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Little Gold Men
<p>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.</p>
TV & Film
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
Predicting the 2020 Oscars
Plus looking back at what we got wrong this time last year.
67 min
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
Is This The Most Unpredictable Oscar Year Ever?
40 min
49
Last Chance at Oscar Nomination Predictions
42 min
50
Which Oscar Hopeful Can Survive Controversy?
52 min
51
Golden Globes and the Rise of Glenn Close
44 min
52
Ethan Hawke and Netflix Disruption
59 min
53
Lupita Nyong'o and John Krasinski On Starring i...
46 min
54
What Hollywood Will Be Talking About Over Their...
61 min
55
The Biggest Surprises of the SAG Award Nominations
72 min
56
What the Golden Globe Nominations Mean
35 min
57
The First Awards of Awards Season Are Here!
42 min
58
Inside the Oscars Where Everyone's a Winner
56 min
59
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
60
How Political Will This Oscar Season Get?
60 min
61
Can Anyone Beat Bradley Cooper?
51 min
62
Can Suspiria and Bohemian Rhapsody Claw Their W...
43 min
63
The Box Office Matters for Oscars, But How Much?
62 min
64
A Star Is Born Needs a Best Picture Competitor,...
63 min
65
This Week We Find Out If A Star Is Born Is Real...
56 min
66
John C. Reilly On His Best Duos
63 min
67
Is Toronto's Surprising Big Winner Now an Autom...
59 min
68
Live from the Toronto Film Festival
36 min
69
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
70
How Monica Lewinsky Became an Emmy Nominee
60 min
71
How Summer Movie Season Got Good Again
62 min
72
The Good and Bad of the Popular Film Oscar
48 min
73
Have the Oscars Made a Huge Mistake?
42 min
74
MoviePass Was Too Good to Be True
43 min
75
Your Guide to the Fall Festival Season
35 min
76
Inside the Escapist Joy of Mamma Mia: Here We G...
73 min
77
Explaining the Emmy Nominations
36 min
78
The Women Behind Two of the Year's Best Films
54 min
79
The Emmy Contenders Giving Us Hope
67 min
80
Judd Apatow Feels "Very Sad" For His Old Friend...
76 min
81
Mandy Moore Was At a "Low Point" Before This Is...
46 min
82
BONUS EPISODE: An In-Depth Conversation About T...
43 min
83
Claire Danes Explains How Homeland Keeps Predi...
67 min
84
The Best Movies of 2018 So Far
52 min
85
One of the Year's Best Movies Comes to HBO This...
48 min
86
When Will The Star Wars Universe Start Having M...
63 min
87
How Lena Waithe Wound Up on *Dear White People*
51 min
88
John Legend on Jesus Christ Superstar
46 min
89
Do The Handmaid's Tale and Westworld Still Have...
43 min
90
Why Cannes and Netflix Went to War
28 min
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Guillermo del Toro on the "Heart of Darkness" T...
47 min
92
Why Don't These Perfectly Good Movies Have Any ...
31 min
93
Can Cannes Save Cinema?
41 min
94
2019 Oscar Predictions (Yes, Really)
58 min
95
All the Buzz Out of SXSW
35 min
96
The Oscars: What You Didn't See on TV
37 min
97
BONUS EPISODE: The Day-After Oscars Explainer
49 min
98
Final Oscar Predictions, Part 2
37 min
99
Final Oscar Predictions, Part 1
30 min
100
Could Titanic Still Win Best Picture Today?
51 min
101
The Case for Dunkirk to Win Best Picture
39 min
102
The Most Surprising Awards Season Stories
43 min
103
Willem Dafoe's Road from Experimental Theater t...
63 min
104
Explaining the 2018 Oscar Nominations
37 min
105
Final Oscar Nomination Predictions
52 min
106
The Golden Globes Took Away the One Oscar Front...
31 min
107
Predicting the Golden Globes Winners
35 min
108
Lesley Manville and Jamie Bell, In Conversation
36 min
109
The Backlash to the Star Wars Backlash
35 min
110
What the SAG Award Nominations Mean, and What ...
60 min
111
The One Oscar Frontrunner Everyone Can Agree On
36 min
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The First Awards of Awards Season Are Here
45 min
113
Is Meryl Streep About to Crash the Oscar Race?
33 min
114
Inside the First Oscars Event of the Season
53 min
115
The Day Disney Blinked
49 min
116
The New Scandal Rocking Awards Season
47 min
117
The Most Wide-Open Oscar Race in Recent Memory
49 min
118
The Secret Weapon of the Best Movie on Netflix
56 min
119
Harvey Weinstein and the Week That Changed Hol...
37 min
120
How Far Can Blade Runner 2049 Go?
38 min
121
What Makes Oscar Buzz Last?
41 min
122
Wrapping Up the Emmys and the Toronto Film Fest...
50 min
123
Live from Inside the Toronto Film Festival
42 min
124
What We Learned About the Oscars at Telluride
35 min
125
What to Expect as Festival Season Begins
32 min
126
Are These The Funniest Movies Ever Made?
64 min
127
How Can Game of Thrones Stick the Landing?
40 min
128
Carrie Coon's Amazing Five Years
53 min
129
Which Oscar-Winner Deserves a Comeback?
27 min
130
The Curious Case of Ben Affleck’s Post-Oscar Ca...
41 min
131
Can Dunkirk Hang In Through Oscar Season?
46 min
132
The Emmy Nominations, Explained
30 min
133
A Hot Summer Afternoon Spent With Alec Baldwin
22 min
134
The Best Movies and TV Shows of the Year So Far
57 min
135
An Emmy Nominations Preview?
58 min
136
Summer’s Feel-Good Indie Hit Is Almost Here
48 min
137
The Hollywood Events Even Crazier than Oscar N...
53 min
138
Is Wonder Woman Really the Best Superhero Movie...
57 min
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The Triumphant Return of Twin Peaks
45 min
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Anthony Michael Hall's Stranger-than-Fiction H...
43 min
141
God Bless Goldie Hawn
29 min
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Are Horror Movies Awards Bait Now?
45 min
143
What Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Like So Muc...
41 min
144
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
145
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
146
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
147
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
148
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
149
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
150
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
151
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
152
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
153
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
154
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
155
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
156
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
157
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
158
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
159
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
160
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
161
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
162
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
163
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
164
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
165
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
166
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
167
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
168
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
169
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
170
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
171
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
172
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
173
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
174
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
175
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
176
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
177
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
178
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
179
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
180
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
181
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
182
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
183
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
184
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
185
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
186
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
187
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
188
Oscar Season Has (Almost) Officially Begun
Looking back at ComicCon, and ahead to the Toronto Film Festival.
47 min
189
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
190
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
191
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
192
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
193
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
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What the Oscars Should Learn From the Tonys
Plus: discussion of Meryl Streep’s would-be summer hit Florence Foster Jenkins.
46 min
195
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
196
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
197
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
198
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
199
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
200
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
201
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
202
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
203
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
204
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
205
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
206
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
207
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
208
Explaining the Oscars
Oscar night is over, so how did it all happen, and why?
26 min
209
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
210
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
211
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
212
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
213
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
214
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
215
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
216
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
217
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
218
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
219
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
220
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
221
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
222
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
223
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
224
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
225
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
226
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
227
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
228
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,...
28 min