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Little Gold Men
Little Gold Men is the inside story of Hollywood, from awards shows and red-carpet premieres to the hard work and whisper campaigns that get people there. Weekly episodes feature obsessive, expert conversations about the best of television and film, with special guest appearances from stars, creators, and critics. LGM also dives deep into Oscar history, and offers insight into all the other awards that make up Hollywood’s continual dash toward glitz and glory.
TV & Film
1
What's the Right Way to Have 1999 Nostalgia?
With 20th anniversary tributes to everything from The Matrix to Cruel Intentions popping up online, 1999 is having a moment—but which of these movies will actually stand the test of time? Plus, some discussion of the latest look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
45 min
2
Can TV Survive After Game of Thrones?
With the last universally discussed TV show entering its final season, will there ever be another show that unites us? Plus a conversation with Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry.
77 min
3
Emmys Season Is Here! (Yes, Really)
With a glut of high-profile shows back on the air, it’s time to talk about the contenders for the biggest prize in television— at least, the contenders who will be inevitable runner-ups to Veep and Game of Thrones.
44 min
4
Apple's Revolution Will Be Televised . . . Or A...
A discussion of Apple's splashy TV programming launch, a look at some of the most Oscar-friendly trailers to debut in recent weeks, and a discussion of Tim Burton's Dumbo, with special guest David Sims.
56 min
5
Predicting the 2020 Oscars
Plus looking back at what we got wrong this time last year.
67 min
6
How SXSW Was Won
A dispatch from Austin, Texas as your hosts comb through the hits and misses of the 2019 SXSW film festival.
43 min
7
Is It Really Netflix vs Spielberg?
Katey, Joanna, and Richard explore the latest academy dust-up and review the cinematic adventures of recent Oscar winner Brie Larson a.k.a. Captain Marvel.
40 min
8
What Did the Academy Learn from the 2019 Oscars?
Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Correspondent Nicole Sperling joins the show to provide insight from inside the Academy, the industry, the ceremony, and, most importantly, the Oscar-night bar.
41 min
9
Early Morning Oscar Recap
Go behind-the-scenes of Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party and the biggest night in Hollywood with your sleep-deprived hosts.
37 min
10
The Key to Winning Your Oscar Pool
Your hosts Katey, Richard, Joanna, and Mike watched all 15 of the Oscar-nominated short films so you don’t have to. But you should anyway! Get some insight into these notoriously hard-to-predict categories and enjoy their last-chance, wild predictions.
42 min
11
The Academy’s Latest Stumble
All four hosts are re-united at last to discuss the Academy’s controversial plan to cut categories and *Incredibles 2* director Brad Bird swings by to talk animation, musicals, and Oscar snubs through the years.
53 min
12
Is It Too Late for Black Panther to Win Best Pi...
Special guest and TVGuide.com editor-in-chief Chris Rosen is here to shake up your Oscar ballots with some wild predictions.
57 min
13
Sundance 2019 and Oscars 2020
Yep it's already time to start looking forward to next year! Our very own Richard Lawson checks in with a dispatch from Park City and the most surprising hit of the festival.
43 min
14
Is This The Most Unpredictable Oscar Year Ever?
40 min
15
Last Chance at Oscar Nomination Predictions
42 min
16
Which Oscar Hopeful Can Survive Controversy?
52 min
17
Golden Globes and the Rise of Glenn Close
44 min
18
Ethan Hawke and Netflix Disruption
59 min
19
Lupita Nyong'o and John Krasinski On Starring i...
46 min
20
What Hollywood Will Be Talking About Over Their...
61 min
21
The Biggest Surprises of the SAG Award Nominations
72 min
22
What the Golden Globe Nominations Mean
35 min
23
The First Awards of Awards Season Are Here!
42 min
24
Inside the Oscars Where Everyone's a Winner
56 min
25
The Thrills, and Oscar Hopes, of Widows
Widows director Steven McQueen joins for a conversation about his twisty but thoughtful thriller. Plus a look at the supporting races and what to make of Green Book.
51 min
26
How Political Will This Oscar Season Get?
