Wednesday, August 31, 2016

AMC, Fox, Universal Television and more Emmy 2016 nomination billboards...

Wiz Live 2016 Emmy makeup hair billboard
What better way to bring August to a close than with a roundup of all the other Emmy nomination billboards trying to grab TV Academy members attention this season.

Yesterday we showcased this year's Emmy nomination billboards for Amazon and Netflix, and today it's the turn of all the other cable channels and TV networks.

First off let's just say that regardless of who wins on September 18, 2016, the amount of money that's been spent on outdoor advertising to further their chances to win these industry accolades is pretty phenomenal.
Wiz Live 2016 Emmy costumes billboard
Of course a lot of these billboards are also to help massage egos and to show support for all the talent involved in these productions, from the directors, actors and writers, to the behind-the-scenes departments like costumes, hair and makeup and technical teams.

For example these ad creatives for The Wiz Live! musical spectacular shine a spotlight on some of the Creative Arts Emmy nominations garnered this year, and these billboards were snapped along Venice Boulevard on August 11 and along Sunset Boulevard on August 15, 2016.
SNL 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
Another Universal Television production in the variety category nominated again this year was Saturday Night Live, including for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.
Saturday Night Live 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
These Emmy nomination billboards for SNL, now in its 41st season, were spotted along the Sunset Strip on August 11 and above Pico Boulevard on August 15, 2016.
Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
Meanwhile The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon was recognised in the talk show category with two Emmy nominations and this billboard was spied along La Cienega Boulevard on August 18.
Adele Live New York 2016 Emmy billboard
Singing sensation Adele can do no wrong at the moment, and her Live in New York City special even garnered a handful of Emmy nominations this season. This Emmy nomination billboard for the variety special was photographed along La Brea Avenue on August 22.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2016 Emmy billboard
And even though Netflix streams the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, it's produced at Universal Television so this is their support for the offbeat comedy. This bright billboard for the show's second season was spied along Olympic Boulevard on August 11, 2016, although Netflix's FYC ad campaign for Kimmy Schmidt is far funnier.
Fargo season 2 Emmy nomination billboard
Speaking of funny billboards and this snowman head ad creative for the second season of FX's anthology drama series Fargo is a real head-turner, and was spotted above West Hollywood's Sunset Strip on July 26, 2016.
People v OJ Simpson Emmy nomination billboard
Another FX show receiving critical acclaim this past TV season was The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, based on the real-lfe murder trial of the ex-NFL star-turned-actor who was accused of killing his wife and her friend in 1994.
People v OJ Emmy nomination billboard
The true crime series is second in Emmy nominations this season, just one behind Game of Thrones with twenty-three nods, so let's see if these billboards snapped along the Sunset Strip on July 16 and along Highland Avenue on August 23, 2016, can help garner the necessary votes to help land a big win.
Americans season 4 Emmy nomination billboard
Another FX series finally getting some recognition is the gripping 80s-set KGB sleeper agent drama, The Americans, now in its fourth season.

Both Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were nominated for their outstanding roles as married Russian spies raising a family in America and secretly carrying out missions for their homeland, and this Emmy nomination billboard was spied at Fox Studios along Pico Boulevard on August 22, 2016.
Empire season 2 Taraji P Henson Emmy billboard
This year Taraji P. Henson is once again nominated for her breakout performance of 'Cookie Lyon' in the second season of R&B music drama, Empire.

Can this Emmy nomination billboard photographed high above Sunset Plaza on August 4, 2016, help the actress ad another accolade to her awards cabinet after taking home a Golden Globe at the start of the year?
Grease Live Emmy nomination billboard
NBC started a real trend with its live version of The Sound of Music back in 2013, and it followed that iconic musical with Peter Pan Live! and The Wiz Live!

