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Ty Burrell of 'Modern Family'
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Nomination Status: Fairly solid, but not a lock
In His Favor: Burrell was nominated for an Emmy last year and he has two TCA Award nominations to his credit. He also had a better Season Two than Season One, as Phil Dunphy actually became a human being this season, rather than just the butt of easy (often quite funny) jokes.
Working Against Him: It's hard keeping track of which "Modern Family" stars get nominated for which awards. Burrell, for example, hasn't received a Golden Globe nomination, but he got his first SAG Award nomination earlier this year (along with Vergara and, interestingly, O'Neill).