Ty Burrell accomplished a big feat earlier this year. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, he defeated Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock“), the reigning Best TV Comedy Actor winner for seven straight years who had never lost individually for that role before. We will ask Burrell about that victory and the upcoming Emmys when he joins us for a live chat this Friday, July 25, at 4:00 p.m. PT; 7:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
On the ABC comedy series “Modern Family,” Burrell plays Phil Dunphy, a somewhat goofy husband and father of three. He has been nominated at the Emmy Awards for all five seasons, winning as Best Comedy Supporting Actor in 2011. His competition this year is Fred Armisen (“Portlandia“), Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine“), Adam Driver (“Girls“), co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and last year’s champ Tony Hale (“Veep“).
He has submitted the episode “Spring-a-Ding Fling” to the Emmy judges this time around. In that installment, Phil is hosting the annual real estate broker awards dinner. He sings a revised version of the Styx song “Come Sail Away” (now “Come Sell Away”) in various costumes before hurting his ankle. At the end of the show, he is sitting on the floor nursing his injury when his daughter (Sarah Hyland) goes on stage and makes him proud by finishing his joke routine.
Burrell will also be seen by judges on Ferguson’s episode “Message Received.” On that one, he receives a practical joke phone message seemingly from his wife Claire (Julie Bowen) making him think they will be having another baby.
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