Emmy Nomination Preview 2013 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Will the four 'Modern Family' men stack the category again?
Jesse Tyler Ferguson of 'Modern Family'
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Nomination Status: I keep assuming he won't be nominated and he keeps proving me wrong.
In His Favor: I guess I predicted Ferguson's nomination last year, but the first "Modern Family" season I didn't give him a chance and the second season, I assumed he'd drop out of the field and now? Three nominations in a row. So why won't he get a fourth? I think that Ferguson had a couple good episodes involving Lily this season, including the gymnastics episode. I suspect he's more likely to rely on the handball episode, which I thought was pretty bad, but at least it's got a clearly Mitchell-centric plotline.
Working Against Him: I think Ferguson has the material to get another nomination assuming voters haven't decided to hate "Modern Family," but I still think he's the most likely actor to fall from last year's field. Watch me be wrong.