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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, creator… read more

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Has Awards Season Gotten Too Crowded For Its Own Good?

December 7th, 2023


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, …

Interview: Colman Domingo (Rustin, The Color Purple) and Jacob Elordi (Saltburn, Priscilla)

December 5th, 2023


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 …

Lily Gladstone and Charles Melton Seize Their Moment

November 30th, 2023


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 …

Interview: Emerald Fennell (Saltburn) and Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers)

November 28th, 2023


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 …

The Winners and Losers of Screener Season, Plus a Conversation With Vanessa Kirby

November 23rd, 2023


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 …

Interview: Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) and Charles Melton (May December)

November 21st, 2023


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 …

The Strike Is Over, and Now Awards Season Can Really Begin

November 16th, 2023


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 …

Interview: Tom Blyth (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) and Peter Sarsgaard (Memory)

November 14th, 2023


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 Awards Contenders We're Still Waiting to See

November 9th, 2023


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. …

Interview: Greta Lee (Past Lives)

November 7th, 2023


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 …

The Actors Might Be Speaking Soon - What Will They Say?

November 2nd, 2023


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 …

Interview: Alexander Payne (The Holdovers)

October 31st, 2023


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 …

The First Awards Nominations of the Season Are Here

October 26th, 2023


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 …

Interview: Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Nyad)

October 24th, 2023


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 …

The Martin Scorsese Portion of Awards Season Has Begun

October 19th, 2023


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 …

Interview: Jacqueline West and Julie O'Keefe (Killers of the Flower Moon) and Cynthia Erivo (Drift)

October 17th, 2023


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 …

The Award Hopefuls Spending This October on the Road

October 12th, 2023


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 …

Interview: Maggie Betts (The Burial) and Nathan Lane (Dicks: The Musical)

October 10th, 2023


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 …

Wes Anderson. Bradley Cooper, the Golden Globes, and More

October 5th, 2023


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 …

Interview: Christian Friedel (The Zone of Interest)

October 3rd, 2023


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 …

Introducing: Critics at Large - The Myth Making of Elon Musk

September 29th, 2023


Elon Musk’s presence in our lives is inescapable: his cars roam our streets, his satellites orbit our skies, and his purchase of X—formerly known as Twitter—has reshaped the social-media landscape. The staff writers …

With the WGA Strike Over, Awards Season Can Get Back on Track

September 28th, 2023


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, …

Interview: Trace Lysette (Monica)

September 26th, 2023


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 …

What We Learned From Festival Season, and What We Still Don't Know

September 21st, 2023


The rise of American Fiction, the imminent return of Maestro, the mystery of Napoleon, and much more.

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Interview: John Carney (Flora & Son)

September 19th, 2023


The director of Sing Street and Once thought at one point he might be done with music movies, but was inspired by his relationship with his mother, and his own misspent youth, to write Flora and Son, about a mother and …

The Films to Watch from the Toronto Film Festival

September 14th, 2023


We handicap the titles most likely to win the festival's coveted Peoples Choice Awards, our personal favorites, and more highlights.

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Interview: Craig Gillespie (Dumb Money)

September 12th, 2023


The director watched the 2021 GameStop stock frenzy unfold within his own home— and then was totally surprised to find himself making a movie about …

All the Buzz from Venice and Telluride, and a Look Ahead at Toronto

September 7th, 2023


It's festival season, and there's so much to talk about! We dig into Priscilla, Poor Things, Saltburn, All of Us Strangers, Maestro, Hit Man, and …

Interview: Cameron Bailey (CEO of TIFF)

September 5th, 2023


As the Toronto International Film Festival prepares to kick off, the CEO of TIFF reveals how the SAG-AFTRA strike affected this year's event, how the festival's international focus got even stronger this year, and how …

Telluride, Venice, and the Great Fall Festival Kickoff

August 31st, 2023


Your guide to the biggest premieres at both Labor Day weekend festivals, from Ferrari to Janet Planet and beyond.

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Interview Flashback: Greta Gerwig (Little Women) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

August 29th, 2023


This week we’ve pulled interviews out of the archives with two filmmakers who are up to big things this year. First we go back to 2019, when Julie …

Book Club: Leave the World Behind

August 24th, 2023


Rumaan Alam’s apocalyptic, domestic thriller published in 2020 is only more unsettling today, which might make it the perfect time for the upcoming Netflix adaptation. Plus, a look ahead at festival season thanks to our …

Interview: Peter Hoar (The Last of Us) and Dan Trachtenberg (Prey)

August 22nd, 2023


Two conversations with Emmy-nominated directors who surprised us this year. First, Hoar digs in on the making of The Last of Us's emotional love story "Long, Long Time." Then, Trachtenberg reflects on the long journey …

Book Club: The Zone of Interest

August 17th, 2023


Martin Amis's 2014 novel set at Auschwitz is very, very different from Jonathan Glazer's film adapted from it — but that doesn't mean they don't shed light on each other. Plus, Chris Murphy talks to Professor Stacy L. …

Interview: Joanna Naugle (The Bear)

August 15th, 2023


The Emmy-nominated editor of The Bear shares how the surprise hit comedy came together in its first season, and how she and the series creators …

Book Club: Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley

August 10th, 2023


Priscilla Beaulieu Presley met Elvis when she was 14, divorced him when she was 27, and was only a minor figure in last year’s blockbuster film about …

Interview: Ira Sachs (Passages)

August 8th, 2023


The writer and director discusses his provocative new movie, the hurdle of its NC-17 rating, and how seeing 197 movies over the course of three …

Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon

August 3rd, 2023


A dive into David Grann's 2017 nonfiction book that Martin Scorsese has adapted for his upcoming film. Plus, a look at the state of the strike and festival season, and a celebration of the new season of Heartstopper and …

Interview: Jessica Chastain (George & Tammy)

August 1st, 2023


In a conversation recorded on the eve of the SAG-AFTRA strike, the Emmy nominee and Oscar winner reflects on what it took to get to this point in her career, and what she learned from the decade-plus journey to get …

Venice and Toronto and Telluride, Oh My!

July 27th, 2023


Lineups for two of the biggest fall film festivals have been announced—and they are stacked, despite the strike. This week's Little Gold Men takes a …

Interview: Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)

July 25th, 2023


The always inspiring veteran actress, who just earned her second consecutive Emmy nomination for the hit ABC series, weighs in on the SAG-AFTRA strike.

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Hollywood On Strike, Plus an Oppenheimer Book Club

July 20th, 2023


Nearly a week into the SAG-AFTRA strike, it remains entirely unclear how the Emmys, the fall festival season, and even the Oscars will be affected. …

Interview: Aunjanue Ellis (Justified: City Primeval)

July 18th, 2023


The King Richard star has been incredibly busy since her Oscar nomination last year, and keeps surprising herself in the process.

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What to Make of the 2023 Emmy Nominations

July 12th, 2023


The team shares their immediate reaction to this year’s Emmy nominations, from the shocking snubs, the thrilling inclusions, and the continued …

Interview: Zazie Beetz (Full Circle)

July 11th, 2023


The star of the new Steven Soderbergh-created series says that she's only beginning to show the world what she can do.

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The Biggest Oscar Contenders of the Year (So Far)

July 6th, 2023


A look at the films that might make it from spring and summer releases all the way through Oscar season. Plus, welcoming the latest crop of Oscar voters and some final Emmy nomination predictions before they’re …

Interview: Ashley Park (Joy Ride) and Glenn Howerton (BlackBerry)

July 4th, 2023


First, Rebecca Ford talks to Tony nominee Ashley Park about her big year in film and TV, including the upcoming raunchy comedy Joy Ride. Then, David Canfield finds Glenn Howerton dealing with the new experience of Oscar …

Pride Oscar Flashback: Far From Heaven

June 29th, 2023


A look back at Todd Haynes's 2002 melodrama that pulls off a nearly miraculous balance of past and present. Plus, Franklin Leonard joins to discuss …

Interview: Jharrel Jerome (I'm a Virgo)

June 27th, 2023


The Emmy winner chose his big followup project to When They See Us very, very carefully — and Boots Riley's provocative new series I'm a Virgo, in …

Pride Oscar Flashback: Ian McKellen Makes History With Gods and Monsters

June 22nd, 2023


In 1999 Ian McKellen became the first openly gay male actor to be nominated for an Oscar — and, unbelievably, he remains the last. Plus, a look at the Emmys limited series race and the campaign strategies revealed in …

Interview: Helen Mirren (1923), Padma Lakshmi (Taste the Nation), Bridget Everett (Somebody Somewhere)

June 20th, 2023


Helen Mirren tells Rebecca Ford about how eager she was to take on the challenges of the Western frontier in Taylor Sheridan's historical epic. Padma Lakshmi talks to Natalie Jarvey about her decision to step away from 

Pride Oscar Flashback: A Daniel Day-Lewis Star Is Born in My Beautiful Laundrette

June 15th, 2023


From the moment he arrives onscreen in Stephen Frear's 1986 film My Beautiful Laundrette, Daniel Day-Lewis is impossible to look away from. But …

Interview: Bryan Cranston (Asteroid City) and Molly Shannon (The Other Two)

June 13th, 2023


Part of the ensemble cast of Wes Anderson's new film Asteroid City, and Emmy eligible for both Your Honor and a return appearance as Walter White on 

Pride Oscar Flashback: Kiss of the Spider-Woman PLUS An Expert Tonys Preview

June 8th, 2023


William Hurt made history in 1985 as the first person to win a best actor Oscar for playing a gay character in Kiss of the Spider-Woman—but, as you might guess, the film's legacy has only become more complex since then. …

Interview: Dominique Fishback (Swarm) and Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird)

June 6th, 2023


When Dominique Fishback was first offered a role on the Prime Video series Swarm, she said no — and after talking to co-creator Donald Glover, she …

Pride Oscar Flashback: Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express

June 1st, 2023


A look back at the 1932 best picture nominee and what might be the definitive role for the gender-bending star. Plus, some final Cannes thoughts, …

Interview: Celine Song (Past Lives) and Henry Winkler (Barry)

May 30th, 2023


The writer and director of Past Lives reveals how a specific moment from her life — sitting at a bar with her husband and childhood sweetheart— led to her Sundance-winning new film, out in theaters this week. Then, the 

Cannes Hits— and Head-Scratchers— to Watch Out For

May 25th, 2023


Richard and Rebecca call in from Cannes to share the films they're most excited about — and, of course, which ones might be the most likely to be part of this year's Oscar race. Plus, a discussion about David's report …

Interview: Stacey Lee (The Secrets of Hillsong) and Ken Marino (Party Down and The Other Two)

May 23rd, 2023


The director of the FX documentary series reveals what surprised her when she sat down with disgraced pastor Carl Lentz and his wife, Laura. Then, the comedian and star of both Party Down and The Other Two shares the …

Everything You Need to Know About Cannes

May 18th, 2023


The prestigious French film festival is underway, and if the past few years are any indication there are a handful of future Oscar contenders lying …

Interview: Alan Ruck (Succession) and Steven Yeun (Beef)

May 16th, 2023


Fresh off Connor Roy's election night disappointment, Alan Ruck reflects on four seasons of Succession and how to move on toward something new. Then, Beef star and executive producer Steven Yeun reveals on how he drew …

The Landmark Asian-American Musical That Never Got Its Oscar Due

May 11th, 2023


In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, a look back at 1961's Flower Drum Song, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that was the first major Hollywood film to …

Interview: Patti LuPone (Beau is Afraid) and Jason Segel (Shrinking)

May 9th, 2023


Broadway icon Patti LuPone is less interested in the stage than the screen these days— and in Ari Aster's new film Beau Is Afraid, she tells Richard Lawson, she found the mammoth challenge she was looking for. And for …

New Oscar Rules and the Strike That Could Change Everything

May 4th, 2023


The writers strike has already transformed Hollywood, and VF’s Natalie Jarvey joins to explain why the changes are only beginning. Plus, a close look …

Interview: Michael Shannon (George and Tammy) and Betty Gilpin (Mrs. Davis)

May 2nd, 2023


Michael Shannon has had as varied a career as you can imagine, and with roles in the limited series George and Tammy and Waco as well as in the …

The Best Movies of 2023 So Far

April 27th, 2023


Richard Lawson shares his ongoing list of the best movies of the year thus far. Plus, a look at spring breakout hits like The Diplomat and Dead Ringers, the controversy behind the scenes of Beef, a date for next year's …

Interview: Lizzy Caplan (Fatal Attraction and Fleishman Is In Trouble) and Kelly Fremon Craig (Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret)

April 25th, 2023


David Canfield talks to Lizzy Caplan, who had the same hesitation anyone would about telling a new version of Fatal Attraction— but relished the …

The Feminist 90s Oscar Winner That Was Supposed to Change Everything

April 20th, 2023


You Must Remember This host Karina Longworth joins for a conversation about her new miniseries Erotic 90s and the episode on Thelma & Louise. Plus a look at the Cannes lineup, Beef's surprising hop across Emmy …

Interview: Riley Keough (Daisy Jones and the Six)

April 18th, 2023


The actress was born into a musical legacy, but had never pursued it onscreen until Daisy Jones and the Six, which she auditioned for by singing in a voice memo alongside her husband. Keough tells Rebecca Ford about how …

How Succession's Big Twist Shakes Up the Emmy Race

April 13th, 2023


It may have gotten a little bit easier for at least some members of the massive Succession ensemble to position themselves for awards. Plus, a look …

Interview: Diego Luna (Andor) and Morfydd Clark (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)

April 11th, 2023


The globetrotting Andor star tells David Canfield he is so committed to the show, and his character, that he basically plays him twice — once in English, and once for the Latin American Spanish dub. Then, Rebecca Ford …

Can the Oscars Really Solve Their Social Media Problem?

