Ian Somerhalder is watching the Oscars as a guest at Elton John's AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party with girlfriend Nina Dobrev. Instead of filling out an Oscar ballot, The Vampire Diaries star told reporters that he's more focused on drinking champagne since he's in need of a night off!View Transcript »
Say hello to China. China, you have 3 million fans in China. China? Yeah! I know China. I've been to China. I wanna go back to China. I've been all over China. The whole country. I was there for several months and I'd shot. Hi. Hi. I was all over China and I think I really, really look forward to going back soon. I think that there's, China has been a phenomenal supporter of our show and for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which I think has some phenomenal roots there and there are some very interesting youth outreach programs that I want to do with China. So I will be in touch with you. Okay cool and so, what do you think debating yourself to Damon to go for what all the time. To go for what? To go for the girl, you know, the love. Because he's a bastard. Ian. There 's a lot of real great actors and nominees tonight. Is there anyone in particular that you're looking up to or that you really look to as their performance at this time? Oh my gosh, they're all incredible. They're all incredible. I was at the Independent Spirit Awards yesterday. I was hanging out with Willem Dafoe and James Cromwell and all these just incredible people and so it's a really unique opportunity to be here and be on this town at this time/ Are you gonna keep scoring? Are you gonna keep the ballot? No. I think I'm gonna drink champagne. I need a night off. Cheers. Thanks. Can you tell something to your Chinese friends? To my Chinese Are there fans in China? Oh, my God. You sure? Okay. Actually, no, you know, whether we're here at Sir Elton's event or whether it's for Vampire Diaries or ISO. None of this could happen without you, the fans. So, thank you. China. Thank you very, very much. Love, Damon. Thank you. Have a great night. Have a great night. Bye. See you soon. Wow . Well, that was Ian Somerhalder. We love talking to him. We've talked to them a bunch in the past. He's great from the Vampire Diaries. His lovely girlfriend, Nina Dobrev, is over my shoulder. Maybe we'll get a chance to speak with her any second. So sit tight. I'm gonna try and grab Nina.