For the second straight year, Julie Bowen beat out co-star Sofia Vergara to win the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. A truly grateful winner, Julie saved some kind words for her twice-jilted pal. In addition to giving her some love during her acceptance speech, Julie also praised Sofia's talents backstage. "She really doesn't get the credit she deserves as an actor," said Julie. "She certainly gets it as a celebrity but as an actress, she is talented and amazing and there are only a few of us who really understand that what she does is not just play herself." When it comes to the comedy acting categories, there have been many examples of someone beating out a co-star to win the trophy. Here is a look at some of the recent winners that had the uncomfortable feeling of winning at the expense of a fellow cast member.
Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell
Julie isn't the only "Modern Family" star to beat out a fellow member of the cast to win an Emmy. In the past three years, the supporting actor category has been dominated by the men of "Modern Family." In 2010, Eric beat out Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson to earn the honor. The following year, Ty beat out Eric, Jesse, and Ed O'Neill. At this year's Emmys, Eric regained the honor by beating out all three of his male co-stars. It looks like this show will have friendly rivalries in the acting categories for years to come.
For all of the acclaim that "Sex and the City" received during its long run on HBO, there wasn't a whole lot of love from the Emmys. Despite a bunch of acting nominations, the talented cast only managed to win a combined two trophies. In 2004, star Sarah Jessica Parker won in the lead category. That same year, Cynthia Nixon beat out fellow stars Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis in the supporting category. This turned out to be the only year in which each of the main actresses were nominated at the same time.
You can't help but feel sorry for Johnny Drama. Much like how the character played second fiddle to younger brother Vince on the series "Entourage," actor Kevin Dillon was always left looking up at Jeremy when it came time to hand out the Emmys. The man who made Ari Gold famous won three straight Emmys, including two over his co-star in 2007 and 2008. To add to his bragging rights, he also beat out Kevin in the same category at the 2008 Golden Globes.
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