Update July 28, 2021: This story originally appeared on July 13, 2021. It has since been updated to reflect the News & Documentary Emmys® nominations received by Micro Monsters with David Attenborough.
It’s hard to believe it’s been less than five years since Henry brought home VR’s first Emmy Award. Since then, we’ve seen the world of VR film continue to evolve as a growing number of artists and storytellers bring their talents to bear in immersive new formats. From the 2016 NBA Finals and an intimate tour of the White House to a riveting take on cyber warfare, an interactive fable, and more, the Emmys have recognized a wealth of VR content. And today, we’re excited to share that both Inside COVID19 and Space Explorers: The ISS Experience have been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program, while Micro Monsters with David Attenborough has been nominated for two News & Documentary Emmys for Outstanding Sound and Outstanding Interactive Media: Documentary.
Part of the WisdomVR Project, Inside COVID19 humanizes a global pandemic and follows Dr. Josiah Child as he fights for his patients and his own life after contracting the virus. It’s available for free on Oculus TV for the Oculus Quest Platform. Click here to learn more.
A follow-up to the original two-part Space Explorers documentary from Felix & Paul Studios, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic series that follows eight astronauts aboard the International Space Station. It’s available on both the Quest and Rift Platforms. You can also watch Space Explorers: The ISS Experience Episode 2 for free in Venues on the Quest Platform from 12:00 am PT on July 20 through 11:59 pm PT on July 23.
A VR documentary from Alchemy Immersive, Micro Monsters with David Attenborough explores the real-life superpowers of arthropods from a perspective only immersive media can deliver. Over five episodes, viewers explore a near-invisible world of conflict and community that’s both mesmerizing and monstrous. It’s available for free on Oculus TV for the Quest Platform. Click here to learn more.
VR can transport people to entirely new worlds or shed some much needed light on the lesser-known corners of our own. We hope this year’s nominees will inspire even more creators to take the plunge into VR film.
Congratulations to all the nominees!