Mark Zuckerberg hails Oculus team's Emmy win for VR film

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has congratulated Oculus Story Studio for its win at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016, 13:33 PM IST
Mark Zuckerberg hails Oculus team's Emmy win for VR film

Los Angeles: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has congratulated Oculus Story Studio for its win at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.

"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.

The Emmy went to Ramiro Lopez Dau-directed "Henry" about a hedgehog trying to make friends. Facebook acquired the virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR in 2014.

"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," he said.