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
Your Guide to the Oscar-Nominated Shorts, and a...
Chris Murphy joins for a deep dive into the animated, documentary, and live-action short categories, and we share clips from two of our Cocktail Hour Live events: an interview with best actress nominee Andra Day, and a conversation between MIchael B. Jordan and Serena Williams.
77 min
2
The Two Wildest Oscar Races Left
How the SAG Awards upended both the best actress and best supporting actress races yet again. Plus, a conversation with Minari director Lee Isaac Chung.
56 min
3
We Answer Your Most Pressing Oscar Questions
Plus, a conversation with Time director Garrett Bradley, and a sneak preview of Vanity Fair’s upcoming event Cocktail Hour Live.
73 min
4
Riz Ahmed on the Power of His Oscar Nomination
The Sound of Metal star talks about the value of representation and what comes next, plus a look at the WGA winners, the no-Zoom-allowed Oscars, and what's next on the awards calendar.
56 min
5
The Biggest Surprises of the Oscar Nominations
Breaking down the Lakeith Stanfield shocker, the troubling trend about Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and One Night in Miami, and who we now expect to be the big winner.
48 min
6
Our Final Oscar Nomination Predictions
What the Critics Choice Award winners and BAFTA nominees told us, and which surprises still lay ahead.
45 min
7
The Golden Globes Revealed Two Incredibly Unpre...
A morning-after analysis of the Globes, technical difficulties and all, plus a conversation with Delroy Lindo and Spike Lee about Da 5 Bloods.
57 min
8
Inside This Year's Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue,...
Jeff Giles joins to share inside stories about the making of a Hollywood Issue unlike any other. Plus, a look ahead at the Golden GLobes, and a conversation with Another Round star Mads MIkkelsen.
72 min
9
The Mauritanian Star Tahar Rahim Is Ready for t...
A conversation with the Golden Globe nominee, plus a look at the trials and tribulations of the best original song Oscar category with special guest Noah Gittell.
55 min
10
What Judas and the Black Messiah and the Trial ...
Cassie da Costa joins for a look at the recent spate of films that examine the FBI's surveillance of black activists and artists in the mid-20th century, and how much further those stories could have gone. Plus, a conversation with Cherry star Tom Holland.
57 min
11
What to Make of the SAG and Golden Globes Nomin...
How Jared Leto happened, what to make of Minari's shutout one place and success another, and more analysis of the week's awards announcements. Plus, a look back at the Sundance Film Festival and Netflix's Firefly Lane.
58 min
12
The Indie Spirit Nominations, the AFI List, and...
A look at a new batch of honors, and the surging support for Promising Young Woman and Sound of Metal. Plus, conversations with Never Rarely Sometimes Always star Sidney Flanigan and Malcolm & Marie star John David Washington.
83 min
13
The Late-Breaking Oscar Contenders Are On Their...
A look at the movies that have yet to debut, and conversations with two major contenders, One Night in Miami's Kingsley Ben-Adir and Miss Juneteenth's Nicole Beharie.
80 min
14
Emerald Fennell's Guide to Candy-Colored Revenge
An interview with the writer and director of Promising Young Woman (and also Camilla from The Crown!), plus a look at new releases MLK/FBI, One Night in Miami, and Locked Down, and the Gotham Award winners.
73 min
15
What to Expect As Awards Season Finally, Actual...
A look at the critics awards to come, the controversy around the Golden Globes, and the contenders we still have yet to see. Plus, conversations with Mank star Amanda Seyfried and Da 5 Bloods and Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors.
76 min
16
Cristin Milioti and Jason Woliner on Two of the...
This holiday week episode features two interviews, first with Palm Springs star Milioti and then with Borat 2 director Woliner.
54 min
17
The Christmas Movies to Help You Escape 2020
Who Weekly co-hosts Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber join to discuss the best of this year's Christmas movie crop. Plus a look at the first critics' awards of the season, and a conversation with The Crown star Emma Corrin.
89 min
18
How The Flight Attendant Broke Big
A conversation with the star of the HBO Max thriller Kaley Cuoco, plus a look at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup, new releases The Father and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and the massive list of upcoming titles announced by Disney.
72 min
19
The Best TV of 2020, the NBA Included
A look at our TV critic's year-end top 10, plus discussion of the potential of an in-person Oscars, the drama at HBO Max, and new releases Let Them All Talk and Wolfwalkers.
54 min
20
The Old Hollywood Stories That Mank Gets Right—...
A wide-ranging discussion of David Fincher's new film, plus a look at The Prom, Sound of Metal, Nomadland, and Richard's top 10 list.
68 min
21
Why The Personal History of David Copperfield I...
