Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Apple TV+, Hulu, Amazon, Showtime, TNT and other winter 2020/2021 FYC billboards...

Welcome to day three of of winter awards consideration coverage, so far we've showcased Netflix's For your consideration billboards and HBO's FYC campaign, but today it's the turn of everyone else, from Apple TV+ to Hulu, Amazon Prime Video to Showtime, TNT to Starz and more.

We're not saying this is an an exhaustive list, and some studios, streamers and networks start earlier than others, but it's a good snapshot of this season's FYC campaigns trying to turn heads in L.A.'s pandemic skies.
First up is a consideration billboard for Apple TV+'s sports comedy, Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis as an American Football coach hired to manage a struggling English soccer (or as we say in Britain and the rest fo the world, football) team.

The Ted Lasso 'For your consideration' billboard was spotted along Santa Monica Boulevard on December 20, whilst the series launch billboard was photographed along Beverly Boulevard on August 14, 2020.
Boys State documentary FYC billboard
Apple TV+ was also hoping that people would consider their political documentary feature, Boys State. The film from Amanda McBaine and Jess Moss follows 1,100 teenage boys from different backgrounds who travel to Austin, Texas to compete in a mock election campaign to become state governor.

This FYC billboard for the original film was spied along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip on December 9, 2020.

For more Apple TV+ campaigning be sure you also check out these Cherry film billboards and these On the Rocks movie billboards.
Ramy season 2 FYC billboard
From one streaming platform to another, and Hulu was also supporting some of its high profile shows this awards cycle, including the sophomore season of the comedy from Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef.
Ramy season 2 FYC billboard
In this second season of Ramy about a New Jersey Muslim and son of Egyptian immigrants trying to find his way in life, Mahershala Ali guest stars as the leader of a Sufi mosque.

This vibrant Hulu FYC billboard was spotted along Santa Monica Boulevard on December 20, 2020.
Little Fires Everywhere FYC billboard
Hulu's television adaptation of Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller Little Fires Everywhere garnered five Emmy nominations, so let's see how the mini-series starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon and exploring themes of race, class and motherhood fares this awards season.
Little Fires Everywhere FYC billboard
This FYC billboard for the all-star drama was snapped above Beverly Boulevard on December 20, 2020.
Great season 1 FYC cut-out billboard
Another Hulu series hoping to stand out this awards season, with the help of some nifty special extension cut-out billboards, is the period comedy-drama The Great.

Elle Fanning stars in this show about the rise of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, with Nicholas Hoult as Emperor Peter III.
Great season 1 FYC billboard
These eye-catching FYC billboards for The Great were photographed along Cahuenga Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard on December 21, 2020.
Today Palm Springs FYC billboard
From Hulu's original series to movies and 2020 was certainly a good year for the Groundhog Day comedy, Palm Springs.
Tomorrow Palm Springs FYC billboard
The romantic comedy finds Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti stuck in a time loop at a wedding in the desert.
Yesterday Palm Springs FYC billboard
This series of four consecutive FYC billboards which perfectly communicate the theme of the movie were photographed above the I-10 on the outskirts of the actual Palm Springs, California on December 21, 2020.
Its all the same Palm Springs FYC billboard
And speaking of films from streamers, Riz Ahmed is getting rave reviews for his starring role in Amazon Prime Video, Sound of Metal.
Sound of Metal FYC billboard
In the movie he plays a heavy metal drummer whose life is thrown into turmoil when he starts going deaf.
Riz Ahmed Sound of Metal movie billboard
The movie release billboard for Sound of Metal was spied along Highland Avenue on November 10, 2020, whilst the FYC billboards were spotted along Venice Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard from January 9 to January 24, 2021.
Sound of Metal FYC billboard
During the pandemic lockdowns, more and more people have discovered Amazon's adaptation of The Boys comics books by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
The Boys season 2 FYC billboard
The sophomore season of the satirical superhero show was back for more graphic sex and violence, with its all-star cast of Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Jack Quaid  Chace Crawford, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Laz Alonso, Aya Cash and more bringing the capes and non-powered characters to life.
Boys season 2 FYC billboard
These FYC ads for season two of The Boys was snapped along Olympic Boulevard and Venice Boulevard from December 9, 2020 to January 9, 2021.
John Boyega Small Axe FYC billboard
Prime Video was also shining a spotlight on director Steve McQueen's collection of five films, Small Axe.
John Boyega Small Axe FYC billboard
The film series told stories based on real-life experiences of London's West Indian community between 1969 and 1982, and starred the likes of John Boyega, Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Sheyi Cole and Kenyah Sandy.
Letitia Wright Small Axe FYC billboard
Each installment of the anthology film series delved into issues of police harassment, racist justice systems, discrimination, incarceration and love. 
Shaun Parkes Small Axe FYC billboard
These Small Axe FYC billboards were captured along Venice Boulevard, San Vicente Boulevard and the Sunset Strip from January 8 to January 24, 2021.
Time documentary FYC billboard
In the world of documentaries, Amazon was also bringing audiences the film Time, about Sibil Fox Richardson's fight for the release of her husband, Rob, who is serving a 60 year prison sentence. 
Time documentary FYC billboard
This small FYC billboard for the documentary was snapped along Fairfax Avenue on January 9, 2021.
Who is Gatsby Randolph documentary FYC billboard
Who Is Gatsby Randolph? That's what the documentary from Kobie Randolph explored about the filmmaker's rags to riches rise in Hollywood.
Who is Gatsby Randolph FYC billboard
This attention-grabbing extension cut-out FYC billboard was sighted along La Brea Avenue on January 8, 2021.
My Psychedelic Love Story FYC billboard
Another documentary looking for your consideration was Showtime's My Psychedelic Love Story. Errol Morris film is an examination of the notorious high priest of LSD, Timothy Leary, told through the lens of his famed lover Joanna Harcourt-Smith.

This Showtime FYC billboard was snapped along La Cienega Boulevard on January 24, 2021.
Good Lord Bird FYC billboard
Showtime was also campaigning for its limited series adaptation of James McBride's 2013 novel The Good Lord Bird, starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown and told from the viewpoint of a freed teenage boy (Joshua Caleb Johnson).
Good Lord Bird FYC billboard
This vibrant consideration billboard was captured along the Sunset Strip on January 24, 2021.
Your Honor season 1 FYC billboard
Another drama up for consideration this awards season is the Bryan Cranston legal crime drama, Your Honor.
Your Honor FYC billboard
The actor stars as a New Orleans judge trying to protect his son after he becomes entangled with the a crime family after a hit-and-run accident.

This For your consideration billboard for the series was spotted along La Brea Avenue on January 24, 2021.
Comey Rule FYC billboard
Now that Donald Trump has lost his presidential re-election attempt and led a failed insurrection in the nation's Capitol, many people will no doubt want to forget about him and move on.

So it'll be interesting to see if The Comey Rule mini-series, in which Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson starred as former FBI Director James Comey and the 45th U.S. President in a tale of differing ethics and loyalties, power and corruption, will score any nominations this season.
Comey Rule FYC billboard
Let's see if this Showtime consideration billboard will help that was spied above La Brea Avenue on January 24, 2021.
Father Best Picture FYC billboard
There have been a lot of streamers running FYC campaigns this cycle, but as the awards season has been stretched and delayed due to COVID-19 and less Oscar hopefuls have opened theatrically, there appears to have been less of the smaller sophisticated and more arthouse films advertising for consideration.
Father Best Picture FYC billboard
Once such example however is for Sony Classics The Father, which stars Anthony Hopkins who plays a man who refuses aid from his daughter (played by Olivia Colman) over time.

This consideration billboard for 'Best Picture' was spotted along the Sunset Strip on January 8, 2021.
Alienist Angel of Darkness FYC billboard
Back in the world of television, TNT's sequel to their adaptation of The Alienist, subtitled Angel of Darkness, is hoping for some recognition this year.
Alienist Angel of Darkness FYC billboard
The period crime thriller set in 1897 New York stars Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans based on Caleb Carr's 1997 novel follow-up to The Alienist.
Alienist Angel of Darkness FYC billboard
This trio of FYC billboards for the drama were captured along Beverly Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street from December 20 to January 8, 2021.
Snowpiercer 2020 FYC billboard
Another TNT show campaigning this season is the television remake of the dystopian Snowpiercer movie based on the 1982 French graphic novel by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette.

The series which shines a spotlight on social class systems with the remnants of humanity living on a never-stopping train that hurtles around a frozen futuristic Earth, is hoping to resonate with critics and voters now.
Snowpiercer season 1 FYC billboard
These FYC billboards for the show which recently returned for a second season were photographed along Santa Monica Boulevard and the Sunset Strip from December 21, 2020 to January 8, 2021.
Power Book II Ghost FYC billboard
And the final series hoping for consideration is the Starz crime drama spin-off Power Book II: Ghost, which continues the journey of some of Power's most controversial characters.

This FYC billboard for the spin-off's rookie season was spied along the Sunset Strip on January 8, 2021.

So as you can see, even though the coronavirus has disrupted the entertainment industry so much in recent months, there's still life in the awards consideration campaigning in the world of outdoor advertising in Hollywoodland.

Watch this space for any more FYC billboards spotted around the streets & skies of L.A. when SAG Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, Golden Globes and Academy Awards nominees are announced in the coming weeks and months.
Power Book II Ghost FYC billboard
UPDATED: Here's also an awards consideration billboard for the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and was spied above the Sunset Strip on February 5, 2021.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm FYC billboard
The comedy sequel has scored three Golden Globes, for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova. Plus the actress is also nominated for a SAG Award and Critics' Choice Award, and the film for Best Comedy of the latter awards.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm FYC billboard
Here's also another FYC billboard for Sound of Metal spotted along Lankershim Boulevard on February 6, 2021, and congratulations to Riz Ahmed on his Golden Globe, SAG Awards and Critics' Choice Awards nomination.
Sound of Metal FYC billboard
Here's also a collection of Starz FYC billboards, including a duo of consideration billboards for the stripper drama, P-Valley.
P-Valley Flawless FYC billboard
These FYC billboards featuring the likes of Brandee Evans, Elarica Johnson and Nicco Annan were snapped on opposite sides of the Sunset Strip on February 6, 2021.
P-Valley Groundbreaking FYC billboard
Starz was also shining a spotlight on its crime drama Hightown starring Monica Raymund and set in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
This consideration billboard was photographed along Pico Boulevard on February 5, 2021.
The fifth season of Starz television adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's time-traveling romantic drama, Outlander, was also hoping for consideration for the series and its stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.
This Starz FYC billboard was captured along Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City on February 6, 2021.
In the world of documentary filmmaking, Starz was also supporting its true crime docu-series, Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult, directed by Cecelia Peck and following former cult member India Oxenberg.
Seduced Inside NXIVM Cult FYC billboard
This FYC billboard for the four-part documentary series was spotted along Beverly Boulevard on February 6, 2012.
Seduced Inside NXIVM Cult FYC billboard
Another documentary feature hoping for some consideration this awards season was Showtime's Kingdom of Silence, Rick Rowley's in-depth look at the life, work and murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Kingdom of Silence consideration billboard
This Showtime FYC billboard was snapped along L.A.'s 3rd Street on February 6, 2021.

As you can see it's been a busy awards consideration season in the city skyline and Daily Billboard is sure the campaigning will continue in the weeks to come now that most of the major awards nominations have been announced.
Kingdom of Silence FYC billboard

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