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Google’s VR Spotlight Story Pearl Gets Oscar Nomination

We have in our mind that oscar is only for the big banners and high budget cinemas. But the great Oscar  award has been kind to the latest technologies and low budget small projects with genius ideas too.

“Pearl,” the animation short film for the Google Spotlight Stories project, was nominated for the 2017 Oscar. It is the first time a virtual reality VR production competes with the statuette.

Google’s VR Spotlight Story Pearl Gets Oscar Nomination

Created specifically for mobile and VR, Spotlight Stories stories can be watched in 360 degrees, turning your phone into a window into the world around you.

“Pearl is a story of  a girl and her father as they cross the country chasing their dreams,” Google says.


Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places. ” Written as the description of the movie in youtube.

The VR movie Pearl can be watched here.

The 89th Oscars will be shown on February 26, 2017.  Hope this google short animation will make a new record. Congratulation and best of luck for the nominated VR movie !!!