April 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm #550751
Do you think that the adults on Modern Family (O’Neil, Bowen, Stonestreet, Burrell, Ferguson, Vegera) should all move from Supporting to Lead categories?
I’ve always found it a bit of a cop-out for them all to be in supporting, I think by now it’s firmly well established that they are all co-leads. I think they should jump over to Lead… What do you think?
April 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm #550753
Well they do make the supporting catagories alive. Supporting actor in a comedy without those 4 men would be boring as hell. But I agree they are co leadsApril 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm #550754
If they didn’t clog up the Supporting category alot of overdue people would actually have a shotApril 2, 2015 at 6:48 pm #550755
I can’t see all of them going lead, but i think O’Neil or Burrell could either/both go lead and no one would object too much. If they did that at least one of the women would have to go lead though, Bowen would make more sense but they would worry if she would survive in lead. Perhaps submit Vergara since she was dropped last year anyways? It’d be great if one of the kids could get in for supportingApril 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm #550756
Ty Burrell should just man up and go lead this season. That’d be the most logical placement, plus not so much a category fraud as say Vergara going to lead (because over the seasons Vergara really really has been limited as “supporting” character only.) He seems to have more industry support and generally the most liked person of the ensemble. He’s consistently been nominated for all 5 seasons plus a win, as well the SAG Actor win. If he goes Lead, he’ll not only have a very good chance of getting nominated and might even win, but he’ll also clear space for Stonestreet, O’Neill, Ferguson to fit in the top six.April 2, 2015 at 8:38 pm #550757
I appreciate that, like the “Friends,” they all submit the same. And moving to lead didn’t hurt them in terms of nominations, but it did leave Lisa Kudrow behind, arguably the best actor on the show, but a character usually marginal in the stories. After six nominations and a win in seven years she did not make it into the lead slots. I think if Modern Family went lead Burell and even Bowen would still be safe, but five for five nominee Jesse Tyler Furguson would be out, whch would be a shame, as I feel he’s still worthy of the nomination in season 6, but only in supporting.
That being said, I’d like to see Modern Family do something just to shake things up and see how they fall. Would make for some fun handwringing and slugfests around here.April 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm #550758
Who cares.April 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm #550759
I think they are essentially all co-leads, because depending on the episode they submit any one of them could be the lead in that episode. But basically, Burrell, Bowen and O’Neil make the most sense in the Lead category, the others would work best in Supporting.May 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm #550760
I like the fact that they all submit in supporting. To me ensemble shows like that should be in supporting. It would feel more weird if Bowen or Vergara were in the lead races especially if they were taking spots away from true leading performances like Poehler, Kudrow, Dunham, Rodriguez, or Kemper.
A year like this I wouldn’t mind though if Ed O’Neill submitted in lead. I doubt he will come back in supporting and I could see him having a shot in lead actor.