Eric Stonestreet leads a category in which all six 2010 nominees return
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Eric Stonestreet of 'Modern Family'
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Nomination Status: Last year's winner is certain to return.
In His Favor: Stonestreet won last year and the "Modern Family" team certainly gave him plenty of showcases -- another Fizbo episode! -- to return. If voters worry about Colfer as a lead and Colfer as a dramatic actor, Stonestreet stands out as both a true Supporting player and a true Comedic star and may benefit from his "appropriateness" for this category.
Working Against Him: The only thing working against him is the perpetually looming possibility of vote-splitting with his "Modern Family" colleagues. Three were nominated last year and that left Ed O'Neill out. Might this year be Al Bundy's Revenge?