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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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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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491hr 38min
Thumbnail for "Interview: Lena Dunham (Catherine Called Birdy)".
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, but only really could have made now.
Thumbnail for "Predicting the Big Winners at This Year’s Tony Awards".
Thumbnail for "The Bear’s Liza Colón-Zayas on Finding Her Breakout Role After 30 Years on Screen".
Thumbnail for "The Emmy Frontrunners: Are Baby Reindeer, The Bear, and Shōgun Locked in?".
Thumbnail for "Tony nominees Jonathan Groff and William Jackson Harper on Rediscovering Themselves on Stage".
Thumbnail for "The Best and Worst of Cannes 2024".
Thumbnail for "Maya Rudolph and Seth Meyers on Their SNL Past—And Emmy-Contending Present".
Thumbnail for "Little Gold Men Goes Apocalyptic: The Creators of 'Fallout' Tell All ".
Little Gold Men Goes Apocalyptic: The Creators of 'Fallout' Tell All
Thumbnail for "Juno Temple and Calista Flockhart on Taking Big Risks in Their New Shows".
Thumbnail for "Back to Black and the State of the Music Biopic".
Thumbnail for "Mariska Hargitay and Bowen Yang Hit Thrilling New Milestones".
Thumbnail for "Is Hollywood in For a Bummer Summer?".
Thumbnail for "Jean Smart on Her Triumphant Hacks Return, Plus The Morning Show’s New Secret Weapon".
Thumbnail for "Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt Rescue 'The Fall Guy'".
Thumbnail for "Take a Wild Ride With Timothy Olyphant, and Meet the Breakout Star of I Saw the TV Glow".
Thumbnail for "The End of Shōgun and the Beginning of a Thrilling Emmys Race".
Thumbnail for "Interviews: Sandra Oh on The Sympathizer and Carrie Coon on The Gilded Age".
Thumbnail for "Cannes You Feel the Excitement?".
Thumbnail for "Interviews: Kiefer Sutherland on The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial and Ambika Mod on One Day".
Thumbnail for "Civil War and The Sympathizer: Stark, Diverging Portraits of America At War With Itself".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Alex Edelman (Just For Us) and Anna Sawai (Shōgun, Monarch)".
Thumbnail for "Julianne Moore, Andrew Scott, and the Heavy Hitters Entering the Emmys Race".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Amy Ryan (Sugar) and Andrea Riseborough (The Regime, Alice & Jack)".
Thumbnail for "Doing the 2024 Emmys, All Over Again".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Maya Erskine (Mr. & Mrs. Smith)".
Thumbnail for "Our Way Too Early 2025 Oscar Predictions".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Alison Brie (Apples Never Fall) and Anthony Boyle (Masters of the Air and Manhunt)".
Thumbnail for "Oscars 2024 Bonus: Louis Virtel on Writing for the Oscars".
Thumbnail for "The 2024 Oscars: The Morning After".
Thumbnail for "Our Final 2024 Oscar Predictions".
Thumbnail for "Yours (And Our) Favorite Oscar Night Menus, Parties, and Viewing Traditions".
Thumbnail for "2004 Oscars Flashback, Plus a SAG Awards Surprise".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Academy President Janet Yang and CEO Bill Kramer".
Thumbnail for "How BAFTA Predicts the Oscars, Plus Your Guide to the Oscar-Nominated Shorts".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall)".
Thumbnail for "A Brand-New Oscar Category and the Questions That Come With It".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things) and Cord Jefferson (American Fiction)".
Thumbnail for "Box Office, Best Editing, and More Burning Oscar Questions".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Da'Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers)".
Thumbnail for "The Sundance Movies You’ll Be Hearing About All Year ".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik (May December) and Wim Wenders (Perfect Days)".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Kemp Powers and Hailee Steinfeld (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse)".
Thumbnail for "The 2024 Oscar Nominations, Explained".
Thumbnail for "Little Gold Men LIVE with Lily Gladstone, Jacqueline West, and Julie O’Keefe of Killers of the Flower Moon".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Julianne Moore (May December) and Jada Yuan (Author, Unleashing Oppenheimer)".
Thumbnail for "Oscar Voters, Start Your Engines".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers) and Jon Batiste (American Symphony) ".
Thumbnail for "Predicting the Golden Globes Winners (Or At Least Trying To)".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Alma Poysti (Fallen Leaves) and America Ferrera (Barbie)".
Thumbnail for "Critics at Large: Martin Scorsese's America".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)".
Thumbnail for "Your Burning Awards Season Questions, Answered".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Juliette Binoche (The Taste of Things) and Carey Mulligan (Maestro)".
Thumbnail for "Frontrunners Emerge After the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Nominations".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things) and Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer)".