April 6th, 2023


A look at the Academy's recent changes, and which ones might lie ahead. Plus, news about the Cannes lineup, a Barbie frenzy, a look at Ari Aster's Beau Is Afraid and Ben Affleck's Air, and some talk about potential Emmy …

Interview: Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary) and Kelly Reichardt (Showing Up)

April 4th, 2023


First, Rebecca Ford catches up with the star of the breakout hit ABC series, who won a Golden Globe in January for his performance but says the SAG …

The Burning Questions of the 2023 Emmy Season

March 30th, 2023


Can anyone beat Succession? Do voters want their comedies light or dark? And just how many White Lotus actors will make it? The mysteries of the 2023 …

Interview: Teyana Taylor (A Thousand and One)

March 28th, 2023


Teyana Taylor has been famous for more than half of her life, but the choreographer, singer, director, and actress always knew she was capable of even more. With A.V. Rockwell's drama A Thousand and One, which won the …

Predicting the 2024 Oscars

March 23rd, 2023


In our annual year-ahead tradition, we scope out new work from the likes of David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Emerald Fennell, and Wes Anderson, while admitting that these days, the best picture winner is almost certainly …

Interview: Lana Wilson (Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields)

March 21st, 2023


After making her 2020 documentary Miss Americana about Taylor Swift, director Lana Wilson wasn't necessarily looking for another story about a famous woman— but the story of Brooke Shields, a former child star who took …

The 2023 Oscars: The Morning After

March 13th, 2023


An annual bleary-eyed tradition, gathering way too early after the Oscars and the Vanity Fair party to break down the awards, the drama, the dancing, and so much more. A24 and Everything Everywhere All at Once made …

Our Final 2023 Oscar Predictions

March 9th, 2023


Michelle vs. Cate, Brendan vs. Austin, and the free-for-all in best supporting actress — and that's just the acting categories that are too close to …

Interview: Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Radhika Jones

March 7th, 2023


Rebecca Ford catches the Oscar-nominated star as he prepares to start production on The Penguin, and looks forward to the end of Oscar season. Then …

Almost Every Acting Oscar Race Is Now Too Close to Call

March 2nd, 2023


We still think we know who's going to win in supporting actor, but as for all the others, the SAG Awards threw everything into disarray. It's exciting — and almost completely impossible to predict what will happen. …

Interview: Sarah Polley and Frances McDormand (Women Talking) and Pamela Ribon (My Year of Dicks)

February 28th, 2023


First, David Canfield catches up with Women Talking writer and director Sarah Polley and star and producer Frances McDormand, who see that film's …

Revisiting the Surreal and Glorious 2003 Oscars

February 23rd, 2023


It was the year of Nicole Kidman winning by a nose, Michael Moore getting booed, and Roman Polanski getting a standing ovation in absentia — every …

Interview: Kazuo Ishiguro (Living)

February 21st, 2023


The Nobel Prize-winning author grew up adoring the films of Akira Kurosawa — but he also didn't hesitate to make major changes when adapting Kurosawa's Ikiru into Living, which has now earned both him and star Bill …

Behind the Scenes of Vanity Fair's 2023 Hollywood Issue

February 16th, 2023


What does it take to get Selena Gomez, Florence Pugh, Jonathan Majors, and nine more rising stars on the same magazine cover? Vanity Fair's west coast editor Britt Hennemuth joins to reveal how it all comes together, …

Interview: Guillermo del Toro (Pinocchio)

February 14th, 2023


The Oscar winner spent decades getting his vision for the classic fairy tale to the screen— and now that he’s done it, he’s continuing his mission to …

The Best Actress Showdown, How to Fix the Weirdest Oscar Rules, and More

February 9th, 2023


A dip into the mail bag to answer burning listener questions, and touching on everything from this year’s best picture race to the overdue actors …

Interview: Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

February 7th, 2023


The first-time Oscar nominee now shares that honor with both of her parents, and tells David Canfield about how much that means— and how she braced …

History's Greatest Oscar Scandals, and Why We're Still Obsessed With Them

February 2nd, 2023


The New Yorker staff writer and author of Oscar Wars Michael Schulman joins to discuss his book and, of course, the saga around To Leslie, which …

Interview: Edward Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front)

January 31st, 2023


The German director on his film's historic nine Oscar nominations, the literal slogging through the mud required to make his World War I drama, and why he cast his lead actor, Felix Kammerer, because "he doesn't look …

The Oscar Buzz Out of Sundance, and More Oscar Nomination Wonders

January 26th, 2023


Joe Reid returns to dig into some of the most fascinating stats from this year's nominations, from John Williams's formidable record to the staggering 16 first-time acting nominees. Then Richard, Rebecca, and David …

The 2023 Oscar Nominations Are Here!

January 24th, 2023


Breaking down the snubs, surprises, records, and remaining mysteries of this year's nominees.

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The Most Mysterious Oscar Campaign, Explained

January 19th, 2023


Have you heard about To Leslie, a small film with an enormous heart? If you follow a famous actress on Twitter, you almost certainly have. So is that …

Interview: Niecy Nash (Monster - Dahmer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) and Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin)

January 17th, 2023


First David Canfield speaks with the recent Critics Choice Award winner about the challenge of her role in Dahmer, and how working on Reno 911

What We Learned from the Golden Globes and the SAG Nominations

January 12th, 2023


A surprisingly successful Golden Globe Awards led directly into some thrilling— and baffling— SAG nominations. A look back at a very big week in …

Interview: Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) and Baz Luhrmann (Elvis)

January 10th, 2023


Last spring, two directors traveled to CinemaCon in Las Vegas to convince movie theater owners that, after two years of pandemic disaster, they had …

Welcome Back to the Awards Season Rodeo

January 5th, 2023


With the New York Film Critics Circle dinner on the east coast and the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards looming in Los Angeles, awards …

Interview: Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) and James Cameron and Russell Carpenter (Avatar: The Way of Water)

January 3rd, 2023


Yohana Desta talks to the star of the second Black Panther movie, how she came to understand her character Queen Ramonda through costumes and how she and Letitita Wright stuck together in order to move on without …

Interview: Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown)

December 27th, 2022


In separate conversations with Julie Miller, the actors who play Prince Charles and Princess Diana discuss the challenges of season 5, what’s ahead …

Your Burning Awards Season Questions, Answered

December 22nd, 2022


Plus, a conversation with Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard about the past, present, and future of indie film …

Interview: Taylor Russell (Bones and All) and Bill Nighy (Living)

December 20th, 2022


David Canfield hosts conversations with two people at the center of the awards swirl, and at very different phases in their career. First, Bones and All breakout Taylor Russell discusses joining the Luca Guadagnino …

The Winners and Losers of the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Nominations

December 15th, 2022


Everything Everywhere All at Once pulls way ahead, Babylon shows up surprisingly strong, and Ana de Armas can't be counted out. Plus, a look at 

Interviews: Olivia Colman and Sam Mendes (Empire of Light) and Todd Field (Tár)

December 13th, 2022


First, Katey Rich talks to the star and director of Empire of Light, inspired by the loneliness of early pandemic lockdowns and Mendes’s own mother. Then Rebecca Ford talks to the writer and director of Tár, who is …

A Look Ahead at the Sundance Comeback

December 8th, 2022


The Sundance Film Festival, returning in person for the first time since 2020, promising a wide range of starry vehicles and potential breakthroughs. Plus, a look at the New York Film Critics Circle awards and the topsy …

Interview: Jeremy Pope (The Inspection) and Rian Johnson (Glass Onion)

December 6th, 2022


First, David Canfield talks to the star of The Inspection, the military drama based closely on the life of writer-director Elegance Bratton. Then, Katey Rich talks to Rian Johnson about the way he structures his …

The Indie Spirits, The Gothams, and the Awards Season Champs So Far

December 2nd, 2022


The Indie Spirits, The Gothams, and the Awards Season Champs So Far

Big wins for the team behind Everything Everywhere All at Once and Danielle Deadwyler at the Gotham Awards on Monday night kicked off the season of …

Interview: Zoe Kazan (She Said) and Hong Chau (The Whale)

November 29th, 2022


First, Rebecca Ford talks to Zoe Kazan about the "nosy questions" she learned to ask to play Jodi Kantor in the journalism drama She Said. Then, David Canfield talks to Hong Chau about her excellent year, with a key …

There Are So Many Great Movies in Theaters— Why Aren't More People Seeing Them?

November 24th, 2022


There Are So Many Great Movies in Theaters— Why Aren't More People Seeing Them?

A look at the disappointing box office for She Said and some other specialty releases, plus a guide to the title that are worth catching …

Interview: Paul Dano (The Fabelmans) and James Gray (Armageddon Time)

November 22nd, 2022


Two conversations with people from films that dive deep into family and memory— what could be more perfect for Thanksgiving week? First, David …

Babylon Causes a Commotion

November 18th, 2022


One of the final major awards players makes its debut, and may raise more questions than answers. Plus, a look at Wakanda Forever's stellar box office and the arrival of yet another intriguing limited series, Fleishman …

Interview: Ramin Bahrani (2nd Chance) and Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)

November 16th, 2022


First, a flashback to the onstage conversation Richard Lawson had with Ramin Bahrani at the Miami Film Festival, where he premiered his documentary 2nd Chance. Then, Richard speaks with Brian Tyree Henry, who received a …

Just How Many Blockbuster Best Picture Nominees Will We Get?

November 10th, 2022


With Wakanda Forever opening this weekend, the question remains if it can repeat Black Panther's series of Oscar feats. And with Top Gun: Maverick and maybe Avatar: The Way of Water also in the hunt, will the Oscars be …

Interview: Domee Shi (Turning Red)

November 8th, 2022


Given the chance to pitch three story ideas to Pixar to make her feature directing debut, Domee Shi wound up pursuing the most personal— the story of a Chinese-Canadian girl going through puberty in especially wild …

How Weird Can the Golden Globes Make This Awards Season?

November 3rd, 2022


A look at the potential for everything from Ticket to Paradise to Lyle Lyle Crocodile becoming Globes contenders. Plus, discussion of The Wonder and Causeway, and a conversation with John Koblin and Felix Gillette, …

Interview: Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

November 1st, 2022


Michelle Yeoh's entire 40-year career— yes, even the failures— were a "long rehearsal" for the ambitious sci-fi epic. Rebecca Ford talks to the …

The Oscar Hopefuls Getting the Biggest Boost Out of Festival Season

October 27th, 2022


From audience award winners like Tár and Devotion to the big movie that is conspicuously absent (hello, Fabelmans!), October is the month to find out …

Interview: Sigourney Weaver (Call Jane) and Sheila McCarthy (Women Talking)

October 25th, 2022


Interview: Sigourney Weaver (Call Jane) and Sheila McCarthy (Women Talking) 

Even decades into her thrilling career, Sigourney Weaver has an especially exciting fall, with the pre-Roe v. Wade abortion drama Call Jane

Introducing: The Pitchfork Review

October 21st, 2022


Brought to you by the music critics at Pitchfork, The Pitchfork Review is a show for music fans/obsessives who can’t wait to talk about the latest releases. Hosted by Pitchfork editor-in-chief Puja Patel, this podcast …

The Awards Season Underdogs Worth Watching

October 20th, 2022


With a shaky best actor lineup, ten best picture spots to fill, and some mysteries left on the horizon, nearly everyone is plausibly an underdog— but …

Interview: Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)

October 20th, 2022


First, David Canfield speaks to Barry Keoghan, who has built a reputation for sinister characters but transforms into well-meaning sweetheart Dominic in Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin. Then, Rebecca Ford …

Want to Win Best Picture? Get Your Cast Traveling as a Pack

October 13th, 2022


With regional festivals and special screenings in full effect, films like Everything Everywhere All at Once and Women Talking may find themselves …

Interview: Adam Sandler (Hustle)

October 11th, 2022


Fresh of some of the best reviews of his career in Uncut Gems, Sandler earned raves again in the energetic, heart-on-its-sleeve sports drama Hustle, which premiered on Netflix earlier this year. On this week’s podcast …

Can Anybody Beat Cate Blanchett?

