ML- In all the acting categories at the Emmys, nominees submit one episode (or "tape") they feel showcases their best work that season. I've been watching all the submitted "tapes" and reviewing them critically to help which actor/actress is most deserving come Emmy night.
First off today we have Comedy Supporting Actor
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family
Submission: "Lifetime Supply"
A.K.A. The One Where... Phil goes to the doctor and thinks he is going to die, especially after his lifetime supply of razors he won on a game show runs out.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family
Submission: "Leap Day"
A.K.A. The One Where... Mitchell tries to plan the perfect Wizard of Oz themed birthday party for Cameron, which he must cancel because of a tornado hitting Cam's hometown. He tries to throw together a last-minute boat party, which also falls through, and Cam thinks he waited until the last minute to start planning.
Max Greenfield as Schmidt in New Girl
A.K.A. The One Where... Schmidt stops being Schmidt-like and gives up all the things he loves, like cleanliness, cooking and organization. The rest of the apartment must deal with the fallout and get old Schmidt back.
Bill Hader as Various Characters in Saturday Night Live
Submission: "Katy Perry"
A.K.A. The One Where... Hader portrays such characters as Stefon and Clint Eastwood.
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett in Modern Family
Submission: "Baby On Board"
A.K.A. The One Where... Jay has to take Lily to her dance recital, but when Lily is too scared to dance, Jay must get on stage and help her.
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in Modern Family
A.K.A. The One Where... Cam pretends to be straight to prove Mitchell he can land attractive women, but things go too far when the woman wants to come over to the house. It turns out she knew Cam was gay and just wanted to be friends, but pretends to be in love with him for Cameron's sake.
How My Ballot Would Look:
Winner: Ty Burrell
Runner-Up: Max Greenfield
3. Jesse Tyler Ferguson
4. Eric Stonestreet
5. Bill Hader
6. Ed O'Neill