The collaborators behind Poor Things talk to Rebecca Ford about the origins of their wild new project, and what it took to create a character as unique and uninhibited as Stone's Bella Baxter. Then Katey Rich talks to Emily Blunt about picking back up with promotion on Oppenheimer now that the actors strike is finished, and how she's learned to manage her expectations around the movies she makes — even one that winds up as massive as this one.
Thumbnail for "Has Awards Season Gotten Too Crowded For Its Own Good?".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Colman Domingo (Rustin, The Color Purple) and Jacob Elordi (Saltburn, Priscilla)".
Thumbnail for "Lily Gladstone and Charles Melton Seize Their Moment".
Thumbnail for "Interview: Emerald Fennell (Saltburn) and Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers)".
Interview: Emerald Fennell (Saltburn) and Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers)
Thumbnail for "The Winners and Losers of Screener Season, Plus a Conversation With Vanessa Kirby".
The Winners and Losers of Screener Season, Plus a Conversation With Vanessa Kirby
Thumbnail for "Interview: Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) and Charles Melton (May December)".
Interview: Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) and Charles Melton (May December)
Thumbnail for "The Strike Is Over, and Now Awards Season Can Really Begin".
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 releases The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Napoleon.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Tom Blyth (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) and Peter Sarsgaard (Memory)".
Interview: Tom Blyth (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) and Peter Sarsgaard (Memory)
Thumbnail for "The Awards Contenders We're Still Waiting to See".
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. Plus discussion of The Killer and The Curse and some predictions about the most intriguing crafts categories.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Greta Lee (Past Lives)".
Interview: Greta Lee (Past Lives)
Thumbnail for "The Actors Might Be Speaking Soon - What Will They Say?".
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 about the screenplay races.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Alexander Payne (The Holdovers)".
Interview: Alexander Payne (The Holdovers)
Thumbnail for "The First Awards Nominations of the Season Are Here".
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 original and adapted screenplay races start to take shape.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Nyad)".
Interview: Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Nyad)
Thumbnail for "The Martin Scorsese Portion of Awards Season Has Begun".
The Martin Scorsese Portion of Awards Season Has Begun
Thumbnail for "Interview: Jacqueline West and Julie O'Keefe (Killers of the Flower Moon) and Cynthia Erivo (Drift)".
Interview: Jacqueline West and Julie O'Keefe (Killers of the Flower Moon) and Cynthia Erivo (Drift)
Thumbnail for "The Award Hopefuls Spending This October on the Road".
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 supporting actor races, as well as the strongest competitors in best documentary feature.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Maggie Betts (The Burial) and Nathan Lane (Dicks: The Musical)".
Interview: Maggie Betts (The Burial) and Nathan Lane (Dicks: The Musical)
Thumbnail for "Wes Anderson. Bradley Cooper, the Golden Globes, and More".
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 often happens, ponder what the Golden Globes have up their sleeve.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Christian Friedel (The Zone of Interest)".
Interview: Christian Friedel (The Zone of Interest)
Thumbnail for "Introducing: Critics at Large - The Myth Making of Elon Musk".
Introducing: Critics at Large - The Myth Making of Elon Musk
Thumbnail for "With the WGA Strike Over, Awards Season Can Get Back on Track".
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, discussion of the New York Film Festival, Lily Gladstone's jump to lead actress, and the fascinating international feature race.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Trace Lysette (Monica)".
Interview: Trace Lysette (Monica)
Thumbnail for "What We Learned From Festival Season, and What We Still Don't Know".
The rise of American Fiction, the imminent return of Maestro, the mystery of Napoleon, and much more.
Thumbnail for "Interview: John Carney (Flora & Son)".
Interview: John Carney (Flora & Son)
Thumbnail for "The Films to Watch from the Toronto Film Festival".
We handicap the titles most likely to win the festival's coveted Peoples Choice Awards, our personal favorites, and more highlights.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Craig Gillespie (Dumb Money)".
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 it.
Thumbnail for "All the Buzz from Venice and Telluride, and a Look Ahead at Toronto".
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 much, much more.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Cameron Bailey (CEO of TIFF)".
Interview: Cameron Bailey (CEO of TIFF)
Thumbnail for "Telluride, Venice, and the Great Fall Festival Kickoff".
Your guide to the biggest premieres at both Labor Day weekend festivals, from Ferrari to Janet Planet and beyond.
Thumbnail for "Interview Flashback: Greta Gerwig (Little Women) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)".
Interview Flashback: Greta Gerwig (Little Women) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
Thumbnail for "Book Club: Leave the World Behind".
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 first-look features on All of Us Strangers, Foe, Fingernails, and many more.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Peter Hoar (The Last of Us) and Dan Trachtenberg (Prey)".
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 that brought the ambitious horror movie Prey to Hulu.
Thumbnail for "Book Club: The Zone of Interest".