60 min
27
Can Anyone Beat Bradley Cooper?
51 min
28
Can Suspiria and Bohemian Rhapsody Claw Their W...
43 min
29
The Box Office Matters for Oscars, But How Much?
62 min
30
A Star Is Born Needs a Best Picture Competitor,...
63 min
31
This Week We Find Out If A Star Is Born Is Real...
56 min
32
John C. Reilly On His Best Duos
63 min
33
Is Toronto's Surprising Big Winner Now an Autom...
59 min
34
Live from the Toronto Film Festival
36 min
35
What We've Learned So Far From Festival Season
A look back at the biggest titles from Telluride and Venice, and a look ahead at Toronto.
43 min
36
How Monica Lewinsky Became an Emmy Nominee
60 min
37
How Summer Movie Season Got Good Again
62 min
38
The Good and Bad of the Popular Film Oscar
48 min
39
Have the Oscars Made a Huge Mistake?
42 min
40
MoviePass Was Too Good to Be True
43 min
41
Your Guide to the Fall Festival Season
35 min
42
Inside the Escapist Joy of Mamma Mia: Here We G...
73 min
43
Explaining the Emmy Nominations
36 min
44
The Women Behind Two of the Year's Best Films
54 min
45
The Emmy Contenders Giving Us Hope
67 min
46
Judd Apatow Feels "Very Sad" For His Old Friend...
76 min
47
Mandy Moore Was At a "Low Point" Before This Is...
46 min
48
BONUS EPISODE: An In-Depth Conversation About T...
43 min
49
Claire Danes Explains How Homeland Keeps Predi...
67 min
50
The Best Movies of 2018 So Far
52 min
51
One of the Year's Best Movies Comes to HBO This...
48 min
52
When Will The Star Wars Universe Start Having M...
63 min
53
How Lena Waithe Wound Up on *Dear White People*
51 min
54
John Legend on Jesus Christ Superstar
46 min
55
Do The Handmaid's Tale and Westworld Still Have...
43 min
56
Why Cannes and Netflix Went to War
28 min
57
Guillermo del Toro on the "Heart of Darkness" T...
47 min
58
Why Don't These Perfectly Good Movies Have Any ...
31 min
59
Can Cannes Save Cinema?
41 min
60
2019 Oscar Predictions (Yes, Really)
58 min
61
All the Buzz Out of SXSW
35 min
62
The Oscars: What You Didn't See on TV
37 min
63
BONUS EPISODE: The Day-After Oscars Explainer
49 min
64
Final Oscar Predictions, Part 2
37 min
65
Final Oscar Predictions, Part 1
30 min
66
Could Titanic Still Win Best Picture Today?
51 min
67
The Case for Dunkirk to Win Best Picture
39 min
68
The Most Surprising Awards Season Stories
43 min
69
Willem Dafoe's Road from Experimental Theater t...
63 min
70
Explaining the 2018 Oscar Nominations
37 min
71
Final Oscar Nomination Predictions
52 min
72
The Golden Globes Took Away the One Oscar Front...
31 min
73
Predicting the Golden Globes Winners
35 min
74
Lesley Manville and Jamie Bell, In Conversation
36 min
75
The Backlash to the Star Wars Backlash
35 min
76
What the SAG Award Nominations Mean, and What ...
60 min
77
The One Oscar Frontrunner Everyone Can Agree On
36 min
78
The First Awards of Awards Season Are Here
45 min
79
Is Meryl Streep About to Crash the Oscar Race?
33 min
80
Inside the First Oscars Event of the Season
53 min
81
The Day Disney Blinked
49 min
82
The New Scandal Rocking Awards Season
47 min
83
The Most Wide-Open Oscar Race in Recent Memory
49 min
84
The Secret Weapon of the Best Movie on Netflix
56 min
85
Harvey Weinstein and the Week That Changed Hol...
37 min
86
How Far Can Blade Runner 2049 Go?
38 min
87
What Makes Oscar Buzz Last?
41 min
88
Wrapping Up the Emmys and the Toronto Film Fest...
