Don’t get us wrong: We noticed Modern Family‘s creative resurgence in Season 5. But unlike Emmy voters, the enduring shine from ABC’s comedy jewel hasn’t blinded us to other worthy comedic performances over the last five years.
Think about it: Of the 24 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy nominations doled out by Emmy in the last four years, 14 have gone to Modern Family cast members.
So please forgive us for snubbing Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stontestreet as we came up with our Dream Emmy Nominee picks in the category.
Even with those fine fellas taken out of the running, we still struggled to narrow our list of honorees to a lean, mean half-dozen. But after much debate, narrow it down we did!
So, click through our gallery (via the blue button underneath the accompanying Brooklyn Nine-Nine photo or CLICK THIS LINK to see if your dream nominees match up with ours, and then hit the comments to tell us where we got it right, which ones we got wrong and what shows you think we snubbed egregiously.
And then check back Friday as we reveal our dream picks for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.