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Eric Stonestreet of 'Modern Family'
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Nomination Status: How can you predict which "Modern Family" men Emmy voters will favor?
In His Favor: If this writer is being honest, he (I) prefers Jesse Tyler Ferguson's withering sarcasm and figure-skating dreams to *most* of what Eric Stonestreet has done this season. That's just a preference. However, Stonestreet has one huge advantage over Ferguson, which is why he's got a picture here and Ferguson (alas) does not... FIZBO! On the assumption that Stonestreet will submit the Fizbo episode for consideration, he has to be high in any discussion. Seriously, FIZBO.
Working Against Him: I may not be the only viewer to think that Stonestreet has occasionally dominated the show in a way that has been detrimental. Sometimes you really *can* go too big. [Not often! Stonestreet is awesome, y'all.] For such viewers, it would be reasonable to express an alternative "Modern Family" preference.