From Vanity Fair, Little Gold Men is the inside story of Oscar season: from the buzzy premieres of festival season to the breathless acceptance speeches in February, chronicling all ups and downs in between. Featuring biweekly updates on the state of the race, LGM also deep-dives into the best of Oscar history, and features guest appearances from some of the people who orchestrate this annual mad dash toward Hollywood glitz and glory.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
Why Octavia Spencer is suddenly in the club but Annette Bening might not be. Plus, there's a new Star Wars movie!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A conversation with The Light Between Oceans director Derek Cianfrance, and a discussion about an under-the-radar Oscar hopeful.
The director of The Birth of a Nation was acquitted on rape charges in 2001, but the controversy is just beginning.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The actor and director of the new indie The Family Fang joins us to talk about his newfound directing career.
We're joined by Indiewire's film editor Kate Erbland to run down this year's TriBeCa Film Festival.
This week we welcome special guest Franklin Leonard, the founder and CEO of The Blacklist
The Oscars may be over, but the seeds of Oscar season are sown well before anybody actually starts campaigning.
This week we’re joined by the New York legend and awards season powerhouse Peggy Siegal.
Room’s best director nominee Lenny Abrahamson joins us with a dispatch from the thick of awards season.
Interviews with four-time Oscars host and Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg, plus Oscar-nominated director of "Spotlight" Tom McCarthy
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
After a crazy week of awards nominations, top ten lists, and everyone complaining about “snubs,” we sort through the SAG and Golden Globe Nominations and the critical buzz to figure what’s really happening with awards season now....
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. From there we look back at our favorite Oscar wins of the recent past, and then forward to the...
Special guest Karina Longworth, host of the Hollywood history podcast You Must Remember This, joins us to explain how producer David O. Selznick bucked Hollywood tradition to put his weight behind future Oscar behemoth Gone With the Wind. We also...
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 prediction about the Best Picture hopes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And speaking...
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 of years past, ponder the...
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 like to attend the Oscars with The Muppets, and how the help of friends like Paul Rudd has raised the...
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, Mike Hogan, and Richard Lawson discuss the two buzziest titles from the Toronto Film Festival,...