A Facebook Live Video Was Nominated for An Emmy Award

The 'modern-day telethon' took advantage of the donate button for Facebook Live and raised funds for the ACLU

When the nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards were announced Thursday, a Facebook Live video made its way onto the list.

Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU With Tom Hanks became the first ever Facebook Live broadcast to receive an Emmy nomination.

The “modern-day telethon” took advantage of the donate button for Facebook Live and raised funds for the ACLU with the help of Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey, Steve Buscemi, Tituss Burgess, Sterling K. Brown, Norah Jones, Usher and The Roots.