Eric Stonestreet and dog Coleman
Come Sunday, Eric Stonestreet may take home a Golden Globe Award
for his portrayal of doting dad Cameron Tucker on ABC's Modern Family
But there's a special somebody who doesn't seem to be rooting for a big win: Stonestreet's dog
, Coleman Hawkins, who the actor says doesn't get caught up in the spirit of red carpet season.
Amped up for all the glitz and the glamour? "No, nothing like that," Stonestreet, 41, told PEOPLE at a pre-Globes party
And should the Emmy winner
claim victory in the supporting role category, he'll return Coleman's cool. He wasn't sure if he'd give the Jack Russell terrier/beagle mix
a shout-out in his acceptance speech, saying, "I don't think so."
But industry events aside, "He's my best buddy. He hangs out. He takes care of stuff," Stonestreet said of Coleman, whom he rescued in 2000
. "He's a loyal, good friend. He's always excited to see me, no matter what my day is about."
And should he walk away without a trophy, well, he'll still have Coleman by his side. Adds Stonestreet: "He's been with me through ups and downs, been my constant rock-steady through the last 13 years of my life."
And that's an award all its own.