We caught up with Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell after they won big at last night's Critics' Choice TV Awards. They were both in great spirits after Ty was crowned best supporting actor in a comedy series for Modern Family, and Julie won the corresponding actress honor. They dished on how great it is to be recognized for work that is great fun for them, and they even shared surprising facts they've learned about each other on the set. Check out what Julie and Ty had to say, and make sure to catch up on all our Critics' Choice Television Awards coverage.
PaleyFest continued in LA last night with a panel featuring Modern Family. Sofia Vergara got sexy for the carpet in a strapless black Dolce & Gabbana dress with jewelry from her KMart line, while Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland chose printed looks. The men of the series, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, and Ed O'Neill, showed up in suits alongside their young costars Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez. Nolan shared that working on the comedy "feels like my real modern family," while Eric joked that some of their comments make them "kind of sound like a cult." Check back for more funny quotes from the stars on BuzzSugar later today!
The cast came out for the event after spending the day filming the final episode of their third season. We still haven't seen the footage from their hilarious trip to Disneyland earlier this month, though yesterday's episode was still full of laughs.
Sofia Vergara and her onscreen son, Rico Rodriguez, went for a ride on Disneyland's Splash Mountain yesterday. The costars were filming a scene for Modern Family and Sofia looked terrified as they dropped into the water. Rico shared his excitement about their on-location shoot, tweeting, "Filming with @SofiaVegara at the happiest place on Earth! #lifeisgood." The rest of the small-screen gang was also on hand, including Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. While they were busy working, their hilarious Leap Day episode aired last night.
Sofia and Julie were together over the weekend as well at Vanity Fair's Oscar party, where Sofia wore a strapless Roberto Cavalli gown and Julie chose a bright orange dress. Ty also stepped out for the star-studded event, though Sarah Hyland opted for Elton John's annual bash instead.
The cast of Modern Family swung by the SAG Awards press room after wining their best ensemble comedy award tonight. The acting family chatted about the win, and Rico Rodriguez and Nolan Gould continued to lead the conversation even backstage. They spoke about what they've learned from being a part of the show and each other, and Sofia Vergara cleared up rumors that she forgoes undergarments underneath her gowns. Here are some highlights:
Rico on how he knew Nolan before the show: "Actually, me and Nolan were in the same acting class when we were going out for Modern Family, so it was really cool seeing each other every week and saying, 'We're getting really close to it!'"
Nolan on what he's learned from his older castmates: "I have learned lots of curse words from them."
Ty Burrell on adjusting to their success: "I'll go with unbelievableness. I'll go with that word. Yeah, I think for most of us in this situation, this exceeds the best-case scenario, because it's a show that the country seems to really be liking . . . I can't imagine a better job and I'm absolutely sure I speak for everyone."
Sofia on if she skipped undies tonight: "No, I always wear underwear! It's just that they're very tiny and you could say there's almost no underwear, but there is underwear."
Julie Bowen on how fame has changed her: "I've stopped beating my children in public."
The stars and friends of HBO gathered in a ballroom at the Beverly Hilton for a Golden Globes afterparty yesterday! The network had a great deal to celebrate, especially Laura Dern's upset in the best actress in a comedy series category for Enlightened. She took home the statue over perennial favorites like 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler. Laura let loose at the bash with husband Ben Harper, apparently after reconciling despite announcing plans to divorce in 2010. Best supporting actor in a series Peter Dinklage, from Game of Thrones, was also raising a glass!
Best actor nominee Michael Fassbender stopped by HBO's event as well. The Shame star lost out to The Descendants's George Clooney, but Michael still got acknowledged in Clooney's speech — George made a somewhat off-color reference to Michael's full frontal exposure in Shame! Michael didn't seem to mind the shout-out, and he made the rounds with best actor in a comedy nominee, and fellow Irishman, Brendan Gleeson from The Guard. True Blood hottie Joe Manganiello swung by, too, as did newlywed Eva Amurri Martino with Tim Robbins.
Jane Lynch kicked off last evening's Emmy Awards with a song and dance routine that included cameos from some of TV's most popular stars. Early supporting honors in a comedy went to small-screen couple Modern Family's Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, who actually beat out three of his male costars! Ty made a memorable acceptance speech about his late father. Charlie Sheen made a controversial appearance to present outstanding lead actor in a comedy series with some of his old competitors. While some were worried about what he'd say in relation to his departure from Two and a Half Men, Charlie was polite and respectful. He said, "From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together, and I know you will continue to make great television." Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory ended up the winner, while Mike and Molly's Melissa McCarthy won in the corresponding female category. Her rivals like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey all gathered together onstage before the victor was announced, and it was a sweet moment of support among peers.
