Friday, June 16, 2017

EMMY WEEK: HBO 2017 consideration billboards...

Westworld Mind-blowing 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
You can always guarantee that HBO will have a massive presence in the skies of L.A. when it comes to Emmy season, and their campaigning seems to pay off with the premium cable channel garnering anywhere from 94 to 126 Emmy nominations in the past three years.
Westworld season 1 Mind-blowing Emmy billboard
A new addition to their quality programming this year was the sci-fi Western thriller, Westworld, based on the 1973 film of the sneak name by Michael Crichton, a place where wealthy humans could indulge their fantasies in a luxury theme park populated by artificial humanoid hosts.

This Emmy consideration billboard for the 'Mind-blowing' debut season was spotted above La Brea Avenue on June 9, 2017.
Leftovers 2017 Emmy Masterpiece billboard
And whilst one show was beginning to weave its mysteries, another HBO show was coming to an end this year with the third and final season of The Leftovers.
Leftovers season 3 Emmy FYC billboard
The rapture drama from Damon Lindelhof and Tom Perrotta (based on the latter's 2011 novel) followed the exploits of Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon's characters and their families as they dealt with a world forever changed by the sudden and mysterious departure of 2% of the Earth's population, friend, family and loved ones.
Leftovers season 3 Masterpiece Emmy billboard
These evocative 'Masterpiece' Emmy consideration billboards were first spied along La Brea Avenue on May 23, then later spotted along Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard and the Sunset Strip from May 27 to June 2, 2017.
Girls Groundbreaking 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
Another 'Groundbreaking' series coming to end this year on HBO was Girls with its final, sixth season.
Girls Groundbreaking season 6 Emmy FYC billboard
The show about the lives, loves and careers of a group of twenty-something women living in Brooklyn starring Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet, Alison Williams and Jemima Kirke ended in typical controversy for the brave, bold and frequently naked series.

These Emmy consideration billboards were spotted along La Cienega Boulevard on June 8 and above Beverly Boulevard on June 9, 2017.
Young Pope Extraordinary 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
With several high-profile series ending for the channel in recent times, HBO also brought viewers a variety of critically-acclaimed limited series with top-billing names this year, including The Young Pope starring Jude Law as the first American leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Young Pope 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
This 'Extraordinary' Emmy consideration billboard with the young pontiff was photographed along West Hollywood's Santa Monica Boulevard on June 8, 2017.
The Night Of Mesmerizing Emmy FYC billboard
HBO tends to amend the show's season key art for their annual outdoor Emmy campaign, choosing evocative words to instantly sum up the series, specials and telemovies.
Night Of Brilliant Addictive 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
However the acclaimed limited series, The Night Of, is the exception as the launch artwork for this drama different feature any of the actors, Rogue One's Riz Ahmed and John Turturro.

