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Little Gold Men

Little Gold Men

Little Gold Men is the inside story of Hollywood, from awards shows and red-carpet premieres to the hard work and whisper campaigns that get people there. Weekly episodes feature obsessive, expert conversations about the best of television and film, with special guest appearances from stars, creators, and critics. LGM also dives deep into Oscar history, and offers insight into all the other awards that make up Hollywood’s continual dash toward glitz and glory.

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48 min
Apr 20, 2017
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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.

51 min
Apr 12, 2017
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The director of Lost City of Z joins to discuss the passion (and possibly insanity) that drove him from New York City’s outer boroughs to the Bolivian jungle, and why he was so happy to come back.

42 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Richard, Joanna, and Mike discuss the Emmy-destined Big Little Lies. Plus: Anne Hathaway's monster movie and a look at some Cannes hopefuls.

55 min
Mar 30, 2017
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A dispatch from Rebecca Keegan on the Academy’s big meeting, a look at the Feud episodes all about the Oscars, and a moment to wonder if whitewashing has finally become bad business for Hollywood.

43 min
Mar 23, 2017
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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.

37 min
Mar 16, 2017
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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.

46 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Decider’s Joe Reid joins us to share his 2018 Oscar predictions, and to look back at the predictions we all made together last year—we didn’t see Moonlight coming at all and were way too high on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

36 min
Mar 2, 2017
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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.

34 min
Feb 27, 2017
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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.

48 min
Feb 24, 2017
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VF’s Hollywood Correspondent Rebecca Keegan has been on a fly on the wall backstage at the Oscars for years, and joins to share her stories from inside. Plus, our final Oscar predictions, for best director and best picture.

28 min
Feb 23, 2017
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What really happens when you get a lot of famous people in one room? In the Limelight co-host Julie Miller shares stories from inside the famous soiree. Plus, discussion of the animated short film nominees and predictions for best actor and actress.

35 min
Feb 22, 2017
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The supporting actor and actress Oscar categories, typically handed out early in the broadcast, are your best chance to see major movie stars without staying up too late. We predict those categories, and also discuss the live-action short nominees.

29 min
Feb 21, 2017
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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!

43 min
Feb 20, 2017
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The documentary short films category can be difficult to predict, but includes some of the best films in the running. We discuss these heartbreakers, and also talk to Roger Ross Williams, director of the Oscar-nominated feature documentary Life, Animated.

29 min
Feb 16, 2017
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With Oscar voting in full swing, we discuss the results of the BAFTA awards and make a few last-minute pleas to voters. Then we get an advance look at the TV addiction of the spring, Ryan Murphy’s Feud.

29 min
Feb 9, 2017
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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?

41 min
Feb 2, 2017
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With Hollywood fired up and angrier than ever in the early days of the Trump administration, what does the next month of red carpets have in store? Plus, our interview with the filmmakers of the Oscar-nominated short documentary The White Helmets.

34 min
Jan 26, 2017
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The annual tradition of gathering Hollywood’s best and brightest has continued with this year’s Hollywood Issue, and Vanity Fair’s executive west coast editor Krista Smith joins to give us a look behind the scenes of the biggest photo shoot of the year.

25 min
Jan 24, 2017
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The gang gathers from three different time zones to hash out this year’s Oscar nominations, including the snubs (Amy Adams!), the surprises (Michael Shannon!), and the truly inexplicable (Oscar nominee Suicide Squad!).

41 min
Jan 19, 2017
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A look ahead at next week's Oscar nominations announcement, plus an interview with Captain Fantastic writer/director Matt Ross.

44 min
Jan 12, 2017
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The star of Hacksaw Ridge and Silence addresses his viral Golden Globes moment, how he learned to handle fame, and what he learned about self-loathing from Mike Nichols. Plus a look at the Golden Globes winners and the latest in Oscar buzz.

30 min
Jan 5, 2017
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With the first major televised awards show of the season coming, we predict the upsets and the viral moments, plus a look at the box office hits that emerged over the holiday.

37 min
Dec 29, 2016
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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.

29 min
Dec 22, 2016
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As the industry shuts down for a holiday break and digs into their piles of screeners, we predict where the season’s buzz is headed—and which films will benefit most from the awards nominations thus far.