Book Club: The Zone of Interest
Thumbnail for "Interview: Joanna Naugle (The Bear)".
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 learned to break their own rules for season two.
Thumbnail for "Book Club: Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley".
Book Club: Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley
Thumbnail for "Interview: Ira Sachs (Passages)".
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 months changes his life.
Thumbnail for "Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon".
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 Ira Sachs's new film Passages.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Jessica Chastain (George & Tammy)".
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 George & Tammy to the screen.
Thumbnail for "Venice and Toronto and Telluride, Oh My!".
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 look at the films soon premiering at home and abroad, plus a Barbenheimer post-mortem.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)".
Interview: Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)
Thumbnail for "Hollywood On Strike, Plus an Oppenheimer Book Club".
Hollywood On Strike, Plus an Oppenheimer Book Club
Thumbnail for "Interview: Aunjanue Ellis (Justified: City Primeval)".
The King Richard star has been incredibly busy since her Oscar nomination last year, and keeps surprising herself in the process.
Thumbnail for "What to Make of the 2023 Emmy Nominations".
The team shares their immediate reaction to this year’s Emmy nominations, from the shocking snubs, the thrilling inclusions, and the continued dominance of HBO.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Zazie Beetz (Full Circle)".
The star of the new Steven Soderbergh-created series says that she's only beginning to show the world what she can do.
Thumbnail for "The Biggest Oscar Contenders of the Year (So Far)".
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 announced July 12.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Ashley Park (Joy Ride) and Glenn Howerton (BlackBerry)".
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 buzz, thanks to his acclaimed performance in the indie BlackBerry.
Thumbnail for "Pride Oscar Flashback: Far From Heaven".
Pride Oscar Flashback: Far From Heaven
Thumbnail for "Interview: Jharrel Jerome (I'm a Virgo)".
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 which Jerome plays a 13-foot-tall man living in Oakland, turned out to be just the thing.
Thumbnail for "Pride Oscar Flashback: Ian McKellen Makes History With Gods and Monsters".
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 the Emmy ballot.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Helen Mirren (1923), Padma Lakshmi (Taste the Nation), Bridget Everett (Somebody Somewhere)".
Interview: Helen Mirren (1923), Padma Lakshmi (Taste the Nation), Bridget Everett (Somebody Somewhere)
Thumbnail for "Pride Oscar Flashback: A Daniel Day-Lewis Star Is Born in My Beautiful Laundrette".
Pride Oscar Flashback: A Daniel Day-Lewis Star Is Born in My Beautiful Laundrette
Thumbnail for "Interview: Bryan Cranston (Asteroid City) and Molly Shannon (The Other Two)".
Interview: Bryan Cranston (Asteroid City) and Molly Shannon (The Other Two)
Thumbnail for "Pride Oscar Flashback: Kiss of the Spider-Woman PLUS An Expert Tonys Preview".
Pride Oscar Flashback: Kiss of the Spider-Woman PLUS An Expert Tonys Preview
Thumbnail for "Interview: Dominique Fishback (Swarm) and Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird)".
Interview: Dominique Fishback (Swarm) and Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird)
Thumbnail for "Pride Oscar Flashback: Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express".
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, some solutions for the Oscars' acting category problems, and why spring TV has felt so crowded.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Celine Song (Past Lives) and Henry Winkler (Barry)".
Interview: Celine Song (Past Lives) and Henry Winkler (Barry)
Thumbnail for "Cannes Hits— and Head-Scratchers— to Watch Out For".
Cannes Hits— and Head-Scratchers— to Watch Out For
Thumbnail for "Interview: Stacey Lee (The Secrets of Hillsong) and Ken Marino (Party Down and The Other Two)".
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 secret to a good pratfall, even in your 50s.
Thumbnail for "Everything You Need to Know About Cannes".
Everything You Need to Know About Cannes
Thumbnail for "Interview: Alan Ruck (Succession) and Steven Yeun (Beef)".
Interview: Alan Ruck (Succession) and Steven Yeun (Beef)
Thumbnail for "The Landmark Asian-American Musical That Never Got Its Oscar Due".
The Landmark Asian-American Musical That Never Got Its Oscar Due
Thumbnail for "Interview: Patti LuPone (Beau is Afraid) and Jason Segel (Shrinking)".
Interview: Patti LuPone (Beau is Afraid) and Jason Segel (Shrinking)
Thumbnail for "New Oscar Rules and the Strike That Could Change Everything".
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 at the new Oscar campaigning rules in the wake of the To Leslie scandal, and the highs and lows of the Tony nominations.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Michael Shannon (George and Tammy) and Betty Gilpin (Mrs. Davis)".
Interview: Michael Shannon (George and Tammy) and Betty Gilpin (Mrs. Davis)
Thumbnail for "The Best Movies of 2023 So Far".
