Ed O’Neill was the only adult cast member of Modern Family not to be nominated for an Emmy this year. When the likes of Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell went on their talk show circuits alongside the kid that could belch the entire alphabet into a bubble, they all said Ed was fine with it because he’s old and had his moment to shine with his years of reacting to a teenage Christina Applegate coming down the stairs.
But today, O’Neill told TV Guide that he feels Sofia Vergara was much more deserving of the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy award than Jane Lynch was. He said, “I love Jane, honestly I do. I’m dying to star in one of Christopher Guest’s movies alongside her, but I don’t think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part. (Sue Sylvester) is just a one-note character. Sophia is just so funny. I don’t think people realize how hilarious she is. She’s so sharp with her wit, it’s amazing.”
Probably. But does Sofia bring out an imaginary friend at the table in the teacher’s lounge so as to give the new football coach a hard time and force her to eat by herself in the bathroom? No, an Emmy winner does. Does Sofia confuse “Dog Eat Dog” with “Doggy Dog?” Yes. Her prize? Ed O’Neill on a soapbox.