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
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The Oscars: What You Didn't See on TV
37 min
202
BONUS EPISODE: The Day-After Oscars Explainer
49 min
203
Final Oscar Predictions, Part 2
37 min
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Final Oscar Predictions, Part 1
30 min
205
Could Titanic Still Win Best Picture Today?
51 min
206
The Case for Dunkirk to Win Best Picture
39 min
207
The Most Surprising Awards Season Stories
43 min
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Willem Dafoe's Road from Experimental Theater t...
63 min
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Explaining the 2018 Oscar Nominations
37 min
210
Final Oscar Nomination Predictions
52 min
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The Golden Globes Took Away the One Oscar Front...
31 min
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Predicting the Golden Globes Winners
35 min
213
Lesley Manville and Jamie Bell, In Conversation
36 min
214
The Backlash to the Star Wars Backlash
35 min
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What the SAG Award Nominations Mean, and What ...
60 min
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The One Oscar Frontrunner Everyone Can Agree On
36 min
217
The First Awards of Awards Season Are Here
45 min
218
Is Meryl Streep About to Crash the Oscar Race?
33 min
219
Inside the First Oscars Event of the Season
53 min
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The Day Disney Blinked
49 min
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The New Scandal Rocking Awards Season
47 min
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The Most Wide-Open Oscar Race in Recent Memory
49 min
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The Secret Weapon of the Best Movie on Netflix
56 min
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Harvey Weinstein and the Week That Changed Hol...
37 min
225
How Far Can Blade Runner 2049 Go?
38 min
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What Makes Oscar Buzz Last?
41 min
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Wrapping Up the Emmys and the Toronto Film Fest...
50 min
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Live from Inside the Toronto Film Festival
42 min
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What We Learned About the Oscars at Telluride
35 min
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What to Expect as Festival Season Begins
32 min
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Are These The Funniest Movies Ever Made?
64 min
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How Can Game of Thrones Stick the Landing?
40 min
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Carrie Coon's Amazing Five Years
53 min
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Which Oscar-Winner Deserves a Comeback?
27 min
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The Curious Case of Ben Affleck’s Post-Oscar Ca...
41 min
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Can Dunkirk Hang In Through Oscar Season?
46 min
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The Emmy Nominations, Explained
30 min
238
A Hot Summer Afternoon Spent With Alec Baldwin
22 min
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The Best Movies and TV Shows of the Year So Far
57 min
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An Emmy Nominations Preview?
58 min
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Summer’s Feel-Good Indie Hit Is Almost Here
48 min
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The Hollywood Events Even Crazier than Oscar N...
53 min
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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
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God Bless Goldie Hawn
29 min
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Are Horror Movies Awards Bait Now?
45 min
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What Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Like So Muc...
41 min
249
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
250
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
251
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
252
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
253
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
254
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
255
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
256
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
257
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
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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
259
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
260
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
261
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
262
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
263
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
264
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
265
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
266
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
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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
268
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
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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
270
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
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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
272
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
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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
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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
275
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
280
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
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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
282
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
283
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
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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
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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
286
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
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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
288
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Oscar Season Has (Almost) Officially Begun
Looking back at ComicCon, and ahead to the Toronto Film Festival.
47 min
294
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
300
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