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One suburban Emmy winner: 'Modern Family' director

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  • Gail Mancuso accepts the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for her work on "Modern Family" at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre.

      Gail Mancuso accepts the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for her work on "Modern Family" at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre.
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  • This photo released by ABC shows, from left, Ed O'Neill, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, center, Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and Rico Rodriguez in a scene from "The Wedding, Part 2," during the season finale of "Modern Family."

      This photo released by ABC shows, from left, Ed O'Neill, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, center, Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and Rico Rodriguez in a scene from "The Wedding, Part 2," during the season finale of "Modern Family."
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  • Melissa McCarthy holds her 2011 Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.

      Melissa McCarthy holds her 2011 Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.

  • Gary Cole

      Gary Cole

  • Bob Newhart

      Bob Newhart

  • Jane Lynch

      Jane Lynch

  • Video: Mike & Molly

  • Video: Bob Newhart on Big Bang Theory

 
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Among the nominees at the Emmy Awards were a number of actors, directors and writers with connections to the suburbs.

Of the suburban nominees for television's most prestigious awards, one won:

• Gail Mancuso, of Melrose Park and River Forest, won for directing for a comedy series ("Modern Family").

The other nominees were:

• Melissa McCarthy, Plainfield: Best actress in a comedy series ("Mike & Molly") and guest actress in a comedy series ("Saturday Night Live")

• Gary Cole, Rolling Meadows: Guest actor in a comedy series ("Veep")

• Anna Chlumsky, Broadview: Best supporting actress in a comedy series ("Veep")

• Bob Newhart, Oak Park: Guest actor in a comedy series ("The Big Bang Theory")

• D.B. Weiss, Highland Park: Writing for a drama series ("Game of Thrones")

• Joan Cusack, Evanston: Guest actress in a comedy series ("Shameless")

• Jane Lynch, Dolton: Best reality host ("Hollywood Game Night") and best narrator ("Penguins: Waddle All the Way")

• Joe Mantello, Rockford: Supporting actor in a miniseries or movie ("The Normal Heart")

• Paris Barclay, Chicago Heights: Directing for a comedy series ("Glee")

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