Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by three of the 2016 nominees for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. Ty Burrell is entering the “Modern Family” episode titled “The Party.” Tony Hale has chosen the “Veep” season finale titled “Inauguration.” And his co-star Matt Walsh has selected the episode called “Kissing Your Sister.”
Burrell is the only member of his cast to be nominated for all seven seasons and won for this category in 2011 and 2014. He plays Phil Dunphy, a top notch realtor and befuddled father of three. According to the official ABC listing for his episode: “Manny and Luke are in charge of babysitting Lily so that the adults can enjoy a day to themselves. Claire and Gloria have a lovely trip to the spa planned; Phil and Mitch nerd out at the movies; and Jay and Cam go to a sports bar to watch the big fight.”
Hale is the reigning champ in this category and also won in 2013. He plays Gary Walsh, loyal personal aide and confidant to the U.S. President. According to the HBO listing for his episode: “Selina retires to the Oval to watch the Senate vote, which results in another tie. The final decision is in the hands of current Vice President Doyle, who votes for Senator Laura Montez. Amy’s intel suggests Doyle orchestrated the whole thing because he is getting Secretary of State. Gary melts down, accusing the entire team of letting ‘that magnificent woman’ down.”
Walsh is a rookie nominee who plays the White House press secretary, a man whose commitment to work is questionable and whose time is also now taken by three new children in his family. According to the HBO listing for his episode: “As Catherine’s documentary is completed, Congress decides who will be President. Through surreptitious filming, Selina’s plan to fire Mike after the inauguration is exposed. Catherine visits Mike at home and sees how he and Wendy have been preparing for a baby through the twists and turns of the surrogacy and adoption.”
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps. Click here for the full list of submissions in our forums as they have been announced so far. Click here for our recent video chat with Walsh.
Who do you think will win Best Comedy Supporting Actor? These three men compete against returning nominees Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), and Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”) plus first-time nominee Louie Anderson (“Baskets”).
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