Seth MacFarlane picked up his fifth career Emmy when he won the award for Best Voice-Over Performance for “Family Guy” at Saturday night’s Creative Arts ceremony. He was ranked third in our predictions center with 4/1 odds of winning. It’s his fourth win for doing voice-over work on the show, having previously won in 2000, 2016 and 2017. He also picked up the Emmy for Best Music and Lyrics for “You’ve Got a Lot to See” in 2002.
MacFarlane’s winning episode submission was “Con Heiress” in which he plays Peter, Brian, Stewie, Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker and Seamus. Brian and Stewie embark on trying to cause the death of an old man married to a wealthy heiress so they can get in with her, only to find out that the husband is actually Quagmire in disguise trying to pull the same con. Peter finds himself being the target of Herbert’s affections when he starts doing yard work with Chris.
Last year’s winner, Alex Borstein, was ranked first in our predictions center with 82/85 odds of prevailing for “Family Guy.” Her submission was “Throw it Out” in which she voiced Lois Griffin and Tricia Takanawa. After reading Tricia’s book about getting rid of things that don’t bring one joy, Lois embarks on a cleaning rampage that eventually sees her getting rid of all her family members since they clutter things up and don’t bring her joy. She won this category last year and is nominated next week as Best Comedy Supporting Actress for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
Six-time Emmy winner Hank Azaria was ranked second in our combined odds a 19/5 chance of winning for “The Simpsons.” His submission, “From Russia Without Love,” saw him voicing Moe Szyslak, Carl Carlson, Kirk Van Houten and Duffman. Bart, Milhouse and Nelson decide to step up their pranking game by ordering Moe a mail-order bride from Russia. She helps Moe turn his business around but keeps her at a distance because he won’t allow his heart to get broken again but when he realizes he does love her, it may already be too late. Azaria had won this category four previous times (1998, 2001, 2003 and 2015) and also picked up Emmys for Movie/Mini Supporting Actor in 2000 (“Tuesdays with Morrie”) and Drama Guest Actor in 2016 (“Ray Donovan”).
Kevin Michael Richardson, who received his first nomination after years in the industry, had been in fourth place with 9/2 odds of prevailing for “F is for Family.” He was recognized for the episode, “The Stinger,” in which he voices Rosie. When Frank receives a promotion at work, Rosie is excited at the idea of taking Frank’s old position. But Rosie is meant to stay in his low-level position since the boss expects Frank to work his old job in addition to his new position. When Rosie storms off work, Frank tries to help Rosie out of his funk.
Eric Jacobson, who was also on his first nomination, was last in our predictions center with 9/2 odds of being victorious for “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special.” He provides the voices of Bert, Oscar the Grouch and Grover. When a wish pickle grants wishes to several people on Sesame Street including Ernie who wishes for Bert to be able to be on TV without freezing up. This accidentally sends Bert into the programming on television. Oscar ends up saving the day when he uses his one wish to reset everything back to normal.
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