The streak is over! Jesse Tyler Ferguson finally won an award after being snubbed by the Emmys five years in a row — courtesy of “The Queen Latifah Show.”
The “Modern Family” star sat down with Latifah, for an episode to air Wednesday, to talk about the show’s new season. In this exclusive clip (above), they discussed the fact that he’s been nominated for an Emmy every season the show has been on the air, but he’s never won.
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“I’m sort of like the Susan Lucci of the cast,” Ferguson said, comparing himself to the “All My Children” soap star who didn’t win an Emmy until her 20th nomination.
“It’s fine, it’s an honor to be nominated,” Ferguson continued, before breaking down into faux-tears.
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Latifah commiserated with the actor, saying he deserved an award. “I’d like to give you something really special, is that all right?” she asked, before asking Ferguson to take a seat in the audience to get the full effect of winning.
Instead of a fake-out, Latifah gave Ferguson exactly what he’s waited five years for — the “Queen Latifah Show Best Supporting Guest” award, over fellow nominees Adam Driver, Andre Bauer, Ferd Armisen, Ty Burell and Tony Hale.
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To make it an authentic award show experience, Ferguson was cut off by music and ushered off the stage before making an actual acceptance speech.