Seth MacFarlane won his fourth Emmy award when he was announced Saturday night as the winner for Best Voice-Over Performance for his work on “Family Guy” MacFarlane was ranked in a three-way tie for last place in our predictions center with 10/3 odds of winning.
MacFarlane, who won this category last year, was up for the episode, “The Boys in the Band.” Stewie writes songs for babies that come from a baby’s perspective and teams up with Brian to perform them. Another of MacFarlane’s characters, Quagmire, hires Chris Griffin as his personal assistant to help manage all of the women in his life.
According to our predictions center, the favorite was Kevin Kline for portraying Calvin Fischoeder, the eccentric landlord on “Bob’s Burgers.” His combined odds of winning stood at 7/5. His chosen episode was “The Last Gingerbread House on the Left,” where Mr. Fischoeder invites Bob to his annual gingerbread house competition. He wants Bob to lose so that he doesn’t to be the loser of the competition for another year. Kline, who won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play earlier this year for “Present Laughter,” was nominated once before at the Emmys for “Cyrano de Bererac” on “Masterpiece Theater.”
In second place was Kristen Schaal for “BoJack Horseman.” Schaal, who co-stars with Kline on “Bob’s Burgers,” stood at 12/5 odds of winning with her episode submission, “That’s Too Much, Man!” The episode sees her character, Sarah Lynn, break her nine month sobriety by going on an epic bender with the show’s title character. She realizes how truly unhappy she is dies of an overdose at the end of the episode.
Nancy Cartwright stood at third place in our combined odds of winning at 14/5 for “The Simpsons.” Cartwright, who has voiced Bart Simpson for 30 years, was up for her first competitive Emmy, though she did win a juried trophy for her work in 1992. Her episode, “Looking for Mr. Goodbart,” saw Bart become a professional companion to lonely and neglected old women.
Dee Bradley Baker’s chosen episode of “American Dad!” was “Fight and Flight.” Klaus, the Smith’s pet goldfish who possess the brain of an East German ski-jumper, orders a pair of shoes off the internet. When they don’t arrive, he decides to find the person he believes took them and ends up holding the man hostage in his house. After a career that included over 450 credits, Baker had earned his first career Emmy nomination.
Mo Collins was up for “Pray Away,” the penultimate episode of the Netflix show’s second season. Her episode saw her as several secondary characters in different storylines. She appears as Ginny at a church-sponsored marriage counseling retreat. She also shows up as Ben, who helps Bill get revenge on a bully, and also voices the character of the bully, Jimmy Fitzsimmons. She also appears as Kevin’s stoner friend Lex and Vic’s girlfriend, Cutie Pie.
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