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
Frontrunners Emerge After the Golden Globes and...
48 min
Interview: Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos (Poo...
The collaborators behind Poor Things talk to Rebecca Ford about the origins of their wild new project, and what it took to create a character as unique and uninhibited as Stone's Bella Baxter. Then Katey Rich talks to Emily Blunt about picking back up with promotion on Oppenheimer now that the actors strike is finished, and how she's learned to manage her expectations around the movies she makes — even one that winds up as massive as this one.
53 min
Has Awards Season Gotten Too Crowded For Its Ow...
A look at the rush of events and panels happening in New York and Los Angeles as the post-strike bottleneck continues. Plus the Academy Museum Gala, the Indie Spirits nominations, and a look ahead at Monday's Golden Globes nominations.
39 min
Interview: Colman Domingo (Rustin, The Color Pu...
Two interviews with stars of two major fall movies. First, David Canfield talks to Colman Domingo about the career-long wait for a role like the one he takes on in the biopic Rustin. Then Rebecca Ford talks to Jacob Elordi about the surprising similarities between his alluring characters in Saltburn and Priscilla.
45 min
Lily Gladstone and Charles Melton Seize Their M...
Following big wins at the Gotham Awards, are they now the actors to beat in their categories? Plus a look ahead at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and discussion of The Color Purple and Wonka.
40 min
Interview: Emerald Fennell (Saltburn) and Andre...
First, Rebecca Ford talks to the writer and director of Saltburn about the unusual writing process that created her latest provocative script, and the chemistry she seeks between herself and her actors before starting any project. Then, David Canfield talks to Andrew Scott about his emotional lead performance in All of Us Strangers, and the "weird marriage" between him and director Andrew Haigh that went into making it.
55 min
The Winners and Losers of Screener Season, Plus...
With the long Thanksgiving weekend underway, which awards contenders will benefit most when voters start catching up on them at home? Plus a look at the big moves for the Golden Globes and the Oscars, the awards potential for The Color Purple, and the surprisingly sweet Adam Sandler movie now on Netflix. And as a bonus Thanksgiving treat, David Canfield talks to Vanessa Kirby about her powerful, surprising turn as Josephine in Napoleon.
64 min
Interview: Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) an...
Months after his film American Fiction took home the Toronto Film Festival’s audience award, Jeffrey Wright is no longer on strike and able to talk to Chris Murphy about the film that resonated with him in surprisingly personal ways. Then, David Canfield talks to Charles Melton, who was as thrilled as you might imagine to share the screen with Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman in May December, and who holds his own with a performance that draws on his Army brat childhood and his insistence on never fitting into a single box.
59 min
The Strike Is Over, and Now Awards Season Can R...
A look at the extremely busy campaign trail and which films are already benefiting the most from the end of the strike. Plus discussion of new releases The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Napoleon.
32 min
Interview: Tom Blyth (The Hunger Games: The Bal...
Savannah Walsh talk to Tom Blyth about the slightly head-spinning experience of playing the younger version of a character originally played by Donald Sutherland, this time 64 years younger and a central character in the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, in theaters this week. Then, Katey Rich catches up with Peter Sarsgaard, who won the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his quiet and touching performance in Memory, opposite Jessica Chastain. Memory will be in theaters in December.
63 min
The Awards Contenders We're Still Waiting to See
With Iron Claw premiering and The Color Purple and Napoleon around the corner, we're looking ahead to what's left on the fall and winter schedule. Plus discussion of The Killer and The Curse and some predictions about the most intriguing crafts categories.
42 min
Interview: Greta Lee (Past Lives)
The actress known for Russian Doll and The Morning Show didn't know what to expect when the script for Past Lives showed up in her inbox — and she spent a year thinking she hadn't gotten the part at all. But once writer and director Celine Song did ask her to be part of the film, she put everything she had into it.
35 min
The Actors Might Be Speaking Soon - What Will T...
