VR continues to make its way into the mainstream.

This morning, the Television Academy announced nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards, and among the number were three VR experiences in the “Outstanding Original Interactive Program” category: Dear Angelica (Oculus Story Studio), Mission:ISS (Magnopus), and The People’s House – Inside The White House With Barack And Michelle Obama (Felix & Paul Studios). With five nominations in total, VR made up 60% of all nominations in the category.

Dear Angelica

Dear Angelica, created by Wesley Allsbrook and Saschka Unseld for Story Studio, made waves when it debuted at Sundance this past January, and has continued to wow audiences across the festival circuit. And this isn’t the first time the studio ended up in the Emmy conversation—scoring a big win with Henry last year—so many were expecting a repeat appearance on the list this year.

In May, Facebook closed down the in-house Oculus studio, so this piece will be the last official Story Studio title in circulation.


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