Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.
We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.
Here are 10 standout live videos:
1. For the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, stars, publishers, and the Television Academy broadcast live before and during the show.
- Felicity Huffman used Facebook Live to document her day getting ready and attending the Emmys. She went live during makeup prep, asking viewers which pieces of jewelry she should wear; while drinking at the Emmys bar with husband William H. Macy, and while eating PB&J sandwiches with Regina King, Lili Taylor, and Margo Martindale.
- Leading up to host the show, Jimmy Kimmel did his very first Facebook Live fan Q&A, moderated by his Jimmy Kimmel Live sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez. In the Facebook Live, he discussed his “feud” with Matt Damon; that he won’t be shaving his beard for his Emmy Award hosting duties; his favorite Netflix original series, and more.
- Anthony Anderson went live for the first time while en route to the Emmy Awards, interacting with fans for a Q&A.
- The Television Academy went live behind-the-scenes with a “Thank You” Cam, which featured additional speeches by winners Patton Oswalt, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and others.
2. CBS New York went live with a chopper cam above the scene of the explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York on Saturday night.
3. ABC News went live from the National Air and Space Museum with Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning and NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Army Colonel Timothy Kopra, who recently returned from space, to talk space history and complete a taste test between Army and space food.
4. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. visited FBLA to celebrate the launch of Freddie’s new cookbook Back to the Kitchen, reveal details about their first date, and share their favorite recipes. During the live, Sarah launched a campaign to #GetFreddieonFB, and it worked.
5. The Coloradoan went live with their reporter Nick Coltrain to break down the ballot, explain what locals will be voting on in November, and answer questions as part of the USA TODAY Network’s Facebook Live series that just launched.
8. The Smithsonian broadcast a series of six Facebook Lives, hosted by different Smithsonian museums, exploring various exhibits within the National Museum of African American History and Culture before its public opening.