Moment: Damon’s deathbed confession
- Single Most Clever Twist (two noms!): The return of Vicki & Anna + Stefan goes bad
- Single Weakest Twist: Damon was never going to die
- Most Disturbing Image: Stefan looking like a dog on blood bag binge
- Most Rewound Moment: Damon & Elena’s deathbed conversation
- Most Likely to Stay on My DVR the Longest: The Vampire Diaries
- Your Penultimate Episode Was Better Than Your Finale. Weird.: The Vampire Diaries
Winners will be announced Tuesday, May 31.
And E!’s Watch with Kristin has opened up nominations for their annual Tater Top Awards, celebrating the best of the TV season. Categories you can nominate Vampire Diaries and cast in include Drama King, Drama Mama, Best Couple, Oddest Couple, Love Triangle You’re So Over, Best Fight, Best Kiss, Best Shocker, Moment That Made You Want To Throw Out Your TV, Best Baddie, Best Bitch, Show You’ll Miss the Most, Star You’ll Miss the Most, Steamiest Moment, Biggest Tearjerker, Best Guest Star, Breakout Star – Male and Female, Best Line, and Best Drama. Get over to E!Online and start nominating in the comments!
Entertainment Weekly is holding their second annual Season Finale Awards and nominations are open! There are 20 categories to nominate TVD in – such as Single Most Clever Twist or Most Disturbing Image or Most Rewound Moment – so head on over to EW.com and follow the instructions. Remember, this is only for As I Lay Dying, the Season 2 finale, nothing else.
Nominate Vampire Diaries here. Then check out who made the final ballot on Friday.
TV Line‘s Meg Masters and Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly caught up with Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec right after tonight’s East coast airing of the season finale to discuss 1) what just happened?! and 2) where we may be headed in Season 3, the so-called Year of the Originals. Needless to say, but we’ll say it anyway: SPOILERS!
Happy season finale day! Following up yesterday’s PopWrap interview, we have a string of new interviews with Vampire Diaries guest star Daniel Gillies and he’s full of insight into the walking enigma that is Elijah. We’re sure a few more of these will be popping up throughout the day and we’ll add them to this post as they do, so check back. In the meantime, check out the interviews below to get Daniel’s take on the connection that is developing between Elijah and Elena, the relationship between Elijah and Klaus (past and future), and the challenges of playing such a stoic character.
Entertainment Weekly: ‘Vampire Diaries’: Daniel Gillies talks Elijah’s betrayal (and softening)
“His agenda is thousands of years old, so the fact that he turned and destroyed the plans of Stefan and Bonnie doesn’t surprise me at all. Other cast members came up to me and said, “Oh, how do you feel about that? Oh, man, it’s terrible, right?” Like it’s a bad thing. I personally love characters when they f— up. It’s exciting to me. When someone like Elijah — who almost seems robotic at times in his execution, the economy of his motion — does something like that, you actually see his humanity. I love the mistakes that people make. In as sense, for me at least, it brings me closer to them.”
Julie has said that next season will be the season of the originals, so I want to know where you see Elijah going in season three.
The truth is, he’s virtually indestructible. I don’t know…where would you go if you were Elijah? I guess he might — I don’t know, he seems like someone who would disappear once his purpose was complete, like someone who would, like an assassin, fulfill his task and then depart, but the spin in the works here, is this little thing called Elena. She’s got more of a grasp on him that he understands. Or let me rephrase that, I think he knows precisely the kind of grasp she has on him. I’m sensing something unselfish surfacing in him, like a devotional kind of love.
Julie Plec has said that watching you play Elijah made her and Kevin decide to make the Originals unkillable. And obviously they’ve kept your characters around. How does it feel to play God in that way?
[Laughs.] That’s very sweet. But they’re not unkillable. There’s a way to get them; there’s always a way. It’s amazingly gratifying to play this role in this show. I feel very, very lucky is the answer to that question. I’ve never played anything that’s had such a following, and believe me, I know there are some pretty entitled young actors out there who think they’ve got it coming to them. But I’m 35 and I feel very blessed to be doing this.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly chats with Nina Dobrev about the final two episodes of Vampire Diaries Season 2: The Sun Also Rises (airing tonight) and As I Lay Dying, next week’s season finale. Nina gives some pretty heavy teases about what fans can expect, touching on John Gilbert, Jenna, Katherine, and Damon.
“The one thing Elena has been fighting so hard to achieve all season is to protect her friends and her family, and now she’s in this circumstance where she’s very vulnerable and helpless and she has to sit there like a spectator and watch those around her die knowing that she’s basically next.”
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly has posted an expanded version of the Vampire Diaries season finale tease included in the new issue of the magazine (which we re-tweeted over the weekend – thanks, @ShiraRose!). If you think we’re getting a neat and tidy resolution to the story of Season 2 – werewolves, sacrifices, Originals, doppelgangers, and that’s just the short list – then you may want to re-think where all of this is heading. (Or do you…?)
“There was something that we wanted to do that we felt was a really important element of our story for the whole season. We knew that’s how we wanted to end our season. The sacrifice ritual gets us to that ending, but there’s still more story to tell. If the sacrifice is the mythology resolution, the finale is the emotional resolution.”
