Sunday, February 24, 2019

2019 Oscar nominee billboards...

2019 Oscars billboard
The waiting is almost over and a seemingly endless awards season in Hollywood is about to come to an end for another year (for a few months at least) with the 91st Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars.

Tonight is La La Land's biggest night in film and after the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and more besides, it's finally time to hand out some golden Oscar statues (and we don't even need a host of the ceremony to do it). 
Giant Consider Black Panther Oscar nominee billboard
These past few months in addition to all the movies being released at cinemas, on streaming services and cable channels, the skies of L.A. have also been full of films campaigning to be considered and nominated for one of the most coveted entertainment industry accolades.
Black Panther Oscar billboard
First up are a collection of billboards for Marvel Studios Black Panther, the worldwide box office smash and first ever superhero movie to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

Ryan Coogler's film starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular king of the hidden technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda has scored seven Academy Awards nominations, including for Best Costume Design for Ruth E. Carter.
Black Panther Oscar nominee billboard
These consideration billboards featuring the fearless Lupita Nyong'o as super spy 'Nakia' and 'T'Challa's' genius sister 'Shuri' (Letitia Wright) about to head into battle were photographed along the Sunset Strip, Westwood Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from February 3 to February 6, 2019.
SpiderMan Into SpiderVerse Oscar nominee billboard
Keeping in the superhero spirit, this year another Marvel character winning all the accolades is 'Miles Morales' (voiced by Shameik Moore) in the animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

This new ultimate take on the web-slinger introduces a teenage Afro-Latino Spider-Man to a wider audience as he and other spider-themed heroes from across the multiverse race against time to save reality.
SpiderMan Into SpiderVerse Oscar billboard
This Oscar nominee billboard for emotionally-charged and visually stunning movie was photographed above La Cienega Boulevard on February 6, 2019.
Incredibles 2 Oscar nominee billboard
Another film up for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature this year is the sequel to the 2004's Oscar-winning Disney/Pixar family superhero adventure, The Incredibles.
Incredibles 2 Oscar billboard
This time around the super-powered 'Parr' family face a new nefarious threat and the emergence of baby 'Jack-Jack's' amazing abilities and this sweet billboard for Incredibles 2 was spotted along Barham Boulevard on February 4, 2019. And they said superhero movies were just a fad.
Ready Player One Oscar nominee billboard
In the world of science fiction Steven Spielberg was mashing up nostalgic pop culture characters in the virtual world of Ready Player One and garnering an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.
Ready Player One Oscar billboard
Ready Player One Oscar nominee billboard
This nominee billboard featuring avatars 'Art3mis' and 'Parzival' was spied along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip on February 6.
Ready Player One Oscar billboard
Meanwhile this other version with the DeLorean car from Back to the Future was spotted above Westwood Boulevard on February 23, 2019.
2019 Oscars billboard
This year Glenn Close has been snatching all the Best Actress trophies and was nominated for her seventh Oscar for her outstanding role in The Wife.
Glenn Close The Wife Oscar nominee billboard
Will she finally take home the prize this year for playing the spouse questioning her life choices in Stockholm whilst her husband (played marvelously by Jonathan Pryce) is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Glenn Close The Wife Oscar billboard
This winning consideration billboard for The Wife was snapped along Sunset Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue on January 30, 2019.
A Star is Born Oscar nominee billboard
This year Glenn Close surprisingly shared the Best Actress gong at the Critics' Choice Awards with Lady Gaga for her breakout performance in Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born.
A Star is Born Oscar nominee billboard
His directorial debut is nominated for eight Oscars this year including Best Picture with nods for Best Actress for Gaga, Best Actor for Bradley Cooper and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott.
A Star is Born Lady Gaga Ally billboard
The marketing team for the movie have obviously had fun this awards season, even using a billboard featuring Lady Gaga's ingenue alter-ego from the movie, 'Ally', outside the infamous Chateau Marmont hotel echoing the film.
A Star is Born Academy Award billboard
These Oscar nominee billboards for A Star Is Born were snapped along the Sunset StripLa Cienega Boulevard and at Warner Bros Studios in Burbank, California from February 3 to February 18, 2019.
A Star is Born Oscar nominee billboard
Another movie receiving eight nominations this year was Adam McKay's dark comedy biopic, Vice, about George W. Bush's Veep, Dick Cheney.
Vice Oscar nominee billboard
Christian Bale plays the shifty politician and garnered his fourth Oscar nomination, whilst Amy Adams scored her sixth nomination for portraying his wife, Sam Rockwell his second nom for playing 'Dubya' and filmmaker Adam McKay notched up his fifth Academy Award nomination with nods for Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Original Screenplay.
Vice Academy Award billboard
These Vice nominee billboards, including the cleverly designed Star and Stripes version, were spotted along the Sunset Strip on February 6 and above Westwood Boulevard the next day.
Willem Dafoe At Eternitys Gate Oscar billboard
This year Willem Dafoe received his fourth Academy Award nomination for acting, this time for his portrayal of the iconic painter Vincent Van Gogh in At Eternity's Gate.
Willem Dafoe At Eternitys Gate Oscar billboard
This consideration billboard for the movie about the artist who famously severed part of his own ear was first spied along the Sunset Strip on February 3, 2019.
BlacKkKlansman Oscar nominee billboard
BlacKkKlansman Oscar nominee billboard
Meanwhile Spike Lee was back with a vengeance this awards season with BlacKkKlansman based on Ron Stallworth's 2014 memoir.