50 min
89
Live from Inside the Toronto Film Festival
42 min
90
What We Learned About the Oscars at Telluride
35 min
91
What to Expect as Festival Season Begins
32 min
92
Are These The Funniest Movies Ever Made?
64 min
93
How Can Game of Thrones Stick the Landing?
40 min
94
Carrie Coon's Amazing Five Years
53 min
95
Which Oscar-Winner Deserves a Comeback?
27 min
96
The Curious Case of Ben Affleck’s Post-Oscar Ca...
41 min
97
Can Dunkirk Hang In Through Oscar Season?
46 min
98
The Emmy Nominations, Explained
30 min
99
A Hot Summer Afternoon Spent With Alec Baldwin
22 min
100
The Best Movies and TV Shows of the Year So Far
57 min
101
An Emmy Nominations Preview?
58 min
102
Summer’s Feel-Good Indie Hit Is Almost Here
48 min
103
The Hollywood Events Even Crazier than Oscar N...
53 min
104
Is Wonder Woman Really the Best Superhero Movie...
57 min
105
The Triumphant Return of Twin Peaks
45 min
106
Anthony Michael Hall's Stranger-than-Fiction H...
43 min
107
God Bless Goldie Hawn
29 min
108
Are Horror Movies Awards Bait Now?
45 min
109
What Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Like So Muc...
41 min
110
What It's Like to Have Someone Play You on TV
A conversation with Rebecca Skloot and Rose Byrne, who plays Rebecca Skloot in HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Plus a look at this season of The Leftovers and the Tribeca Film Festival.
48 min
111
No One Makes Movies Like These Anymore…. Except...
The director of Lost City of Z joins to discuss the passion (and possibly insanity) that drove him from New York City’s outer boroughs to the Bolivian jungle, and why he was so happy to come back.
51 min
112
The Reese vs. Nicole Battle Begins
Richard, Joanna, and Mike discuss the Emmy-destined Big Little Lies. Plus: Anne Hathaway's monster movie and a look at some Cannes hopefuls.
42 min
113
What’s Next for the Academy After Envelopegate?
A dispatch from Rebecca Keegan on the Academy’s big meeting, a look at the Feud episodes all about the Oscars, and a moment to wonder if whitewashing has finally become bad business for Hollywood.
55 min
114
Why Some People Never Stop Chasing Oscars
We welcome special guest David Sims, co-host of the Blank Check Podcast, to discuss Steven Spielberg's Oscar history and how he might win one more. Plus an early look at the Emmy best drama race.
43 min
115
The Movie That Proves Charlize Theron Can Do An...
Fresh from SXSW, Joanna Robinson reveals which films to look forward to, and even a few with Oscar buzz! Plus discussion of Get Out, Personal Shopper, and Beauty and the Beast.
37 min
116
It’s Never Too Early to Predict the 2018 Oscars
Decider’s Joe Reid joins us to share his 2018 Oscar predictions, and to look back at the predictions we all made together last year—we didn’t see Moonlight coming at all and were way too high on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
46 min
117
How Moonlight Pulled Off the Best Picture Upset
Days after the Oscars, there’s still so much to discuss about the surprising best picture win, the history Moonlight made, and what changes might come after that big envelope-opening snafu.
36 min
118
BONUS EPISODE: The Morning-After Oscars Explainer
How did Moonlight beat La La Land? What on earth happened with the envelopes? Who was partying with Vanity Fair after? That and much more, explained.
34 min
119
Backstage at the Oscars
VF’s Hollywood Correspondent Rebecca Keegan has been on a fly on the wall backstage at the Oscars for years, and joins to share her stories from inside. Plus, our final Oscar predictions, for best director and best picture.
48 min
120
Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
What really happens when you get a lot of famous people in one room? In the Limelight co-host Julie Miller shares stories from inside the famous soiree. Plus, discussion of the animated short film nominees and predictions for best actor and actress.
28 min
121
Who Will Win the First Oscars of the Night?
The supporting actor and actress Oscar categories, typically handed out early in the broadcast, are your best chance to see major movie stars without staying up too late. We predict those categories, and also discuss the live-action short nominees.
