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