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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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Backstage at the Oscars

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

24 Feb 2017

Rank #1

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The Big Oscar Season Problem No One Is Talking About

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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38mins

8 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

12 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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The Oscar Winner Butterfly Effect

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. Plus an examination of why the Oscars seem so allergic to comedies, even very good ones like The Nice Guys.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

42mins

2 Jun 2016

Rank #4

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Predicting the 2020 Golden Globes Winners

From the expected juggernauts to the potential shockers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

42mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Is Wonder Woman Really the Best Superhero Movie Ever?

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

1 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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

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, as the two discuss the week in Oscar news, the careers of the actors on Game of Thrones, and get into a debate about the 1997 Oscar race. Plus, a guest appearance from Jordan Hoffman, who can tell you everything you really need to know about Cannes, from the French teenagers begging for tickets to the place that serves the best kebabs on the Croisette. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51mins

12 May 2016

Rank #7

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

The two high-profile prestige dramas are back, but can they hang on to the Emmys heat they had in their first seasons? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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The Best Movies and TV Shows of the Year So Far

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 interview about the film.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

29 Jun 2017

Rank #9

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Conversations with Saoirse Ronan and Roger Deakins

A special holiday week episode featuring two interviews with people who have 17 Oscar nominations between them— and more to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 17mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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

Plus conversation about 1917 and Little Women, and how Cats and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will torture critics in a few weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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What Happens When Awards Season and Politics Collide

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

2 Feb 2017

Rank #12

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Inside the 2017 Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue

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.  See all of the past Hollywood Issue covers at: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/photos/2012/03/hollywood-cover-timeline-slideshow-201203 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

26 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36mins

10 Nov 2016

Rank #14

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The Reese vs. Nicole Battle Begins

Richard, Joanna, and Mike discuss the Emmy-destined Big Little Lies. Plus: Anne Hathaway's monster movie and a look at some Cannes hopefuls.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46mins

6 Apr 2017

Rank #15

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Why Some People Never Stop Chasing Oscars

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46mins

23 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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What We Learned From a Week's Worth of Awards

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 with Frozen 2 songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 16mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Yes, Viola Davis Is Going to Win an Oscar

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

24 Nov 2016

Rank #18

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Inside the Oscars You Can’t See on TV

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 of it. Plus a conversation with Her Smell star Elisabeth Moss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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La La Land Is Poised to Make Oscar History

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 group photo:http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/02/emma-stone-ryan-gosling-oscar-nominees-class-photo-2017 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

9 Feb 2017

Rank #20