Monday, May 27, 2019

An onslaught of Emmy consideration billboards campaigning in L.A.'s May 2019 skies...

The month of May tends to be the time of year I do the annual pilgrimage back home to the U.K. to visit friends and family and upon my return to L.A. the skies have exploded with new billboards, especially all the TV shows campaigning outdoors for Emmy Award consideration. Here's a selection of the Emmy FYC billboards that have sprung to life in the sprawling city skyline in May 2019.

Emmy consideration billboards
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
First up is this fantastic ad creative for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which not only advocates voting for the satirical news and political late-night show, but also encourages passersby to register to vote themselves to keep democracy alive.
Clinton Affair Emmy FYC billboard
And speaking of politics, in a world where presidents can apparently grab and molest women without any consequences A&E chooses to shine a spotlight on a former presidential scandal with this Emmy consideration billboard for The Clinton Affair docu-series.
Surviving R Kelly Emmy FYC billboard
And speaking of abusive men and the power of the #MeToo movement, Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly documentary series exposed the truth behind the R&B singer thanks to his survivors coming forward, so maybe they will be recognised this Emmy season.
Red Table Talk 2019 Daytime Emmy Nominee billboard
Meanwhile Facebook Watch's daytime talk show with three generations of women, Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, was also hoping for some Emmy accolades with his billboard.
House of Cards 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Last year streaming giant Netflix beat HBO with its total number of Emmy nominations for the first times, so let's see if history will repeat itself this season with the sixth and final season of House of Cards with Robin Wright taking centre stage.
Ozark season 2 Emmy FYC billboard
The streaming subscription service has so much original content these days to help garner nominations, including the sophomore season of its money-laundering drama Ozark.
Bodyguard 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Richard Madden took home the Golden Globe for Best Drama Actor for the British political drama Bodyguard this year, so let's see if the mini-series enjoys similar success with the Emmys.
Narcos Mexico Emmy FYC billboard
The latest season of Narcos dealing with Mexican drug lords and cartels, starring Diego Luna and Michael Peña, is also up for consideration this month.
Maniac Emmy FYC billboard
The limited sci-fi series Maniac, starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, was also getting some Emmy FYC support this May.
Black Mirror Bandersnatch 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus the dark sci-fi series exploring the possibilities and dangers of technology, Black Mirror, was also hoping its choose your own story TV movie, Bandersnatch, would be a critical darling for the genre this season.
GLOW season 2 Emmy FYC billboard
Netflix's 80s women wrestling dramedy GLOW won Emmys for stunt coordination and production design for its debut season, so let's see if the show can wrestle up some more nominations for its second season.
Russian Doll season 1 Emmy FYC billboard
This year Natasha Lyonne's new dark groundhog day comedy Russian Doll certainly seems to be a frontrunner for Emmy consideration, at least the streaming service thinks so with multiple ad creatives like this fun nesting doll billboard and more around town this month.
Grace and Frankie 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's friendship sitcom, Grace and Frankie, is already in its fifth season and has already garnered many Emmy nominations to date, but can it win this year?
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Meanwhile the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt streamed the final episodes of her fourth and final season within this Emmy Awards qualifying period and is hoping for some farewell recognition.
Ellen DeGeneres Relatable Emmy FYC billboard
And also in the world of comedy, Ellen DeGeneres is obviously hoping her first stand-up special in years for Netflix will receive an Emmy nod.
Hannah Gadsby Nanette Emmy FYC billboard
The streaming service delivered another revelatory and heartbreaking stand-up comedy special with Nanette this past year from Australian comic, Hannah Gadsby.
Queer Eye 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
In the world of reality TV, lifestyle makeover show Queer Eye is eligible for both its sophomore and third season this Emmy calendar, so double the chances for the gay Fab Five to add to their debut Emmy wins.
