One did not need to wait until Thursday morning to know that “Modern Family” would have significant representation in this year’s Emmy nominations. The comedy series has dominated the annual television awards ceremony since its launch, and there was no reason to believe its fourth season would receive any less support from the nominating body.
For the most part, that sentiment is true. “Modern” joins “Girls,” “Veep,” “Louie,” “30 Rock” and “The Big Bang Theory” in the Outstanding Comedy Series race. Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara are once again in the mix for Supporting Actress. And Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ed O’Neill will all be up for the Outstanding Lead Actor prize.
But there was one notable omission: Eric Stonestreet.
The two-time winner and three-time nominee is not involved in this year’s race, which marks his first Emmys snub since starting on the show.
For “Modern Family,” it marks the first time one of its four adult male regulars was unrecognized since season one, when Ed O’Neill went without a nomination.