35 min
122
When Taraji P. Henson Does All Your Oscar Campa...
Ted Melfi is nominated for two Oscars this year, but as the co-writer and director of Hidden Figures, he’s been happy to let stars like Taraji P. Henson take center stage. Plus, the beginning of our Oscar predictions!
29 min
123
The Oscar Nominees Most Likely to Break Your Heart
The documentary short films category can be difficult to predict, but includes some of the best films in the running. We discuss these heartbreakers, and also talk to Roger Ross Williams, director of the Oscar-nominated feature documentary Life, Animated.
43 min
124
The Feud That Will Help You Survive Your Post-O...
With Oscar voting in full swing, we discuss the results of the BAFTA awards and make a few last-minute pleas to voters. Then we get an advance look at the TV addiction of the spring, Ryan Murphy’s Feud.
29 min
125
La La Land Is Poised to Make Oscar History
After winning a Directors Guild Award over the weekend, La La Land director Damien Chazelle seems ready to become the youngest best director Oscar winner in history. Can anything stop him?
29 min
126
What Happens When Awards Season and Politics Co...
With Hollywood fired up and angrier than ever in the early days of the Trump administration, what does the next month of red carpets have in store? Plus, our interview with the filmmakers of the Oscar-nominated short documentary The White Helmets.
41 min
127
Inside the 2017 Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue
The annual tradition of gathering Hollywood’s best and brightest has continued with this year’s Hollywood Issue, and Vanity Fair’s executive west coast editor Krista Smith joins to give us a look behind the scenes of the biggest photo shoot of the year.
34 min
128
BONUS EPISODE: What We Learned from the Oscar N...
The gang gathers from three different time zones to hash out this year’s Oscar nominations, including the snubs (Amy Adams!), the surprises (Michael Shannon!), and the truly inexplicable (Oscar nominee Suicide Squad!).
25 min
129
What's Already Different About This Year's Oscars
A look ahead at next week's Oscar nominations announcement, plus an interview with Captain Fantastic writer/director Matt Ross.
41 min
130
How Andrew Garfield Learned to Stop Looking for...
The star of Hacksaw Ridge and Silence addresses his viral Golden Globes moment, how he learned to handle fame, and what he learned about self-loathing from Mike Nichols. Plus a look at the Golden Globes winners and the latest in Oscar buzz.
44 min
131
What to Expect at the Golden Globes
With the first major televised awards show of the season coming, we predict the upsets and the viral moments, plus a look at the box office hits that emerged over the holiday.
30 min
132
The Best Movies of 2016
We discuss Richard Lawson’s top 10 list and our own picks for the best films of the year—plus one can’t-miss TV show.
37 min
133
How Hollywood Will Spend Its Christmas Vacation
As the industry shuts down for a holiday break and digs into their piles of screeners, we predict where the season’s buzz is headed—and which films will benefit most from the awards nominations thus far.
29 min
134
Understanding the Golden Globes and SAG Nominat...
Why Octavia Spencer is suddenly in the club but Annette Bening might not be. Plus, there's a new Star Wars movie!
31 min
135
The Big Oscar Season Problem No One Is Talking ...
New critics’ awards and the upcoming Golden Globes give us lots of Oscar buzz to discuss. But first, we address the situation with Casey Affleck, whose best actor campaign doesn’t seem hampered by sexual assault allegations...but should it be?
35 min
136
How to Understand Critic’s Awards
With a slew of critic’s groups and other groups handing out the first awards of the year, we take a look at what it all means, which titles have emerged on top, and how the box office might make more of a difference than anything else.
31 min
137
Yes, Viola Davis Is Going to Win an Oscar
As voting deadlines for various critic’s groups loom, a number of movies have finally revealed themselves, most notably Fences—a slam-dunk Oscar win for Viola Davis, and a possible coronation of Denzel Washington as an actor-turned-director genius.
38 min
138
How Will Donald Trump Affect the Oscar Race?
