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Eric Stonestreet displays Emmy Award near dog, monkey toy

08/30/2010 by Corinne Heller

Eric Stonestreet, who won his first Emmy Award for his supporting role of Cameron Tucker on the ABC comedy series Modern Family, on Monday posted a photo of his statuette alongside his dog and what appears to be a monkey chew toy.

"Coleman can't choose," Stonestreet wrote on his Twitter page alongside the picture. "Monkey, Emmy? Emmy, monkey?" Eric Stonestreet, who won his first Emmy Award for his supporting  role of Cameron Tucker on the ABC comedy series Modern Family, on Monday  posted a photo of his statuette alongside his dog  and what appears to  be a monkey chew toy. (Photo courtesy of Eric Stonestreet's Twitter  page)

On Modern Family, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Stonestreet's character is part of a homosexual couple raising a Vietnamese baby girl. The actor, who is heterosexual in real life, 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 of them.

Before Modern Family, Stonestreet, a 38-year-old Kansas native, 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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