To win the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actor, Ty Burrell will have to defeat three of his co-stars from "Modern Family" -- Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, and last year's champ Eric Stonestreet. Burrell is ahead of them with odds of 4/5 in our exclusive Gold Derby statistics. He is predicted to win by six of 10 experts, eight of 12 editors, and 41% of our users (268 votes).
As Emmy judges watch the submissions of the four nominees from "Modern Family," they will see Burrell showcased as Phil Dunphy with funny mixes of physical humor and dialogue on all four episodes including his own ("Good Cop, Bad Dog").
O'Neill earned his first-ever Emmy nod for playing Jay Pritchett after 25 years on television, including a decade on "Married with Children." He entered the episode "The Kiss" and has second place 9/2 odds close behind Burrell. Expert Ken Tucker (Entertainment Weekly), editors Matthew Cormier and Marcus Dixon plus 18% of our users (114 votes) are predicting him to win.
Very close to O'Neill is Chris Colfer ("Glee"), this year's winner of the Golden Globe Award. He has 11/2 odds, and is the choice of expert Jill Serjeant (Reuters), editor David Schnelwar, and 29% of our users (188 votes). His episode is "Grilled Cheesus," a dramatic entry in which his character Kurt Hummel questions the existence of God when his father has a heart attack.
As Cameron Tucker, last year's champ Stonestreet doesn't have the incredible sight gag of the clown Fizbo for this year's episode submission ("Mother's Day"). He only has 20/1 odds and 5% user votes. He is being tipped for a repeat win by one expert -- Tim Appelo (The Hollywood Reporter).
The final "Modern Family" man in our standings is Ferguson with 25/1 odds. His episode "Halloween" has some of the greatest physical comedy of any nominee with his character Mitchell Pritchett climbing the office walls as Spider-Man. Only one expert, Frazier Moore (Associated Press), is predicting him to prevail.
In the last position is 2009 champ Jon Cryer, who plays Alan Harper on "Two and a Half Men." His episode choice, "The Immortal Mr. Billy Joel," is nowhere near as funny as his winning selection two years ago. He is a 50/1 long shot with only 5% support from our users.
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