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Emmy Awards 2010: Eric Stonestreet wins Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

08/29/2010 by Corinne Heller

Eric Stonestreet appears in a scene from 'Modern Family' with the character of Lily, who is played by twins Ella and Jaden Hiller. (Photo courtesy of ABC) Eric Stonestreet won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series on Sunday for his role as Cameron Tucker, who is part of a homosexual couple raising a Vietnamese baby girl, in Modern Family, marking his first win and nomination.

Stonestreet beat nominees Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother, Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men, Chris Colfer of Glee and co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell of Modern Family.

The ABC mockumentary-style family series Modern Family began in 2009 and stars Ed O'Neill of Married With Children fame and Sofia Vergara. The show returns for a second season on September 22 and was nominated for a total of 14 Emmys this year. It won six, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

Before Modern Family, Stonestreet played Ronnie Litre on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and had small roles on the shows Bones, Monk and Pushing Daisies as well as the 2000 movie Almost Famous.

Check out a full list of winners at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

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