Somerhalder celebrates EMA honour

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder is celebrating yet another honour for his climate change docu-series.

The Vampire Diaries star is among a long list of celebrities lending their talents to the Showtime programme, executive produced in part by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger and environmental activist Daniel Abbasi.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the 35-year-old actor revealed he was ecstatic to learn the US series would be celebrated by the Environmental Media Association for its sustainable production at an October 18 ceremony.

“Yes! @THR announces ‘Years of Living Dangerously,’ as first honoree of the 2014 @green4ema awards! #2014EMAawards,” he tweeted his five million-plus followers.

Additional nominees and honourees are scheduled to be announced later this month.

Years of Living Dangerously is a nine-part series that premiered back in April, with each episode featuring a celebrity correspondent as they investigate how global warming is affecting Americans.

Harrison Ford, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle are among those who have participated in the Emmy-nominated series.

The executive producers, also including Joel Bach and David Gelber, will receive The EMA Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Content Award at the upcoming EMA ceremony.

“The Environmental Media Association is so proud to honour Years of Living Dangerously for its remarkable and ground-breaking programing explaining and inspiring action around the most urgent issue of our time, the environment,” EMA president Debbie Levin said.

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