News Roundup Posted December 8 2011

News Roundup

Modern Family receives WGA, PGA and Satellite Awards nominations

Modern Family has been nominated for three separate awards this week. Modern Family faces competition from 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Glee and Parks and Recreation for the Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television Comedy award. The PGA award winners will be announced on January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The show received three nominations for the Writers Guild of America Awards. Modern Family was nominated in the Comedy Series category along with 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie and Parks and Recreation. The show received two episodic nominations for "Caught in the Act" and "Mother's Day", which go up agaoinst episodes of The Office, Weeds and 30 Rock.

At the Satellite Awards, Modern Family racked up another three nominations. Sofia Vergara was nominated in the Supporting Actress in a TV Series category. Her competitors are Justified's Margo Martindale, Up All Night's Maya Rudolph, Boardwalk Empire's Kelly Macdonald, Mildred Pierce's Evan Rachel Wood, The Killing's Michelle Forbes, Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith and Desperate Housewives' Vanessa Williams. Ty Burrell was nominated in the TV Supporting Actor category along with Sons of Anarchy's Ryan Hurst, Justified's Walton Goggins, Community's Donald Glover, Game Of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, Too Big To Fail's James Woods, Mildred Pierce's Guy pearce and How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris. The show itself was also nominated for the best Television Series: Comedy or Musical Award and goes up against Episodes, The Big C, Louis, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Community.

Ellen Barkin to guest star

TVLine.com reports the Emmy award-winning actress Ellen Barkin is to guest star on Modern Family in a potentially recurring role. She will reportedly play a tough, legendary real-estate broker who becomes Phil's nemesis.

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