By Ashley Fetters
Updated August 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT
Emmy Awards Ty Burrell
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Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy on Monday for his role as Phil Dunphy.

Accepting the award, Burrell said he’d written a speech—but, he added, “apparently the kids of Modern Family wrote one for me too.” Switching to their script, he said, “I should probably thank my wife because she’s super pretty,” and added a thank-you to his real-life children. “They’re definitely cute,” Burrell read from the Modern Family actors’ script. “They’re just not I-can-support-my-whole-family cute.”

The other nominees in the category were Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine Nine), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Adam Driver (Girls), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), and Tony Hale (Veep).

View the full Emmys 2014 winners list here.