Stephen Amell Stresses Before People's Choice Awards, Joseph Morgan Nabs First Win—Watch Now!

By Zach Johnson Jan 09, 2014 2:29 PMTags
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Stephen Amell was nominated in the "Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor" at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 8, but the Arrow actor was more concerned taking the stage with Heidi Klum.

"Waiting to present is stressful," he admitted to E! News' Kristina Guerrero before the show. "Teleprompters and I do not have a good history with one another. I would much rather them say, 'Look, just go out there with who you're presenting with, wing it back and forth for like 15 seconds, pretend that you like each other, and go back to your seat.' But nope!"

"As actors, we're trained not to look into the camera," he added. "And you have to when you're presenting...Last year when I came here, it was the first time that I'd ever presented on live television, and I was really nervous. I have been through the gamut. I feel much better now. I'm not nervous."

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Later that night, Amell lost to his former costar, The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder. Coincidentally, Joseph Morgan also starred on the supernatural CW show before headlining the spinoff series The Originals. Prior to the telecast, it was announced that the English TV star had won "Favorite Actor in a New TV Series."

"To win the People's Choice, it really means something," Morgan, 32, told E! News. "I'm overwhelmed." It didn't take long for the actor to decide where to put his first People's Choice Award. "This is gonna go on my bookshelf," he shared. "I'm an avid reader so it'll be looked at often."

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