Director and co-writer Armando Iannucci talks about adapting the Dickens classic to reflect the modern Britain he loves. Plus a look at the trouble within Star Wars fandom, and a holiday weekend spent with Happiest Season and other movies worth catching up with.
67 min
22
Special Presentation of In VOGUE: The 1990s -- ...
36 min
23
Let the Carrie Coon Best Actress Hype Begin Now
The star of The Nest talks about the not-quite-haunted-house thriller. Plus conversations about The Personal History of David Copperfield, I Hate Suzie, The Crown, and the upcoming Small Axe series.
79 min
24
Congratulations America: The Crown Is Back
Here, in our moment of post-election deep breathing, arrives the fourth season of Netflix's royal soap opera, and not a moment too soon. Plus discussion of new releases Mank, Dating Amber, and Ammonite, Richard's review of Hillbilly Elegy, and our own election week experiences.
54 min
25
2000 Oscars Flashback: Gladiator, Steven Soderb...
This Had Oscar Buzz co-hosts Joe Reid and Chris Feil join for a special flashback episode about the 2000 Oscar race, and everything that's changed about the awards since then. Note: this episode was pre-recorded before Election Day, and contains exactly zero discussion of 2020 politics.
84 min
26
Borat 2 Brings a Surprise Oscar Contender Into ...
Meet Maria Bakalova, who might have the season's wildest best supporting actress campaign. Plus a look at The Craft: Legacy and Kindred, and a conversation with On the Rocks director Sofia Coppola.
66 min
27
The Little Gold Men Book Club: Rebecca
A look at Netflix's new movie, the 1940 Hitchcock classic, and the Daphne du Maurier novel that started it all. Plus discussions of new releases The Witches and On the Rocks.
54 min
28
The Netflix Movie That Could Get Every Supporti...
A look at Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and a slew of other new titles, plus a conversation with Film Fest 919 founders Carol Marshall and Randi Emmerman.
69 min
29
Does The Social Network Deserve an Anniversary ...
Vanity Fair TV critic Sonia Saraiya joins this week's show to argue that David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's Facebook movie got more wrong about social media than we even realized. Plus discussion of Emily in Paris, The Good Lord Bird, The Haunting of Bly Manor, the New York Film Festival, and the recent rash of cancellations at Netflix.
62 min
30
It's the Autumn of Jessie Buckley
Joanna talks to the star of Fargo and I'm Thinking of Ending Things. The episode also includes discussion of the many release date changes that have shaken up the Oscar race, the trailer for Minari, and the movies Enola Holmes and The Boys in the Band.
57 min
31
The Surprising Success of the Pandemic Emmys
It felt more or less like a real awards show, which considering the circumstances was a little bit of a miracle. A look at the big winners Succession, Watchmen, and Schitt's Creek, and what every awards show might be able to learn from this one.
39 min
32
The Oscars Are Seven Months Away, But The Buzz ...
A look at the Toronto International Film Festival and the winners from Venice, plus a look ahead at Sunday's Emmy awards and a conversation with Academy governor DeVon Franklin about the organization's new inclusivity standards.
75 min
33
What the Oscar Inclusivity Rules Actually Mean
A closer look at a new set of standards for best picture contenders, plus discussion of the Venice and Toronto film festivals and a conversation with Unpregnant star Haley Lu Richardson.
75 min
34
Your Guide to Charlie Kaufman's Latest Mind-Bender
A discussion of both the new film I'm Thinking of Ending Things and the book it's based on. Plus a look at new releases Bill and Ted Face the Music, Mulan, and Tenet.
54 min
35
So, What's It Like to Actually See Tenet?
Ben Croll dials in from Paris to talk about the release of the summer's only blockbuster. Plus, an interview with Giancarlo Esposito and a conversation between Emmy nominees and longtime friends Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lesli Linka Glatter.
75 min
36
BONUS: Little Gold Women: Shira Haas and Anna W...
Ang Ferragauto and LaToya Ferguson discuss what made the limited series such a major hit, and then the show's co-creator and star discuss the steps they took to tell an authentic story about an Orthodox Jewish woman from Brooklyn starting a brand-new life in Berlin.
44 min
37
Can the Emmys Break Out of Their Rut Again?
A year after Fleabag's surprise sweep, two other newcomers are favored to win the top prize. Can the Emmys continue embracing change? Plus, conversations with Emmy nominees Linda Cardellini and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
75 min
38
BONUS: Little Gold Women: Laura Linney and Juli...
Hosts LaToya Ferguson and Ang Ferraguto discuss the third season of the crime drama, and stars Laura Linney and Julia Garner reveal some of their favorite moments. Sponsored by Netflix.
