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