The film is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Adapted Screenplay, and is inspired by the true story of an African American police officer (played by John David Washington) from Colorado Springs who manages to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a Jewish colleague (Adam Driver).
BlacKkKlansman Oscar nominee billboard
This duo of Oscar consideration billboards for the movie was spotted on either side of the eastbound Sunset Strip on February 11, 2019.
91st Oscars billboard Hollywood
In the world of documentaries National Geographic's Free Solo is up for Best Documentary Feature. The rock climbing film by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin follows free climber Alex Honnold on his climb of Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall with no ropes or safety gear.
Free Solo Oscar documentary nominee billboard
This billboard for the digital release of the Oscar nominee was spotted at Fox Studios along Pico Boulevard on February 23, 2019.
Free Solo Oscar nominee billboard
Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War was also enjoying Oscar acclaim this year with three nominations including Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film.
Cold War Oscar nominee billboard
The black and white film starring Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig is set in 1950s and tells the love story of a music director who falls for a singer and tries to persuade her to flee from communist Poland to France.
Cold War Academy Award billboard
These Oscar nominee billboards for the movie loosely inspired by the director's parents lives were snapped above the Sunset Strip and Westwood Boulevard on February 6, 2019.
Giant Roma Oscar nominee billboard
Another film snatching a Best Foreign Language Film and Best Motion Picture nomination along with eight others was Netflix's original film, Roma, by Alfonso CuarĂ³n.
Yalitza Aparicio Roma Oscar nominee billboard
The black and white film is based on the writer and director's own life experiences and tells the story of a middle class family's maid in Mexico City in the 1970s during a period of societal and personal upheavals.
Marina de Tavira Roma Oscar nominee billboard
Newcomer Yalitza Aparicio plays 'Cleo', the live-in housekeeper who cares for the children of Marina de Tavira's 'Sofia' both nominated for Best Actress and Supporting Actress respectively, and the film is named after the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City.
Roma Academy Award nominee billboard
This is the first original film from the streaming giant that has received a Best Picture Academy Award nomination.
Roma Academy Award billboard
It has already taken home industry trophies like Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Critics' Choice Awards this season, so it's no wonder the skies of Hollywoodland have been filled with campaign billboards these past months.
Roma Academy Award nominee billboard
This evocative collection of Oscar campaign billboards were photographed along Sunset Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue from January 30 to February 22, 2019.
Roma Oscar nominee billboard
Roma Oscar nominee billboard
If you like all these black and white ad creatives, make sure you also check out all these other Roma movie billboards from recent times.
Yalitza Aparicio Roma billboard
Roma Academy Award nominee billboard
Another original Netflix film receiving some attention this year was the Western anthology from the Coen Brothers, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Ballad of Buster Scruggs Oscar billboard
With Netflix and streaming services often touted as the death knell of cinema, both films received limited theatrical releases to qualify for the Oscars, and this collection of six stories from the Wild West garnered three nominations, including for Best Costume Design for Mary Zophres.

These nominee billboards featuring Zoe Kazan for 'The Gal Who Got Rattled' vignette were snapped along the Sunset Strip from January 30 to February 6, 2019.
Ballad of Buster Scruggs Oscar billboard
As you can see it's been a busy awards season and the streets and skies of the City of Angels have been crammed with consideration billboards hoping to catch the eye of Academy voters.

Now it's time to throw on your best gown and tuxedo and walk the red carpet. Lights, camera, action. 

And the Oscar goes to.
2019 Academy Awards billboard
UPDATED: It may not have won the Oscar, but this cool consideration billboard for Ready Player One with its homage to The Shining with the spooky twin girls was spotted above Ventura Boulevard on February 25, 2019.
Ready Player One Shining homage Oscar billboard

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