Not wanting to miss out on the action, Fox delivered a dynamic live musical version of the Grease movie this year, so can this Emmy nomination billboard snapped high above Olympic Boulevard on August 12, 2016, convince TV Academy members that this is the one that they want to vote for.
Will Forte Last Man on Earth 2016 Emmy billboard
SNL graduate Will Forte once again received an Emmy nomination for his role in The Last Man on Earth for the comedy's sophomore season and this billboard was snapped on the side of Fox Studios on August 22.
Modern Family 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
Also photographed the same day in the same location was this fun retro Emmy nomination ad creative for Modern Family's seventh season (having won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series five times previously).
Constance Zimmer UnREAL 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
Lifetime's glimpse behind-the-scenes of a reality dating show, UnREAL, is another drama series looking for some Emmy consideration this year.
UnREAL 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
In addition to a nod for Outstanding Writing, Constance Zimmer is hoping to repeat her Critics' Choice TV Award win in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category with this bold billboard along the Sunset Strip on August 19, 2016.
Woman Gloria Steinem Gaycation Emmy billboard
Meanwhile Viceland was trying to schmooze Emmy voters with this clever billboard spotted along San Vicente Boulevard on August 4, 2016, thanking them for nominating both Woman with Gloria Steinem and Gaycation.
Mr Robot 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
USA Network's surprise Summer hit from last year, Mr. Robot, also wants some TV Academy consideration for the rookie season of its hacktivist drama.
Mr Robot 2016 Emmy billboard
These are just some of the Emmy nomination billboards featuring the piercing eyes of Rami Malek, spied around the streets of L.A., including above Highland Avenue and the Sunset Strip from August 11 to August 23, 2016.
Better Call Saul 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
The sophomore season of Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, was also trying to garner Emmy favour this month with this ad creative snapped in multiple locations along the Sunset Strip on August 3, 2016.

In addition AMC's limited series based on John le CarrĂ© thriller, The Night Manager starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman, was also campaigning with this billboard along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood at the same time.
Night Manager 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
At least these two Emmy nomination billboards looked like they were designed to be part of a cohesive campaign from the same channel.
Lip Sync Battle season 2 Emmy nomination billboards
And finally, here's a collection of billboards ads for Spike's popular Lip Sync Battle series, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, now in its second season.
Lip Sync Battle 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
Just as with many late-night talk show segments, this show takes on another life on social media when its celebrity guests dress up and perform signature songs by iconic artists.

These Emmy nomination billboards were captured on August 17 at Hollywood's Sunset & Vine, and for completion's sake, here's also the sophomore season billboards from earlier this year in the same location on March 30, 2016.
Lip Sync Battle season 2 Emmy nomination billboard
It goes without saying that there's been a huge smattering of Emmy billboards filling the skies in recent weeks (business must be booming in the outdoor ad market, especially with the Fall TV season on the way).

Daily Billboard is sure there are many more besides these examples crowding the sprawling L.A. skyline, but these give you an idea of how much some people want to win.

It's not long to go before we find out this year's winners, so maybe these nomination billboards will help you cast your votes wisely.
Lip Sync Battle season 2 billboards Sunset & Vine
UPDATED: Here's also an Emmy billboard for History's Roots remake mini-series which received five nominations and was spied at Barham and Cahuenga Boulevards on September 3, 2016.
Roots 2016 remake Emmy nomination billboard

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Amazon and Netflix 2016 Emmy nomination billboards...

The 68th Emmy Awards take place on September 18, 2016, so there's not long left for all these Emmy nomination billboards to work their magic on TV Academy members in the skies of Los Angeles.

