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Ty Burrell wins SAG Award for 'Modern Family'

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Actor Ty Burrell has just won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for "Modern Family" on Jan. 17, 2014, at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by the SAG-AFTRA Guild and honors the best in television and film. Tonight’s show was simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

In his acceptance speech Ty plugged his book "Acting and How to do it Good."

Then he counted off his five steps to success, a very funny moment.

"Modern Family" is an ensemble comedy series about three related families that approach family live in the most modern of ways.

This is the fourth SAG Award win and ninth nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Her previous SAG Awards were won in:

  • 2013 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Modern Family."
  • 2012 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Modern Family."
  • 2011 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Modern Family."

Also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series were:

  • Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock"
  • Don Cheadle for "House of Lies"
  • Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Jason Bateman for "Arrested Development"

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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com

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