October 6th, 2022


TAR premiered at the New York Film Festival this week to yet another set of raves, but Cate Blanchett's competition in best actress continues coming in hot. She's still the one to beat, but how much of a challenge will …

Interview: Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You Leo Grande)

October 4th, 2022


The iconic actress gives her first interview since entering the Oscar race— surprisingly!— with the Searchlight Pictures film that never played in U.S. theaters. But she's got much more than awards on her mind in this …

The Best Supporting Actress Race Has Blown Wide Open

September 29th, 2022


Now that Michelle Williams is going lead, the supporting actress is suddenly the most exciting Oscar race. Plus, a look ahead at the New York Flim Festival, the release of Bros and re-release of Avatar, and some …

Interview: Thuso Mbedu (The Woman King) and Billy Eichner (Bros)

September 27th, 2022


Two of the breakout hits from the Toronto International Film Festival are now ready to dominate theaters. First, Rebecca Ford talks to Thuso Mbedu …

The Golden Globes Comeback Is Complete — For Now

September 22nd, 2022


With the Globes now officially back on TV, which movie campaigns will benefit most? Plus, a look at a busy weekend of Oscar and film festival events, The Woman King's box office success, and what happens now that The …

Interview: Lena Dunham (Catherine Called Birdy)

September 20th, 2022


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, …

The Hits, the Misses, and the Serious Oscar Buzz From Toronto

September 15th, 2022


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.

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The Best and Worst of the 2022 Emmys

September 13th, 2022


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 …

All the Buzz— and Rumors— From Venice, Telluride, and Toronto

September 8th, 2022


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 …

Interview: Owain Arthur (The Rings of Power)

September 6th, 2022


Anthony Breznican talks to the actor who plays Prince Durin IV in the sprawling fantasy series, which is now airing on Prime Video.

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Venice, Telluride, and Everything to Watch Out For

September 1st, 2022


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 …

Interview: Domhnall Gleeson (The Patient)

August 30th, 2022


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 …

The Indie Spirits Adopt Gender Neutral Categories– But Will the Oscars Ever Go For It?

August 25th, 2022


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 …

Book Club: White Noise

August 23rd, 2022


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 …

Book Club: Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis

August 18th, 2022


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 …

Interview: Hoyeon (Squid Game) and Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets)

August 16th, 2022


Rebecca Ford and David Canfield catch up with two actresses who had breakout moments on television this year— and wildly different paths to this …

Book Club: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

August 11th, 2022


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 …

Interview: Michael Stuhlbarg (Dopesick)

August 9th, 2022


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 …

Book Club: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

August 4th, 2022


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 …

Interview: Kieran Culkin (Succession)

August 2nd, 2022


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 …

Venice and Toronto, Revealed

July 28th, 2022


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 …

Interview: Dale Dickey (A Love Song)

July 26th, 2022


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 …

Is It Time for a Tom Cruise Oscar Campaign?

July 21st, 2022


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 …

Interview: Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)

July 19th, 2022


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 …

Interview: Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris)

July 14th, 2022


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 …

What to Know about the 2022 Emmy Nominations

July 12th, 2022


Succession and Ted Lasso reign supreme, Abbott Elementary and Yellowjackets have freshman surges, and the voters really, really love The White Lotus. 

Book Club: My Policeman, Soon to Be Starring Harry Styles

July 7th, 2022


Erin Vanderhoof joins Katey and David for a conversation about Bethan Roberts's novel about an unconventional relationship in 1950s Britain between a …

Interview: Jenny Slate (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On)

July 5th, 2022


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.

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Pride Oscar Flashback: Moonlight

June 30th, 2022


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 …

Interview: Rose Byrne (Physical)

June 28th, 2022


A conversation with the star of the Apple TV+ series, who describes herself as “an actress of a thousand questions.”

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Pride Oscar Flashback: Pariah

June 23rd, 2022


A look back at the breakthrough 2011 film by Dee Rees, who had a huge Oscar hit a few years later with Mudbound but somehow escaped their attention the first time around. Plus a discussion of this year’s honorary Oscar …

Interview: Jerrod Carmichael (Rothaniel), Taika Waititi (Our Flag Means Death), Ron Howard (We Feed People)

June 21st, 2022


Three conversations with giants in their respective fields. Carmichael discusses the seismic impact of his comedy special Rothaniel and how he’s spending Pride month; Waititi explains why Our Flag Means Death rekindled …

Pride Oscar Flashback: In & Out

June 16th, 2022


A look back at the movie that earned Joan Cusack one of history's rare comedic Oscar nominations. Plus analysis of the Tony Awards and a discussion …

BONUS: Matthew Goode on Becoming Robert Evans for The Offer

June 15th, 2022


This episode was made in collaboration with Paramount+. Hosts Joe Reid and LaToya Ferguson discuss the ten-episode limited series The Offer, …

Interview: Danielle Deadwyler (Station Eleven) and Cooper Raiff (Cha Cha Real Smooth)

June 14th, 2022


The star of Station Eleven revisits the pre and post-pandemic production of the pre and post-pandemic series, while writer/director/actor Raiff plots …

Pride Oscar Flashback: BPM, Plus a Tonys Preview

June 9th, 2022


The 2017 French submission for best international feature didn't even make the Oscar shortlist, which says a lot about how much the Academy has changed in the past five years. Plus, Richard Lawson and Chris Murphy are …

BONUS: Danny Strong on Hulu's Dopesick

June 8th, 2022


This episode was made in collaboration with Hulu. Hosts Tara Ariano and LaToya Ferguson discuss the 10-episode limited series and its complex …

Interview: Maude Apatow (Euphoria) and Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven)

June 7th, 2022


Conversations with Euphoria's season 2 breakout star, whose Hollywood ambitions are only just getting started, and the recently Oscar-nominated star …

Pride Oscar Flashback: Rebel Without a Cause

June 2nd, 2022


To kick off our Pride month Oscar Flashback series, we discuss the landmark 1955 melodrama Rebel Without a Cause, featuring what star Sal Mineo himself described as the first gay teenager in movies. Plus a look at the …

Interview: Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick) and Jared Leto (WeCrashed)

May 31st, 2022


Conversations with the stars of two standout limited series based on true stories.

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Cannes: The Good, The Baffling, and Everything In-Between

May 26th, 2022


Richard Lawson and Rebecca Ford connect from the Croisette, where there's not exactly a clear Parasite-level success but much to discuss. And then Katey Rich and David Canfield catch up on the state of the Emmys comedy …

Interview: Desus Nice and The Kid Mero (Desus & Mero) & Jason Bateman (Ozark)

May 24th, 2022


Two conversations with TV titans. First, Yohana Desta catches up with the hosts of Showtime's indispensable talk show Desus & Mero, then Julie …

The Friends We Made Along the Way

May 19th, 2022


Jordan Hoffman joins to discuss his book The Star Trek Book of Friendship and the new series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The episode also includes a look ahead at the Cannes Film Festival from Richard Lawson and …

Interview: Elisabeth Moss (Shining Girls)

May 17th, 2022


The two-time Emmy winner and television veteran explains why she took on yet another hugely challenging role on the Apple TV+ series— and why she's …

And the First Breakout Hit of Cannes Is.... Top Gun: Maverick

May 12th, 2022


A look ahead at Cannes and the splashy Tom Cruise sequel that will open it, discussion of the Tony Award nominations and the SAG Awards leaving TBS and TNT, and a return discussion of HBO's The Staircase, which has only …

Interview: Elle Fanning (The Great & The Girl From Plainville) and Wunmi Mosaku (We Own This City & Loki)

May 10th, 2022


Two stars with two different Emmy eligible shows this year talk to Rebecca Ford and Katey Rich about their onscreen transformations.

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Which Murder Show Is Right For You?

May 5th, 2022


A look at yet another spring TV show centered on a white woman's death, this one HBO's The Staircase. Plus discussion of Everything Everywhere All at Once, the upcoming Men, and the success of Abbott Elementary.

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Interview: Chloe Sevigny (The Girl From Plainville & Russian Doll) and Matt Rogers (I Love That For You & Fire Island)

May 3rd, 2022


Conversations with two actors having double-threat springs. First, David Canfield talks to Chloe Sevigny about her roles on The Girl From Plainville

The End of a Netflix Era

April 28th, 2022


A look at Netflix's sobering earnings report, and what might come next. Plus, a rundown of the many new TV shows premiering, including Barry, Better …

Interview: Melanie Lynskey Is Seizing Her Moment

April 26th, 2022


A conversation with the star of Yellowjackets and Candy who is the midst of a major career surge, and is ready to make the most of it.

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Our Emmy Season Preview

April 21st, 2022


A look at the new Viking epic The Northman, and then an exhaustive rundown of what to look for this Emmy season, from the resurgence of network comedy to a limited series race as competitive as ever. 

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Interview: Pachinko Creator Soo Hugh Was Ready For a Risk

April 19th, 2022


A conversation with the creator of Apple TV+'s sweeping generational drama, adapted from the 2017 novel by Min Jin Lee.

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The Michelle Yeoh Oscar Buzz Starts Now

April 14th, 2022


An enthusiastic discussion of Everything Everywhere All at Once, a look ahead at the Cannes Film Festival lineup, and a conversation with Puck's Matt Belloni about how the Oscars move on from The Slap.

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Interview: Bill Hader on How Barry Took Over His Life

April 12th, 2022


The star and creator of the HBO dark comedy looks ahead to season 3, and just how dark Barry can get.

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Predicting the 2023 Oscar Nominations

April 7th, 2022


Joe Reid returns for our annual tradition of making way-too-early Oscar predictions. Will Martin Scorsese score Apple a second best picture win in a …

Interview: Amanda Seyfried on What She Saw in Elizabeth Holmes

April 5th, 2022


Richard Lawson speaks to the star of The Dropout about the immense challenge of taking on the disgraced Theranos founder— and why channeling her …

Interview: Adam Scott On What Scared Him About Severance

March 31st, 2022


The actor famous for Parks & Recreation took on a very different, and much darker, workplace story with Apple TV+'s Severance, and embraced the …

Oscars 2022: The Slap, The Winners, and What Comes Next

March 28th, 2022


The team gathers on very little sleep to make sense of a show that was chaotic even before the now-infamous moment between Will Smith and Chris Rock. …

Our Final Oscar Predictions in Every Category

March 24th, 2022


Plus a look at the Covid chaos and Oscar presenter mysteries, and a conversation with red carpet historian and podcaster Bronwyn Cosgrave about what to look out for on Sunday's red carpet.

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Who's On Top As Final Oscar Voting Begins

March 17th, 2022


A busy weekend of awards in Los Angeles ends with Jane Campion apologizing to the Williams sisters— are there more twists in the race in store? Plus …

The Most Popular Oscar Nominees in the Room

March 10th, 2022


Dispatches from inside the Indie Spirit Awards and Oscar nominees luncheon reveal which films might be surging, and the fallout from the Oscar broadcast's category shakeup continues. Plus, a close look at the Oscar …

Everything You Need to Know About the SAG Awards

February 28th, 2022


An immediate reaction to the first televised awards show of the season, plus a conversation with The Power of the Dog star Jesse Plemons.

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The First Real Awards Show of the Season Is Almost Here

February 24th, 2022


A preview of Sunday's SAG Awards, a look at the already chaotic Oscars Fan Favorite vote, and a dive behind the scenes of Mad Max: Fury Road with Kyle Buchanan, author of the new book Blood, Sweat, and Chrome. Plus, a …

We Have Oscar Hosts! And We Have an Interview with Billie Eilish and Finneas

February 17th, 2022


A look at the flurry of Oscar news in the past week, including the hosts and a surprising Covid policy. Plus a conversation between Sinead Burke and …

The 2022 Oscar Nominations Are Here!

