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Ty has been nominated at the Emmys this year. We hope for the good win, although he’s competing to great and pal and co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series – 2014
- Andre Braugher
as Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Adam Driver
as Adam Sackler Girls
- Ty Burrell
as Phil Dunphy Modern Family
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson
as Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family
- Fred Armisen
as Various characters Portlandia
- Tony Hale
as Gary Walsh Veep
Modern Family also got nominated as Comedy Series and Casting for a Comedy Series.
Ty Burrell was presented with an award for his gay rights advocacy by his Modern Family co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Saturday at the 10th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Utah Gala Dinner at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
“Ty is an amazing guy and he’s an incredibly passionate advocate of equality,” Ferguson said in presenting the award. “And the thing that makes Ty such an amazing ally is his complete cluelessness. And I mean that in the best way. His default mode is inclusiveness and fairness.”
In accepting his award, Burrell said such an honor would not have been possible were it not for the efforts of activists who came before him.
“I say this award comes to me because of the hard work of others for two main reasons. Number one: It’s easier to be an ally for equality right now on Earth than it ever has been. And that’s due to the hard work and sacrifice, sometimes the ultimate sacrifice, of so many thousands of people gay and straight who helped us get to this moment.”
“Number two, because I’m part of a show that’s made a real difference in the way people view same-sex relationships.”
“I’m honored to stand with you all tonight, and, yes, I’m even humbled,” he added.
Ty has entered into the bow-tie fashion, designing a personal piece for the Tie The Knot association, founded by Modern Family co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita.
Get all the additional info on the product and purchase at www.thetiebar.com
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL draft is getting a dose of Hollywood: ‘‘Modern Family’’ star and St. Louis Rams fan Ty Burrell will participate in the first round of the draft with the team.
His main duty will be to hand the team jersey to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the team’s 13th pick. The league said Wednesday it’s the first time a celebrity has taken part in the draft, which starts Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and runs until Saturday.
The NFL will kick off the draft with the national anthem for the first time, with a performance from a West Point cadet who will be joined onstage by military servicemen and women, their mothers, as well as alumni from the Wounded Warrior Project.
He plays a bumbling dad on ABC’s “Modern Family,” but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur.
Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries. The restaurant, which has high ceilings and long tables and benches to evoke that Bavarian beer hall feel, is next door to the cocktail bar Burrell co-owns with an equally simple name, Bar X.
“It’s a super simple menu, which is what we wanted from the beginning,” says Burrell, sporting a scruffy beard and glasses. “Basic, but well-made and local. Instead of putting the energy into a lot of elements, making sure you have fewer elements and you are taking the time to make them right.”
For the menu, the Emmy-winning actor teamed up with Viet Pham, an up-and-coming Salt Lake City chef who was one of Food and Wine magazine’s best new chefs in 2011. Burrell met Pham when he and his wife ate at Forage, Pham’s Salt Lake City restaurant, and were blown away by Pham’s cooking. It turned out that Pham was a fan of Bar X, and the seeds for the future partnership were planted.
The bar and restaurant cement Burrell’s roots in Salt Lake City, known less for attracting Hollywood types and more as host of the 2002 Winter Olympics and home to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Though born and raised in Oregon, Burrell says he now feels very much like a “Salt Laker,” having lived in the city since 2008. He and his wife, who was born and raised in Utah, live here part of the year with their two young daughters when Burrell is not in Los Angeles filming Modern Family or working on other projects.
“I loved it from the first time I got here,” he said. “It’s a very unassuming place, it’s a very humble place.”
Burrell said he often gets bemused looks from his Hollywood friends when they find out he owns a bar and beer garden in Utah — famous for its teetotaling culture and strict liquor laws.
“There’s usually some sort of confusion about why I’ve opened a bar in Salt Lake,” he said Burrell, laughing.
Ty Burrell is not an especially funny man. He’s sorry about that. “I don’t want to let anyone down here,” he says with a rueful grin. “When you get on a comedy show, people assume you’re a comedian. I’d say I’m more of a comedy nerd.”
He certainly looks the part, wearing geek-chic glasses, with thick, square frames. Add to that a decidedly thoughtful demeanour, and the resemblance between Burrell and the character that made him famous – Modern Family’s farcical “cool dad”, Phil Dunphy – soon begins to fade.
And yet, as Burrell fusses around me in the Los Angeles hotel suite where we have met, administering to every social nicety expected of a host putting a guest at ease, it becomes clear that, like Dunphy, he is a man who genuinely cares about people. And like his well-meaning but disaster-prone character, he’s also upbeat, amiable, and so nice it knocks you sideways. He’s just not stupid. Dunphy, on the other hand, has a Tumblr account dedicated to his “Phil’s-osophies” – “Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you’re William Hurt.”