There’s no doubt Sofia Vergara is a real scene-stealer on Modern Family… And, apparently her peers in Hollywood agree.
The 39-year-old Colombian actress received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination today for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s hit sitcom. It’s her second straight SAG Award nomination for playing the beloved character.
Along with Vergara, this year’s nominees in the category include her Modern Family co-star Julie Bowen, Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco, 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Hot In Cleveland’s Betty White.
The Modern Family cast, including Vergara and her television son Rico Rodriguez, has received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series, an award they won last year. The Modern family will face-off against the casts of 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Glee (featuring Latina starlets Lea Michele and Naya Rivera) and The Office.
Meanwhile, Mexican actor Demian Bichir received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role for his heart-wrenching performance in A Better Life. It’s his latest nod for his starring role as an illegal immigrant gardener in East L.A.
The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo received an Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role nod. It’s the Argentine actress’ latest recognition for her work in the critically acclaimed film, which also received a nomination for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture.
The 18th annual SAG Awards will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2012.