Eric Northman, Bella Swan, Count Chocula Top Celebs’ 2011 Vampire Picks

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Since we listed our 25 favorite vampires of 2011 last week and asked you to vote for your own, the polls have been HOT. Edward and Damon are neck and neck, but Bones is coming up from behind, as book fans seem to have caught onto the race. It’s exciting to watch on our end (Vampire Academy fans from Russia are a force to be reckoned with!), so we decided to leave polls open until 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, let’s look back at who this unusual collection of celebrities would name Vampire of the Year for 2011.

“Anyone from True Blood. They’re all brilliant and fabulous,” Heather Matarazzo told us. And her sentiments were echoed by True Blood werewolf Joe Manganiello: “It would probably be a tie between Stephen Moyer and Alex Skarsgard. I really can’t pick one or the other.”

Alexander Skarsgard’s dad obviously is a big Eric Northman fan as well. “It’s my vampire genes!” Stellan Skarsgard told us.

Bella Swan!” Elizabeth Reaser said, choosing her on-screen daughter-in-law over her own adoptive “children.”

David Cook
went old school, ignoring the “of 2011″ part of the title and choosing Brad Pitt’s Louis de Ponte du Lac from Interview With a Vampire.

Then there were the even less-obvious choices. Questlove nominated Count Chocula. “Hands down, he’s been vampire of the year for me for the last couple of decades.”

Robin Thicke didn’t have a favorite, but a warning: “I did meet a few vampires at the club last night and they’re scary. Watch your neck around those cats because they’re all throughout New York City and they’re coming to get you.”

And he wasn’t the only one who’s had a vampire sighting in NYC, apparently. “I saw a gentleman lurking around 42nd St., about four or five months ago,” Andrew W.K. said. “It was around 1 in the morning. It was not around Halloween and he looked to be a vampire. He could have been in some kind of costume, he could have been working, but I thought, ‘Who needs a vampire in a movie when we’ve got one right here in New York City?’ “

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