Paul is nominated along with his The Vampire Diaries co-stars for some Young Hollywood Awards!
The Hunger Games (Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson)
Neighbors (Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse)
That Awkward Moment (Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan)
The Vampire Diaries (Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley)
Workaholics (Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson)
Best Cast Chemistry – TV:
The Big Bang Theory
Orange Is the New Black
Pretty Little Liars
The Vampire Diaries
The nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards were announced Thursday, with “Divergent,” “22 Jump Street” and “The Fault in Our Stars” among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while “Pretty Little Liars,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Orange Is the New Black” face off for the title of most Bingeworthy TV Show.
“Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth compete in the Fan Favorite Actor categories along with Variety cover stars Aaron Paul and Allison Williams.
The 2014 ceremony will air for the second consecutive year on the CW network on at 8 p.m. ET/PT July 28. Kelly Osbourne will host the ceremony in Los Angeles.
The announcement was made by Jay Penske, founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corp., owner and executive producer of the award show.
“We’re thrilled to see the Young Hollywood Awards, now in its 16th year, continue to ascend to its biggest show ever,” Penske said. “And to again be partnering with the CW, which is a preeminent TV destination for young talent to launch their careers, is more than fitting for the show’s propensity for being the first to debut current emerging talent at the start of notable careers.”
The event honors the accomplishments of the entertainment industry’s rising young stars from the worlds of television, music, film, fashion, sports and social media. Fans can vote online in the categories of Fan Favorite Male and Female Actor.
Season Six of the Vampire Diaries will premiere on the CW on October 2nd.
One of the things I adore about Paul is his love for his family and his Polish heritage. Paul is taking that love and mixing it with his new love for directing and doing a PSA for Welcome.us.
Paul Wesley is combining his passion for directing and his Polish pride to create a new PSA for Welcome.us, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating America’s immigrant tradition. Welcome.us is currently celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month, and Vampire Diaries star Paul has traveled all the way to Poland to interview his grandfather for a very special PSA.
“Very excited to be directing a PSA for Welcome.us – Check out the site and stay tuned for Immigrant Heritage Month this June,” Paul tweeted last month. The actor, who changed his surname from Wasilewski to Wesley for acting, has a strong connection to his Polish heritage. Up until the age of 16, he spent four months of every year in Poland and still speaks Polish fluently. He told Onet.pl: “My grandparents live in Warsaw and I visit them often. I’m very proud of my heritage.” He is funnelling that pride into this PSA, and even traveled to Poland to interview his grandfather for the short.
“Interviewing my grandfather in his living room in Warsaw for my Welcome.us PSA,” Paul captioned an Instagram photo of his adorable grandfather sitting in an arm chair in what we assume is his house, camera equipment surrounding him. Paul has also shared other photos from his trip to Europe, including a snapshot with his nephew Henry and the view of the lovely city from his window. It’s very cool to see Paul’s family heritage and his vocation combining in such interesting ways. We can’t wait to see the finished product!
Check out the trailer for Paul’s new film Sam & Amira! I know he is really proud of this project!
I have added captures from the season finale of The Vampire Diaries.
Okay if you haven’t watched last night’s season finale … stop reading now!
The Hollywood Reporter did a Q&A with Julie Plec on the plans for season 6!
Following the season-five finale, executive producer Julie Plec talks to THR about the return of a fan favorite, Elena’s devastation and the mysterious fates of Damon and Bonnie.
The Vampire Diaries is heading for a “reset.”
With Mystic Falls still cloaked under the “no-magic” spell and Damon and Bonnie dead, The CW drama won’t look the same when the new season kicks up again in the fall. A substantial amount of time will have passed and the gang may not be in one place – at least not in the early going.
“The way we look at it, season six is a beautiful and organic reset. The theme of the season is everybody gets to start over. That’s what we’re going to do,” executive producer Julie Plec tells The Hollywood Reporter.
The new season will be a departure from the “massive genre extravaganza” Vampire Diaries has become, instead putting the focus back on character and their often complicated internal and psychological conflicts.
“We’re trying to take the show away from the massive genre extravaganza where each season we try to top each other with the bigger bad, more exciting mythologies and boil it back down to the beginning, which is tension, suspense, romance, psychological horror, simple horror, vampires living in secret, people discovering their secret and coming after them,” Plec promises.
“Our heroes who have splintered off need to find their way back to each other emotionally and geographically as they fight to restore order to their home so they can actually return and not be scattered for good.”Continue Reading
We have a bunch more images of Paul from the Upfronts today!
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E!Online’s Kristin Dos Santos spoke with Paul & Nina at the CW Upfronts today and got some scoops.
To watch the video interviews go here.
By a show of hands, who else screamed, “Oh dear God… NO!” at the end of last week’s jaw-dropping episode of The Vampire Diaries? (You should all be proudly waving your hands in the air right now.)
Tonight, our television screens will be graced with Vampire Diaries’ highly anticipated season five finale, and we’re desperate to learn the fate of our beloved Stefan Salvatore now that he has passed on to the Other Side. And we’re worried about the rest of our vampire pack too, of course!
To help prepare you for all the heart-pounding drama ahead, we caught up with stars Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev at The CW’s upfronts presentation on Thursday and asked them to spill as many exclusive secrets as possible. WARNING: We’ve got steamy spoilers on a fan-favorite romance, a shocking cliffhanger and an update on how much longer The Vampire Diaries will stay on the air. Read and watch at your own risk!
Frist things first, when we last saw Stefan he had just had his heart ripped from his chest, before ultimately passing through Bonnie (Kat Graham) into the spirit afterlife. (We’re tearing up just thinking about it!)
So of course we asked Wesley his character’s current undead state, and the actor was hilariously open about Stefan’s recent experiences, “Oh yeah I’m dead, I’m dead—I actually kind of forgot about that.” the CW star said with a laugh. ” Everyone is dead on the show… I’m a new kind of dead.” Wesley revealed that one of the main characters in tonight’s show “goes to a new place.” Whether that place is good or bad, we’ll let you be the judge.
Plus, we snagged great news for all you Steroline shippers out there! Wesley revealed his ideal plan for the vampire BFF’s and believe us when we tell you it is H-O-T! (Spoiler Alert: The words “crazy make-out session” were used!) Check out our full interview with the TVD hunk above for all the steamy finale scoop and why Wesley hopes to say goodbye to good Stefan forever.
Like her co-star, Dobrev offered up an amazing teaser as to what fans can expect in tonight’s finale: “It’s going to have a huge cliffhanger. It gets crazy this last episode. It’s sweet because something happens, and you see some familiar faces, but then we’re going to lose some faces.” the TVD actress revealed.
“We go into an alternate reality and let’s just day, whatever you expect—don’t. Because it’s not going to turn out the way you think it will, it’s actually very sad.” Dobrev added, “I cried when I watched it.” You here that, TVD fans? Better have a few dozen boxes of tissues on hand.
Check out our full interview with the vampire beauty below to get the scoop on Damon and Elena’s newly accepted romance, and the real reason as to why Ian Somerhalder was missing from The CW’s red carpet!