Viewers might assume that Modern Family being nominated for Best Comedy at the Golden Globes would be a foregone conclusion — but Modern Family co-creator/executive producer Chris Lloyd didn’t see it that way.
“There was a little bit of trepidation about it because we’ve been lucky enough to be nominated in years’ past and I think there’s probably new reasons not to nominate us with each passing year,” Lloyd explained to EW this afternoon. “There’s the, ‘Oh, not those guys again’ syndrome, so we were really tickled to still be in the mix. … That’s the Golden Globes ethic I think, to kind of spread the love and kind of be the ones to crown the new show or the new young star. That’s part of what makes their award a fun one, that they’re a bit unpredictable, but for us, particularly, it makes it very gratifying that was still get to be in there because we’re anything but the new kid in town.”
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