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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Tears Up Over Emmy Nomination

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in the 2010 Emmy Awards. (Getty Images)

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With seven Emmy nominations, Modern Family is officially one of the year's biggest success stories in this year's awards, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson was so happy with his nod he almost found himself in tears.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet play a gay couple raising an adopted son on Modern Family. (Getty Images)
When New York magazine asked him Thursday morning about his reaction, he said: "Excited is an understatement. I got a voice message from Ty Burrell. Eric Stonestreet called me, bawling, which was sweet, and of course started making me cry. The Twitter has blown up; I've gotten text messages — a lot is happening."

Ferguson and Stonestreet have received critical acclaim for breaking ground in the comedy series. The two play a gay couple raising an adopted baby -- a first for a primetime network comedy.

The Emmys have rewarded Modern Family for its update on the family sit-com. It was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series while Modern Family actors Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, and Fred Willard all recieved nods.

Check out the full Emmy Nominations 2010 List here.

In Photos: Sofia Vergara and Joel McHale announce the 2010 Emmy Nominations
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  • 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
  • 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
  • 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations



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