Ian Somerhalder and Sophia Bush: 26th Annual Genesis Awards


Ian Somerhalder hangs out with Uggie the dog at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills on Saturday evening.

The Genesis Awards pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness about animal issues. Ian was honored with the Wyler Award, which is awarded to a celebrity or public figure who has raised awareness of animal issues via the media.

“One Tree Hill” star Sophia Bush was excited to help support pal Ian. She tweeted, “SO proud to support my friend & animal hero @iansomerhalder winning the #WylerAward at the @HumaneSociety #GenesisAwards @IS_Foundation.”

Another big winner at the awards show included “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” which was named best feature film of 2011.

Click inside for 10+ pics of Ian and Sophia at the Genesis Awards…