Talk about “supporting.”
There’s been industry speculation about how the “Modern Family” cast would submit themselves for Emmy consideration.With screen time spread evenly amongst all six adult actors, they faced a dilemma as to who would compete for a lead actor/actress award and who would compete for a supporting actor/actress award.
Ed O’Neill, who has never been nominated for an Emmy but is the actor with the greatest name recognition on the show, put an end to debate when he decided to submit himself in the supporting category. Deadline says O’Neill “felt that nobody is bigger than anybody else in a show that is evolving into a true ensemble hit.”
The rest of the cast followed suit. Of course, this begs the question: when nominations are announced in June, which “Modern Family” stars do you expect to see nominated in these categories? Will O’Neill finally score his Emmy nod? Could breakout actresses Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen both end up with a nomination?
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