In the wake of the unexpected conclusion to the presidential election, we debate how Hollywood will react. Plus, updates on the state of the Harry Potter franchise and Manchester by the Sea, and a dispatch from Rebecca Keegan about the Governor’s Awards.
40 min
139
Get Ready for Lin-Manuel Miranda to Dominate Os...
This week we check in on new buzz surrounding Fences and the AFI Film Festival, then chalk up the awards chances of Netflix’s ultra-lavish new series The Crown. Finally, we accept the inevitable: Lin-Manuel Miranda is totally going to win an Oscar.
33 min
140
The Oscar Campaign So Crazy It Just Might Work
This week we catch up on lots of small developments in awards season, from the quixotic campaign for Sausage Party to the release of Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge. We also share Richard’s interview with French actress Isabelle Huppert, star of Elle.
33 min
141
How to Get Away With Category Fraud
With Viola Davis running as a supporting actress for Fences, we discuss the perennial problem of category fraud. We also share our interview with Kelly Reichardt, director of Certain Women, and make bold predictions for the best original screenplay Oscar.
37 min
142
Why It Might Be Hard to Get Oscar Nominations F...
Moonlight features stellar performances from everyone in its cast, but its unique structure makes it particularly challenging in the context of an Oscar campaign. We discuss the film that has us all swooning, and talk to Moonlight’s director Barry Jenkins
43 min
143
Inside the Strongest Best Actress Race in Years
Looking at the performances from Emma Stone, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, and more that have everybody buzzing. Plus a post-mortem on The Birth of a Nation’s box-office failure and some bold predictions about the best supporting actress race.
31 min
144
Molly Shannon Is Ready to Make You Cry
The star of the indie drama Other People talks about how she's been playing dramatic characters even since her SNL days--whether or not people noticed. Plus discussion of the new HBO drama Westworld and the state of the best supporting actor race.
38 min
145
Will Denzel Washington Win Oscar Number Three?
The ‘Fences’ trailer has us pretty excited, and we’re still asking questions about ‘Birth of a Nation.’
40 min
146
Did the 2016 Emmys Spell Trouble for Trump?
Well, the diversity of winners was certainly heartening to see. Mike, Richard, and Joanna assess the awards, and share stories from the party circuit. Plus: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s new trailer!
38 min
147
Who Will Win at the Emmys This Weekend?
With TV's big night around the corner, Richard and Joanna handicap the big races. Plus: can La La Land's Toronto momentum last till Oscar night?
38 min
148
Did Next Year’s Best Picture Premiere at Tellur...
Maybe! Richard recounts his adventures in the mountains, where La La Land and Moonlight cast a spell. Plus: an interview with Emmy nominee Judith Light.
35 min
149
Why Do Actors Keep Falling in Love on This Guy’...
A conversation with The Light Between Oceans director Derek Cianfrance, and a discussion about an under-the-radar Oscar hopeful.
62 min
150
Should Oscar Voters Worry About Nate Parker’s P...
The director of The Birth of a Nation was acquitted on rape charges in 2001, but the controversy is just beginning.
44 min
151
The Big Breakouts of 2016 So Far
Discussing Logan Lerman, Anya Taylor Joy, and Kate McKinnon's banner year. Plus: could Sausage Party get an Oscar nomination?
42 min
152
The Most Shocking Performance of the Year?
Discussing Isabelle Huppert's intense performance in the Oscar-y French film ELLE. Also: a rave for Pete's Dragon and a look at the New York Film Festival lineup.
45 min
153
Can We Like Woody Allen Movies Anymore?
A discussion of Suicide Squad naturally leads to Woody Allen and his Café Society in this week’s Little Gold Men.
32 min
154
Oscar Season Has (Almost) Officially Begun
Looking back at ComicCon, and ahead to the Toronto Film Festival.
47 min
155
The TV Sensation of the Summer?
Emmys snubs and surprises, a spoiler-y chat about Ghostbusters, and a look at the 1983 best picture Oscar race.
46 min
156
The Most Hated, Most Beloved Movie of the Year
Debating the merits of "Ghostbusters" and its legion of “ghostbro” haters, and much much more.
