Some TV fans are wondering WTF is wrong with the Emmys that "Modern Family" is still getting nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series after eight consecutive years. (And no, Phil Dunphy, they don't mean "Why The Face?")
"Modern Family" premiered in 2009 as an instant hit, and it has picked up Comedy Series nods at every Emmy Awards from 2010 to 2017, winning the top award in its first five years. The stars, writers, and directors have also picked up Emmys over the years. No complaints for the first few years, but now some TV watchers think the show has gotten tired -- not necessarily bad, but not up to its former standard, and no longer worth of an Outstanding Comedy Series nod when there are more fresh series to recognize.
"There is absolutely no reason 'Modern Family' should be nominated ever, ever again" https://t.co/mtmXZQNCid— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 13, 2017
Emmys: I seriously do not understand how Modern Family still gets nominated as best comedy. It's time has passed. Where is Insecure?— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) July 13, 2017
We still playing this Modern Family game, #Emmys?— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 13, 2017
Some mysteries will never be solved, like the Bermuda Triangle or why Modern Family still gets Emmy nods when it's long past its use-by date— Bethan Smith (@BethSaysThings) July 13, 2017
Seeing the Emmy nominations each year is generally how I find out that Modern Family is still on the air— Michelle Arf (@spacejamfan) July 13, 2017
Look, I know we have bigger fish to fry, but my grudge is long: WHY IS MEDIOCRE, I MEAN, MODERN FAMILY STILL BEING NOMINATED FOR THE EMMY'S?— Liz Jacobs (@somemetaphor) July 14, 2017
have a good day everyone except anyone who thinks Modern Family deserved an Emmy nomination— Abby Wells (@bbywellls) July 13, 2017
Rami Malek should have been nominated for an Emmy as well as Mr Robot the fact alone that Modern Family got noms is a gross misjustice http://pic.twitter.com/dOOLRYFJXQ— Carli Quinn (@DelightfulMatte) July 13, 2017
But that's not a universal standpoint, since the show is still popular, and the stars are certainly grateful for another Emmy honor:
Most of the tweets under that post are supportive, with fans calling "Modern Family" their favorite show ever.
I can't believe people are hating on Modern Family for getting the Emmy nom!! That show is consistently hysterical— Brianne Max (@BrianneMaxx) July 13, 2017
congrats on so many and so well deserved Emmy nominations ! Modern Family can make you laugh and cry at the same time!— Christina (@moviechris14) July 14, 2017
Best comedy show in the world. I watch #ModernFamily every day when I come home. 🙌🏻— alessandra (@alessandralim_) July 13, 2017
Best show ever!!!!— Michelle Oakley (@YukonVet) July 14, 2017
ABC renewed the Emmy-winning series for 44 episodes, 22 per season, for Season 9 and Season 10. Season 8 ended its 22 episodes on May 17. All of the stars reportedly got "significant raises" to return.
Here's the full list of 2017 Emmy nominees, including the six shows now competing against "Modern Family" for the top comedy honor.
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