31 min
Dec 15, 2016
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Why Octavia Spencer is suddenly in the club but Annette Bening might not be. Plus, there's a new Star Wars movie!

35 min
Dec 8, 2016
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New critics’ awards and the upcoming Golden Globes give us lots of Oscar buzz to discuss. But first, we address the situation with Casey Affleck, whose best actor campaign doesn’t seem hampered by sexual assault allegations...but should it be?

31 min
Dec 2, 2016
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With a slew of critic’s groups and other groups handing out the first awards of the year, we take a look at what it all means, which titles have emerged on top, and how the box office might make more of a difference than anything else.

38 min
Nov 24, 2016
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As voting deadlines for various critic’s groups loom, a number of movies have finally revealed themselves, most notably Fences—a slam-dunk Oscar win for Viola Davis, and a possible coronation of Denzel Washington as an actor-turned-director genius.

40 min
Nov 17, 2016
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In the wake of the unexpected conclusion to the presidential election, we debate how Hollywood will react. Plus, updates on the state of the Harry Potter franchise and Manchester by the Sea, and a dispatch from Rebecca Keegan about the Governor’s Awards.

33 min
Nov 10, 2016
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This week we check in on new buzz surrounding Fences and the AFI Film Festival, then chalk up the awards chances of Netflix’s ultra-lavish new series The Crown. Finally, we accept the inevitable: Lin-Manuel Miranda is totally going to win an Oscar.

33 min
Nov 3, 2016
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This week we catch up on lots of small developments in awards season, from the quixotic campaign for Sausage Party to the release of Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge. We also share Richard’s interview with French actress Isabelle Huppert, star of Elle.

37 min
Oct 27, 2016
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With Viola Davis running as a supporting actress for Fences, we discuss the perennial problem of category fraud. We also share our interview with Kelly Reichardt, director of Certain Women, and make bold predictions for the best original screenplay Oscar.

43 min
Oct 20, 2016
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Moonlight features stellar performances from everyone in its cast, but its unique structure makes it particularly challenging in the context of an Oscar campaign. We discuss the film that has us all swooning, and talk to Moonlight’s director Barry Jenkins

31 min
Oct 13, 2016
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Looking at the performances from Emma Stone, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, and more that have everybody buzzing. Plus a post-mortem on The Birth of a Nation’s box-office failure and some bold predictions about the best supporting actress race.

38 min
Oct 6, 2016
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The star of the indie drama Other People talks about how she's been playing dramatic characters even since her SNL days--whether or not people noticed. Plus discussion of the new HBO drama Westworld and the state of the best supporting actor race.

40 min
Sep 29, 2016
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The ‘Fences’ trailer has us pretty excited, and we’re still asking questions about ‘Birth of a Nation.’

38 min
Sep 22, 2016
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Well, the diversity of winners was certainly heartening to see. Mike, Richard, and Joanna assess the awards, and share stories from the party circuit. Plus: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s new trailer!

38 min
Sep 16, 2016
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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?

35 min
Sep 8, 2016
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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.

62 min
Sep 1, 2016
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A conversation with The Light Between Oceans director Derek Cianfrance, and a discussion about an under-the-radar Oscar hopeful.

44 min
Aug 25, 2016
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The director of The Birth of a Nation was acquitted on rape charges in 2001, but the controversy is just beginning.

42 min
Aug 18, 2016
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Discussing Logan Lerman, Anya Taylor Joy, and Kate McKinnon's banner year. Plus: could Sausage Party get an Oscar nomination?

45 min
Aug 11, 2016
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Discussing Isabelle Huppert's intense performance in the Oscar-y French film ELLE. Also: a rave for Pete's Dragon and a look at the New York Film Festival lineup.

32 min
Aug 4, 2016
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A discussion of Suicide Squad naturally leads to Woody Allen and his Café Society in this week’s Little Gold Men.

47 min
Jul 28, 2016
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Looking back at ComicCon, and ahead to the Toronto Film Festival.

46 min
Jul 21, 2016
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Emmys snubs and surprises, a spoiler-y chat about Ghostbusters, and a look at the 1983 best picture Oscar race.

43 min
Jul 13, 2016
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Debating the merits of "Ghostbusters" and its legion of “ghostbro” haters, and much much more.