Tapping into the country's racial and political tensions, The Night Of is a taught unfolding thriller about a Pakistani immigrant who borrows his dad's taxi club for a night of partying in Manhattan and wakes up with a woman's dead body in his bed accused of murdering her.
Night Of Mesmerizing 2017 Emmy billboard
This 'Mesmerizing' ad creative was snapped along Melrose Avenue on June 2, whilst the squarer 'Brilliant Addictive' billboard was spied above the Sunset Strip on June 8, 2017.
Night Of 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
Another limited series which boasted an all-star cast was Big Little Lies, adapted from Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name.
Big Little Lies 2017 Brilliant Emmy FYC billboard
Starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, Alexander Skarsgård and Adam Scott, to name but a few, the mini-series followed the everyday lives and dark secrets of housewives and mothers in the coastal community of Monterey in California.
Big Little Lies 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
These Emmy FYC billboards for the 'Brilliant' drama were spotted along the Sunset Strip on June 2 and along Pico Boulevard on June 9, 2017.
Big Little Lies Brilliant Emmy billboard
Speaking of famous names, HBO's telefilm about Ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff starred Robert De Niro as The Wizard of Lies and Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife this year.
Wizard of Lies Powerful Emmy FYC billboard
These Emmy consideration billboards for the 'Powerful' drama were snapped along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip on June 3 and along Pico Boulevard on June 9, 2017.
Wizard of Lies 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
Oprah Winfrey was flexing her acting muscles again this year in HBO's biopic The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, playing the daughter of the African American woman whose cancer cells were harvested without her permission or knowledge in 1951 which led to revolutionary breakthroughs in medicine.
Henrietta Lacks 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
This 'Exceptional' Emmy billboard for the drama based on Rebecca Skloots 2010 non-fiction book was snapped along Santa Monica Boulevard on May 27, 2017.
Insecure Revolutionary 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
HBO upped its laughter-generating offering this season with the 'Revolutionary' freshman comedy from Issa Rae, Insecure, based on her hit web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.
Insecure season 1 Emmy FYC billboard
This Emmy consideration billboard for the series was snapped above Sunset Boulevard on June 12, 2017.
Divorce season 1 Hilarious Emmy billboard
Another rookie comedy hoping to garner Emmy accolades this year is the new comedy from Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church, Divorce.
Divorce 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
This Emmy consideration billboard for the 'Hilarious' new series about a married couple going through a protracted separation was snapped along Robertson Boulevard on June 13, 2017.
Silicon Valley Comedy Brilliance 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
Meanwhile HBO's 'Phenomenal' tech startup comedy Silicon Valley returned for a fourth season this year.
Silicon Valley Phenomenal 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
T.J. Miller may be departing the comedy for pastures new after this season, but the show is still hoping to garner industry accolades for its latest episodes.
Silicon Valley season 4 Emmy FYC billboard
The square Emmy consideration ad version was spotted above Beverly Boulevard on June 2, whilst the landscape billboard was spied on the side of The Laugh Factory comedy club along Sunset Boulevard on June 12, 2017.
Silicon Valley Phenomenal 2017 Emmy FYC billboard
It's hard to find the funny in politics at the moment, but somehow Veep manages to pull it off season after season.
Veep season 6 Hysterical Emmy FYC billboard
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has taken home the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the past five years, so can she make it a sixth time for her 'Hysterical' portrayal of Vice President to U.S. President to former President 'Selina Meyer'.
Veep Hysterical Emmy 2017 billboard
These eye-catching special extension flag cut-out billboards for Emmy consideration were spotted along Sunset Boulevard, Pico Boulevard and the Sunset Strip from May 27 to June 1, 2017.
Veep season 6 Hysterical Emmy FYC billboard
Aside from its regular comedy series, HBO features several stand-up specials over the years and this season Jerrod Carmichael is getting his time in the spotlight for his 'Thought-provoking' HBO comedy special, 8.
Jerrod Carmichael 8 Thought provoking Emmy billboard
This giant-sized billboard for his second HBO stand-up special was snapped towering over westbound traffic along the Sunset Strip on March 12, whilst the Emmy consideration version was spotted high above Beverly Boulevard on June 9, 2017.
Giant Jerrod Carmichael 8 HBO comedy billboard
Fans of the provocative comedian can also enjoy these season promo billboards for his NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show on NBC from recent years.
Jerrod Carmichael 8 Emmy FYC billboard
Meanwhile these past few months have been satirical gold for shows like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, albeit more than a tad scary.
Last Week Tonight John Oliver season 4 Emmy FYC billboard
These Emmy consideration billboards for the 'Brilliant' fourth season of the current events and political commentary show were photographed along Sunset Boulevard on June 2 and above Westwood Boulevard on June 9, 2017.
John Oliver brilliant Emmy FYC billboard
And finally there's Real Time with Bill Maher, back for a fifteenth season political discourse, and there's and awful lot of irony surrounding this 'Outspoken' Emmy consideration billboard spied above Beverly Boulevard on June 2, 2017, because there's having a strong opinion and then there's being a serial racist.

This season he was supposed to be making America sane again, but you can't criticise someone for being prejudice and not practice what you preach.
Real Time Bill Maher Outspoken Emmy FYC billboard
Overall HBO seemed to be a bit later to the Emmy party this year with their barrage of outdoor ads, but that hasn't stopped them filling the skies and rotating ad creatives across L.A.'s sprawling skyline of late.


Now let's see just how many Emmy nominations HBO can nab this year. How many do you think? 90, 100, even more?
Bill Maher Outspoken Emmy FYC billboard
UPDATED: Here's also another Emmy billboard for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks telemovie spotted above La Brea Avenue on June 27, 2017.
Henrietta Lacks Exceptional Emmy FYC billboard

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