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‘Modern Family,’ ‘The Normal Heart,’ Jim Parsons among Emmy winners

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Julia Roberts, left, and Ryan Murphy pose in the press room at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black." The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11...

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‘Modern Family’ wins Emmy Award for best comedy series

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet in a scene from ABC's "Modern Family."
"Modern Family" has done it again, winning the Emmy Award for best comedy series. It's the fifth year in a row the hit ABC series has bagged the big prize, tying a record winning streak set by "Frasier." Rivals were "The Big Bang Theory," ''Louie," ''Orange Is the New Black," ''Silicon Valley" and "Veep."

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Laverne Cox becomes first transgender person nominated for an Emmy

| Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Laverne Cox has became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award in an acting category. Cox received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." "Orange is the New Black" was also nominated for Best Comedy series, along ...

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‘Modern Family’ star Ty Burrell headlines same-sex marriage fundraiser in Utah

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
Modern Family's Ty Burrell, left, and co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson laugh during an interview Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Burrell is headlining a fundraiser in Salt Lake City on Thursday, an event staged by an organization that Ferguson and his real-life husband created to help pay for the legal costs of challenging same-sex marriage bans.
SALT LAKE CITY -- "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell says he sees same-sex marriage in the United States is a "tide that can't be turned." Burrell headlined a fundraiser Thursday evening in Salt Lake City to help cover legal costs for couples fighting Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, lending his celebrity to help a group backed by sitcom co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Oscar ‘favorites’ McConaughey, Leto win SAG awards for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

| Saturday, January 18, 2014
Photos: Matt Sayles, Invision (AP)Matthew McConaughey (left) and Jared Leto take home Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, for their performances in "The Dallas Buyers Club."
LOS ANGELES -- David O. Russell's "American Hustle" has won the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding cast, setting up the con-artist comedy as the film to beat at the Academy Awards.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita marry in New York

| Sunday, July 21, 2013
Jordan Strauss, Invision/APJustin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
NEW YORK -- "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married his partner, attorney Justin Mikita in New York City on Saturday.

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ACLU: Time for TV’s ‘Modern Family’ gay couple to get married

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Eric Stonestreet, from ABC's sitcom "Modern Family."Photo: Peter "Hopper" Stone, Courtesy ABC
NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union is lobbying for the most prominent gay parents on U.S. television to get married. The campaign aimed at ABC's "Modern Family" comes as momentum for gay marriage builds in parts of the country.

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‘Modern Family’s’ Jesse Tyler Ferguson to lobby for Ill. same-sex marriage bill

By Tony Merevick| Chicago Phoenix | Sunday, December 30, 2012
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As state lawmakers prepare to vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, support has come in from coalitions of LGBT rights organizations, voters, hundreds of local clergy, President Obama — and now — from ABC’s Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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Eric Stonestreet captures second Emmy for playing gay in ‘Modern Family’

| Sunday, September 23, 2012
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LOS ANGELES -- Eric Stonestreet and ABC's "Modern Family" made Emmy night look easy, capturing awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Best Comedy series, respectively, at the annual awards ceremony at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ to include Gay Couple with child

| Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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ABC will introduce an ordinary gay male couple raising a Vietnamese baby they have just adopted on Modern Family, a new half hour sitcom premiering this fall on ABC. The show revolves around three families each with a different structure. First there is Phil and...

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