Jesus F–ing Christ. Why do we even bother calling this Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series when it should just be called Outstanding Supporting Actor in Modern Family?
Honestly, I’m not going to do a big introduction. Let’s just announce the nominees.
- Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett in Modern Family
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family
- Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family
- Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in Modern Family
- Max Greenfield as Schmidt in New Girl
- Bill Hader as various characters in Saturday Night Live
Don’t get me wrong–I LOVE Modern Family. I think it’s one of the sharpest, best written shows on television today with an excellent ensemble cast. That said, it’s just a BIT boring the way they dominate all the awards shows. I mean, YAWN! They’re like the 1960s Boston Celtics of TV, except less white!
Cameron is my favorite, but I actually think Jesse Tyler Ferguson gives a more nuanced performance. But then I get upset that Ed O’Neill never got the Oscar he so deserved for the movie Dutch. Maybe it’s his time?
Eh, maybe not. And then Phil won last year, so I’m eliminating him from consideration. So we’re left with Bill Hader and Max Greenfield, the Blanche Devereaux of New Girl.
I like both of them, but Schmidt is the best thing about New Girl, which is saying a lot because it is one of my favorite shows on tv this season and I have excellent taste.
So . . .
Who I Want to Win: Max Greenfield
Who Will Win: A male from Modern Family!