GMA: Seth McFarlane Oscar Host
GMA’s Amy Robach sat down with Seth MacFarlane February 21 2013 to talk about hosting the Oscars. The Family Guy and Ted creator said that Johnny Carson was his favorite host and that he thought David Letterman never got a fair shake.
He also said he thought he was going to be a mediocre host. Amy Robach asked him if the voices that he does have always been with him. Seth MacFarlane said he was like Martin Lawrence, saying that you never know what he’s going to say and how dangerous it’s going to be.
Ted’s “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” is up for Best Original Song. The song’s lyrics were written by Seth MacFarlane. He said that he knew they were going to lose to Adele’s “Skyfall” for the movie Skyfall, but that it was fun to be nominated. Amy Robach asked him if anything was off limits. Seth MacFarlane couldn’t think of one thing that’s off limits.
Amy Robach told the GMA anchors that there were a lot of things they couldn’t put in the interview GMA aired and that the Oscars should be very interesting for that reason.
GMA: Josh Elliott As Abraham Lincoln
Josh Elliott played Lincoln with an English accent that came and went. He also explained that the reason why Abraham Lincoln didn’t have a mustache was because he was interrupted shaving. George Stephanopoulos asked him how he got ready for the role. “Lincoln” said it took a lot of makeup. George Stephanopoulos said he heard that Lincoln was difficult on the set. “Not true!” Lincoln shouted, before saying that he wouldn’t lie, because he’s Abraham Lincoln. George Stephanopoulos asked him if he was going to win. Lincoln said that of course he would win, he was Abraham Lincoln. He reminded George he was on the penny and the five dollar bill.