February 8th, 2022


An instant reaction to this year's Oscar nominations, from the Drive My Car surge to the Lady Gaga snub to the dominance of The Power of the Dog.

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Our Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

February 3rd, 2022


A look ahead at Tuesday's nominations, plus a conversation about the history of Oscar dresses and the future of the red carpet with Beyond the Best Dressed author Esther Zuckerman

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Oscar Voting Begins, Sundance Continues, and Guillermo del Toro and Kirsten Dunst Join the Show

January 27th, 2022


A look at Sundance standouts and some last-ditch FYC efforts, plus conversations with the director of Nightmare Alley and star of The Power of the …

How Drive My Car Became the Arthouse Favorite of Awards Season

January 20th, 2022


The three-hour Japanese film was a modest success at Cannes over the summer, but has virtually swept critics prizes. What changed? Plus, a look at Yellowjackets, the Sundance Film Festival, and our ongoing Reunite …

What We Learned from the SAG Nominations

January 13th, 2022


A look at the shocks and snubs from SAG, the chaotic Golden Globes, and Sidney Poitier’s legacy, plus a conversation with Belfast star Jamie Dornan.

Can the SAG Nominations Bring A Little Clarity to This Awards Race?

January 6th, 2022


A look at next week's SAG Awards nomination, more cancellations, a dive into the controversy around Don't Look Up, and a conversation with The White Lotus star Murray Bartlett. 

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West Side Story, Revisited

December 30th, 2021


A look back at the 1861 classic and what the new one taught us about it. Plus conversations with Nina Arianda, Pablo Larrain, and Kristen Stewart.

Omicron Puts a Pause on Awards Season

December 23rd, 2021


A look at the wave of cancellations for some of awards season’s biggest events, plus the newly announced shortlists in 10 Oscar categories and a conversation with Parallel Mothers star Penelope Cruz.

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The Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards Go Head-to-Head

December 16th, 2021


Announced within hours of each other on Monday, the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards nominations reveal something about this awards season— …

Now That Every Oscar Hopeful Has Premiered, Who's Actually Out Front?

December 9th, 2021


A look at late-breaking titles West Side Story, Nightmare Alley, Don't Look Up, and Being the Ricardos, a preview of the upcoming Golden Globes …

West Side Story and Nightmare Alley Shake Up the Oscar Race

December 2nd, 2021


Two long-awaited contenders debut, and everyone's predictions go haywire from there. Plus, conversations with Bruised star and director Halle Berry, and C'mon C'mon  star Gaby Hoffmann. 

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Benvenuta, House of Gucci

November 24th, 2021


The Lady Gaga-led drama finally arrives in theaters, but will other newcomers like Licorice Pizza and Being the Ricardos have a better Oscar fate? Plus, a conversation with Tick, Tick, Boom! director Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

The Best Actor Race Has Somehow Gotten Even More Competitive

November 19th, 2021


A look at the ecstatic buzz for Tick Tick Boom, a deep dive into the screenplay races, and conversations with Power of the Dog star Kodi Smit-McPhee and The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel.

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Does Spencer Get Princess Diana Right, and Does It Matter?

November 11th, 2021


VF's royal experts join for a discussion about the Kristen Stewart-led biopic, plus a look at AFI Fest, early reactions to House of Gucci, and a conversation with Last Night in Soho's Edgar Wright and Krysty …

Your Burning Oscar Questions: West Side Story, 10 Best PIcture Nominees, and More

November 4th, 2021


The LIttle Gold Men team goes to the mailbag to answer your most pressing questions, plus discussion of the best director and international feature …

The State of the Best Actor and Best Actress Races

October 28th, 2021


A look at the front runners in both lead categories, Dune’s box office success, and a few new releases, plus a conversation with Mass writer and …

Meet Us On Arrakis

October 21st, 2021


An in-depth conversation about Dune as well as an interview with star Rebecca Ferguson, a conversation with 12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren, a look at this awards season's diversity problem and the Netflix mess, and …

A Hollywood Strike Looms, The Golden Globes Threaten a Comeback, and More

October 14th, 2021


A look at the latest news about both awards season and the potential IATSE strike, a preview of Succession season 3, and a conversation with Bergman …

The Oscar Contenders You'll See Absolutely Everywhere This Month

October 7th, 2021


It's festival season all over the country, which means you can see Belfast, The Lost Daughter, and many more hopefuls way outside of New York and LA. …

Broadway, Bond, and the New York Film Festival: They're Back!

September 30th, 2021


A look at the major premieres of the New York Film Festival, including The Tragedy of Macbeth, plus No Time to Die, some awards season rule changes, …

The Morning After the 2021 Emmys

September 20th, 2021


With Zoom awards shows a thing of the past, this year's ceremony brought some surprises and levity— even if so many of the winners felt predictable, …

TIFF Ends, the Emmys Begin, and the Little Gold Men Team Says Goodbye

September 17th, 2021


A look at the lingering festival buzz and some handicapping of the likeliest winners, plus an interview with Blue Bayou star Alicia Vikander— and a …

All the Oscar Buzz From Venice and Telluride, and What's to Come at TIFF

September 9th, 2021


With the early September festival season at its midpoint, Cassie da Costa, David Canfield, Rebecca Ford, Richard Lawson, and Katey Rich take stock of what's already taking off, and what we have our eye on in the near …

Your Guide to the Telluride and Venice Film Festivals

September 1st, 2021


Festival season is here, and Richard Lawson, David Canfield, and Rebecca Ford are headed to the mountains, with a look ahead at the titles we're most …

Little Gold Men Book Club: The Power of the Dog

August 30th, 2021


A look at the Thomas Savage novel that has been adapted into an upcoming film by Jane Campion. Plus the Ted Lasso season 2 conversation, what's got everybody excited about Marvel lately, and conversations with Emmy …

Is The White Lotus Already Next Year's Emmy Frontrunner?

August 19th, 2021


A postmortem on HBO's latest buzzy hit, plus a conversation with Karina Longworth and Vanessa Hope about Vanity Fair's new podcast Love Is a Crime, and an interview with Emmy-nominated Hacks showrunner Jen Statsky.

2001 Oscar Race Flashback

August 12th, 2021


This Had Oscar Buzz co-hosts Joe Reid and Chris Feil join for a look back at the season dominated by A Beautiful Mind’s endless controversies, Halle …

Are These Your Oscar Dark Horses?

August 5th, 2021


A look at the fate of Annette, The Green Knight, Stillwater, and more longshot potential contenders. Plus a conversation with Eric Kripke, showrunner of the Emmy-nominated superhero series The Boys.

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Fall Festival Season Is Finally Taking Shape

July 30th, 2021


Looking at the latest announcements from the Venice and New York Film Festivals, plus new releases The Green Knight, Pig, Stillwater, Old, and Jungle Cruise. The episode also includes an interview with The Flight …

Michaela Coel Deserves the World

July 22nd, 2021


David Canfield and Chris Murphy join Joanna Robinson to preview the upcoming film festivals, puzzle over some Daytime Emmy wins, celebrate Ted Lasso Season 2, and throw their support behind some Primetime Emmy underdogs.

The Emmy Nominations Reaction Episode

July 14th, 2021


Plus, another Cannes dispatch from Richard Lawson.

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The Rom-Com Every Other Rom-Com Was Built On

July 8th, 2021


A look back at best picture winner It Happened One Night, an early dispatch from Cannes, and more questions about the rules at the Golden Globes, …

Oscar Flashback: The Best Picture Loser That Broke Our Hearts

July 1st, 2021


A look back at 2005's Brokeback Mountain, which still looms far larger in the cultural imagination than the movie that beat it for Best Picture. Plus …

Oscar Flashback: On the Waterfront and the Birth of Modern Screen Acting

June 24th, 2021


Anthony Breznican joins for a look back at the Elia Kazan classic that comes with plenty of its own complications. Plus David Canfield announces the launch of Awards Insider, and the group discusses the latest drama …

Harrison Ford’s Only Oscar Nomination— And Maybe His Best Performance

June 17th, 2021


A flashback to 1985’s Witness, plus a look at the In the Heights box office and Bo Burnham’s Emmy buzz. The episode also includes interviews with Elizabeth Olsen (Wandavision) and Sebastian Stan (The Falcon and the …

Fasten Your Seatbelts.... It's An All About Eve Flashback

June 10th, 2021


Founding Little Gold Men co-host Mike Hogan returns for a look back at 1950's bitchiest, and maybe most prescient, Oscar winner, All About Eve. The …

Oscar Flashback: Quiz Show

June 3rd, 2021


A look back at the 1994 would-be best picture frontrunner that faltered, with guest Hillary Busis. Plus a discussion about yet another Oscar date …

Oscar Flashback: Chicago

May 27th, 2021


A look back at the 2002 best picture winner with Chris Murphy, plus discussion of Cruella, A Quiet Place Part II, and the Daytime Emmy nominations. The episode ends with interviews with Kathleen Turner (The Kominsky …

The Underground Railroad, Ted Lasso, and the Future of the Streaming Wars

May 20th, 2021


Franklin Leonard joins for a wide-ranging discussion about the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger, The Underground Railroad, Ted Lasso, and the road ahead for Emmys season. Plus, Richard Lawson talks to The Queen’s Gambit …

BONUS EPISODE : Mosquito Coast with Melissa George

May 18th, 2021


BONUS EPISODE from Vanity Fair's Still Watching:

On this special episode of the Still Watching podcast, presented by Apple TV+ and Vanity Fair, hosts Preeti Chhibber and Chris Feil discuss the latest episode, set at the …

Are the Golden Globes Done Forever?

May 13th, 2021


A look at the awards scandal of the week, a conversation about Netflix's star-studded The Woman in the Window with Bobby Finger, and an interview …

Predicting the 2022 Oscar Nominations

May 6th, 2021


It's that time again! Joe Reid joins to look back over our predictions from last year— where at least we managed to mention the eventual best picture winner this time—and look at what's ahead for this year, including …

2021 Oscars: The Morning After

April 26th, 2021


Processing the wins that were great and the ones that were less-so, how they pulled off a pandemic-age ceremony in person, and the truly baffling …

Our Final 2021 Oscar Predictions

April 22nd, 2021


Making bold calls in the toss-up best actress and best documentary feature races, wondering if Nomadland's big victory is still coming, and …

Your Guide to the Oscar-Nominated Shorts, and a Look Inside Vanity Fair's Cocktail Hour Live

April 15th, 2021


Chris Murphy joins for a deep dive into the animated, documentary, and live-action short categories, and we share clips from two of our Cocktail Hour Live events: an interview with best actress nominee Andra Day, and a …

The Two Wildest Oscar Races Left

April 8th, 2021


How the SAG Awards upended both the best actress and best supporting actress races yet again. Plus, a conversation with Minari director Lee Isaac Chung.

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We Answer Your Most Pressing Oscar Questions

April 1st, 2021


Plus, a conversation with Time director Garrett Bradley, and a sneak preview of Vanity Fair’s upcoming event Cocktail Hour Live.

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Riz Ahmed on the Power of His Oscar Nomination

March 25th, 2021


The Sound of Metal star talks about the value of representation and what comes next, plus a look at the WGA winners, the no-Zoom-allowed Oscars, and what's next on the awards calendar.

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The Biggest Surprises of the Oscar Nominations

March 16th, 2021


Breaking down the Lakeith Stanfield shocker, the troubling trend about Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and One Night in Miami, and who we now expect to be the big winner.

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Our Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

March 11th, 2021


What the Critics Choice Award winners and BAFTA nominees told us, and which surprises still lay ahead.

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The Golden Globes Revealed Two Incredibly Unpredictable Actress Races

March 1st, 2021


A morning-after analysis of the Globes, technical difficulties and all, plus a conversation with Delroy Lindo and Spike Lee about Da 5 Bloods.

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Inside This Year's Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, and How We Pulled It Off

February 25th, 2021


Jeff Giles joins to share inside stories about the making of a Hollywood Issue unlike any other. Plus, a look ahead at the Golden GLobes, and a …

The Mauritanian Star Tahar Rahim Is Ready for the Spotlight This Time

February 18th, 2021


A conversation with the Golden Globe nominee, plus a look at the trials and tribulations of the best original song Oscar category with special guest …

What Judas and the Black Messiah and the Trial of the Chicago 7 Get RIght—And What They Leave Out

February 11th, 2021


Cassie da Costa joins for a look at the recent spate of films that examine the FBI's surveillance of black activists and artists in the mid-20th …

What to Make of the SAG and Golden Globes Nominations

February 4th, 2021


How Jared Leto happened, what to make of Minari's shutout one place and success another, and more analysis of the week's awards announcements. Plus, a look back at the Sundance Film Festival and Netflix's Firefly Lane.