43 min
157
Would a More Diverse Academy Have Given That Os...
As AMPAS addresses its diversity problem by inducting a huge new class of voters, Mike Hogan and Richard Lawson get the inside scoop from L.A. Times reporter Rebecca Keegan
38 min
158
Summer Movie Season’s Surprise Hit
This week we have a tale of two summer movies: Independence Day: Resurgence (a sequel that nobody asked for), and The Lobster.
38 min
159
Will Every Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Eventuall...
Cameron Crowe has had a rough go of it since winning the best original screenplay Oscar for Almost Famous, but Showtime’s Roadies could serve as something of a comeback. Maybe.
43 min
160
What the Oscars Should Learn From the Tonys
Plus: discussion of Meryl Streep’s would-be summer hit Florence Foster Jenkins.
46 min
161
The 50 Movies That Should Have Changed Hollywoo...
We’re joined by Slate’s Aisha Harris, co-author of The Black Film Canon, a piece that highlights the 50 best films by black directors.
40 min
162
The Oscar Winner Butterfly Effect
With a special guest appearance from Decider.com's Joe Reid, we look back at Oscar history to watch what would happen if, say, you took Kathy Bates's Oscar and gave it to Julia Roberts.
40 min
163
What Everyone Got Mad About at Cannes
When the Cannes Film Festival awards were announced on Sunday they were met with boos in the press room. But why?
44 min
164
Inside the Cannes Film Festival
Richard phones in from Cannes to fill Katey and Mike in on the highlights of this year's Cannes Film Festival
34 min
165
Game of Thrones Is Great, But What About Its Ac...
With Mike and Richard both en route to the Cannes Film Festival, Katey enlists VF.com’s Hollywood writer, and podcast expert, Joanna Robinson as co-host.
49 min
166
Rob Reiner Has a Plan to Save the Oscars—and th...
The acclaimed director of A Few Good Men, The Princess Bride, and now Being Charlie weighs in on modern politics, as well as what went into making his most personal film.
36 min
167
How Jason Bateman Has Kept Up a 3-Decade Hollyw...
The actor and director of the new indie The Family Fang joins us to talk about his newfound directing career.
44 min
168
What Will Be This Year's Mad Max? Or Carol? We ...
We're joined by Indiewire's film editor Kate Erbland to run down this year's TriBeCa Film Festival.
56 min
169
The Best Movies of the Year So Far Are . . .
We’re a quarter of the way through 2016, and are there any good movies out there at all?
54 min
170
Where Are All the Good Scripts in Hollywood? Th...
This week we welcome special guest Franklin Leonard, the founder and CEO of The Blacklist
36 min
171
The Best Movie of 2016 So Far Is Not a Movie
Giving in to what we’ve actually been obsessed with since the Oscars, we dive into The People v. O.J. Simpson.
38 min
172
The 1996 Oscars, 20 Years Later
Joined by Christine Lahti, who won an Oscar in 1996, we look back at the ceremony that happened 20 years ago.
37 min
173
Who Is Crazy Enough To Make 2017 Oscar Predicti...
The Oscars may be over, but the seeds of Oscar season are sown well before anybody actually starts campaigning.
33 min
174
Explaining the Oscars
Oscar night is over, so how did it all happen, and why?
26 min
175
Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
In this special pre-Oscars episode, we're joined by Vanity Fair's executive director of public relations Beth Kseniak to share stories from inside Vanity Fair's annual Oscar party.
38 min
176
Why an Oscar Can Be Worth $50 Million
With Oscar night just days away, we welcome Deadline Hollywood’s awards expert Pete Hammond to talk about the real nitty gritty of the awards race.
50 min
177
Meet the Woman Who Tells Leonardo DiCaprio Who ...
This week we’re joined by the New York legend and awards season powerhouse Peggy Siegal.
33 min
178
Being an Oscar Nominee Isn’t as Hard as Climbin...
Room’s best director nominee Lenny Abrahamson joins us with a dispatch from the thick of awards season.
45 min
179
Whoopi Goldberg and Tom McCarthy Share Secrets ...
