Eric Stonestreet on Sunday took home his second Emmy playing gay dad Cameron Tucker on ABC's comedy hit Modern Family.

In his acceptance speech, Stonestreet, 41, sent a shout out to his TV partner Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett on the sitcom.

“I wouldn't be standing here without Jesse Tyler Ferguson,” Stonestreet said. “There is no Cam without Mitch. We get the awesome opportunity to play these two characters on TV and show America and the world what a loving couple we can be, just like everybody else, and it's an honor to do that.”

“I never knew I'd be on TV as a gay man, but I love the pictures of hairy chests you guys are sending me,” he added.

Stonestreet won his first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role playing Cameron in 2010.

Ferguson, 36, has earned 3 Emmy nominations playing Mitchell.

(Related: Jesse Tyler Ferguson engaged to marry Justin Mikita.)