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.

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TV & Film
Interview: Lena Dunham (Catherine Called Birdy)
After some deliberate time away from the spotlight, and then some pandemic delays, Dunham has two films out this year— and the latest, Catherine Called Birdy, is the YA book adaptation she's wanted to make for a decade, but only really could have made now.
27 min
The Hits, the Misses, and the Serious Oscar Buz...
Which movies will actually play well Stateside? Which Oscar campaigns may already be over? Richard Lawson and David Canfield report back with everything they saw at the Toronto International Film Festival.
38 min
The Best and Worst of the 2022 Emmys
Sheryl Lee Ralph's victory was an all-time highlight, but was the rest of the show up to her level? And how did she and the other winners celebrate once the cameras were off? Katey Rich, David Canfield, and Rebecca Ford break down the 2022 Emmys.
31 min
All the Buzz— and Rumors— From Venice, Tellurid...
Forget the timed standing ovations and the spitting conspiracy theories— what really matters after the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals? Richard Lawson, Rebecca Ford, and David Canfield are here to report back, and look ahead to the Toronto International Film Festival, too.
54 min
Interview: Owain Arthur (The Rings of Power)
Anthony Breznican talks to the actor who plays Prince Durin IV in the sprawling fantasy series, which is now airing on Prime Video.
27 min
Venice, Telluride, and Everything to Watch Out For
From Cate Blanchett as a menacing conductor to whatever Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu has in store with Bardo, there's a whole lot of movies to keep track of— and an entire Oscar race that will have taken shape by the time this weekend is over.
32 min
Interview: Domhnall Gleeson (The Patient)
Playing a serial killer after a career as nice guys, Gleeson stretched himself for the FX series opposite Steve Carell— but also felt compelled to do something beyond your typical criminal mastermind. The Irish actor talks to David Canfield about what he's looking for at this point in his career, and figuring out what he had in common with a killer.
29 min
The Indie Spirits Adopt Gender Neutral Categori...
A look at the latest news from the Spirits, the Academy, the Toronto Film Festival, and more, plus a special appearance from Vanity Fair's Natalie Jarvey to dive into the internal drama at HBO Max, and why people care so much about it in the first place.
42 min
Book Club: White Noise
After 15 years of failed attempts, Noah Baumbach will be the one to bring Don Delillo's landmark 1985 novel to the big screen. So what to expect? Katey Rich, Rebecca Ford, and HIllary Busis dive into the social satire that inspired a thousand imitators, but remains surprisingly effective— and darkly funny.
24 min
Book Club: Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis
Soon to be a feature film starring Timothee Chalamet, Bones & All had the potential to be the cannibal version of Twilight... even if that's not exactly what the book is at all. Also discussed on this week's episode: new developments from the New York and Toronto film festivals, the rumored comeback of the Golden Globes, and how Better Call Saul might be perfectly positioned to get its Emmy due at last.
49 min
Interview: Hoyeon (Squid Game) and Christina Ri...
Rebecca Ford and David Canfield catch up with two actresses who had breakout moments on television this year— and wildly different paths to this year’s Emmys.
48 min
Book Club: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Tw...
Vanity Fair's editor-in-chief Radhika Jones joins for a discussion of the book about the landmark Harvey Weinstein investigation, and what kind of soul-searching the movie adaptation might spark in Hollywood. Plus a look at this year's Emmy host, a new Academy president, and what a Harry Styles Oscar campaign might look like.
47 min
Interview: Michael Stuhlbarg (Dopesick)
The Emmy nominee claims he saw the role of Richard Sackler as a great opportunity that happened to come his way— but after building a career of scene-stealing acclaimed work, it's hard to believe anything as good as Michael Stuhlbarg's work happens by accident.
26 min
Book Club: Women Talking by Miriam Toews
Among the many huge titles announced for the Toronto Film Festival last week was Women Talking, Sarah Polley's adaptation of the 2018 novel. To kick off our August book club series we discuss the novel and what the adaptation might look like, in addition to taking an even closer look at the fall festival lineups.
41 min
Interview: Kieran Culkin (Succession)
He'll be the first to credit the writers of Succession for Roman Roy and every other irresistibly terrible member of that family— but over three seasons of the HBO drama series, Culkin has also been able to make the character his own. Here he talks to Rebecca Ford about returning to shoot season four, why Succession made him want to stick with acting, and where in the world Alan Ruck's Emmy nomination is.
27 min
Venice and Toronto, Revealed
Festival season is almost upon us! Which means lineup announcements. Richard, Rebecca, and David look at the big titles headed to Venice next month and dig into the ever-developing news from Toronto. Later in the episode, the team wonders whether Angela Bassett might be an Oscar contender for Wakanda Forever and debates the merits of the new release Nope.
40 min
Interview: Dale Dickey (A Love Song)
David Canfield speaks with Dale Dickey, the consummate character actor best known for stealing scenes in Breaking Bad and Winter’s Bone, about a lifetime of making the most of small parts—leading to her brilliant first leading role, in the romantic indie A Love Song.
28 min
Is It Time for a Tom Cruise Oscar Campaign?
With Top Gun: Maverick reigning as the undisputed box office champ of the summer, could a best actor Oscar for Tom Cruise actually happen? Plus, a look at the TIFF lineup, other possibilities for festival season, and a burning Emmy question.
39 min
Interview: Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
A conversation with the creator and star of ABC's breakout hit comedy, who says the show's success has allowed her and the entire team "to believe in ourselves."
26 min
Interview: Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to...
David Canfield talks to the star of the summery escapist comedy, who says making something light and frothy isn't necessarily easier than a dark Mike Leigh drama.
27 min
What to Know about the 2022 Emmy Nominations
Succession and Ted Lasso reign supreme, Abbott Elementary and Yellowjackets have freshman surges, and the voters really, really love The White Lotus.
37 min
Book Club: My Policeman, Soon to Be Starring Ha...
Erin Vanderhoof joins Katey and David for a conversation about Bethan Roberts's novel about an unconventional relationship in 1950s Britain between a woman, her policeman husband, and his museum curator lover. The book has been adapted as a film starring Emma Corrin, David Downs, and Harry Styles as the policeman in the middle of the love triangle. It's set for release in theaters October 21 and on Prime Video November 4.
50 min
Interview: Jenny Slate (Marcel the Shell with S...
A conversation with the actor and creator of the sneaker-wearing shell who was a 2010 viral sensation, but might be even more resonant today.
25 min
Pride Oscar Flashback: Moonlight
A look back at 2017's historic best picture winner, and how it still manages to surprise. Plus a discussion of the new class of Academy members and the ongoing drama behind the scenes at the Golden Globes.
43 min
Interview: Rose Byrne (Physical)
A conversation with the star of the Apple TV+ series, who describes herself as “an actress of a thousand questions.”
26 min