A look at how the campaign might change if the end to the SAG-AFTRA strike really is near. Plus a look ahead at fall TV and more lingering questions about the screenplay races.
52 min
Interview: Alexander Payne (The Holdovers)
Alexander Payne is a little bit surprised by the way people are responding to his new film, about three people who form an unlikely bond over Christmas break at a New England boarding school. But he has a hunch it's because there aren't as many movies about human relationships as there were in the early 70s, when the film is set — and he hopes audiences are ready for that kind of throwback.
30 min
The First Awards Nominations of the Season Are ...
The Gotham Awards weigh in with a slate of mostly indie-skewing nominees — plus Barbie. David checks in from the Savannah Film Festival, the group takes the temperature of Priscilla, and the extremely competitive original and adapted screenplay races start to take shape.
48 min
Interview: Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Nyad)
The Oscar-winning directors of Free Solo had followed some of the most elite athletes in the world into some of the most forbidding climates imaginable — but they still found brand new challenges on their first narrative feature film, Nyad. Luckily, they had Annette Bening, Jodie Foster, and Rhys Ifans on their side.
24 min
The Martin Scorsese Portion of Awards Season Ha...
As Killers of the Flower Moon opens in wide release, the group considers how far the latest Scorsese film can go, and who might be in the running with presumed frontrunner Christopher Nolan for best director. Plus a look at Taylor Swift's Eras movie release, the latest on the SAG strikes, and some first-time narrative filmmakers in the race.
43 min
Interview: Jacqueline West and Julie O'Keefe (K...
First, Rebecca Ford talks to the two costume designers of Killers of the Flower Moon, who might have seemed like an unlikely duo — West, a veteran Hollywood costume designer, and O'Keefe, a member of the Osage Nation and experienced product manager — but teamed up to create some of the year's most stunning costumes. Then, David Canfield talks to Cynthia Erivo about the big leaps she took to make Drift, a moving independent film in which she stars as a Liberian refugee and also produces.
55 min
The Award Hopefuls Spending This October on the...
From California's Mill Valley Film Festival to the Hamptons International Film Festival, it's the season for regional events where many Oscar campaigns can be made — or not. Plus, deeper looks at the actor and supporting actor races, as well as the strongest competitors in best documentary feature.
37 min
Interview: Maggie Betts (The Burial) and Nathan...
First, David Canfield talks to writer and director Maggie Betts, who embraced the format of the 90s legal thriller for her courtroom drama starring Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones. Then HIllary Busis talks to Nathan Lane, who brings his Broadway-honed gravitas to the extremely silly new movie Dicks: The Musical.
53 min
Wes Anderson. Bradley Cooper, the Golden Globes...
With the New York Film Festival in full swing and thrilling new films debuting each week, it’s a great time of year to talk about movies— and, as so often happens, ponder what the Golden Globes have up their sleeve.
44 min
Interview: Christian Friedel (The Zone of Inter...
The German actor was told by director Jonathan Glazer he'd be starring in "Big Brother in a Nazi house" — and even that didn't scare him off. Friedel talks to David Canfield about the challenge of turning an Auschwitz commandant into a normal person, bonding with co-star Sandra Hüller over their shared challenge, and how his second career as a musician helps make remarkable performances like this one possible.
30 min
Introducing: Critics at Large - The Myth Making...
12 min
With the WGA Strike Over, Awards Season Can Get...
A look at the events that may look a little more normal now that the writers are back to work, and how quickly the actors might follow suit. Plus, discussion of the New York Film Festival, Lily Gladstone's jump to lead actress, and the fascinating international feature race.
38 min
Interview: Trace Lysette (Monica)
The actress worked hard to snag her first lead role in the indie drama Monica, and now finds herself in the odd position of being able to talk about it while still being on strike. (Monica has an interim agreement with SAG-AFTRA) She talks to David Canfield about digging deep for the role, advocating for herself, and the potential to make history as a trans actress in the awards race.
34 min