It’ll be the end of an era on Thursday. Not only is eight-time nominee and five-time winner “Modern Family” not expected to receive a Best Comedy Series nomination, but our combined odds are forecasting a shutout from the acting races for the first time.
Ty Burrell, who’s been the ABC comedy’s sole acting nominee the past two years, has the highest odds to return to Best Comedy Supporting Actor, residing in 12th place. He won in 2011 and 2014 and is the only main cast member to have been nominated for every season of the show. Two-time champ Eric Stonestreet, who hasn’t been shortlisted since his second win in 2012, is in 15th place, followed by five-time nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson in 17th and three-time nominee Ed O’Neill in 18th.
Over in Best Comedy Supporting Actress, four-time nominee Sofia Vergara has the edge in 18th place over two-time winner Julie Bowen, who’s in 21st. Bowen was the last “Modern Family” representative in this category, scoring her sixth and thus far final nomination in 2015.
Despite six guest acting nominations, including three for Nathan Lane, “Modern Family” has never won a guest category. Lane is in the running again this year, but is in 19th place, followed by Fred Willard, who was up in 2010, in 26th place and Chris Geere in 41st. On the actress side, Mira Sorvino is in 17th, ahead of Jane Krakowski in 24th.
If Burrell does cling on for a ninth straight nomination, he’ll tie Harry Morgan for the second most nominations in the category behind David Hyde Pierce (“Frasier”), who was nominated for all 11 seasons of “Frasier.” Morgan’s tally, however, is split between two programs, “December Bride” (one) and “M*A*S*H,” (eight).
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