Eric Stonestreet took home the Supporting Actor Emmy for his role as the lovable Cameron on “Modern Family.
This is his first nomination and win of his career — one which appeared to make his co-star and fellow nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson misty eyed.
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The writers of “Modern Family” are exceedingly proud of the show’s 14 Emmy nominations. But if they had their way, the show would have at least one more.
Co-creator Steven Levitan and five of the show’s writer-producers sang the praises of star Ed O’Neill Monday night (July 19) at a Paley Center “Inside the Writers Room” event. According to them, O’Neill led the cast in deciding that they all should submit themselves as supporting actors or actresses — but he was the only one of the adult cast members not to score a nomination.
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When Modern Family star Ed O’Neill submits himself this week for Emmy Awards consideration, he will do it in the Supporting Actor category, despite being the biggest name star on the hit ABC sitcom. Insiders said that O’Neill’s move will be emulated by all of the principal cast members. While this might cost the show some trophies, sources said O’Neill is making the surprising move because he felt that nobody is bigger than anybody else in a show that is evolving into a true ensemble hit.