Tuesday, August 21, 2018

2018 HBO Emmy nominee billboards...

Game of Thrones 22 Emmy nominations billboard
This year after a seventeen year-long run being in pole position with the most Emmy nominations, HBO was knocked off their top spot by streaming giant Netflix with four more nominations than the premium cable channel's 108 total. Let's face it though, that's still an amazing cumulative accomplishment.

Delivering 22 of those Emmy nominations this year was the seventh and penultimate season of the epic fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin's best-selling novels.

Following on from HBO's cohesive 2018 Emmy consideration billboards, the network is back in the skies to show some support for its Emmy nominees with the series season key art against a white backdrop filled with reviewers quotes, like this Game of Thrones example snapped at the intersection of Cahuenga Boulevard and Riverside Drive on August 14, 2018.

So far the fantasy series has scored 128 Emmy nominations and taken home 38 awards to date, how many more will the show win this September?
Game of Thrones season 7 Emmy nominee billboard
Another big budget HBO show delivering results this season was the TV reimagining of Westworld, back for a sophomore season of science fiction, dizzying flashback narratives and artificial intelligence 'Hosts' gone wild.
Westworld season 2 Emmy nominee billboard
This season the series explored the world beyond its Western theme park for the uber-wealthy, visiting Shogun World and The Raj, helping the compelling drama garner 21 Emmy nominations, just one less than its debut season.
Westworld 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
Can this Emmy nominee billboard for Westworld's second season spied along the busy Sunset Strip on August 15, 2018, help the show add to its existing five Emmys.
Last Week Tonight John Oliver 9 Emmy noms billboard
In addition to its dramas, HBO also secured nominations for its late-night offering, specially Last Week Tonight with John Oliver earning nine Emmy nods.

The satirical political and current affairs show has taken home the Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the past two years, so can the British host win for a third time this year?
John Oliver 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
These Emmy nominee billboards for the show's fifth season were first spied along Venice Boulevard on August 6, plus later along Sunset Boulevard on August 13, 2018.
Silicon Valley 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
The fifth season of HBO's tech comedy Silicon Valley scored seven Emmy nominations, proving that they don't need T.J. Miller to stay funny or relevant.
Silicon Valley season 5 Emmy nominee billboard
Up again for Outstanding Comedy Series and with 40 Emmy nominations and two wins to date, can this nominee billboard snapped at the cross streets of Melrose and La Brea Avenues on August 15, 2018, help Silicon Valley add more accolades to its existing total.
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
Also in the rib-tickling sphere of comedy, Curb Your Enthusiasm garnered four Emmy nods for its revived ninth season, including nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series and for Larry David as Outstanding Lead Actor.
Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 Emmy nominee billboard
This smaller Emmy nominee ad was first spotted above Beverly Boulevard on August 8, then the larger landscape version was spied along Olympic Boulevard on August 17, 2018.

With 43 nominations in the show's history, can the comedy add to its existing two Emmy wins this year?
Spielberg 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
Iconic Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg is no stranger to awards, but this year he's the subject of a titular documentary up for an Emmy.

This 'For your consideration' Emmy nominee for Susan Lacy's documentary film was captured above Fairfax Avenue on August 12, 2018.
Spielberg HBO Emmy nominee billboard
Also in the world of documentary filmmaking, Judd Apatow's The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling two-part special was nominated for three Emmys.
Zen Diaries Garry Shandling billboard
The documentary film in two parts explored the life, career and struggles of the director's mentor and influential stand-up comic, Garry Shandling, based on his personal diaries.

The HBO documentary special launch billboard was snapped along the Sunset Strip on March 15, whilst the Emmy nominee billboard was spotted along Pico Boulevard on August 17, 2018.
Zen Diaries Garry Shandling Emmy nominee billboard
This year HBO is giving itself tough competition in the documentary category with another nominee, the music docu-series The Defiant Ones.

Allen Hughes four-part mini-series scored five Emmy nominations for an in-depth look music mogul partners, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.
Defiant Ones 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
The squarer Emmy nominee ad creative for The Defiant Ones was photographed along Lankershim Boulevard on August 13 and the landscape version was spied high above San Vicente Boulevard on August 19, 2018.

Daily Billboard is sure there are more billboards from this coordinated campaign around L.A. so we'll keep our magpie eyes to the skies, but in the meantime you can compare all this year's nominations to HBO's 2017 Emmy nominee billboards.

Make sure you tune in on Monday September 17, 2018, to find out all the winners of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, and whether HBO can still beat Netflix by taking home more trophies.
Defiant Ones 5 Emmy nominations billboard
UPDATED: Here's also an Emmy nominee billboard for the sports sex abuse scandal biopic Paterno starring Robert De Niro as the titular disgraced Penn State coach, 'Joe Paterno', up for Outstanding TV Movie and Outstanding Directing for Barry Levinson.
Paterno HBO 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
This along with this vertical Game of Thrones nominee billboard were spotted along Pico Boulevard at the Midtown Crossing shopping centre on August 21, 2018.
Game of Thrones HBO 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
UPDATED: Here's also an Emmy nominee billboard for HBO's TV movie starring Laura Dern, the Tale.
Tale HBO Emmy nominee billboard
Both the telefilm and actress are nominated for the story about childhood sexual abuse, and this billboard was spotted along Pico Boulevard on August 22, 2018.
Tale 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
Plus here's an Emmy nominee billboard for the assassin-turned-actor dark comedy, Barry, snapped above Sunset Boulevard on August 23, 2018.
Barry 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
The new HBO comedy proved a big hit garnering thirteen Emmy nominations, including for its star Bill Hader, for its debut season.
Westworld 2018 Emmy nominee billboard
And here's also another example of both the Westworld and Game of Thrones Emmy billboards spotted along Sunset Boulevard the same day.
Game of Thrones 2018 Emmy nominee billboard

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