Interviews with four-time Oscars host and Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg, plus Oscar-nominated director of "Spotlight" Tom McCarthy
59 min
180
How Can the Oscars Actually Fix Their Diversity...
In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite and the Academy's bold new rule changes to try to correct the problem, we talk about Hollywood's overall diversity dilemma, with some input from Spike Lee, Don Cheadle, and John Legend.
44 min
181
Why Nobody Really Knows What Will Win Best Picture
With the Oscar nominations now behind us, we take a look at the closest best picture race in recent memory, and bring back Decider's Joe Reid to talk about This Had Oscar Buzz, the 2015 class.
44 min
182
Explaining the Oscar Nominations
We react to the 2016 Oscar nominations with surprise, resignation, and in the case of Mad Max: Fury Road, awe that it happened at all. Plus: a conversation with Domhnall Gleeson.
71 min
183
The Golden Globes After-Party
While Hollywood recovers from its hangovers, we gather for a special Little Gold Men episode to digest the Golden Globes— the winners, the losers, the many surprises, and the standing ovations that tell us a lot about Oscar season.  
24 min
184
How Star Wars Changed Ridley Scott’s Life
As New York floods with awards hopefuls getting in face time before Oscar voting closes, we have two great interviews to share: first with Ridley Scott and Drew Goddard, the director and writer, respectively, of The Martian, and then with Sarah...
60 min
185
Why Is It So Hard to Pick the Best Movies of 2015?
For the final episode of the year, we look back at the year in film and the wacky Oscar race that has resulted. Plus, a conversation with Elizabeth Banks, star of Love and Mercy and the final Hunger Games movie as well as director of Pitch...
37 min
186
How to Use Ryan Gosling in an Ugly Wig to Expla...
Adam McKay, director of The Big Short and a fellow podcaster, joins us to talk about the sense of anger— but also humor— that led him to make the financial crisis film The Big Short, and why he absolutely had to bring in Anthony...
38 min
187
Can Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crash the Osca...
We’ve finally seen the new Star Wars film, so we discuss (with minimal spoilers!) whether it lived up to the hype, and what its Oscar potential might be. From there we talk to Jennifer Jason Leigh, a Golden Globe nominee for her role in...
31 min
188
How to Make Sense of the Golden Globe Nominations
After a crazy week of awards nominations, top ten lists, and everyone complaining about “snubs,” we sort through the SAG and Golden Globe Nominations and the critical buzz to figure what’s really happening with awards season now....
33 min
189
How Leonardo DiCaprio Will Finally Win an Oscar
We’ve finally seen The Revenant, so we dig into the awards potential of the grim, long Western that should finally get DiCaprio his little gold man. From there we look back at our favorite Oscar wins of the recent past, and then forward to the...
35 min
190
Did the Oscars Really Begin as a Publicity Scam?
Special guest Karina Longworth, host of the Hollywood history podcast You Must Remember This, joins us to explain how producer David O. Selznick bucked Hollywood tradition to put his weight behind future Oscar behemoth Gone With the Wind. We also...
34 min
191
And the Year’s Best Oscar Campaign Is . . . 
Vanity Fair’s executive west coast editor Krista Smith joins us to give a real insider’s look at the year’s Oscar campaigns so far, and make a bold prediction about the Best Picture hopes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And speaking...
26 min
192
When Oscar Buzz Goes Sour
Special guest Joe Reid joins us to talk about his Tumblr This Had Oscar Buzz and look back at movies that didn’t quite make it into the annual derby. Plus we discuss your choices for under-appreciated Oscar contenders of years past, ponder the...
29 min
193
Jason Segel Still Gets Starstruck at the Oscars
Our special guest Jason Segel, who plays David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour, tells us what was scary about taking on the role, what it was like to attend the Oscars with The Muppets, and how the help of friends like Paul Rudd has raised the...
36 min
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So, Is Johnny Depp Finally Going to Win that Os...
The Oscars may not be until February, but awards season has already kicked off. In the first episode of Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men, Katey Rich, Mike Hogan, and Richard Lawson discuss the two buzziest titles from the Toronto Film Festival,...
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