Yesterday, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 43rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards—and we’re honored to share that two Oculus TV documentaries and one VR for Good project were among the nominees for Outstanding Interactive Media.
From Alchemy Immersive, Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough immerses you in the otherwise hidden lives of plants. Follow David Attenborough deep into this savage world and witness the desperate battles, the beauty, and the sacrifices plants make to ensure the survival of their species. Meet the predators, the allies, the traders, and the mercenaries that inhabit this wild place.
Also from Alchemy Immersive, David Attenborough’s First Life takes you on an epic journey 3.5 billion years into the past to experience the origin of life on Earth. With world-leading paleontological research and breakthroughs in CGI technologies, experience for the first time the story of how life evolved from single-celled organisms into the ferocious predators that stalked the seafloor. Meet creatures like the five-eyed Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris, and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia—all vividly brought to life in this 8K 60 fps 3D immersive media title. Best enjoyed with headphones for cinematic spatial audio.
From Anagram and VR for Good, Goliath: Playing With Reality explores the limits of reality, living with a mental health diagnosis, and the power of gaming communities. Narrated by Tilda Swinton, Goliath guides you through the many realities of a man who spent years isolated in psychiatric institutions but finds connection in multiplayer games. Combining heartfelt dialogue, mesmerizing visuals, and symbolic interactions, make your way through multiple worlds to uncover Goliath’s poignant story. Click here to learn more.
Congratulations to all the nominees on this impressive achievement!