Ed O’Neill: Jane Lynch Didn’t Deserve “Glee” Emmy

Sofia Vergara deserved award, says "Modern Family" co-star

|  Thursday, Dec 9, 2010  |  Updated 4:59 PM CDT
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Ed O'Neill said Sofia Vergara deserved the Emmy.

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Editor's Note: TV Guide Canada has retracted and apologized for their story, which this item is based on. Click here for Ed O'Neill's response.



Looks like Ed O’Neill just had his Kanye moment.

The veteran sitcom star said “Glee’s” Jane Lynch did not deserve her Best Actress Emmy earlier this year for portraying cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, TVGuide.ca reported.

Lynch plays a “one-note character,”  O’Neill reportedly told a gathering of international journalists.

“I love Jane, honestly I do,” he said. “I’m dying to star in one of [mocumentary director] Christopher Guest’s movies alongside her, but I don’t think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part.”

O’Neill said Sofia Vergara, who plays his “Modern Family” character’s on-screen squeeze, was more deserving of the golden statue, Canada's TV Guide reported.

“Sofia is just so, so funny,” the former “Married … With Children” actor said. “I don’t think people realize how hilarious she is. She’s so sharp with her wit, it’s amazing.”

Selected Reading: TV Guide, Us, IMDB

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