38 min
39
The Real Monsters of HBO's Splashy New Drama Se...
A look at the new series Lovecraft Country, the Sundance-winning documentary Boys State, and a conversation with Succession star Sarah Snook.
74 min
40
Geena Davis on How to Have a Film Festival in t...
The two-time Oscar winner and co-founder of the Bentonville Film Festival joins the festival's president of programming Wendy Guerrero to describe how they're pulling off this year's event. Plus, a look at newly announced plans from the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.
51 min
41
The 2020 Emmy Nominations Are Here!
At long last, we have an actual awards show to talk about. Guests Hillary Busis and Sonia Saraiya help Mike and Richard break down the snubs, surprises, and strange narratives among this year's nominees.
42 min
42
How I May Destroy You Became the Show of the Su...
Discussing Micaela Coel’s undefinable 12-episode dramedy, with guests Yohana Desta and Hillary Busis. Plus a look at what in the world festival season has in store.
35 min
43
All Your Peacock Questions, Answered
NBC's new streaming service has launched, with multiple tiers and price points and an endearingly oddball lineup of films. So, will anyone actually sign up for it? Plus a look at the handful of stellar new films out now, including Palm Springs, The Old Guard, and Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets.
44 min
44
The Emmy Contenders Voters Can’t Ignore
Making the case for the best of this years top Emmy contenders, plus conversations with two of them, Thandie Newton and Janelle Monae.
72 min
45
New TV Shows and Movies Worth Staying In For
A look at new releases Irresistible, Hamilton, Eurovision, and The Baby-Sitters Club. Plus, conversations with Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk and Unbelievable star Kaitlyn Dever.
73 min
46
BONUS: Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery on Defe...
This episode was made in collaboration with Apple TV+. Hosts LaToya Ferguson and Joe Reid discuss the eight-part limited series, based on the novel by William Landay. Stars Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery also discuss their performances as parents caught in an impossible situation when their son is accused of a horrific crime.
43 min
47
The Enduringly Cool Lesbian Classic You Can Wat...
Yohana Desta shares what she learned from Cheryl Dunye, director of 1996's The Watermelon Woman, which is now free on Criterion Channel. Plus, a conversation with Succession star Jeremy Strong.
56 min
48
There's No Easy Answer For What to Do With *Gon...
Vulture's Angelica Jade Bastien joins to discuss her essay on the 1939 blockbuster, and why it will never fully go away despite its many problems. Plus a look at the latest changes to awards season, plus interviews with *Curb Your Enthusiasm* star J.B. Smoove and *Run* star Merritt Wever.
85 min
49
Do The Right Thing Said It All 30 Years Ago
A look back at Spike Lee's generation-defining film, and its notorious Oscar snub. Plus, a look at the best films of the year so far, the black protest films to watch in addition to Do the Right Thing, and new releases The King of Staten Island and Spike Lee's own Da 5 Bloods. The episode also includes interviews with Emmy contenders James Corden and Damon Lindelof.
104 min
50
Franklin Leonard and Tananarive Due on Why Holl...
The founder of the Blacklist joins to discuss the entertainment industry's response to the George Floyd protests, and who seems to actually be getting it right. And horror author and screenwriter Tananarive Due discusses the piece she wrote for Vanity Fair about her childhood experience with protests, what positive change she's seen in Hollywood, and why horror movies can be the perfect way to process the scary things happening in the real world.
70 min
51
If Captain Picard Can’t Improve Your Quarantine...
This week’s show features interviews with "Picard" star Patrick Stewart and "The Good Place’s" Janet, D’arcy Carden, as well as a look back at 1995’s Oscar-winning "Sense and Sensibility."
88 min
52
There Are Still Good New Movies Coming Out! Or ...
A look back at the 1972 Oscar winner, plus a look ahead at new releases Military Wives and The Trip to Greece. Plus, conversations with The Great star Nicholas Hoult and Hollywood star Patti LuPone.
87 min
53
The Oscar-Winning Performance That's Legendary ...
We all know better now than to believe Marisa Tomei's Oscar win for My Cousin Vinny was the result of Jack Palance reading the wrong name. But is anyone giving enough credit to how brilliant she actually is? Plus, conversations with comedian and writer Julio Torres and with Watchmen composers Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor.
83 min
54
How a Historic Oscar Season Led Andre Holland t...
The star of the Netflix limited series was looking for the right project to work on with Damien Chazelle— and it took him to a fictional Paris jazz club. Plus, a look back at 1984’s best picture winner Amadeus.