The Indie Spirit Nominations, the AFI List, and More Awards Season Milestones Are Here

January 28th, 2021


A look at a new batch of honors, and the surging support for Promising Young Woman and Sound of Metal. Plus, conversations with Never Rarely …

The Late-Breaking Oscar Contenders Are On Their Way

January 21st, 2021


A look at the movies that have yet to debut, and conversations with two major contenders, One Night in Miami's Kingsley Ben-Adir and Miss Juneteenth

Emerald Fennell's Guide to Candy-Colored Revenge

January 14th, 2021


An interview with the writer and director of Promising Young Woman (and also Camilla from The Crown!), plus a look at new releases MLK/FBI, One Night in Miami, and Locked Down, and the Gotham Award winners.

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What to Expect As Awards Season Finally, Actually Begins

January 7th, 2021


A look at the critics awards to come, the controversy around the Golden Globes, and the contenders we still have yet to see. Plus, conversations with 

Cristin Milioti and Jason Woliner on Two of the Year’s Best Comedies

December 31st, 2020


This holiday week episode features two interviews, first with Palm Springs star Milioti and then with Borat 2 director Woliner.

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The Christmas Movies to Help You Escape 2020

December 24th, 2020


Who Weekly co-hosts Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber join to discuss the best of this year's Christmas movie crop. Plus a look at the first critics' awards of the season, and a conversation with The Crown star Emma Corrin.

How The Flight Attendant Broke Big

December 17th, 2020


A conversation with the star of the HBO Max thriller Kaley Cuoco, plus a look at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup, new releases The Father and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and the massive list of upcoming titles …

The Best TV of 2020, the NBA Included

December 11th, 2020


A look at our TV critic's year-end top 10, plus discussion of the potential of an in-person Oscars, the drama at HBO Max, and new releases Let Them …

The Old Hollywood Stories That Mank Gets Right—And What It Misses

December 3rd, 2020


A wide-ranging discussion of David Fincher's new film, plus a look at The Prom, Sound of Metal, Nomadland, and Richard's top 10 list.

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Why The Personal History of David Copperfield Is Unlike Any Other Period Piece You've Seen

November 26th, 2020


Director and co-writer Armando Iannucci talks about adapting the Dickens classic to reflect the modern Britain he loves. Plus a look at the trouble …

Special Presentation of In VOGUE: The 1990s -- It Bags and It Girls

November 24th, 2020


We’re excited to bring you a new series from Vogue -- In Vogue: The 1990s. If you miss the 90s for all its nostalgia, fashion, and culture, you're …

Let the Carrie Coon Best Actress Hype Begin Now

November 19th, 2020


The star of The Nest talks about the not-quite-haunted-house thriller. Plus conversations about The Personal History of David Copperfield, I Hate Suzie, The Crown, and the upcoming Small Axe series.

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Congratulations America: The Crown Is Back

November 12th, 2020


Here, in our moment of post-election deep breathing, arrives the fourth season of Netflix's royal soap opera, and not a moment too soon. Plus discussion of new releases Mank, Dating Amber, and Ammonite, Richard's review …

2000 Oscars Flashback: Gladiator, Steven Soderbergh, Julia Roberts, and Everything Else We Were Thrilled to Remember

November 4th, 2020


This Had Oscar Buzz co-hosts Joe Reid and Chris Feil join for a special flashback episode about the 2000 Oscar race, and everything that's changed about the awards since then. Note: this episode was pre-recorded before …

Borat 2 Brings a Surprise Oscar Contender Into the Race

October 29th, 2020


Meet Maria Bakalova, who might have the season's wildest best supporting actress campaign. Plus a look at The Craft: Legacy and Kindred, and a …

The Little Gold Men Book Club: Rebecca

October 21st, 2020


A look at Netflix's new movie, the 1940 Hitchcock classic, and the Daphne du Maurier novel that started it all. Plus discussions of new releases The Witches and On the Rocks.

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The Netflix Movie That Could Get Every Supporting Actor Nomination

October 15th, 2020


A look at Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and a slew of other new titles, plus a conversation with Film Fest 919 founders Carol Marshall …

Does The Social Network Deserve an Anniversary Celebration?

October 8th, 2020


Vanity Fair TV critic Sonia Saraiya joins this week's show to argue that David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's Facebook movie got more wrong about social media than we even realized. Plus discussion of Emily in Paris, The …

It's the Autumn of Jessie Buckley

October 1st, 2020


Joanna talks to the star of Fargo and I'm Thinking of Ending Things. The episode also includes discussion of the many release date changes that have …

The Surprising Success of the Pandemic Emmys

September 21st, 2020


It felt more or less like a real awards show, which considering the circumstances was a little bit of a miracle. A look at the big winners Succession, Watchmen, and Schitt's Creek, and what every awards show might be …

The Oscars Are Seven Months Away, But The Buzz Has Already Begun

September 17th, 2020


A look at the Toronto International Film Festival and the winners from Venice, plus a look ahead at Sunday's Emmy awards and a conversation with Academy governor DeVon Franklin about the organization's new inclusivity …

What the Oscar Inclusivity Rules Actually Mean

September 10th, 2020


A closer look at a new set of standards for best picture contenders, plus discussion of the Venice and Toronto film festivals and a conversation with Unpregnant star Haley Lu Richardson.

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Your Guide to Charlie Kaufman's Latest Mind-Bender

September 3rd, 2020


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, …

So, What's It Like to Actually See Tenet?

August 27th, 2020


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 …

BONUS: Little Gold Women: Shira Haas and Anna Winger Take Us Behind the Scenes of Unorthodox

August 24th, 2020


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 …

Can the Emmys Break Out of Their Rut Again?

August 20th, 2020


A year after Fleabag's surprise sweep, two other newcomers are favored to win the top prize. Can the Emmys continue embracing change? Plus, …

BONUS: Little Gold Women: Laura Linney and Julia Garner on Season 3 of Ozark

August 17th, 2020


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 …

The Real Monsters of HBO's Splashy New Drama Series

August 13th, 2020


A look at the new series Lovecraft Country, the Sundance-winning documentary Boys State, and a conversation with Succession star Sarah Snook.

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Geena Davis on How to Have a Film Festival in the Coronavirus Era

August 6th, 2020


The two-time Oscar winner and co-founder of the Bentonville Film Festival joins the festival's president of programming Wendy Guerrero to describe …

The 2020 Emmy Nominations Are Here!

July 29th, 2020


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.

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How I May Destroy You Became the Show of the Summer

July 23rd, 2020


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.

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All Your Peacock Questions, Answered

July 16th, 2020


NBC's new streaming service has launched, with multiple tiers and price points and an endearingly oddball lineup of films. So, will anyone actually …

The Emmy Contenders Voters Can’t Ignore

July 9th, 2020


Making the case for the best of this years top Emmy contenders, plus conversations with two of them, Thandie Newton and Janelle Monae.

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New TV Shows and Movies Worth Staying In For

July 2nd, 2020


A look at new releases Irresistible, Hamilton, Eurovision, and The Baby-Sitters Club. Plus, conversations with Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk and

BONUS: Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery on Defending Jacob

July 1st, 2020


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 …

The Enduringly Cool Lesbian Classic You Can Watch For Free

June 25th, 2020


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.

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There's No Easy Answer For What to Do With *Gone With The Wind*

June 18th, 2020


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. …

Do The Right Thing Said It All 30 Years Ago

June 11th, 2020


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 

Franklin Leonard and Tananarive Due on Why Hollywood Is Still So White, and What Might Change It

June 4th, 2020


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 …

If Captain Picard Can’t Improve Your Quarantine, Maybe Jane Austen Can

May 28th, 2020


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." 

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There Are Still Good New Movies Coming Out! Or You Could Also Rewatch Cabaret

May 21st, 2020


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

The Oscar-Winning Performance That's Legendary For All the Wrong Reasons

May 14th, 2020


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 …

How a Historic Oscar Season Led Andre Holland to The Eddy

May 7th, 2020


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.

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The Most Prescient Oscar Winner of All Time

April 30th, 2020


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.

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The Best Picture Winner That Stood the Test of Time Better Than Anyone Predicted

April 23rd, 2020


A look back at 1980's Ordinary People, plus a conversation with High Fidelity star Zoe Kravitz.

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There's Never a Wrong Time to Revisit Casablanca

April 16th, 2020


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 …

Laura Linney Is Not Surprised By How Dark She's Gotten on Ozark

April 9th, 2020


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.

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Little Gold Men Essentials: Sunset Boulevard

April 2nd, 2020


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.

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The 1918 Flu Didn’t Kill Movie Theaters, But We Might Not Be So Lucky This Time

March 26th, 2020


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 …

Coronavirus Changes Everything, Again

March 19th, 2020


A check in on Hollywood as the world shuts down, plus a conversation with The Plot Against America star Zoe Kazan.

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Coronavirus, SXSW, and What Might Happen Next

March 12th, 2020


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, …

Predicting the 2021 Oscars

March 5th, 2020


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.

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Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom on Their Fashion World Satire Greed

February 27th, 2020


The longtime collaborators have made a film about the ridiculous world of the super-rich— and the underpaid workers who made them that way.

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The Oscars, Reviewed: Wow, That Really Happened

February 10th, 2020


The thrilling sweep for Parasite, the unexpected speeches from Joaquin and Renee, the Vanity Fair Oscar party-- we cover it all.

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Our Final Oscar Predictions

February 6th, 2020


1917 or Parasite? Taika Waititi or Greta Gerwig? We make our picks in every category.

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Your Guide to the Oscar-Nominated Shorts

January 30th, 2020


Plus dispatches from Sundance and conversations with Governor's Ball organizer Cheryl Cecchetto and best actress nominee Cynthia Erivo.

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Is Parasite Surging in the Best Picture Race?

January 23rd, 2020


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.

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The 2020 Oscar Nominations Are Here!

January 14th, 2020


We are excited for Parasite, sad for J. Lo, and still talking about Joker.

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The Golden Globes, the Controversial BAFTAs, and Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

January 8th, 2020


A busy week of awards nominations wraps up as Oscar nomination voting closes—and the potential for another #OscarsSoWhite looms.

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Predicting the 2020 Golden Globes Winners

January 3rd, 2020


From the expected juggernauts to the potential shockers.

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Conversations with Saoirse Ronan and Roger Deakins

December 26th, 2019


A special holiday week episode featuring two interviews with people who have 17 Oscar nominations between them— and more to come.

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Star Wars and Cats: They're Here!

December 19th, 2019


The two gigantic movies of the holiday season have arrived, and provide so, *so* much to talk about.

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Little Women, Richard Jewell, and More Awards Season Ups and Downs

December 18th, 2019


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.

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Sorting Through SAG, Critics Awards, and All the Rest

December 12th, 2019


A busy week of awards explained– plus a conversation with Little Women writer/director Greta Gerwig.

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Reacting to the Golden Globe Nominations

December 9th, 2019


Great news for The Two Popes, tough news for Little Women, and more of what we learned from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

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What We Learned From a Week's Worth of Awards

December 5th, 2019


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 …

Rian Johnson on Knives Out and the Enduring Appeal of the Whodunit

November 28th, 2019


Plus conversation about 1917 and Little Women, and how Cats and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will torture critics in a few weeks.

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Nicole Kidman on Bombshell, Prom, and Her "Bone-Chilling" Moment with Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies

November 21st, 2019


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.

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The Last Remaining Mysteries of Awards Season

November 14th, 2019


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.

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Willem Dafoe, Karina Longworth, and Martin Scorsese vs. Marvel Round 2

November 7th, 2019


A jam-packed episode discussing The Irishman's theatrical rollout, and featuring interviews with The Lighthouse star Willem Dafoe and You Must …

Inside the Oscars You Can’t See on TV

October 31st, 2019


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 …

A Sneak Peek at Queen and Slim

October 24th, 2019


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.

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Laura Dern on Her Two Massive Awards Season Movies

October 17th, 2019


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 …

Love It or Hate It, Joker Is Staying in the Oscar Race

October 10th, 2019


A look at the divisive comic book adaptation, Joaquin Phoenix's best actor chances, and how Academy members are reacting.

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Is the Best Actress Oscar Renee Zellweger's to lose?

October 3rd, 2019


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.

