Primetime Emmy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Thursday, July 14, 2011

12 of 24: Ty Burell of 'Modern Family' up for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series:

'I'm grateful to the TV Academy and so proud to be sharing this nomination with Ed, Jesse, Eric, Julie and Sofia. I love them all inappropriately. I want to congratulate Chris and Steve who run this ship, along with the rest of our huge 'Modern Family,' family. I would like to propose that these awards be settled by feats of strength. I would still lose to everyone, including both Chris Colfer and Jon Cryer, but it would be worth it to see us all in singlets,' the actor said in a statement obtained by

This is Burrell's second Emmy nomination. He was also nominated last year in the Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series for his work on 'Modern Family.'

(Pictured: Ty Burell in a promotional still for 'Modern Family') ( Photo / ABC/Bob D'Amico)