‘The People’s House’ Brings Home an Emmy!

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
September 10, 2017

Today, we’re delighted to announce that Felix & Paul’s The People’s House: Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama has won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Program!

Available on both Rift and Gear VR, The People’s House poignantly captures an iconic moment in American history, letting people around the world step inside the spheres of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. Never before have so many people been able to share an intimate moment with a head of state, showing one of the many ways that VR can break down barriers and connect us.

We were honored to have had two additional nominees in the category as well.

Mission:ISS took us into orbit and aboard the International Space Station for an out-of-this-world perspective most of us could only have dreamed about before. It’s a testament to the magic of VR—letting us explore beyond our own backyard with the global community.

For the first time ever, Dear Angelica brought an animated story to life while being drawn entirely within VR. With strong women protagonists and a narrative of profound emotional depth, it perfectly encapsulates the imaginative possibilities of VR and its ability to let us tap into the lives of others.

Congratulations to all three!

The strength of this year’s nominees is impressive and an inspiration for the future of interactive storytelling in VR. We’re amazed by the creativity and innovation on display—not just at the Emmys, but throughout the entire VR content ecosystem. The medium continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace, and we’re excited by the momentum of the industry as a whole.

VR is truly coming into its own as a unique artistic medium, and this is only the beginning.

We can’t wait to share a glimpse of what’s next with the VR development and creative community at OC4 this October!

— The Oculus Team