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The Highs, Lows, and Satisfying Surprises of the Emmys

September 23rd, 2019


A bleary-eyed morning-after conversation about a wild Emmys night, from Fleabag's shocking win to Michelle Williams's moving speech.

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So, Is Jojo Rabbit the Oscar Frontrunner Now?

September 19th, 2019


Wrapping up the buzz from the Toronto Film Festival with special guest Mark Harris, plus a look ahead at the Emmy Awards.

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All the Oscar Buzz from the Toronto Film Festival

September 12th, 2019


Catching up on everything from Knives Out to, yes, Joker. Plus a conversation with Just Mercy director Destin Daniel Cretton.

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The Joker Is the Biggest Story of Festival Season... So Far

September 5th, 2019


Richard dials in from the Venice Film Festival, and Joanna talks to Lisa Henson, executive producer of Netflix’s Dark Crystal.

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Can The Goldfinch Possibly Make For a Good Movie?

August 29th, 2019


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

Meet the Man Behind the Curtain of Peak TV

August 22nd, 2019


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

Ben Stiller on the Creative Tension That Made Escape at Dannemora Great

August 15th, 2019


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 …

Michelle Williams on the Best Day to Be an Actor

August 8th, 2019


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

A Spoiler-Filled Conversation About Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

August 1st, 2019


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.

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The Toronto Film Festival Gives Us Our First Look Into Oscar Season

July 25th, 2019


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.

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How to Make Sense of the Emmy Nominations

July 17th, 2019


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 …

Predicting the Emmy Nominations

July 11th, 2019


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.

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Inside Midsommar and Sword of Trust, Two of the Summer’s Most Compelling Indie Alternatives

July 4th, 2019


Interviews with Midsommar star Jack Reynor and Sword of Trust writer and director Lynn Shelton.

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The Best TV and Movies of the Year So Far

June 27th, 2019


From Fleabag to Toy Story 4 to yes, Alita: Battle Angel, a look at the best things to watch in 2019.

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Summer Movies and TV That Fill You With Dread . . . In a Good Way

June 20th, 2019


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.

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EMMYS BONUS EPISODE: Talking The Act With Joey King

June 20th, 2019


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 …

Inside The Good Place's Final Season

June 13th, 2019


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 …

Back to Monterey for Big Little Lies Season 2

June 6th, 2019


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.

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What We Learned After Diving Deep Into the Emmys

May 29th, 2019


A look inside Vanity Fair's upcoming special Emmys issue, plus an interview with Fosse/Verdon director and executive producer Thomas Kail.

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All the Oscar Buzz Out of Cannes

May 23rd, 2019


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. …

Special Tonys Edition!

May 15th, 2019


Thrillist's Esther Zuckerman and Vulture's Jackson McHenry join Richard Lawson for a look at the current Broadway season, and Richard interviews To …

What to Actually Look Forward to This Summer

May 8th, 2019


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.

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If Return of the King Could Win Best Picture, Why Not Avengers: Endgame?

May 1st, 2019


A conversation about the TV show and movie dominating pop culture, and their awards hopes. Plus, an interview with Succession star Matthew Macfadyen.

The Biggest Story of the Decade Comes to an End

April 25th, 2019


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 …

What's the Right Way to Have 1999 Nostalgia?

April 18th, 2019


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 …

Can TV Survive After Game of Thrones?

April 10th, 2019


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.

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Emmys Season Is Here! (Yes, Really)

April 3rd, 2019


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.

Apple's Revolution Will Be Televised . . . Or At Least That's What They Want You to Think

March 27th, 2019


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.

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Predicting the 2020 Oscars

March 20th, 2019


Plus looking back at what we got wrong this time last year.

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How SXSW Was Won

March 14th, 2019


A dispatch from Austin, Texas as your hosts comb through the hits and misses of the 2019 SXSW film festival.

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Is It Really Netflix vs Spielberg?

March 6th, 2019


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.

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What Did the Academy Learn from the 2019 Oscars?

February 28th, 2019


Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Correspondent Nicole Sperling joins the show to provide insight from inside the Academy, the industry, the ceremony, and, …

Early Morning Oscar Recap

February 26th, 2019


Go behind-the-scenes of Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party and the biggest night in Hollywood with your sleep-deprived hosts.

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The Key to Winning Your Oscar Pool

February 20th, 2019


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 …

The Academy’s Latest Stumble

February 13th, 2019


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.

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Is It Too Late for Black Panther to Win Best Picture?

February 7th, 2019


Special guest and editor-in-chief Chris Rosen is here to shake up your Oscar ballots with some wild predictions.

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Sundance 2019 and Oscars 2020

February 1st, 2019


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. 

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Is This The Most Unpredictable Oscar Year Ever?

January 22nd, 2019


Your Little Gold Men hosts give their instant reactions to Tuesday's surprising nominations, the wide-open Best Picture race, and which three wins …

Last Chance at Oscar Nomination Predictions

January 17th, 2019


Your hosts take a final stab at picking this year’s Oscar nominees as well as discussing the real reason behind all the in-fighting and controversies this awards season.

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Which Oscar Hopeful Can Survive Controversy?

January 10th, 2019


It's only been a few days since the Golden Globes but the clouds of controversy are gathering around a few Oscar hopefuls. Also your hosts breakdown …

Golden Globes and the Rise of Glenn Close

January 7th, 2019


On the day Oscar nominations begin, your hosts break down all the chaos and confusion caused by this year’s unpredictable Golden Globes ceremony. …

Ethan Hawke and Netflix Disruption

January 3rd, 2019


Mike Hogan and Joanna Robinson check in on the final days before the Golden Globes and how Netflix is upending film advertising. Plus Ethan Hawke on …

Lupita Nyong'o and John Krasinski On Starring in Two of the Year's Biggest Hits

December 27th, 2018


Black Panther and A Quiet Place were the dominant films of the first half of the year. Nyong'o and Krasinski look back on what made their films so special — and has kept them in the Oscar conversation.

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What Hollywood Will Be Talking About Over Their Christmas Break

December 20th, 2018


Vanity Fair's executive west coast editor Krista Smith joins for a dispatch from Los Angeles about what's got everyone in the industry talking. Plus, a conversation with Stan & Ollie star Steve Coogan.

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The Biggest Surprises of the SAG Award Nominations

December 13th, 2018


Another week, another round of awards season snubs. Plus, an interview with Can You Ever Forgive Me director Marielle Heller.

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What the Golden Globe Nominations Mean

December 6th, 2018


A big morning for Vice, a tricky one for Widows and A Quiet Place: breaking down this year's Golden Globe nominees.

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The First Awards of Awards Season Are Here!

November 29th, 2018


So, what do the National Board of Review and Gotham Awards actually mean?

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Inside the Oscars Where Everyone's a Winner

November 21st, 2018


Nicole Sperling reports from the Governor's Awards, where Lady Gaga was the most popular kid in the room. Plus a look at Thanksgiving new releases …

The Thrills, and Oscar Hopes, of Widows

November 15th, 2018


Widows director Steven McQueen joins for a conversation about his twisty but thoughtful thriller. Plus a look at the supporting races and what to …

How Political Will This Oscar Season Get?

November 8th, 2018


In the wake of the midterm elections, Hollywood may feel less compelled to use their platform to speak out against Trump. Plus, an interview with

Can Anyone Beat Bradley Cooper?

November 1st, 2018


A look at the unpredictable best actor field, plus the screenplay categories. Also a conversation with Can You Ever Forgive Me star Richard E. Grant. 

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Can Suspiria and Bohemian Rhapsody Claw Their Way Into the Oscar Race?

October 25th, 2018


A look at two unusual new fall releases, plus a conversation about the best actress race.

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The Box Office Matters for Oscars, But How Much?

October 18th, 2018


With First Man disappointing in its wide release, but Star Is Born soaring, does the box office determine Oscar fates? Plus conversations about Mid90s

A Star Is Born Needs a Best Picture Competitor, and Fast

October 11th, 2018


A box office hit and critical smash, Bradley Cooper's remake is an easy best picture frontrunner, which is not an easy position to maintain in early October.

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This Week We Find Out If A Star Is Born Is Really an Oscar Lock

October 4th, 2018


The festival hit finally arrives in theaters, so will audiences embrace it as much as critics have? Plus discussions about Vice and Rocketman, and a conversation with Eighth Grade star Elsie Fisher.

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John C. Reilly On His Best Duos

September 27th, 2018


The Sisters Brothers star John C. Reilly talks about his sidekick career. Plus, conversations about Fantastic Fest, the New York Film Festival, and the best documentary feature race. You can also now watch our video …

Is Toronto's Surprising Big Winner Now an Automatic Oscar Contender?

September 20th, 2018


Looking back at Green Book's big TIFF win, and more of the buzz from the enormous festival. Plus, a conversation with The Land of Steady Habits

Live from the Toronto Film Festival

September 13th, 2018


Krista Smith joins the crew to discuss the most buzzed-about films of the fall's biggest festival, from a surprisingly entertaining crime caper to the Lady Gaga movie that dominated every conversation.

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What We've Learned So Far From Festival Season

September 6th, 2018


A look back at the biggest titles from Telluride and Venice, and a look ahead at Toronto.

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How Monica Lewinsky Became an Emmy Nominee

August 30th, 2018


The Vanity Fair contributor and anti-bullying advocate Monica Lewinsky talks about her Emmy-nominated PSA "In Real Life." Plus, a look at the wild …

How Summer Movie Season Got Good Again

August 23rd, 2018


The summer of Moviepass's demise was also one of the best for moviegoing in recent years. Plus, discussion of The Wife and Support the Girls. 

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The Good and Bad of the Popular Film Oscar

August 16th, 2018


A full-length conversation about the big new changes to the Academy Awards. Plus a look at the new Widows trailer and some concerns about Emmys hosts …

Have the Oscars Made a Huge Mistake?

August 9th, 2018


A response to the sweeping changes announced by the Academy this week, plus discussion of Eighth Grade and Crazy Rich Asians.

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MoviePass Was Too Good to Be True

August 2nd, 2018


Richard is joined by K. Austin Collins and Hillary Busis to discuss the life and death of MoviePass, Spike Lee’s new film, and a Sundance favorite …

Your Guide to the Fall Festival Season

July 26th, 2018


A look at the expansive lineups of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Plus, a conversation about the genuinely excellent new blockbuster Mission Impossible: Fallout. 

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Inside the Escapist Joy of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

July 19th, 2018


Director Ol Parker joins for a conversation about the sequel musical. Plus, a look at the rash of recent prestige movie trailers, from Mary Queen of Scots to Boy, Erased.

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Explaining the Emmy Nominations

July 12th, 2018


It was a great day for Westworld, a tough one for One Day at a Time, and more reactions to the 2018 Emmy nominations.

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The Women Behind Two of the Year's Best Films

July 5th, 2018


Joanna Robinson talks to Blockers director Kay Cannon, and Richard Lawson talks to Leave No Trace director Debra Granik.

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The Emmy Contenders Giving Us Hope

June 28th, 2018


A case for our favorite of this year's Emmy hopefuls, plus a conversation with one of them—Barry star and creator Bill Hader. 

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Judd Apatow Feels "Very Sad" For His Old Friend Roseanne Barr

June 21st, 2018


The director of The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling looks back at his comedy career and influences. Plus, a conversation with Howard's End star Hayley Atwell and a look at the guest actor categories at the Emmys.

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Mandy Moore Was At a "Low Point" Before This Is Us Came Along

June 14th, 2018


The star of the smash drama joins us in studio to talk about how the show has changed her life and career. Plus, conversations about the Tony Awards, Incredibles 2, and one of the most fascinating Emmy races.

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BONUS EPISODE: An In-Depth Conversation About The Fourth Estate

June 8th, 2018


Vanity Fair's Sonia Saraiya and Joe Pompeo sit down for a wide-ranging talk about the Showtime docuseries that takes viewers inside The New York Times. But just how intimate is that access, and will non news-junkies …

Claire Danes Explains How Homeland Keeps Predicting the Future

June 7th, 2018


The star of the Showtime series is also in the new film A Kid Like Jake. Plus conversations about the documentary series The Fourth Estate and this weekend’s big new release, Ocean’s 8

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The Best Movies of 2018 So Far

May 31st, 2018


A guide to catching up now that the year is halfway over, plus a conversation, conducted May 11, with Jordan Klepper, host of The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.

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One of the Year's Best Movies Comes to HBO This Weekend

May 24th, 2018


A look at the Cannes winners, a discussion of the HBO movie and Sundance hit The Tale, and a conversation with GLOW star Alison Brie. 

