It’s a case of Modern warfare in the 2012 Emmy race for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Indeed, two-thirds of this year’s category contenders — Ed O’Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 2011 winner Ty Burrell and 2010 winner Eric Stonestreet — hail from ABC’s Wednesday-night sensation Modern Family.
If those four fellas split the vote, it could be good news for a pair of newcomers to the Supporting Actor race. Indeed, Max Greenfield of Fox’s freshman hit New Girl and Bill Hader, the beautifully insane flower of the Saturday Night Live cast, will try to wrestle the statuette from Modern Family for the first time since Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer (now competing in the lead actor race) took it home in 2009.
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