Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg has congratulated the Oculus Story Studio on their first Emmy.

The Facebook CEO - whose company bought Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion - took to his account to praise the team behind virtual reality movie 'Henry', which won an Outstanding Original Interactive Program accolade at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last night (18.09.16).

He wrote: "We won our first Emmy! The Oculus team, specifically. It's the first time in history an original virtual reality movie has won. The Emmy went to a film called "Henry" about a hedgehog trying to make friends. When you watch Henry in virtual reality, you feel like you're actually in his world, looking around and interacting with him."

The film was directed by Ramiro Lopez Dau and tells the story of a hedgehog who throws himself a birthday party and attempts to make new friends.

Mark also teased there will be some "big news" on the way about Oculus next month.

He added: "Henry is a great example of how VR is going to change storytelling. Congrats to the Oculus Story Studio team on their big win, and I'm excited to share more big news about Oculus at our developer conference next month."

Ramiro said: "From the start we've wanted to show that VR is an art form - a place that welcomes storytellers and that even at this very, very early stage it can be a powerful tool for storytelling.

"This Emmy validates that vision. We hope this represents a tipping point for the VR industry."

However, it's not the first Emmy ever to be awarded a virtual reality project.

Last year, the 'Sleepy Hollow' VR experience won such a prize.