Two 'Modern Family' frontrunners return, but will older actresses crash the field?
Sofia Vergara of 'Modern Family'
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Nomination Status: The second "Modern Family" shoo-in.
In Her Favor: Two straight Emmy nominations. Two straight Golden Globe nominations. Two straight individual achievement SAG Awards nominations. Yeah, Sofia Vergara's about as safe a nomination pick as you could possibly make. Vergara also had a reasonably well-received "Saturday Night Live" guest appearance and she continues to be a red carpet favorite and a movie-casting target. Even if you can't remember anything that happened to Gloria this season, she'll be OK.
Working Against Her: Vergara's talents go far, far beyond Gloria's mangling of the English language, but the "Modern Family" writers often forget to give her anything meatier to do. Emmy voters won't care. She'll be fine.