Ted Bundy Tapes Emmy FYC billboard
From entertainment to educational and the documentary series about infamous serial killer, The Ted Bundy Tapes, is also hoping to garner attention from voters this season.
Our Planet Polar Bear Emmy FYC billboard
And Netflix had a brilliant outdoor ad campaign for Our Planet, its new nature documentary series, and this polar bear billboard is no less impressive to help the show stand out in the city skyline.
Taylor Swift Reputation Tour Emmy FYC billboard
The subscription service even had offerings in the music arena to consider like Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour.
Springsteen on Broadway Emmy FYC billboard
Plus Bruce Springsteen's Broadway special was also getting some ad support along the Sunset Strip.
Beyoncé Homecoming Emmy consideration billboard
And of course Beyoncé's Homecoming behind-the-scenes concert documentary from the 2018 Coachella Festival was hoping to secure some Emmy accolades this season.
Brexit Emmy FYC billboard
At this time of year the streets and skies are always crammed with a cohesive Emmy billboard campaign from premium cable network HBO, this year including support for its Brexit telemovie.
My Brilliant Friend Emmy FYC billboard
The foreign-language TV adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels exploring female friendship, My Brilliant Friend, was also hoping for some TV Academy attention this season.
Sharp Objects Emmy FYC billboard
HBO has always been able to attract big names for its original shows and movies, and Amy Adams Sharp Objects is also getting some outdoor support for the mini-series adaptation of Gillian Flynn's debut novel.
True Detective season 3 Emmy FYC billboard
After his Oscar wins in recent years, Mahershala Ali headlined the comeback third season of crime anthology series True Detective, so he must be in the running for an Emmy nod.
Succession season 1 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus HBO offered up more drama this Emmy season with the family media empire series, Succession.
Veep season 7 Emmy FYC billboard
And in the world of HBO comedy, Veep was back for its seventh and final season of political satire at a time when real-life government seems more absurd than comedy these days.
Barry season 2 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus Bill Hader's dark hitman comedy Barry was back to campaign for a second season after scoring Emmy wins for his debut.
Insecure season 3 Emmy FYC billboard
Issa Rae's Insecure was another HBO comedy hoping for some Emmy recognition for its third season.
Homecoming season 1 Emmy FYC billboard
Netflix wasn't the only streaming platform showing support for its original offering this May, as Amazon Prime Video was shining a spotlight on its conspiracy drama Homecoming starring Julia Roberts.
Marvelous Mrs Maisel Emmy FYC billboard
And after scoring huge Emmy success for its inaugural season, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was also back in the skies for its sophomore season episodes.
Project Blue Book season 1 Emmy FYC billboard
The May the History channel was promoting its UFO drama series Project Blue Book with multiple Emmy FYC ads.
I Am The Night 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
TNT's I Am the Night limited series starring Chris Pine and India Eisley was hoping to garner some Emmy love this month.
Escape at Dannemora Emmy FYC billboard
And speaking of mini-series, Showtime's Escape at Dannemora was also getting some outdoor Emmy support around L.A., especially for Golden Globe winner Patricia Arquette.
Pose season 1Emmy FYC billboard
And with the sophomore season of FX's Pose on its way, the first season of the LGBT drama set in the 1980s New York ball culture was getting tens across the board in West L.A.
Masked Singer 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
And finally for this varied collection of Emmy FYC ads, Fox's celebrity mystery singing competition, The Masked Singer, was hoping its craziness would pay off big time this awards season.

Let's hope all these billboards pay off for the TV shows, documentary series and comedy specials when the Emmy nominations are announced on July 16, 2019.

In the meantime be sure to check out last May's Emmy consideration billboards campaigning in La La Land's competitive skies.

I've been out of town for a few weeks so I'm sure I've missed many other examples and I'm also certain that more billboards will start appearing in the days to come, so I'll keep my eyes to the skies.

Stick around in the coming days for all the other TV, movie, music, fashion and beauty billboards around L.A. this May...

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