Modern Family also bested 30 Rock to take home the award for Outstanding Comedy Ensemble, making SAG history as the first show to win four times in comedy ensemble.
In its fifth season, Modern Family has met with critical acclaim. It was ranked No. 34 on a list of the 101 most well-written TV series ever made by the Writers Guild of America in 2013.
Ed O’Neil, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet also star in the hit show about the relationships in a very nontraditional family.
As well as 30 Rock, Modern Family beat Veep, Netflix’s Arrested Development and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory in its category.
In his acceptance speech, Burrell gave some advice to young aspiring actors watching.
“I know most of you out here tonight have read my book, Acting: How to Do It Good, but I thought maybe…I would just go back over my five simple steps to success.”
Here are his five steps to success:
“1. Be born into a family that’s never had an actor in it that way they think everything you do is cooler than it actually is, thus giving you a false sense of confidence.
2. Use that false sense of confidence to woo and trap a spouse that is better than you and is willing to overlook the fact that you have no apparent skill set other than being a needy extrovert.
3. Have no skill set other than being a needy extrovert.
4. Use that lack of skill to fail over and over and over again until you stumble into a job written by Chris Lloyd, Steve Levitan and our entire writing staff. Also at that job, make sure your coworkers are the cast of Modern Family.
5. Um, have a knack for memorizing.”
— Jesse Tyler Fans (@JesseTylerFans) January 19, 2014
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