Courtesy of ABC

Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue at the 68th Emmy Awards on Sunday September 18 will be shot in 360-degree video from the orchestra pit to give a view of the entire theater, stage and audience.

After his bit ends, the video will be posted on Kimmel’s Facebook page, by ABC Television Network and the Emmys/Television Academy page.

Facebook and the Emmy Awards are getting into 360-degree video big time for this year’s event. Facebook will host other 360 videos from the Emmys, including the red carpet and behind-the-scenes action at the show.

On your mobile device, you’ll be able to move your smartphones around to survey the scene. On desktops the 360-video view can be controlled with a mouse cursor.

Read more about 360-degree video and the Emmys via Variety online.

This year, Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot, The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo received multiple nominations in major categories.


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