57 min
55
The Most Prescient Oscar Winner of All Time
A look back at 1976's Network, which only feels more topical as the years go by. Plus a look at the legacy of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and a conversation with Driveways star Hong Chau.
86 min
56
The Best Picture Winner That Stood the Test of ...
A look back at 1980's Ordinary People, plus a conversation with High Fidelity star Zoe Kravitz.
60 min
57
There's Never a Wrong Time to Revisit Casablanca
A look back at one of the best best picture winners of all time, plus a conversation with *Nailed It* host Nicole Byer and a look behind the scenes of our *Dune* exclusive.
64 min
58
Laura Linney Is Not Surprised By How Dark She's...
The Oscar, Tony, and Emmy nominee discusses the intense third season of her Netflix series. Plus a look at Quibi and Disney's release date shuffles, and a flashback to Singin' in the Rain.
68 min
59
Little Gold Men Essentials: Sunset Boulevard
Inside the making of the 1950 classic with Gloria Swanson’s close confidante, Wayne Lawson. Plus a look at how the Emmys and Tonys delays affect the awards seasons to come.
50 min
60
The 1918 Flu Didn’t Kill Movie Theaters, But We...
A look at the past and our potential future, courtesy of guests Karina Longworth and David Ehrlich. Plus a new miniseries, the Little Gold Men Essentials!
69 min
61
Coronavirus Changes Everything, Again
A check in on Hollywood as the world shuts down, plus a conversation with The Plot Against America star Zoe Kazan.
67 min
62
Coronavirus, SXSW, and What Might Happen Next
Joanna was supposed to be on her way to SXSW, but now she, and thousands of people in Austin, are wondering just what the impact of the canceled festival will be—and how many more cancellations are still to come. Plus, a conversation with First Cow star John Magaro.
48 min
63
Predicting the 2021 Oscars
Because it's never too early—and after two years of failing to mention the eventual best picture winner, we have to start getting something right eventually.
75 min
64
Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom on Their ...
The longtime collaborators have made a film about the ridiculous world of the super-rich— and the underpaid workers who made them that way.
41 min
65
The Oscars, Reviewed: Wow, That Really Happened
The thrilling sweep for Parasite, the unexpected speeches from Joaquin and Renee, the Vanity Fair Oscar party-- we cover it all.
54 min
66
Our Final Oscar Predictions
1917 or Parasite? Taika Waititi or Greta Gerwig? We make our picks in every category.
52 min
67
Your Guide to the Oscar-Nominated Shorts
Plus dispatches from Sundance and conversations with Governor's Ball organizer Cheryl Cecchetto and best actress nominee Cynthia Erivo.
88 min
68
Is Parasite Surging in the Best Picture Race?
After winning the top prize at SAG, Bong Joon Ho's thriller is in a great position—if it can get past 1917, at least. Plus, a conversation with The Irishman casting director Ellen Lewis.
59 min
69
The 2020 Oscar Nominations Are Here!
We are excited for Parasite, sad for J. Lo, and still talking about Joker.
48 min
70
The Golden Globes, the Controversial BAFTAs, an...
A busy week of awards nominations wraps up as Oscar nomination voting closes—and the potential for another #OscarsSoWhite looms.
49 min
71
Predicting the 2020 Golden Globes Winners
From the expected juggernauts to the potential shockers.
39 min
72
Conversations with Saoirse Ronan and Roger Deakins
A special holiday week episode featuring two interviews with people who have 17 Oscar nominations between them— and more to come.
73 min
73
Star Wars and Cats: They're Here!
The two gigantic movies of the holiday season have arrived, and provide so, *so* much to talk about.
66 min
74
Little Women, Richard Jewell, and More Awards S...
Looking at state of the race for several major December releases, plus a conversation with The Two Popes screenwriter Anthony McCarten and star Jonathan Pryce.
60 min
75
Sorting Through SAG, Critics Awards, and All th...
A busy week of awards explained– plus a conversation with Little Women writer/director Greta Gerwig.
95 min
76
Reacting to the Golden Globe Nominations
Great news for The Two Popes, tough news for Little Women, and more of what we learned from the Hollywood Foreign Press.
29 min
77
What We Learned From a Week's Worth of Awards
Awards season is in full swing, and a lot of contenders are being solidified while new ones emerged. So, what have we learned? Plus, a conversation with Frozen 2 songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
72 min
78
Rian Johnson on Knives Out and the Enduring App...
Plus conversation about 1917 and Little Women, and how Cats and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will torture critics in a few weeks.
65 min
79
Nicole Kidman on Bombshell, Prom, and Her "Bone...
The Oscar and Emmy-winner stops by to talk about the second season of the hit HBO show, and whether there will be a third. Plus, the new Cats trailer, the Indie Spirit nominations, and Dark Waters.
