Awards Emmy '13 Spotlight: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Published 2:26 PM PDT, August 6, 2013 6 View Slideshow ⟶ ET The 2013 Emmys are closing in, and ET is breaking down your list of contenders! This week, we turn our attention to the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy category. Once a part of the Tony Award-winning one-act musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Jesse Tyler Ferguson is now a piece of the Emmy powerhouse Modern Family. His cautious but caring character "Mitchell Pritchett" may not be the boldest in terms of asserting himself as gay to the world, but he is nevertheless a family man and a distinguished attorney. Ferguson, like many of his Modern Family co-stars, has been nominated for all four of the comedy series' seasons to date.