This morning, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara earned a well-deserved Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy nod for her scene-stealing work as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s hit comedy, Modern Family. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.
"I was so excited to announce that my show was nominated, but to hear that I was nominated was a huge shock!” Vergara told Latina.com. “I am so honored to be in the company of all these amazing women. I feel like I've already won!"
Her fellow nominees include comediennes like Jane Lynch (Glee), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Holland Taylor (Two and A Half Men) and her Modern Family costar Julie Bowen.
The fact that she is the one of only two Latinas nominated for an Emmy out of 61 nominated actors isn’t lost on Vergara. "I am so happy to represent for the Latinas with this nomination," she gushed. "It's truly an honor." Congratulations, Sofia!
Other Latina nominees include Lea Michele for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series for her role on Glee, and Selena Gomez's Disney channel hit, The Wizards of Waverly Place for Outstanding Children's Program. The 2010 Emmy Awards air live August 29th on NBC. To see the complete list of nominees, visit www.emmys.com.