52 min
80
The Last Remaining Mysteries of Awards Season
A look at the unseen films and burning questions that could still reshape the race, plus a conversation with Ford v. Ferrari star Tracy Letts.
72 min
81
Willem Dafoe, Karina Longworth, and Martin Scor...
A jam-packed episode discussing The Irishman's theatrical rollout, and featuring interviews with The Lighthouse star Willem Dafoe and You Must Remember This host Karina Longworth.
75 min
82
Inside the Oscars You Can’t See on TV
The Governors Awards are an opportunity for Oscar hopefuls to meet scores of Academy members— and Vanity Fair’s Anthony Breznican was in the middle of it. Plus a conversation with Her Smell star Elisabeth Moss.
59 min
83
A Sneak Peek at Queen and Slim
Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas preview their new film onstage at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit. Plus a deep dive on supporting actress and more discussion of Bombshell and Jojo Rabbit.
69 min
84
Laura Dern on Her Two Massive Awards Season Movies
The Marriage Story and Little Women Star talks to Joanna Robinson onstage at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Plus a look at Parasite’s big debut, the Hamptons Film Festival and Film Fest 919, and the best supporting actor race.
69 min
85
Love It or Hate It, Joker Is Staying in the Osc...
A look at the divisive comic book adaptation, Joaquin Phoenix's best actor chances, and how Academy members are reacting.
47 min
86
Is the Best Actress Oscar Renee Zellweger's to ...
A look at the buzz surrounding her performance in Judy, plus discussion of The Irishman, Fantastic Fest, and Vanity Fair's cover story on Joaquin Phoenix.
49 min
87
The Highs, Lows, and Satisfying Surprises of th...
A bleary-eyed morning-after conversation about a wild Emmys night, from Fleabag's shocking win to Michelle Williams's moving speech.
39 min
88
So, Is Jojo Rabbit the Oscar Frontrunner Now?
Wrapping up the buzz from the Toronto Film Festival with special guest Mark Harris, plus a look ahead at the Emmy Awards.
66 min
89
All the Oscar Buzz from the Toronto Film Festival
Catching up on everything from Knives Out to, yes, Joker. Plus a conversation with Just Mercy director Destin Daniel Cretton.
56 min
90
The Joker Is the Biggest Story of Festival Seas...
Richard dials in from the Venice Film Festival, and Joanna talks to Lisa Henson, executive producer of Netflix’s Dark Crystal.
65 min
91
Can The Goldfinch Possibly Make For a Good Movie?
The Little Gold Men book club concludes with a discussion of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winner. Plus, a conversation with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Emmy nominee Luke Kirby.
45 min
92
Meet the Man Behind the Curtain of Peak TV
AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan talks about his Emmy-nominated shows, including Killing Eve and Documentary Now! Plus a book club discussion of Joan Didion's The Last Thing He Wanted and a conversation between The Farewell director Lulu Wang and Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund.
87 min
93
Ben Stiller on the Creative Tension That Made E...
The comedian and director talks about his Emmy-nominated Showtime series. Plus, the Little Gold Men book club takes on Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl.
65 min
94
Michelle Williams on the Best Day to Be an Actor
The four-time Oscar nominee talks about her new film After the Wedding, plus the first installment of the Little Gold Men book club, with Vanity Fair's editor-in-chief Radhika Jones joining to discuss Little Women.
75 min
95
A Spoiler-Filled Conversation About Once Upon a...
Quentin Tarantino's new movie has everyone talking, us included. Plus a look at the latest fall film festival lineups and the last TV news from TCA.
61 min
96
The Toronto Film Festival Gives Us Our First Lo...
A deep dive into the first part of the TIFF lineup, plus a conversation with the festival's artistic director and co-chair Cameron Bailey.
65 min
97
How to Make Sense of the Emmy Nominations
It was a great day for Fleabag and Schitt's Creek, an even better one for Game of Thrones, and a tough time to be a network show. Breaking down all of the 2019 Emmy nominees, with special guests Hillary Busis and Sonia Saraiya.
41 min
98
Predicting the Emmy Nominations
What to expect from Game of Thrones, Veep, and more of the biggest Emmy contenders. Plus, discussion of The Farewell and the upcoming Judy Garland biopic Judy.
41 min
99
Inside Midsommar and Sword of Trust, Two of the...
Interviews with Midsommar star Jack Reynor and Sword of Trust writer and director Lynn Shelton.
44 min
100
The Best TV and Movies of the Year So Far
From Fleabag to Toy Story 4 to yes, Alita: Battle Angel, a look at the best things to watch in 2019.
42 min