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When Will The Star Wars Universe Start Having More Fun?

May 17th, 2018


With Solo earning positive reviews, could it inspire Lucasfilm to get more adventurous with their spinoffs? Plus, a look at the latest from Cannes, …

How Lena Waithe Wound Up on *Dear White People*

May 10th, 2018


Series creator Justin Simien spills all the previously secret details of the second season of the Netflix series, from the high-profile cameos to why no one ever mentions Donald Trump.

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John Legend on Jesus Christ Superstar

May 3rd, 2018


The actor, musician, and Oscar-winner joins to talk about what worried him about the live musical, and why he's still an optimist by nature.

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Do The Handmaid's Tale and Westworld Still Have What It Takes?

April 26th, 2018


The two high-profile prestige dramas are back, but can they hang on to the Emmys heat they had in their first seasons?

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Why Cannes and Netflix Went to War

April 20th, 2018


Rebecca Keegan joins to discuss the dustup between the prestigious festival and tech giant, and preview New York’s upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.

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Guillermo del Toro on the "Heart of Darkness" That Is Awards Season

April 12th, 2018


The Oscar winner reflects on his Shape of Water with William Friedkin in this exclusive preview of the upcoming episode of The Talkhouse Podcast. Plus, a conversation with Buzzfeed's Alison Willmore about Wes Anderson's

Why Don't These Perfectly Good Movies Have Any Oscar Buzz?

April 5th, 2018


A Quiet Place, Chappaquiddick, and Blockers are all worthy of your attention, but getting statues to go with it will be a bit harder. Plus, a discussion of the new TBS series The Last O.G.

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Can Cannes Save Cinema?

March 29th, 2018


Mike, Joanna, and Richard discuss the Cannes Film Festival essentially banning Netflix films, plus a check-in on a sexual harassment investigation within the Academy.

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2019 Oscar Predictions (Yes, Really)

March 22nd, 2018


Decider’s Joe Reid joins for a look at the year ahead, and some bold — and probably foolish — best picture predictions for 2019. 

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All the Buzz Out of SXSW

March 15th, 2018


Catching up on Blockers, American Animals, and more of the hottest titles out of the Austin festival. Plus a discussion about the new gay teen rom-com Love, Simon.

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The Oscars: What You Didn't See on TV

March 9th, 2018


Hollywood Correspondent Nicole Sperling joins to reveal what really happens at the Oscars, from Jennifer Lawrence's accidental grand entrance to who …

BONUS EPISODE: The Day-After Oscars Explainer

March 6th, 2018


How did The Shape of Water win best picture? What really happened inside the *Vanity Fair* party? And more details from inside the Oscars. 

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Final Oscar Predictions, Part 2

March 1st, 2018


The second of two episodes predicting the 2018 Oscar winners, including best supporting actor, best actress, and best picture.

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Final Oscar Predictions, Part 1

February 27th, 2018


The first of two episodes predicting the 2018 Oscar winners, including best supporting actress, best actor, and best director.

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Could Titanic Still Win Best Picture Today?

February 22nd, 2018


A look back at the 1998 Oscars, plus conversations about the BAFTA winners and the Oscar-nominated short films. 

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The Case for Dunkirk to Win Best Picture

February 15th, 2018


A look at the best picture voting math suggests Christopher Nolan's war epic might just have a chance. Plus, a discussion of the ideal food to serve …

The Most Surprising Awards Season Stories

February 8th, 2018


Executive Awards Editor Anna Lisa Raya discusses Vanity Fair's second-ever special awards season issue, which contains stories about everything from the surprisingly diverse animated feature category to James Cameron's …

Willem Dafoe's Road from Experimental Theater to the Oscar Circuit

February 2nd, 2018


The Florida Project star sits down to talk about the path to his third Oscar nomination. Plus, a look at the still-in-flux best picture race, the buzz around Black Panther, and Sundance. 

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Explaining the 2018 Oscar Nominations

January 24th, 2018


With mixed news for Three Billboards, a surprising surge for Phantom Thread, and a total baffler in the documentary category, there's a lot to discuss. 

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Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

January 18th, 2018


The Little Gold Men crew gathers to make their final predictions for the Oscar nominations, which includes figuring out just how popular Three …

The Golden Globes Took Away the One Oscar Frontrunner We Thought We Had

January 11th, 2018


A topsy-turvy awards season only got muddier at the Golden Globes, and the awards nominations that have come since aren't helping, either. 

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Predicting the Golden Globes Winners

January 5th, 2018


A recap of a raucous New York Film Critics Circle awards ceremony, a look ahead at the Golden Globes, and a conversation with Mudbound

Lesley Manville and Jamie Bell, In Conversation

December 28th, 2017


Richard Lawson interviews two of the fall's most fascinating actors: Lesley Manville, of Phantom Thread, and Jamie Bell, of Film Stars Don't Die in …

The Backlash to the Star Wars Backlash

December 21st, 2017


Star Wars: The Last Jedi has enraptured critics and divided audiences, but how much does the backlash matter? Plus discussion of The Greatest Showman

What the SAG Award Nominations Mean, and What They Don't

December 14th, 2017


New York Magazine's Mark Harris joins for a wide-ranging conversation about the SAG and Golden Globe nominations. Plus, a conversation with Call Me …

The One Oscar Frontrunner Everyone Can Agree On

December 7th, 2017


The Best Picture field remains wide open, and most acting races are in flux, but one actor has emerged as a clear frontrunner, at last. 

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The First Awards of Awards Season Are Here

November 30th, 2017


It’s been a good week for The Post, Get Out, and Call Me By Your Name, and it’s only getting better. Plus, Richard talks with Richard Jenkins about …

Is Meryl Streep About to Crash the Oscar Race?

November 23rd, 2017


Steven Spielberg’s The Post is technically still under embargo, but early buzz suggests a major contender is about to overturn the Oscar race as we know it. 

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Inside the First Oscars Event of the Season

November 16th, 2017


Rebecca Keegan reports back on the Academy’s Governor’s Awards, The Darkest Hour director Joe Wright stops by for an interview, and the terribleness of Justice League is discussed at length. 

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The Day Disney Blinked

November 9th, 2017


Discussing the recent Disney v. Los Angeles Times kerfuffle, plus analyzing the trailer for The Post. 

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The New Scandal Rocking Awards Season

November 2nd, 2017


Kevin Spacey was a contender for a best supporting actor statue, until allegations against him put the fate of his entire movie in doubt. How …

The Most Wide-Open Oscar Race in Recent Memory

October 26th, 2017


Every year Oscar pundits get excited when there doesn’t seem to be a best picture frontrunner, but this year it really seems to be true. How 2017 turned out to be such a puzzling Oscar year. 

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The Secret Weapon of the Best Movie on Netflix

October 19th, 2017


Elizabeth Marvel, who stars in Noah Baumbach’s new film The Meyerowitz Stories, talks to Richard Lawson about her long and enviable career. Plus, conversations about the ongoing Harvey Weinstein fallout, Woody Allen’s …

Harvey Weinstein and the Week That Changed Hollywood

October 12th, 2017


The producer who changed the Oscars and defined independent film for decades has been fired from his company after allegations of widespread sexual …

How Far Can Blade Runner 2049 Go?

October 5th, 2017


The sci-fi drama opens this week with rave reviews and two big stars, but is Oscar glory ahead? Plus a look at the long, successful road of Call Me …

What Makes Oscar Buzz Last?

September 28th, 2017


A look at the films from earlier in the year working to be remembered, at films opening in the crush of fall movie season hoping to be noticed, and …

Wrapping Up the Emmys and the Toronto Film Festival

September 21st, 2017


In one day, the Emmy Awards were handed out and the Toronto Film Festival announced its most surprising Peoples Choice Award winner in years. We break down what it all means. 

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Live from Inside the Toronto Film Festival

September 14th, 2017


An episode recorded literally inside the heart of TIFF, talking about the biggest films of the festival, and featuring a conversation with TIFF Long Take hosts Rob and Geoff about how the festival became central to …

What We Learned About the Oscars at Telluride

September 7th, 2017


Gary Oldman is a frontrunner, Emma Stone is back in the race, and a movie about a woman falling in love with a sea creature may be surprisingly moving: Richard Lawson reports back from the Telluride Film Festival. 

What to Expect as Festival Season Begins

August 31st, 2017


At the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals this weekend, some of the biggest movies of the fall season— and maybe the most Oscar-worthy— will premiere. Here’s your guide for what to expect and how to interpret the …

Are These The Funniest Movies Ever Made?

August 24th, 2017


A conversation with BBC Culture’s Christian Blauvelt about the list of the 100 greatest film comedies ever made. Plus, interviews with Emmy nominees …

How Can Game of Thrones Stick the Landing?

August 17th, 2017


As the current season winds down, and the series finale looms in the distance, we wonder if Game of Thrones can continue to be critic-proof to the very end. Plus conversations about The Killing of a Sacred Deer and …

Carrie Coon's Amazing Five Years

August 11th, 2017


Emmy-nominated actress Carrie Coon stops by to talk Leftovers, Fargo, and what's next. 

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Which Oscar-Winner Deserves a Comeback?

August 3rd, 2017


In honor of Halle Berry's latest thriller, Mike, Joanna, and Richard discuss Oscar-winning actors who need a little boost.

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The Curious Case of Ben Affleck’s Post-Oscar Career

July 27th, 2017


Amid rumors he won’t play Batman much longer, Ben Affleck seems a long way from the Oscar-winning director of Argo he was just five years ago. How did that happen, and what on earth is going on with Batman, anyway? 

Can Dunkirk Hang In Through Oscar Season?

July 20th, 2017


Christopher Nolan’s war movie is beautiful and thrilling, but can it be an awards contender? Plus discussion of the Game of Thrones season premiere, …

The Emmy Nominations, Explained

July 13th, 2017


A look at the snubs and surprises of this year’s Emmy nominations, plus discussion of the new season of Game of Thrones and War for the Planet of the Apes. 

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A Hot Summer Afternoon Spent With Alec Baldwin

July 6th, 2017


Ahead of Alec Baldwin's “One Night Only” special on Spike TV, Mike Hogan and producer Jordan Bell caught up with the actor and famed Donald Trump portrayer on one very warm New York afternoon. 

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The Best Movies and TV Shows of the Year So Far

June 29th, 2017


The team discusses the highlights of the year in film and television, which includes Okja, the new film from Bong Joon-ho now on Netflix that stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Steven Yeun, who joins us for an …

An Emmy Nominations Preview?

June 22nd, 2017


The Television Critics Association award nominations are out— do they tell us who the Emmy contenders will be as well? Plus a discussion about the …

Summer’s Feel-Good Indie Hit Is Almost Here

June 15th, 2017


After winning over crowds at Sundance, the comedy The Big Sick is coming to theaters, and Richard Lawson talks to director Michael Showalter about bringing it to life. Plus more looks at the ongoing Emmys campaign …

The Hollywood Events Even Crazier than Oscar Night

June 8th, 2017


It’s June, which means it’s Emmy season— and the town is going crazier than ever in the pursuit of a different set of little gold statues. Plus: a …

Is Wonder Woman Really the Best Superhero Movie Ever?

June 1st, 2017


Why the Rotten Tomatoes score doesn’t tell you everything about the latest DC Movie. Plus a look back at Cannes, and a conversation with The Crown star Claire Foy. 

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The Triumphant Return of Twin Peaks

May 25th, 2017


A look inside the new Star Wars portfolio in Vanity Fair, one last dispatch from Cannes, and a celebration of the wonderfully weird Twin Peaks,now …

Anthony Michael Hall's Stranger-than-Fiction Hollywood Story

May 18th, 2017


A conversation with the teen movie icon and star of the new Netflix drama War Machine. Plus a look ahead at the Cannes Film Festival. 

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God Bless Goldie Hawn

May 11th, 2017


A look at two new releases— Snatched and Alien: Covenant— the new season of the Netflix series Master of None, and the MTV Movie and TV Awards, which gave us all a look into How The Kids Think Now. 

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Are Horror Movies Awards Bait Now?

May 4th, 2017


Richard, Mike, and Joanna discuss the sudden resurgence of prestige horror, plus an interview with Underground creator Misha Green.

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What Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Like So Much About Each Other

April 27th, 2017


A conversation with the co-stars of The Promise, plus a look at the potential WGA strike and a reflection on Jonathan Demme’s remarkable career. 

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What It's Like to Have Someone Play You on TV

April 20th, 2017


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. 

