Sofia Vergara
was initially confused when TV academy chairman John Shaffner congratulated her after she and “Community” star Joel McHale announced the 2010 Emmy nominees. She thought Shaffner had somehow found out it was her birthday this week.

]]>The Dish Rag very early Thursday (July 8). “I wondered how he found out it was my birthday.” Then she heard the words “Emmy” and “Supporting Actress.” sofia vergara 2 Emmys: 'Modern Family's' Sofia Vergara has trouble finding gowns that fitWhen we spoke with her, she hadn’t had time to call anyone, not even her TV husband Ed O’Neil, who wasn’t nominated (Boo! He submitted himself as a supporting actor) or her castmates Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, who all got best supporting acting nods. Asked what she thought contributed to the show’s 14 Emmy nods — including one for outstanding comedy — she explained that it’s “a combination of things that happened. We have amazing writers and we have a great cast, we love each other and we have so much chemistry.” But she adds that it’s also “a lot of luck.” She says she may bring her teenage son to the Emmys. And what about a designer gown for the show? “I still have time, I have one month.” she says, admitting that dress hunting isn’t really that much fun because “I have a difficult body shape so it’s hard to find a dress that fits perfectly.” Please, do not stress about the dress. In fact, you could just wear this knockout low-cut royal blue number again and you’d be juuust fine. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Here’s the complete Emmy nomination list and more Emmy nomination news and views. And watch Zap2it editorial director Joseph Kapsch, on KTLA talking with Sam Rubin about the Emmy nomination news.   Video credit: Elizabeth Snead/KTLA Photo credit: Getty Images

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