Vergara & Her “Modern Family” Castmates Earn Third-Straight SAG Award…

It’s a Hollywood first for Sofia Vergara

The 40-year-old Colombian actress, her on-screen son Rico Rodriguez and the rest of the cast of ABC’s Modern Family picked up the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series during Sunday’s televised awards show.

Modern Family Cast

It’s the third consecutive win for the Modern Family cast in the comedy ensemble category, putting them in elite company with the only other three-time winning comedy Seinfeld.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson gave the acceptance speech for the group and thanked the show’s competitors including “Big Bang Ratings – er, Theory.” He thanked the departing casts of 30 Rock and The Office, saying he hoped the Modern Family cast could be “half as brilliant and smart and wonderful as you are.” And he joked that his entire cast is indebted to the Screen Actors Guild, except Ed O’Neill and Vergara “who I think has a development deal.”

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were televised on TNT and TBS live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The Screen Actors Guild Award — ‘The Actor’ — is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. The winners for performances in 2012 including the distinctive ensemble awards are chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 members from across the United States that were randomly selected this spring.

Here’s a look at the Modern Family cast:

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
AUBREY ANDERSON-EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy