Saturday, February 27, 2021

Movie, music and awards consideration billboards in L.A.'s February 2021 skies...

This month the city streets and skies were filled with a mixture of new movies from streamers and awards consideration billboards, plus a few billboards for music recording artists. Enjoy this outdoor snapshot from around Los Angeles in February 2021.

Movie billboards
Bliss movie billboard
First up is the sci-fi movie Bliss, starring Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson, about a woman who tries to convince a down-on-his-luck man that he's living in a simulation.
Map of Tiny Perfect Things movie billboard
There's more science fiction on Amazon Prime Video in the romantic comedy-drama, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, when Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen find themselves trapped in a time loop.
Judas and Black Messiah movie billboard
Over on HBO Max (and in cinemas that are open) Judas and the Black Messiah was telling the true story of the betrayal of the Black Panther Party's Fred Hampton.
Nomadland film billboard
Nomadland was one of the most beautiful billboards standing out this month and perfectly captured the spirit of ChloĆ© Zhao's tale of grief, moving on and living a different kind of life starring Frances McDormand.
Minari film billboard
Minari was also bringing a different kind of story to cinema screens about a Korean family starting a farm in 1980s Arkansas.
Moxie film billboard
In Netflix's Moxie, a girl inspired by her mother's past publishes a zine to take on her high school's toxic and sexist environment, sparking a school-wide, coming-of-age revolution. 
Flora and Ulysses movie billboard
Disney+ was bringing the family fun with the movie adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's 2013 book, Flora & Ulysses, about a cynical 10-year-old girl and her super-powered squirrel.
Giant Raya and Last Dragon movie billboard
The streamer was also bringing more magical fantasy and adventure with the animated tale of Raya and the Last Dragon.
Tom and Jerry movie billboard
Cartoon cat and mouse legends Tom & Jerry were back in slapstick action this month in a live-action movie featuring their 2D animated selves.
Croods A New Age sloths billboard
And The Croods: A New Age was still hanging around and supplying animated family fun on demand.
SpongeBob Paramount plus launch billboard
Meanwhile CBS All Access was relaunching as Paramount+ and bringing with it the new animated SpongeBob movie for subscribers to enjoy.

Awards consideration billboards
United States vs Billie Holiday billboard
Another new movie in the skies and coming to the streamer Hulu, plus receiving two Golden Globe nominations, was The United States vs. Billie Holiday starring Andra Day as the legendary jazz and swing singer. 
Palm Springs Golden Globe nominee billboard
Hulu was also championing its nominated time loop comedy, Palm Springs, and its star Andy Samberg this February.
Da 5 Bloods FYC billboard
Streaming giant Netflix was also flooding the skies with consideration billboards for its original films, like Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods.
Forty Year Old Version FYC billboard
Plus Radha Blank was getting some outdoor support for her feature directorial debut, which she also wrote and starred in, The Forty-Year-Old Version, about a playwright how turns to hip hop to find her voice.
Pieces of a Woman nominee billboard
Meanwhile Vanessa Kirby was garnering Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for her portrayal of a woman who loses her baby in a home birth tragedy in Pieces of a Woman.
Prom Golden Globe nominee billboard
Netflix's movie adaptation of The Prom musical was toasting its two Golden lobe nominations this month.
Over the Moon Golden Globe nominee billboard
And the streaming giant was giving lots of outdoor support for its musical animated feature, Over the Moon, about a girl who builds a rocket to the Moon.
Life Ahead Golden Globe nominee billboard
The Life Ahead starring screen legend Sophia Loren was also celebrating its two Golden Globe nominations, for film about an Italian Holocaust survivor who forms a bond with a young street kid who tried to rob her.
Trial of Chicago 7 nominee billboard
Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 was also in the outdoor spotlight this February with all its awards nominations. 
Ma Raineys Black Bottom nominee billboard
Plus Chadwick Boseman was being posthumously honoured for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, playing an ambitious trumpet player in the blues singer's band. 
Mank Golden Globe nominee billboard
The black-and-white movie Mank, about the screenplay writer of Citizen Kane, Herman J. Mankiewicz, is certainly a critical darling of this awards season and it certainly has enough billboards around L.A. to garner support for it.
Crip Camp documentary FYC billboard
Netflix was also showing support for its documentary Crip Camp, about an early 1970s summer camp for kids with disabilities.
Time documentary FYC billboard
And speaking about documentaries, Amazon was shining a spotlight on the movie Time, about a woman raising six kids whilst fighting to free her husband from a 60-year prison sentence.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm nominee billboard
Amazon Prime Video was also supporting the hit mockumentary sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, with its nominations for Sacha Baron Cohen and his on-screen daughter Maria Bakalova.
One Night in Miami nominee billboard
Regina King's directorial feature film debut, One Night in Miami, was also enjoying its awards season success with nominee billboards like this.
Sound of Metal nominee billboard
And Riz Ahmed was nominated for his role as a drummer with addiction problems losing his hearing in Sound of Metal

Music billboards
Billie Eilish Worlds A Little Blurry billboard
In the world of music, it was time to go behind-the-scenes of Billie Eilish's debut multiple Grammy-winning album with The World's a Little Blurry documentary.
Hip Hop Uncovered series launch billboard
And on FX the documentary-series Hip Hop Uncovered was exploring rap's most notorious king makers.
Where theres people power Judas Black Messiah album billboard
Judas and the Black Messiah was also producing The Inspired Album featuring artists like H.E.R., Nipsey Hussle & Jay-Z and A$AP Rocky.
Ssun Eclipse billboard
Pop artist Ssun was turning heads this month with this eye-catching billboard for her new EP, Eclipse.
Steven Wilson Future Bites billboard
And musician Steven Wilson had this billboard for his new and sixth studio album, The Future Bites.

Audiobooks and podcast billboards
Sandman Audible billboard
And finally, the audiobook for Neil Gaiman's The Sandman is a best seller and I wonder if the recent announcement of the cast for the Netflix television adaptation helped boost sales.

If you enjoyed this glimpse of L.A.'s streets and skies, make sure you compare this assortment of outdoor ads to last February's movie and music billboards.

Come back at the end of March for more billboard roundups, plus visit my Daily Billboard Blog every day for all the latest ad creatives appearing in the skyline around Tinseltown.

Stay safe, be kind and wear a mask...