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

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

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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.

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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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