Eric Stonestreet wins first Emmy of the night

LYNN ELBER
September 24, 2012
Actor Eric Stonestreet arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles.  Stonestreet is nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy for his role on "Modern Family." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Actor Eric Stonestreet arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. Stonestreet is nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy for his role on "Modern Family." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family" has won the first Emmy Award of the night, beating three of his own castmates.

Stonestreet beat Ed O'Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell from "Modern Family" Sunday night as well as Max Greenfield of Fox's "New Girl" and Bill Hader of "Saturday Night Live."

The 64th Primetime Emmys are airing live from the Nokia Theatre L.A., with Jimmy Kimmel as host.