Ian Somerhalder Vs. Kit Harington: Vote For Fav Actor At 2016 Fan Favorite TV Awards [POLL]

(Photo : Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO; The Vampire Diaries Official Facebook page/The CW) The nominees for the 2016 Fan Favorite TV Awards' Favorite Actor in a Drama are Grant Gustin ("The Flash"), Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries"), Scott Foley ("Scandal"), Stephen Amell ("Arrow") and Shemar Moore ("Criminal Minds"). Who do you want to win?

Design & Trend, along with its sister website Fashion & Style, is proud to host the first ever Fan Favorite TV Awards this year.

The online awards special, which honors the most talked about TV actors and shows of today, have 10 categories overall: Favorite Drama Series, Favorite Reality Show, Favorite Reality TV Shady Moment, Favorite Couple, Favorite Kiss, Favorite Villain, Favorite Superhero, Favorite KDrama TV Show, Favorite Actress in a Drama and Favorite Actor in a Drama.

Here are the six nominees for Favorite Actor in a Drama.

1. Grant Gustin -- "The Flash"

(Photo : The Flash Facebook page/The CW)

Gustin's portrayal of Barry Allen on "The Flash" reminds us that superheroes -- despite their extraordinary powers -- could also be relatable. Season 2 turned out to be an emotional journey for Barry, especially towards the end of the installment where Zoom (Teddy Sears) murdered his father Henry (John Wesley Shipp) right in front him. The tragic scene easily became one of the top tearjerker moments of the hit CW series, and that's because of Gustin's convincing and raw performance. Is that enough for you to vote him as your favorite actor in a drama series?

2. Ian Somerhalder -- "The Vampire Diaries"

(Photo : The Vampire Diaries Facebook page/The CW)

Somerhalder's performance as Damon Salvotore on "The Vampire Diaries" proves that he is more than a hot body and a pretty face. The 37-year-old actor has been an awards favorite since he started playing the vampire character in 2009. In fact, he has already won several times at the People's Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Is he your personal pick for this year's Fan Favorite TV Awards?

3. Scott Foley -- "Scandal"

(Photo : Scandal Facebook Page/ABC)

Although Foley's Jake Ballard on "Scandal" started out as a character with shady intention in season 2 of the ABC series, a lot of the show's fans ended up liking him. Most viewers' love for Jake stems out from his undeniable chemistry with series main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), while others' fondness for the character is largely due to Foley's great dramatic performance.

4. Kit Harington -- "Game of Thrones"

(Photo : Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)

Unlike his "Game of Thrones" co-stars Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg, Harington has yet to get an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Jon Snow on the hit HBO series. Despite of his lack of Emmy nod, there's no denying that Harington is one of the most loved cast members of the show. The fans' love for the 29-year-old actor was reaffirmed June last year when viewers took to social media to air their grievances over the shocking death of his character in the season 5 finale.

5. Stephen Amell -- "Arrow"

(Photo : Arrow Facebook Page/Facebook)


Amell is the second actor to play the DC Comics character Oliver Queen on the small screen, and compared to John Hartley's portrayal of the role on "Smallville," a lot of fans think that Amell's performance is much better. Despite the dark and gritty tone of "Arrow," several viewers think that Amell's acting isn't campy and over-the-top. As a matter of fact, Amell's performance as Oliver has been recognized by different award-giving bodies including IGN Award, Leo Awards, People's Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and Young Hollywood Awards.

6. Shemar Moore -- "Criminal Minds"

(Photo : Criminal Minds Facebook page/CBS)

Moore had been one of the fan-favorite stars on "Criminal Minds" ever since the CBS series was launched back in 2005, but the viewers' love for the actor and for his character Derek Morgan became much more evident when he confirmed his departure from the show last March. Fans were sad over Moore's exit, and some of them even speculated that the actor's departure would greatly hurt the ratings of the police procedural series. The 46-year-old actor won an Image Award last year for his outstanding performance on the show.

Voting for the 2016 Fan Favorite TV Awards is now closed. Thanks for voting!

Winners will be announced on Fashion & Style on Monday, Aug. 1.


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