The ABC hit comedy "Modern Family" has won the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Award on Jan. 27 at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by SAG-AFTRA and honor the best performances in film and television. Tonight’s show broadcast around the world from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.
This is the third Screen Actors Guild Award for win and fourth nomination for "Modern Family" for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The show's previous wins in this category were in 2012 and 2011. Actors winning the Ensemble Award from "Modern Family" this evening are Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Sofía Vergara, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell.
"Modern Family," is the hit ABC television comedy about three different, but related, families and the trials they face in each of their own uniquely comedic ways.
"Modern Family" was nominated for a total of four SAG Awards this evening. With other nominations for:
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series to Sofia Vergara
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series to Eric Stonestreet
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series to Ty Burrell
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