38 min
Jul 7, 2016
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As AMPAS addresses its diversity problem by inducting a huge new class of voters, Mike Hogan and Richard Lawson get the inside scoop from L.A. Times reporter Rebecca Keegan

38 min
Jun 30, 2016
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This week we have a tale of two summer movies: Independence Day: Resurgence (a sequel that nobody asked for), and The Lobster.

43 min
Jun 23, 2016
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Cameron Crowe has had a rough go of it since winning the best original screenplay Oscar for Almost Famous, but Showtime’s Roadies could serve as something of a comeback. Maybe.

46 min
Jun 16, 2016
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Plus: discussion of Meryl Streep’s would-be summer hit Florence Foster Jenkins.

40 min
Jun 9, 2016
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We’re joined by Slate’s Aisha Harris, co-author of The Black Film Canon, a piece that highlights the 50 best films by black directors.

40 min
Jun 2, 2016
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With a special guest appearance from Decider.com's Joe Reid, we look back at Oscar history to watch what would happen if, say, you took Kathy Bates's Oscar and gave it to Julia Roberts.

44 min
May 26, 2016
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When the Cannes Film Festival awards were announced on Sunday they were met with boos in the press room. But why?

34 min
May 19, 2016
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Richard phones in from Cannes to fill Katey and Mike in on the highlights of this year's Cannes Film Festival

49 min
May 12, 2016
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With Mike and Richard both en route to the Cannes Film Festival, Katey enlists VF.com’s Hollywood writer, and podcast expert, Joanna Robinson as co-host.

36 min
May 5, 2016
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The acclaimed director of A Few Good Men, The Princess Bride, and now Being Charlie weighs in on modern politics, as well as what went into making his most personal film.

44 min
Apr 28, 2016
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The actor and director of the new indie The Family Fang joins us to talk about his newfound directing career.

56 min
Apr 21, 2016
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We're joined by Indiewire's film editor Kate Erbland to run down this year's TriBeCa Film Festival.

54 min
Apr 15, 2016
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We’re a quarter of the way through 2016, and are there any good movies out there at all?

36 min
Apr 7, 2016
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This week we welcome special guest Franklin Leonard, the founder and CEO of The Blacklist

38 min
Mar 31, 2016
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Giving in to what we’ve actually been obsessed with since the Oscars, we dive into The People v. O.J. Simpson.

37 min
Mar 24, 2016
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Joined by Christine Lahti, who won an Oscar in 1996, we look back at the ceremony that happened 20 years ago.

33 min
Mar 17, 2016
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The Oscars may be over, but the seeds of Oscar season are sown well before anybody actually starts campaigning.

26 min
Feb 29, 2016
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Oscar night is over, so how did it all happen, and why?

38 min
Feb 27, 2016
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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.

50 min
Feb 25, 2016
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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.

33 min
Feb 18, 2016
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This week we’re joined by the New York legend and awards season powerhouse Peggy Siegal.

45 min
Feb 11, 2016
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Room’s best director nominee Lenny Abrahamson joins us with a dispatch from the thick of awards season.

59 min
Feb 4, 2016
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Interviews with four-time Oscars host and Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg, plus Oscar-nominated director of "Spotlight" Tom McCarthy

44 min
Jan 28, 2016
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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 dilemma, with some input from Spike Lee, Don Cheadle, and John Legend.

44 min
Jan 21, 2016
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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 about This Had Oscar Buzz, the 2015 class.

71 min
Jan 14, 2016
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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. Plus: a conversation with Domhnall Gleeson.

24 min
Jan 11, 2016
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While Hollywood recovers from its hangovers, we gather for a special Little Gold Men episode to digest the Golden Globes— the winners, the losers, the many surprises, and the standing ovations that tell us a lot about Oscar season.  

60 min
Jan 7, 2016
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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 Scott and Drew Goddard, the director and writer, respectively, of The Martian, and then with Sarah...

37 min
Dec 31, 2015
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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 Banks, star of Love and Mercy and the final Hunger Games movie as well as director of Pitch...

38 min
Dec 24, 2015
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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 financial crisis film The Big Short, and why he absolutely had to bring in Anthony...

31 min
Dec 17, 2015
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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 be. From there we talk to Jennifer Jason Leigh, a Golden Globe nominee for her role in...

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