The Oscars

Mark Wahlberg and Ted’s appearance on the Oscars presenting the Sound Mixing and Sound Editing awards may have only lasted nine minutes, but it was months in the making.

The decision to have the blockbuster hard-partying talking bear as part of the Oscarcast with his big screen co-star was made soon after Ted director Seth MacFarlane was named host of the 85th Academy Awards in October 2012.

To film the segment, a duplicate of the Academy Awards stage was constructed at CBS Studios, with lighting and cameras arranged to match the Dolby Theatre set up. Then, Tippett animated Ted and MacFarlane provided the voice-over.

With five nominees in each category, 10 different outcomes were rendered in a four week schedule. The correct ones were played on the night.

Creative Team

  • Blair Clark (VFX Supervisor)
  • Fiona Chilton (VFX Producer)
  • Ross Nakamura (Compositing Supervisor)
  • James Brown (Animation Supervisor)