Sofia Vergara on Emmy nod: 'None of us could do this show alone'
July 14th, 2011
01:16 PM ET

Sofia Vergara on Emmy nod: 'None of us could do this show alone'

A phone call in the wee hours of the morning can make you fear the worst, but "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara only had to fret for two seconds before hearing the good news.

Early on Thursday it was announced that Vergara is up for an outstanding supporting actress in a comedy Emmy. Her nod is just one of 19 for the lauded ABC show.

“I never thought when I went into acting I was going to be nominated for anything,” Vergara told Marquee. “It never crossed my mind once.”

The Colombian actress credits the show’s writers with perfecting her hilarious character, Gloria.

It’s amazing how well they write for each of the characters on our show, she said. They know how to write for Julie Bowen, who plays Claire, because they all know American women. “But, for me,” she added, “none of the writers have a sister that is Latin and loud and crazy. They asked a lot of questions at the beginning - the first three episodes. Now they get me.”

This is Vergara’s second Emmy nod. She and co-star Bowen were also nominated in the same category in 2010, but lost out to “Glee’s” Jane Lynch.

Though, Vergara assured us, there is no tension between cast mates. And that's a good thing, considering Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Ed O'Neill and Jesse Tyler Ferguson are all in the running to be named outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.

“All of us have been texting and very excited to go together to the Emmys,” she said. “[‘Modern Family’] is successful because of all of us together. None of us could do this show alone, so it’s for all of us. If any of us wins, it’s because our show is doing so good.”

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  1. mike


    July 19, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. CH

    Congratulations Sofia. You represent hispanic women well. I hope you win

    July 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mejazzbo

    "None of us could do this show alone." I can't imagine anyone letting you doing anything alone, Sophia.

    July 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tina

    lol Some of you bloggers have really gone off the topic. I love all the cast of Modern Family. They deserve to win an Emmy.

    July 15, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jack Gal

    My daughter Maggie has such a crush on Harry Potter!! She doesn't like to admit it, she is a closet Harry lover!!

    July 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JC

    Congrats to all, the show is awsome and I hope Sofia gets teh Emmy. !!!!

    July 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. PEDRO

    i am proud one of our good mexikin girls is gonna win a emmy. ahe is a good girl.

    July 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mid-West

    Congratulations Sofia you deserve it and you are beautiful.

    July 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ice T

    Yes, celebrities read the blogs too!

    July 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mid-West

    I'll chill on the yo momma jokes,but nothings wrong with my pride or ego...and. I prefer Yugio.

    July 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. [lol]

    Mid-West... go play pokemon... leave the commenting to people who want to focus on the article and not their damaged self-pride/ego.

    July 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. [lol]

    Modern Family is hilarious. All the characters really contribute to the overall quality of the show. Sofia knows what's up... each person had their role... well good for them. They deserve it!

    July 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @ Mid-West

    U Mad, Broken Record? Cry home to mommy.

    July 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Retired Troll

    Mid-West, I hear that if your comment doesn't get posted and you really want it there... you need to quit life... then somehow all the comments magically appear on the screen.

    Either way, I'm sure you didn't have anything constructive to say other than the fact that you have bladder problems.

    July 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. @ Mid-West

    Can I get you a WAHmburger and some French CRIES?

    July 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Harry A

    The girl's got serious back,not to mention she's so beautiul.

    July 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  17. @ Mid-West

    LOL, u mad?

    It's just CNN Marquee Blogs. Your comment will be outdated in a matter of hours once this article finds its way out of the list to the right.

    July 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Fez

    i wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating cookies

    July 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. WLM

    I just love her.. she is so gorgeous..... and her character is my fav on the show! I hope she wins

    July 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |

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