We're thinking he wanted to get back to his new lady love!

Ian Somerhalder landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night after making a few appearances at Comic-Con in San Diego, and though he was pretty friendly with photogs, he seemed to be ignoring a cluster of fans standing nearby.

As if that wasn't awkward enough, Ian and ex-girlfriend/Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev had to sit next to one another and accept the Ship of the Year award at the first-ever mtvU Fandom Awards yesterday! The show will air on MTV and mtvU on Sunday, but HollywoodLife got a sneak peek at Nina and Ian's speech (they appeared via satellite) and interestingly enough, they were able to keep things civil. After Ian left Nina for her friend Nikki Reed (so not cool!) we're amazed she was able to be within a few feet of her former beau and not smack him!

We want to thank you guys for all of your love and support of Delena, Nina said with a smile while Ian added, Our ship has been through some ups and downs and we are not sure where we would be without your support. So thank you, and we will try to keep it interesting for you. Umm, were they talking about their real-life 'ship or their onscreen one?!