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Ian Somerhalder: Genesis Awards Recipient!

Ian Somerhalder: Genesis Awards Recipient!

Ian Somerhalder smooches Uggie the dog (from The Artist) on the red carpet of the 26th Genesis Awards on Saturday (March 24) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 33-year-old actor and animal activist was presented with the Wyler Award. Ian tweeted a picture of his award with the caption, “Sleeping next to me tonight…”

The Genesis Awards recognize celebrities who raise public awareness about animal issues. The awards ceremony is put on by the Humane Society of the United States.

Previous honorees include Anderson Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres, and Oprah Winfrey. Congrats, Ian!

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# 1

good heart, god-given looks…damn he’s so handsome..

# 2
Sarah Rose @ 03/25/2012 at 5:52 pm

Aw! So happy for Ian. He has such a good heart and works tirelessly to help and protect animals. Love the guy!

# 4

Uggie deserves his own tag.

# 5
Gossipgirl @ 03/25/2012 at 6:44 pm

A wonderful cause by two cutie pies (Ian and Uggie)!

# 6

Well at east he dressed decently for a change. Is he ever going to come out?

# 8

Men who are kind to animals are sexy. Which makes Ian off-the-charts sexy!
Love the pic of him kissing the dog, sweet!

# 9

he need to stop with the smirk, can he smile like a normal guy

He needs to jump start his career. Flopped in the movies. He needs to look for something that gets him out of the CW.

Super gorgeous!! Awesome man with a golden HEART! No wonder he is soo loved by many ♥

Congratulations!! Well deserved Award, he is so kind-hearted and sweet! And him beeing easy on the eyes doesn’t hurt either! Sexyyy

Awww Uggie is so cute

I would smooch them both!

Fantastic show, love the dog.

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