Little Gold Men by Vanity Fair

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Our Final Oscar Predictions
1917 or Parasite? Taika Waititi or Greta Gerwig? We make our picks in every category.
52 min
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
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
The 2020 Oscar Nominations Are Here!
We are excited for Parasite, sad for J. Lo, and still talking about Joker.
48 min
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
Predicting the 2020 Golden Globes Winners
From the expected juggernauts to the potential shockers.
39 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Predicting the 2020 Oscars
Plus looking back at what we got wrong this time last year.
67 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is It Too Late for Black Panther to Win Best Pi...
Special guest and editor-in-chief Chris Rosen is here to shake up your Oscar ballots with some wild predictions.
57 min
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
Is This The Most Unpredictable Oscar Year Ever?
40 min
Last Chance at Oscar Nomination Predictions
42 min
Which Oscar Hopeful Can Survive Controversy?
52 min
Golden Globes and the Rise of Glenn Close
44 min
Ethan Hawke and Netflix Disruption
59 min
Lupita Nyong'o and John Krasinski On Starring i...
46 min
What Hollywood Will Be Talking About Over Their...
61 min
The Biggest Surprises of the SAG Award Nominations
72 min
What the Golden Globe Nominations Mean
35 min
The First Awards of Awards Season Are Here!
42 min