Today it's time to shine a spotlight on all the outdoor ads we've spied for streaming services Amazon and Netflix, because their new original series and thought-provoking programming has really shaken up the TV landscape in the last few years and given life to shows that probably wouldn't have survived on traditional network and cable channels.
First up are these billboards for Amazon's hilarious and groundbreaking transgender dramedy, Transparent, nominated for its sophomore season of further exploring brave new world of 'Maura Pfefferman' and her dysfunctional L.A. family.
These 'Be Bold' ad creatives were snapped along Melrose Avenue and the Sunset Strip from August 11 to August 15, 2016, and they used a similar ad campaign for their debut Emmy season last year, so be sure check out these 2015 Transparent Emmy consideration billboards to compare them.
Meanwhile another buzz-worthy Amazon series, The Man in the High Castle, adopted Transparent's 'Be Brave' tagline from last year to embody the show set in alternative world where Nazis and the Axis powers won World War II and America was divided between them.
These Emmy nomination billboards for the freshman series based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 novel and starring Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans and Luke Kleintank, were spied along Venice Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue from August 11 to August 23, 2016.
Considering Amazon Studios only launched in late 2010, they're not doing too badly when it comes to critical acclaim for their original scripted series.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Fudge Yeah Chums Emmy FYC billboard
One Emmy ad campaign which has delighted Daily Billboard this season has been this one for Netflix's joyful Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's second season.
Kimmy Schmidt Fudge Yeah Charlie Emmy billboard
These FYC billboards are a continuation of Netflix's season two billboards for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt which featured Kimmy's naive interpretations of American slang abbreviations like DTF ("Dang that's funny"), MILF ("My interesting lady friend") and SMD ("Strawberry Milkshake Day"), to name a few hilarious examples.
Kimmy Schmidt Tituss 2016 Emmy FYC nomination billboard
After being passed over for the debut season, Ellie Kemper secured a Primetime Emmy nomination for her titular performance and Tituss Burgess once again was deservedly nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Fudge Yeah Chums Emmy FYC billboard
These brilliant, tongue-in-cheek Emmy nomination billboards were photographed around the streets and skies of L.A., including along Robertson Boulevard, Vine Street, Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, Bundy Drive and Sunset Boulevard from August 9 to August 23, 2016.
Kimmy Schmidt Fudge Yeah Compadres Emmy billboard
In addition to Netflix's FYC ads, the comedy's production company Universal Television also supported the show with this billboard in the same colour scheme.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
Another Netflix show racking up the Emmy nominations this year was House of Cards and its fourth diabolical season of political scheming.
House of Cards season 4 Emmy nomination billboard
'Frank and Claire Underwood' certainly delivered the drama and twists in the White House and their personal lives this season.
House of Cards season 4 Emmy nom billboard
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright may have each nabbed a Golden Globe for their performances in the past, but even though they've both been nominated in the best acting categories since 2013, an Emmy has so far eluded either of them. Will 2016 be their lucky year?
House of Cards season 4 Emmy nomination billboard
Let's see if these House of Cards Emmy nomination billboards, which were snapped along the Sunset Strip, Olympic Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from August 11 to August 22, 2016, can help secure enough votes.
Master of None 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
Master of None is another show produced by Universal Television and streamed on Netflix, and also enjoys some Emmy nominations for its rookie season.
Master of None 2016 Emmy nom billboard
Aziz Ansari plays a fictionalized version of himself in this comedy as a 'jack of all trades, master of none', which explores the 30-year-old's life in New York City and is based on some of his real-life experiences and a child of Indian immigrants.
Master of None 2016 Emmy billboard
These Emmy nomination ad creatives utilising the show's debut season key art were spied high above San Vicente Boulevard, along the Sunset Strip, Ventura Boulevard and La Brea Avenue from August 11 to August 18, 2016.
Master of None season 1 Emmy nomination billboard
In addition to fresh new comedies and compelling dramas, Netflix has also become a real destination for engaging and enlightening documentary films and series.

Not only did Making a Murderer garner nominations for Outstanding Documentary Series, but its investigation filmed over ten years into Steven Avery also helped the attorneys overturn his nephew, Brendan Dassey's, conviction in the crime.

This Emmy nomination billboard for the real-life crime docu-series from Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi was spotted along Pico Boulevard on August 25, 2016.
Making a Murderer 2016 Emmy nomination billboard
And finally, Liz Garbus' Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, was already nominated for an Oscar earlier this year, so can the biographical film about the iconic and flawed soul singer score big at the Emmys?

This ad creative for the Netflix music documentary was spied along Pico Boulevard on August 22, 2016.

It won't be long until all these wonderful Emmy billboards disappear from the skies of L.A. once more, so let's see if they help do the trick for these shows and features this award season.
What Happened Miss Simone 2016 Emmy billboard

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Girl on the Train movie billboards...

Emily Blunt The Girl on the Train movie billboard
Welcome to another week here at Daily Billboard and as we've been inundated with an onslaught of new Fall TV billboards of late we thought these movie billboards for new physiological thriller, The Girl on the Train, would act as the perfect palate cleanser for your senses.
Giant Girl on the Train movie billboard
Emily Blunt stars in the adaptation of Paula Hawkins debut 2015 novel of the same name, as the divorced alcoholic 'Rachel Watson' who takes the train to work in New York each day passing by her old house where her ex-husband lives with his new family.
Giant Girl on the Train billboard
To pass the time and hide her pain, she daydreams about a neighbour couple living down the street from where she used to live, until one day on her commute she witnesses something shocking.

The next day she awakens hungover, battered and bruised, and discovers something bad has happened, the woman from her daydreams is missing. With no memory of the night before she decides to investigate.
Girl on the Train movie billboard
These giant billboards with Emily Blunt's beautiful face half hidden by a railroad track were photographed along Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood on August 22, 2016, and above Hollywood at the busy intersection of Highland and Franklin Avenues the following day.
Emily Blunt The Girl on the Train billboard
If you're a fan of the British actress, make sure you also check out these Edge of Tomorrow movie billboards, The Huntsman: Winter's War movie billboards and these Sicario film billboards to name but a few.
Girl on the Train giant movie billboard
Will this movie adaptation be this year's Gone Girl, or more akin to recent box office flops The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Girl on the Train movie billboard
UPDATED: Here's also a standard landscape billboard for the new thriller snapped along the Sunset Strip on September 15, 2016.
Girl on the Train movie billboard