(NOTE: I’m just going to be updating this post with links as they roll in – because they keep rolling in.) Following up Zap2It‘s (extremely cautious) preview of The Last Dance (EP218), Thursday night’s new episode of The Vampire Diaries, a few more media outlets have jumped on the teaser train. Can a TV show make you wanna throw up from anticipation? We’re starting to feel that way…
Question: I have a Smurf under a knife… don’t make me use it! Vampire Diaries scoop is required to set him free! —Janelle
Ausiello: In Thursday’s ep, Elena and Katherine will be tortured at the hands of Klaus/Alaric — but in very different ways. Release the Smurf!
SourceAmbs: I’ll keep it simple. Please give me anything on Vampire Diaries!
Then we shall keep it simple, too. Someone will be dying. Elena (Nina Dobrev) will be crying. Stefan (Paul Wesley) will be smoldering. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) will be creepin’. Oh, and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) basically tells Stefan he sucks at the one thing he’s supposed to be good at…protecting his lady love.
I’d love some Vampire Diaries info. Pretty please! :) — Mary
Guessing what’s going to happen next in Mystic Falls is often moot — the twists and turns always catch yours truly by surprise (in the best possible way). That said, Kat Graham has a warning for fans: “By the time the season finale happens, a lot of people’s judgments of characters are going to change.”
When will we actually see Klaus on Vampire Diaries? — Joey
NATALIE: Not until April 21, but in this week’s episode — which also includes a shocking death — Klaus will use Alaric’s body to infiltrate the group. He’ll discover what Katherine couldn’t tell him, no matter how much he tortured her: Bonnie is one powerful lady now, thanks to 100 dead witches. Expect not only a double cross while trying to take down Klaus, but a triple cross. So much crossing!
Question #1: How bad-ass is Klaus?
Answer: Very. Not only is he incredibly funny, but he’s also vicious and cruel in a psychological way. When Jules and the werewolves showed up, they were all about torturing and killing. Klaus comes up with far more devious plots, first in dealing with Katherine and later in the way he taunts Elena like a snake playing with a mouse before devouring it whole.
There is at least one moment in this week’s episode, “The Last Dance,” where I jumped out of my seat in surprise. There’s also something that had my jaw dropping to the floor for several minutes. TVD is a show that is not afraid to “go there,” and just like I said that every episode seems as big as a season finale; it also means that season finale-level moments might happen within. If you’re really emotional, get tissues ready. Your emotions WILL be toyed with.
Klaus is scary. Wait, I don’t think ‘scary’ is an accurate term for this man. He’s sinister, nefarious, and relentless, but not necessarily in that order. He’s made his mark on Mystic Falls and the man is just getting started. When Katherine begs for Klaus to just kill her at the beginning of the episode, I could see perfectly well why she made such a request by episode’s end. Just when I thought I knew what Klaus’s plan is, I was served with a backhand slap of a plot twist. My face is still burning.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly scored an awesome behind-the-scenes look at last week’s earth-rocking episode of The Vampire Diaries, Know Thy Enemy. She chats with Julie Plec about the ep’s big final minute twist (which we won’t get into specifics about to spare the eyes of international fans) and how the entire scenario emerged in the Writer’s Room (perhaps unsurprisingly, it was Kevin Williamson’s fault). She also answers the episode’s burning “Was she or wasn’t she?” question (re: Isobel) and dances around Uncle John’s ultimate fate. (We’ve spoiler-blocked the HUGE spoiler in the quote below, so beware hovering over it!)
“This is what [Kevin] always does,” Plec says. “He’ll just walk in the [writer's] room one day, and out of nowhere be like, ‘What if Klaus takes over Alaric’s body in a blood transfusion spell?’ And we all kind of look at him, and our jaws fall to the ground, and then we’re like, ‘Yeah. Hell yeah. Absolutely. Why not?’ That’s the way that Kevin’s brain works. He’ll just pop in like, ‘What it Elena chops off John’s fingers, but it’s really Katherine?’ It’s magical, and so we always go for it when he pitches something that makes us speechless.”
Zap2It‘s Carina MacKenzie previewed this week’s episode, The Last Dance, and she’s warning fans to have the tissues at the ready. The Last Dance (EP218) airs this Thursday, April 14th at 8/7c. Again, we’ve spoiler-blocked!
Q: Are there any good Damon and Elena / Damon and Bonnie / Stefan and Caroline / Matt and Caroline / Jeremy and Bonnie scenes?
All of the above. This episode might be ‘shipper heaven. And yes, in the midst of a generally horrible evening, Damon and Elena do share one happy moment together. As for that slap from the promo… when you see why Elena is so devastated, you’ll understand her reaction.
[EDIT: Yes, there's good stuff between Stefan and Elena too. That's pretty much a given, right? She just moved into his house.]
Zap2It also has more from Katerina Graham’s on-set video interview, this time concentrating purely on Kat’s career outside of Vampire Diaries and the charity organizations she supports.
She’s also supporting The Water Project and encouraging fans to help fund a well that will provide clean water to people who have previously gone without. She’s just over halfway to her goal of $5,000, so if you have the means and you’re interested in donating or learning more about the project, click here.