Can Sofia Vergara or Betty White dethrone Julie Bowen?
Sarah Hyland of 'Modern Family'
Sarah Hyland, "Modern Family"
Nomination Status: Surely "Modern Family" should be ready to start grooming the next generation of Emmy favorites?
In Her Favor: Sarah Hyland has always been en effective and underrated part of the "Modern Family" ensemble, but she's never had showcase episodes on the level of "Schooled" and, particularly, "Arrested," depicting Haley's brief and ill-fated time in college.
Working Against Her: "Modern Family" has a broad Emmy umbrella and the comedy has seen six of its regular cast members earn Emmy nominations each of the past two years. Those six, however, have only been on the "adult" side of the cast. Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez and Replacement Lily are all waiting for a juvenile breakthrough. Their time is probably running out. "Modern Family" won't be this strong forever.