EMMYS: Comedy Supporting Acting Handicap

Ray Richmond is an AwardsLine contributor

 

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR

TY BURRELL (Modern Family, ABC)

Emmy Pedigree: It’s Burrell’s third straight nomination here for Family, and he’s bidding for his second win in a row. He, like the rest of the cast, also took home a SAG Award the past two years as well as a TCA honor in 2011.

What We Say: Burrell could be poised to pull a  repeat, but with the Family vote split four ways, it’s far more likely that voters will anoint new blood.

JESSE TYLER FERGUSON (Modern Family, ABC)

Emmy Pedigree: Ferguson has kept pace with his costars in landing his third Emmy nod for the show. However, unlike Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet, he’s yet to win.

What We Say: The guy is really, really good. But he’s surrounded on this show—and in this category—by really, really good. It’s Ferguson’s turn. Time for him to make room for a golden gal on the shelf.

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