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Little Gold Men by Vanity Fair

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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, creators, and critics. LGM also dives deep into Oscar history, and offers insight into all the other awards that make up Hollywood’s continual dash toward glitz and glory. For more on Little Gold Men, visit vanityfair.com/podcast/little-gold-men

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United States

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Panoply

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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, creators, and critics. LGM also dives deep into Oscar history, and offers insight into all the other awards that make up Hollywood’s continual dash toward glitz and glory. For more on Little Gold Men, visit vanityfair.com/podcast/little-gold-men

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview: Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall)

2/20/2024
David Canfield has talked to the best actress nominee several times this season, and catching up with her shortly after the Oscar nominees luncheon learned that she’s been pleasantly surprised by her big Hollywood breakthrough— and, of course, happy to be in the company of her celebrated costar, Messi the dog. Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com, and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register. (Subject to availability) Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs

Duration:00:25:53

A Brand-New Oscar Category and the Questions That Come With It

2/15/2024
The Academy has added an Oscar for best casting, after years of lobbying — but what will a best casting Oscar actually look like? Plus, inside the DGA Awards and the Oscar nominees luncheon, and a look at the seemingly ever growing momentum around Anatomy of a Fall. Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com, and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register. (Subject to availability) Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs

Duration:00:52:22

Interview: Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things) and Cord Jefferson (American Fiction)

2/13/2024
First, Kara Warner talks to the Oscar-nominated star of Poor Things, who says his comic blowhard performance could be the first of many funny roles if anyone wants to cast him in one. Then American Fiction writer-director Cord Jefferson tells Katey Rich about how he had to get talked into witnessing his film’s blockbuster Toronto Film Festival premiere, and what gives him hope for the future of Hollywood. Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com, and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register. (Subject to availability) Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs

Duration:01:02:37

Box Office, Best Editing, and More Burning Oscar Questions

2/8/2024
A look ahead at the next major events of awards season, and then more listener questions! Can Poor Things get an Oscar boost as it thrives at the box office? Is Thelma Schoonmaker going to make history? And will the Oscars ever go back to February? Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com, and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register. (Subject to availability) Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs

Duration:00:50:26

Interview: Da'Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers)

2/6/2024
She's still not quite used to the term "Oscar nominee," but the Holdovers star is working on getting as many tickets as she can to the ceremony, reconnecting with the co-stars she spent 3 months "trapped in a blizzard" with, and making sure that whatever her next project is, she will surprise everybody. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:28:33

The Sundance Movies You’ll Be Hearing About All Year

2/1/2024
A look at the highlights of this year’s Sundance, including Oscar buzz for Kieran Culkin and a whole lot of docs to look out for. Plus listener questions about Cillian Murphy, Lily Gladstone, Oscar alternate universes, and more! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:48:55

Interview: Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik (May December) and Wim Wenders (Perfect Days)

1/30/2024
First, the writers of May December share their low key Oscar nominations day celebration and how growing up in a casting family gave Samy Burch unique insight on Hollywood. Then, the writer and director of international feature nominee Perfect Days looks back on the post-pandemic experiences that inspired the film, and why he feels optimistic about the future of moviegoing. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:56:42

Interview: Kemp Powers and Hailee Steinfeld (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse)

1/25/2024
One of the directors and one of the stars of the Oscar-nominated animated feature discuss how performances are built in the recording booth, how much it changed over the course of production, and how a world built to be a "mood ring" came alive for Steinfeld's Gwen Stacy. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:30:43

The 2024 Oscar Nominations, Explained

1/24/2024
The already infamous Barbie snub, the surprising strength of American Fiction, and everything else you need to know about this year’s nominations. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:51:02

Little Gold Men LIVE with Lily Gladstone, Jacqueline West, and Julie O’Keefe of Killers of the Flower Moon

1/18/2024
Our first-ever live show, discussing the Critics Choice Awards and the final days of Oscar voting. Plus, a conversation with the star, costume designer, and clothing consultant of Killers of the Flower Moon about the complex historical details and community effort that went into the film’s exquisite costumes. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:57:59

Interview: Julianne Moore (May December) and Jada Yuan (Author, Unleashing Oppenheimer)

1/16/2024
First, David Canfield catches up with the star of Todd Haynes's May December, who reflects on her decades of working with the director and the bond she's built on the campaign trail with her co-star, Charles Melton. Then, Katey Rich talks to Washington Post reporter Jada Yuan about her deeply personal connection to the Manhattan Project, and how that led her to writing the official behind the scenes account of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:56:33

Oscar Voters, Start Your Engines

1/11/2024
As Oscar voting begins, we look back at the results of the Golden Globes, the SAG nominations, the BAFTA longlist, and the buzz we're hearing about everything from The Zone of Interest to potential best supporting actor surprises. Plus, a look ahead at Monday's Emmy Awards. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:54:34

Interview: Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers) and Jon Batiste (American Symphony)

1/9/2024
First, the newly minted Golden Globe winner tells Katey Rich about how doing press for The Holdovers has forced him to look back over his career, and the part of winning awards he could absolutely do without. Then Jon Batiste reflects with Rebecca Ford on the extremely vulnerable process of making the documentary American Symphony, and the song he almost didn’t contribute to it. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:53:34

Predicting the Golden Globes Winners (Or At Least Trying To)

1/4/2024
Will Oppenheimer and Barbie dominate? Will Charles Melton surprise? Will Taylor Swift be there?? We’ve got more questions than answers about this year's Golden Globes— but that’s what makes it fun! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:48:22

Interview: Alma Poysti (Fallen Leaves) and America Ferrera (Barbie)

1/2/2024
David Canfield talks first with the star of the Finnish comedy, and surprise Golden Globe nominee, Alma Poysti, and then with the actress at the heart of 2023’s undeniably dominant film— Barbie star America Ferrera. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:01:01:13

Critics at Large: Martin Scorsese's America

12/28/2023
We're pleased to share this episode of The New Yorker's podcast Critics at Large, in which Vinson Cunningham, Naomi Fry, and Alexandra Schwartz look back at Martin Scorsese's career. In films like Goodfellas and Mean Streets, the director has made a study of how evil happens. His latest, Killers of the Flower Moon, asks the same question of one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:44:27

Interview: Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)

12/26/2023
Despite her Tony nomination for the role of Sofia in the Broadway production of The Color Purple, Danielle Brooks had to fight to play the role on screen. Now she’s ready to keep pushing herself forward through everything that’s coming next. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:28:11

Your Burning Awards Season Questions, Answered

12/21/2023
Closing out the year with a round of listener questions, from the status of some on-the-bubble Oscar contenders to how long it will take the Academy to properly recognize actors in international features. Our roundtable episodes will be taking a pause for the holiday next week— see you in the new year! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:47:20

Interview: Juliette Binoche (The Taste of Things) and Carey Mulligan (Maestro)

12/19/2023
First, David Canfield catches up with Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche, who stars in the Cannes hit and fall festival crowd pleaser The Taste of Things. Then Rebecca Ford talks to Carey Mulligan, who worked closely with director and star Bradley Cooper to recreate the complex relationship and artistic collaboration at the heart of Maestro. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:01:00:58

Frontrunners Emerge After the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Nominations

12/14/2023
Barbie has had a very good week, with Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon right behind. But best actor is a mystery, best director is incredibly crowded, and everybody knows the Oscars will somehow go their own way. Plus, discussion of the Christmas release The Iron Claw. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsider Email us at littlegoldmen@vf.com Follow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97 Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.

Duration:00:51:28