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No One Makes Movies Like These Anymore…. Except James Gray

April 13th, 2017


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 …

The Reese vs. Nicole Battle Begins

April 6th, 2017


Richard, Joanna, and Mike discuss the Emmy-destined Big Little Lies. Plus: Anne Hathaway's monster movie and a look at some Cannes hopefuls. 

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What’s Next for the Academy After Envelopegate?

March 30th, 2017


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 …

Why Some People Never Stop Chasing Oscars

March 23rd, 2017


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.

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The Movie That Proves Charlize Theron Can Do Anything

March 16th, 2017


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. 

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It’s Never Too Early to Predict the 2018 Oscars

March 9th, 2017


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 …

How Moonlight Pulled Off the Best Picture Upset

March 2nd, 2017


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. 

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BONUS EPISODE: The Morning-After Oscars Explainer

February 27th, 2017


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. 

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Backstage at the Oscars

February 24th, 2017


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 the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

February 23rd, 2017


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 …

Who Will Win the First Oscars of the Night?

February 22nd, 2017


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 …

When Taraji P. Henson Does All Your Oscar Campaigning For You

February 21st, 2017


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!

The Oscar Nominees Most Likely to Break Your Heart

February 20th, 2017


The documentary short films category can be difficult to predict, but includes some of the best films in the running. We discuss these heartbreakers, …

The Feud That Will Help You Survive Your Post-Oscars Hangover

February 16th, 2017


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 …

La La Land Is Poised to Make Oscar History

February 9th, 2017


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? 

Plus, the annual Oscar nominee …

What Happens When Awards Season and Politics Collide

February 2nd, 2017


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? …

Inside the 2017 Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue

January 26th, 2017


The annual tradition of gathering Hollywood’s best and brightest has continued with this year’s Hollywood Issue, and Vanity Fair’s executive west …

BONUS EPISODE: What We Learned from the Oscar Nominations

January 24th, 2017


The gang gathers from three different time zones to hash out this year’s Oscar nominations, including the snubs (Amy Adams!), the surprises (Michael …

What's Already Different About This Year's Oscars

January 19th, 2017


A look ahead at next week's Oscar nominations announcement, plus an interview with Captain Fantastic writer/director Matt Ross. 

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How Andrew Garfield Learned to Stop Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

January 12th, 2017


The star of Hacksaw Ridge and Silence addresses his viral Golden Globes moment, how he learned to handle fame, and what he learned about …

What to Expect at the Golden Globes

January 5th, 2017


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 …

The Best Movies of 2016

December 29th, 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. 

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How Hollywood Will Spend Its Christmas Vacation

December 22nd, 2016


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 …

Understanding the Golden Globes and SAG Nominations

December 15th, 2016


Why Octavia Spencer is suddenly in the club but Annette Bening might not be. Plus, there's a new Star Wars movie! 

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The Big Oscar Season Problem No One Is Talking About

December 8th, 2016


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, …

How to Understand Critic’s Awards

December 2nd, 2016


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 …

Yes, Viola Davis Is Going to Win an Oscar

November 24th, 2016


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 …

How Will Donald Trump Affect the Oscar Race?

November 17th, 2016


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 …

Get Ready for Lin-Manuel Miranda to Dominate Oscar Season, Too

November 10th, 2016


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 Oscar Campaign So Crazy It Just Might Work

November 3rd, 2016


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 …

How to Get Away With Category Fraud

October 27th, 2016


With the news confirmed that Viola Davis will be running as a supporting actress for Fences— the role that won her a lead actress Tony award— we talk …

Why It Might Be Hard to Get Oscar Nominations For The Year’s Best Performances

October 20th, 2016


Opening in theaters this week, Moonlight features stellar performances from everyone in its cast—but its unique structure makes it particularly …

Inside the Strongest Best Actress Race in Years

October 13th, 2016


Looking at the performances from Emma Stone, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, and more that have everybody buzzing. Plus a post-mortem on The Birth …

Molly Shannon Is Ready to Make You Cry

October 6th, 2016


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 …

Will Denzel Washington Win Oscar Number Three?

September 29th, 2016


The Fences trailer has us pretty excited, and we’re still asking questions about Birth of a Nation.

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Did the 2016 Emmys Spell Trouble for Trump?

September 22nd, 2016


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!

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Who Will Win at the Emmys This Weekend?

September 16th, 2016


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?

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Did Next Year’s Best Picture Premiere at Telluride?

September 8th, 2016


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.

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Why Do Actors Keep Falling in Love on This Guy’s Film Sets?

September 1st, 2016


A conversation with The Light Between Oceans director Derek Cianfrance, and a discussion about an under-the-radar Oscar hopeful.

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Should Oscar Voters Worry About Nate Parker’s Past?

August 25th, 2016


The director of The Birth of a Nation was acquitted on rape charges in 2001, but the controversy is just beginning. Plus: are these really the 100 best movies since 2000?

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The Big Breakouts of 2016 So Far

August 18th, 2016


Discussing Logan Lerman, Anya Taylor Joy, and Kate McKinnon's banner year. Plus: could Sausage Party get an Oscar nomination?

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The Most Shocking Performance of the Year?

August 11th, 2016


On this week's episode, Mike, Richard, and special co-host Hillary Busis talk about 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 …

Can We Like Woody Allen Movies Anymore?

August 4th, 2016


A discussion of Suicide Squad naturally leads to Woody Allen and his Café Society in this week’s Little Gold Men.

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Oscar Season Has (Almost) Officially Begun

July 28th, 2016


On this week's episode, we look back at ComicCon, and ahead to the Toronto Film Festival, whose lineup helps clarify what this year's Oscar race might look like.

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The TV Sensation of the Summer?

July 21st, 2016


On this week’s episode of Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men podcast, Mike, Richard, and Joanna discuss Stranger Things, the new Netflix series that’s a …

The Most Hated, Most Beloved Movie of the Year

July 13th, 2016


On this week’s episode of Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men podcast, Mike, Richard, and our esteemed temporary co-host Joanna Robinson debate the merits …

Would a More Diverse Academy Have Given That Oscar to Gabourey Sidibe?

July 7th, 2016


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

Summer Movie Season’s Surprise Hit

June 30th, 2016


This week we have a tale of two summer movies: one, Independence Day: Resurgence, a sequel that nobody asked for and not that many people saw either, and the other, The Lobster, a surprise arthouse hit. Even bigger …

Will Every Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Eventually Have a TV Show?

June 23rd, 2016


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 …

What the Oscars Should Learn From the Tonys

June 16th, 2016


This week we finally have an awards show to talk about— the Tonys! The Broadway awards were a bigger hit than usual this year, and had the usual expected doses of earnest enthusiasm; we debate whether any of that can …

The 50 Movies That Should Have Changed Hollywood History

June 9th, 2016


This week 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 - many of which you’ve probably never heard of, which is precisely why …

The Oscar Winner Butterfly Effect

June 2nd, 2016


With a special guest appearance from's Joe Reid, we look back at Oscar history to watch what would happen if, say, you took Kathy Bates's …

What Everyone Got Mad About at Cannes

May 26th, 2016


When the Cannes Film Festival awards were announced on Sunday they were met with boos in the press room-- why? Richard Lawson explains what went down, and then three special guests and fashion experts join to discuss …

Inside the Cannes Film Festival

May 19th, 2016


Richard phones in from Cannes to fill Katey and Mike in on the highlights of this year's Cannes Film Festival, from the Oscar contenders that are …

Game of Thrones Is Great, But What About Its Actors?

May 12th, 2016


With Mike and Richard both en route to the Cannes Film Festival, Katey enlists’s Hollywood writer, and podcast expert, Joanna Robinson as …

Rob Reiner Has a Plan to Save the Oscars—and the Country

May 5th, 2016


The acclaimed director of A Few Good Men, The Princess Bride, and now Being Charlie weighs in on modern politics— including Ted Cruz’s love of The …

How Jason Bateman Has Kept Up a 3-Decade Hollywood Career

April 28th, 2016


The actor and director of the new indie The Family Fang joins us to talk about the start of his directing career (at the age of 18!) and what you learn about yourself when you direct Christopher Walken. Also discussed: …

What Will Be This Year's Mad Max? Or Carol? We May Know Already

April 21st, 2016


This week we're joined by Indiewire's film editor Kate Erbland to run down this year's TriBeCa Film Festival, and we dig into new release The Huntsman: Winter's War, which stars one Oscar winner and therefore can't be …

The Best Movies of the Year So Far Are . . .

April 15th, 2016


We’re a quarter of the way through 2016, and are there any good movies out there at all? Yes, says our guest Matt Patches, the senior entertainment editor for Thrillist, who is keeping a running list of the year’s best …

Where Are All the Good Scripts in Hollywood? This Guy Knows Where

April 7th, 2016


This week we welcome special guest Franklin Leonard, the founder and CEO of The Blacklist, which is the perennial answer to the question “where are all the good movies?” We ask Franklin about how he and The Blacklist …

The Best Movie of 2016 So Far Is Not a Movie

March 31st, 2016


Giving in to what we’ve actually been obsessed with since the Oscars, we dive into The People v. O.J. Simpson, the FX miniseries that has us and much …

The 1996 Oscars, 20 Years Later

March 24th, 2016


Joined by special guest Christine Lahti, who won an Oscar in 1996 for her short film Lieberman in Love, we look back at the ceremony that happened 20 years ago this week, from the bad fashion to Christine’s memorable …

Who Is Crazy Enough To Make 2017 Oscar Predictions?

March 17th, 2016


The Oscars may be over, but the seeds of Oscar season are sown well before anybody actually starts campaigning— which is why we’re keeping Little …

Explaining the Oscars

February 29th, 2016


Oscar night is over, so how did it all happen, and why? Katey and Mike, still in formal wear from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, join Richard to discuss the awards and the big, big surprise that came at the end of the …

Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

February 27th, 2016


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, from attempted gate-crashers to the …

Why an Oscar Can Be Worth $50 Million

February 25th, 2016


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, …

Meet the Woman Who Tells Leonardo DiCaprio Who Will Win the Oscars

February 18th, 2016


This week we’re joined by the New York legend and awards season powerhouse Peggy Siegal, the publicist and hostess behind the New York luncheons, dinners, and cocktail parties that are crucial for anyone who wants to …

Being an Oscar Nominee Isn’t as Hard as Climbing Everest, But It’s Close

February 11th, 2016


Room’s best director nominee Lenny Abrahamson joins us with a dispatch from the thick of awards season, where you have to be in shape to shake all those hands and to survive the buzz that says you’re never getting …

Whoopi Goldberg and Tom McCarthy Share Secrets from the Awards Circuit

February 4th, 2016


Two incredible guests this week: Whoopi Goldberg, a four-time Oscars host, Oscar winner, and presenter at this year’s awards, shares her stories from …

How Can the Oscars Actually Fix Their Diversity Problem?

January 28th, 2016


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 …

Why Nobody Really Knows What Will Win Best Picture

January 21st, 2016


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 …

Explaining the Oscar Nominations

January 14th, 2016


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. From there we share our interview with Domhnall Gleeson, who stars in two best …

The Golden Globes After-Party

January 11th, 2016


While Hollywood recovers from its hangovers, we gather for a special Little Gold Men episode to digest the Golden Globes— the winners, the losers, …

How Star Wars Changed Ridley Scott’s Life

January 7th, 2016


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 …

Why Is It So Hard to Pick the Best Movies of 2015?

December 31st, 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 …

How to Use Ryan Gosling in an Ugly Wig to Explain the Financial Crisis

December 24th, 2015


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 …

Can Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crash the Oscar Race?

December 17th, 2015


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 …

How to Make Sense of the Golden Globe Nominations

December 10th, 2015


After a crazy week of awards nominations, top ten lists, and everyone complaining about “snubs,” we sort through the SAG and Golden Globe Nominations …

How Leonardo DiCaprio Will Finally Win an Oscar

December 3rd, 2015


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. …

Did the Oscars Really Begin as a Publicity Scam?

November 19th, 2015


Special guest Karina Longworth, host of the Hollywood history podcast You Must Remember This, joins us to explain how producer David O. Selznick …

And the Year’s Best Oscar Campaign Is . . . 

November 5th, 2015


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 …

When Oscar Buzz Goes Sour

October 22nd, 2015


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 …

Jason Segel Still Gets Starstruck at the Oscars

October 8th, 2015


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 …

So, Is Johnny Depp Finally Going to Win that Oscar?

September 24th, 2015


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, …

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