Will Win/Should Win - Ed O'Neill "Modern Family"
Could Win - Ty Burrell "Modern Family", Bill Hader "SNL"
Commentary - I thought that, in terms of Emmy gold, the writers really messed up with Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara, as the baby storyline could have been a gold mine. That being said, when I sat down and watched the episodes, I think that over the course of the three at Ed O'Neill was in, that it might have paid off for him. Clearly Ty Burrell is the showiest performance, and probably the frontrunner, but I don't think he has a slam dunk like he did two years ago. Ed O'Neill has some great funny moments, and most importantly, he has that scene at the end of his episode where he gets emotional about his new son Joe. I think that the total of his episodes, and his arc (at least that seen on these three episodes), will be affecting enough for the panel to give him his first Emmy win, an award that is way overdue.