In 20, Burrell was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.
On May 4, 2016, Phil appeared in the first commercials for the National Association of Realtors telling about his "Phil's-osophies".
Hank Stuever from the Washington Post wrote, "A standout performance from Ty Burrell's new twist on the doofus-dad stereotype." Robert Canning of IGN in a review of the season loved Ty Burrell's performance of Phil Dunphy and named him one of two characters that stood out to him saying "actor Ty Burrell owned this part, and his well-intended faux pas throughout the season were stellar." In 2010, Ty Burrell received a nomination for the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, winning in 2011.
In 2014, Burrell won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, receiving nominations in 2011, 2012, 2013, 20.She also gets annoyed with her husband, Phil, constantly.Claire is very competitive especially in her obsession of being right, much like her husband, and has a brittle personality that causes her to get angry, paranoid, and freak out easily. She is seen as an experienced parent by Cameron and Mitchell, so she is called upon for her parenting advice. She is also very attached to Halloween and describes it as her "crazy lady holiday".She often despises the attention that Gloria gets for her voluptuous figure, and was thrilled to learn that Gloria was pregnant because of all the weight that Gloria would be gaining.Julie Bowen's performance was praised by Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly who said, "Bowen's Claire could have been a blank blonde cipher.