Bad Blood on Modern Family Over Emmys? The Shocking Truth!

Actually, Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen have no fears about returning to work with their award-free costars; Vergara jokes she's happy even if "Julie keeps winning all my awards"

By Joal Ryan Sep 24, 2012 4:10 AMTags
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Between them, Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen now have four more Emmys than Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara.

But who's counting?

"It's nice to win, but you want to spread it around, too," Stonestreet told reporters at a backstage Emmys press conference Sunday.

Stonestreet won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the second time in three years; Bowen took her second straight Emmy for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The wins left Ferguson, O'Neil and Vergara in search of their first-ever statuettes. Ty Burrell, a winner last year, is the only other Modern Family actor, adult-division, to Emmy.

But Stonestreet and Bowen dismissed questions of a potential divide between their hit show's Emmy-haves and Emmy-have-nots.

"I think rewards come in all kinds of different ways," Bowen said.

The actress presumably was referring to Vergara's healthy endorsement career, as well as her costar's presumably lovely home.

"She lives inside an Emmy," Bowen cracked of Vergara. "It's a golden palace of beauty."

Stonestreet, however, didn't rule out the possibility that things will always be copacetic. (Repeat wins tend to make all Emmy winners just a bit wary—and, given how things turned out for Mad Men, for good cause.) 

"We love each other," Stonestreet said. "We absolutely 100 percent [do], maybe that won't always be the case, but it is the case now."

That it is.

Vergara, appearing with the, yes, apparently happy cast following Modern Family's latest Comedy Series win, spoofed the notion of bad blood between her and Bowen. 

"For me, it's a dream, so even though Julie keeps winning all my awards, I'm still very happy," Vergara said.

With a smile.