Rico Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill Rico Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill

Though the actors who announce the Emmy nominations are often awarded with one of their own, Modern Family's Sofia Vergara had no inkling that a nomination for best supporting actress in a comedy series was coming her way. "I'm so new to acting and America, so I didn't know it meant something when they invite you here," she tells TV Guide Magazine. "Somebody should have told me!"

There was, however, one nod she was expecting. "I was completely sure that Modern Family was going to be nominated [for best comedy]. We had such an amazing year."

Vergara, who is in the same category as co-star Julie Bowen, calls their shared honor "fantastic."  She adds that it already feels like they've all won. "The whole cast is nominated, so we're going to have a great table. Do you sit at a table? No? We'll all go together, so we'll have fun!"

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