Emmys fun facts and trivia: Comedy Supporting Actor

Eric Stonestreet may be the defending Comedy Supporting Actor Emmy champ but he was not nominated this year for “Modern Family.” The three most recent eligible supporting actor winners  to be snubbed the following year were: Michael Richards (“Seinfeld,” 1997), Peter MacNicol (“Ally McBeal,” 2001), and Jeremy Piven (“Entourage,” 2008).

Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) won this race in 2011 while Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”) has an Emmy for producing “South Park” (2009).

If Hader wins an Emmy for his stint as a regular cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” he would be the fourth person to do so after Chevy Chase (1976), Gilda Radner (1978), and Dana Carvey (1993) who all won as variety performers.

Adam Driver (“Girls”) and Tony Hale (“Veep”) are first-time Emmy nominees.

At age 29, Driver (“Girls”) would be the third youngest winner in this category. Rob Reiner (“All in the Family,” 1974) won at age 27 while Woody Harrelson (“Cheers,” 1989) was 28.

At age 67, Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”) would be the oldest winner in this category. Harry Morgan (“M*A*S*H,” 1980), Jonathan Winters (“Davis Rules,” 1991) and Rip Torn (“The Larry Sanders Show,” 1996) all won at age 65.

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Most wins in this category (5): Don Knotts (“The Andy Griffith Show”).

Most nominations in this category (11): David Hyde Pierce (“Frasier”).

Most nominations in this category with no wins (7): Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld”), Peter Boyle (“Everybody Loves Raymond”).

Program with most nominations in this category (21): “M*A*S*H” (Gary Burghoff, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, McLean Stevenson, David Ogden Stiers).

Nomination totals as Best Comedy Supporting Actor: Ty Burrell (4), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (4), Ed O’Neill (3), Bill Hader (2), Adam Driver (1), Tony Hale (1).

Emmy career nominations and wins for 2013 contenders: Ty Burrell (1 win; 4 noms), Bill Hader (1 win; 4 noms), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (0 wins; 4 noms), Ed O’Neill (0 wins; 3 noms), Adam Driver (0 wins, 1 nom), Tony Hale (0 wins, 1 nom).

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