Diane Haithman is an AwardsLine contributor
After two Emmy wins, it is no shocker that ABC’s megahit Modern Family has been nominated again for comedy series. What does come as a bit of a surprise is that having the most Emmy noms of any series this season, 14, hasn’t kept this from being jitters time for Levitan and Lloyd. In much the same way that Meryl Streep said she feared “Streep Fatigue” would cost her the Oscar for Iron Lady at this year’s Academy Awards, cocreators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd both say it’s tough to decide how to react when you are top dog.
“We don’t have fatigue, but I think we do worry that people won’t root for us as much as they did before we won”, Levitan admits. “We’re still very much invested in winning and whatever comes with that. Winning and what it represents”.
“But it’s very difficult, because you don’t want people to think we don’t care and [that] we’re past that”, he continues. “We’re not. We do care. But at the same time, you don’t want to seem presumptuous. This is a very strange and new experience for me, to be in this position where we have won two Emmys in a row and are going for a third. We have to be even better because there will be a lot of people looking to say, ‘Where else can I cast my vote?’ ” (more…)