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
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
2
Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty
Listen to a sneak peek of Allure's new show as they explore the inextricable link between science and beauty.
1 min
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
Introducing In Vogue: The 1990s
A new docuseries from Vogue about how the 90s sparked a cultural fusion where no one was exempt from fashion.
2 min
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
Our Final Oscar Predictions
1917 or Parasite? Taika Waititi or Greta Gerwig? We make our picks in every category.
52 min
43
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
44
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
45
The 2020 Oscar Nominations Are Here!
We are excited for Parasite, sad for J. Lo, and still talking about Joker.
48 min
46
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
47
Predicting the 2020 Golden Globes Winners
From the expected juggernauts to the potential shockers.
39 min
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
Summer Movies and TV That Fill You With Dread ....
A look at Midsommar and Chernobyl, plus a conversation with Marisa Tomei about her role in the one-night-only live All in the Family revival.
56 min
78
EMMYS BONUS EPISODE: Talking The Act With Joey ...
The actress who brought Gypsy Rose Blanchard to life in the acclaimed Hulu series talks about the transformation required, and how she moved on from Gypsy.
21 min
79
Inside The Good Place's Final Season
Star Manny Jacinto weighs in on the show's recently announced ending, plus discussion of the ATX Festival, the Tony Awards, and the Bob Dylan "documentary" Rolling Thunder Revue.
57 min
80
Back to Monterey for Big Little Lies Season 2
A discussion of the HBO series return, a look at this year's honorary Oscar winners, and a conversation with Forever co-creator Alan Yang.
63 min
81
What We Learned After Diving Deep Into the Emmys
A look inside Vanity Fair's upcoming special Emmys issue, plus an interview with Fosse/Verdon director and executive producer Thomas Kail.
58 min
82
All the Oscar Buzz Out of Cannes
Richard calls from the Croisette with the latest from the Cannes Film Festival, including word on Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Plus, a conversation between Sonia Saraiya and Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland.
66 min
83
Special Tonys Edition!
Thrillist's Esther Zuckerman and Vulture's Jackson McHenry join Richard Lawson for a look at the current Broadway season, and Richard interviews To Kill a Mockingbird stars Gideon Glick and Celia Keenan-Bolger.
77 min
84
What to Actually Look Forward to This Summer
There are a lot of big, loud franchise movies on the way—but also some small gems, and a few of the big, loud movies we actually like.
68 min
85
If Return of the King Could Win Best Picture, W...
A conversation about the TV show and movie dominating pop culture, and their awards hopes. Plus, an interview with Succession star Matthew Macfadyen.
58 min
86
The Biggest Story of the Decade Comes to an End
As Avengers: Endgame wraps up a 22-part franchise—sort of—has the Marvel model really changed everything forever? Plus, guest Griffin Newman lays out his abiding love for the Fast and Furious franchise, including the upcoming Hobbs and Shaw spinoff.
53 min
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
Predicting the 2020 Oscars
Plus looking back at what we got wrong this time last year.
67 min
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
Is This The Most Unpredictable Oscar Year Ever?
40 min