Further nods went to The Amazing Race as best reality/variety show and The Daily Show for writing on a variety, music, or comedy series. The guys of the Lonely Island teamed up with Michael Bolton, John Stamos, Ed Helms, Maya Rudolph, and Akon for a racy medley of their SNL hits for a hilarious musical interlude. Ashton Kutcher joined his new cast mate Jon Cryer to present supporting actress in a drama to Justified's Margo Martindale, and Peter Dinklage won similarly for Game of Thrones. Martin Scorsese, meanwhile, added to his pile of awards by picking up his first ever Emmy for directing Boardwalk Empire. Julianna Margulies tearfully was crowned best actress in a drama for The Good Wife, and Kyle Chandler was able to accept his best actor in a drama statue from Friday Night Lights costar Minka Kelly, who took the stage with her fellow Charlie's Angel and producer Drew Barrymore. Downton Abbey picked up multiple honors in the miniseries categories, including best miniseries or movie, though Mildred Pierce's Guy Pearce won best actor in a miniseries and Kate Winslet added to her trophy collection with best actress. At the microphone, Kate exclaimed, "Oh look — I really did win it!" Mad Men was named best drama series again, and Gwyneth Paltrow made do without the teleprompter to present best comedy series to Modern Family. Catch up on what many of the winners had to say in the Emmys press room, and let us know who you thought was tops in the style department with our love it or hate it Emmys style polls!
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Last night's Emmy Awards show took place at LA's Nokia Theater, with Modern Family leading the pack by garnering five wins during the telecast alone! Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen received accolades for their individual performances, and they took their newly acquired gold into the press room. More stars who were honored for their work answered questions from reporters, including Mildred Pierce's Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce, The Good Wife's Julianna Marguiles, and Mike and Molly's Melissa McCarthy. Series winners Mad Men and Modern Family had their whole casts up on the podium to chat about their wins. Actors from the AMC show admitted to missing new mom January Jones, who skipped the big night, since she just welcomed son Xander a few days ago. Show creator Matthew Weiner said, "She's home with her baby, John Slattery says. Her baby had his fingers crossed, she told me that. And she said it was really weird that we were going to be here without her, and we miss her terribly."
The Emmys kicked off with a pair of supporting actor and actress wins for Modern Family's Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, who play married couple Phil and Claire Dunphy. It's the first win for both Burrell and Bowen, and they hit the press room together to talk about their victories, especially since they were up against a few of their costars.
- Ty Burrell, on being nominated against his costars:"Everyone's been incredibly supportive of each other."
- Burrell, on costar Ed O'Neill's advice to him just before the winner was announced: "Ed said, 'Just remember whoever wins deserves it.'"
- Julie Bowen, on whether she expected to win: "I kind of thought it was a lock on Betty White. I think if I didn't have a dog in this fight — and I had two [herself and Sofia Vergara] — I would have voted for Betty White. Claire is not necessarily fall-down funny all the time."
- Burrell, on Bowen's win: "I have to step in and say that I think it's an even greater credit to what Julie does that the straight person wins an Emmy, because I don't think that that happens very often. The fact that she won is due to her resourcefulness as an actor."
- Burrell, on having support on and off screen: "I have the benefit of having a fake wife and a real wife. I get my nerves soothed by both of them. We basically get together and lean on each other and figure it out. My actual wife —" (Bowen interrupted him to call her "my sister wife") — "is a saint who comes from a long, long line of saints."
- Burrell, on being part of a show that portrays gay characters in a positive light: "It feels very very good to be on a show that seems like it's slowly changing a lot of minds. Eric and Jesse obviously deserve all of the credit for that, along with our amazing showrunners. It's a great thing to just peripherally go to events or talk to family and have them start to talk about those characters like the same way they talk about the rest of the characters. It's pretty cool."
- Bowen, joking about the same subject: "As a straight woman and part of a straight couple on the show, I feel marginalized. I'm happy that where it is an issue, we are helping to change minds."
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Well, Modern Family is officially two for two at the Emmys! Ty Burrell bested his costars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Ed O'Neill, as well as Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men and Glee's Chris Colfer. A lot of you had your fingers crossed for Burrell, especially since he lost to Stonestreet last year. Are you excited about this win?