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Eric Stonestreet | Supporting comedy actor | 'Modern Family'

"The beauty of winning the Emmy the first year you're nominated is it takes the pressure off. You don't need to win again. We hope Jesse [Tyler Ferguson)] or Ed [O'Neill] win this year. There's no real competition. "Modern Family" is having a moment. We'll enjoy it now because it won't always be that way. We just want so badly to keep doing a great job, first and foremost. Every day I go to work, I don't think about getting an Emmy. I think about doing a great job." Stonestreet is pictured with his Emmy Award from 2010.

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