Google's Virtual Reality Short Film Earns an Academy Award Nomination

First VR film ever to be up for an Oscar

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Google is now competing with the Ryan Goslings and Emma Stones of Hollywood.

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named Pearl, an animated short created by the tech company, among its nominees for best animated short film of 2016. But Pearl isn't just any animated short—it was created for virtual reality, making it the first of its kind to be considered for an Oscar. 

The six-minute movie, which Adweek wrote about last summer, is a father-daughter road trip saga that features the duo driving along in a car, playing music and following their dreams from city to city.



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