'Modern Family' Stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet to Co-Host Writers Guild Awards West Ceremony
“[Eric] doesn’t know it yet but I am having a custom three-legged tux made for us later today,” Ferguson joked.
Modern Family co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet will co-host the 2011 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony next month.
Ferguson and Stonestreet play gay parents Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker on ABC's sophomore comedy, which in its first season, earned six Emmys, including outstanding comedy series.
Last year, the Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd-created series won two Writers Guild Awards for new series and episodic comedy for the pilot. Stonestreet won a best supporting actor Emmy last year, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe award this year.
"I am humbled, honored and excited to be asked to host the WGA Awards. I'm also thankful that the WGA has recognized me as an individual apart from my co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson," Stonestreet said in a statement. "I am very fond of Jesse but also very sick of him. Did you know we're not an actual real couple? And I'm tired of people thinking I can't exist without him. Anyway, I look forward to a great evening."
“I am honored to co-host the WGA Awards with Eric," Ferguson said. "I love Eric so much and any opportunity I have to be around him in the public eye or in private I will jump at. I love that he can’t exist without me. I feel like we are an actual couple sometimes. He doesn’t know it yet but I am having a custom three-legged tux made for us later today. Anyway, I look forward to a great evening. With Eric."
The West Coast awards show will take place Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles.