The Emmy Awards has been a memorable moment for Facebook as the Oculus Story Studio won an Emmy for the first time. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has congratulated the Oculus Story Studio for bringing home its first Emmy. The Emmy award went to Ramiro Lopez Dau-directed Henry which is about a hedgehog trying to make friends. Facebook had acquired the virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR in 2014. This award should stand as a reminder to every creator who aspires to make VR movies, The Oculus Team had said in a statement. Also Read - Google, Facebook make vaccination mandatory for employees returning to officeAlso Read - Facebook gives voice to emojis with Soundmoji: Here's how to send
We won our first Emmy! The Oculus team, specifically. It’s the first time in history an original virtual reality movie has won, Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. When you watch Henry in virtual reality, you feel like you’re actually in his world, looking around and interacting with him, Zuckerberg said. Henry’ is a great example of how VR is going to change storytelling. Congrats to the Oculus Story Studio team on their big win, and I’m excited to share more big news about Oculus at our developer conference next month, Zuckerberg added. While Henry is just one step in the long journey ahead, we hope this moment inspires storytellers to bring their ideas to this new medium and help shape the future of VR storytelling, Henry director Dau said.
Facebook has also hired a team of experts in London to create the first European base for its Oculus virtual reality division, a media report said. The social network has substantially expanded its British team of engineers and developer relations staff in the last six months after acquiring Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, The Telegraph reported on Saturday.