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 Oscars, and more.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Lizzy Caplan (Fatal Attraction and Fleishman Is In Trouble) and Kelly Fremon Craig (Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret)".
Interview: Lizzy Caplan (Fatal Attraction and Fleishman Is In Trouble) and Kelly Fremon Craig (Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret)
Thumbnail for "The Feminist 90s Oscar Winner That Was Supposed to Change Everything".
The Feminist 90s Oscar Winner That Was Supposed to Change Everything
Thumbnail for "Interview: Riley Keough (Daisy Jones and the Six)".
Interview: Riley Keough (Daisy Jones and the Six)
Thumbnail for "How Succession's Big Twist Shakes Up the Emmy Race".
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 at changes within the Golden Globe ranks and the return of Barry.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Diego Luna (Andor) and Morfydd Clark (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)".
Interview: Diego Luna (Andor) and Morfydd Clark (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)
Thumbnail for "Can the Oscars Really Solve Their Social Media Problem?".
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 contenders Beef, Shrinking, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary) and Kelly Reichardt (Showing Up)".
Interview: Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary) and Kelly Reichardt (Showing Up)
Thumbnail for "The Burning Questions of the 2023 Emmy Season".
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 Emmy season are already worth pondering.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Teyana Taylor (A Thousand and One)".
Interview: Teyana Taylor (A Thousand and One)
Thumbnail for "Predicting the 2024 Oscars".
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 something you don’t see coming.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Lana Wilson (Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields)".
Interview: Lana Wilson (Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields)
Thumbnail for "The 2023 Oscars: The Morning After".
The 2023 Oscars: The Morning After
Thumbnail for "Our Final 2023 Oscar Predictions".
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 call.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Radhika Jones".
Interview: Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Radhika Jones
Thumbnail for "Almost Every Acting Oscar Race Is Now Too Close to Call".
Almost Every Acting Oscar Race Is Now Too Close to Call
Thumbnail for "Interview: Sarah Polley and Frances McDormand (Women Talking) and Pamela Ribon (My Year of Dicks)".
Interview: Sarah Polley and Frances McDormand (Women Talking) and Pamela Ribon (My Year of Dicks)
Thumbnail for "Revisiting the Surreal and Glorious 2003 Oscars".
Revisiting the Surreal and Glorious 2003 Oscars
Thumbnail for "Interview: Kazuo Ishiguro (Living)".
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 Nighy their first Oscar nominations.
Thumbnail for "Behind the Scenes of Vanity Fair's 2023 Hollywood Issue".
Behind the Scenes of Vanity Fair's 2023 Hollywood Issue
Thumbnail for "Interview: Guillermo del Toro (Pinocchio)".
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 free animation from the kids table of Hollywood.
Thumbnail for "The Best Actress Showdown, How to Fix the Weirdest Oscar Rules, and More".
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 we’re ready to see get their first nominations.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once)".
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 herself for the possibility it would never happen.
Thumbnail for "History's Greatest Oscar Scandals, and Why We're Still Obsessed With Them".
History's Greatest Oscar Scandals, and Why We're Still Obsessed With Them
Thumbnail for "Interview: Edward Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front)".
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 like a hero."
Thumbnail for "The Oscar Buzz Out of Sundance, and More Oscar Nomination Wonders".
The Oscar Buzz Out of Sundance, and More Oscar Nomination Wonders
Thumbnail for "The 2023 Oscar Nominations Are Here!".
Breaking down the snubs, surprises, records, and remaining mysteries of this year's nominees.
Thumbnail for "The Most Mysterious Oscar Campaign, Explained".
The Most Mysterious Oscar Campaign, Explained
Thumbnail for "Interview: Niecy Nash (Monster - Dahmer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) and Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin)".
Interview: Niecy Nash (Monster - Dahmer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) and Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Thumbnail for "What We Learned from the Golden Globes and the SAG Nominations".
A surprisingly successful Golden Globe Awards led directly into some thrilling— and baffling— SAG nominations. A look back at a very big week in awards.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) and Baz Luhrmann (Elvis)".
Interview: Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) and Baz Luhrmann (Elvis)
Thumbnail for "Welcome Back to the Awards Season Rodeo".
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 contenders are preparing for one last sprint before Oscar nominations voting opens on January 12.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) and James Cameron and Russell Carpenter (Avatar: The Way of Water)".
Interview: Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) and James Cameron and Russell Carpenter (Avatar: The Way of Water)
Thumbnail for "Interview: Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown)".
In separate conversations with Julie Miller, the actors who play Prince Charles and Princess Diana discuss the challenges of season 5, what’s ahead in season 6, and the power of Prince Charles breakdancing.
Thumbnail for "Your Burning Awards Season Questions, Answered".
Plus, a conversation with Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard about the past, present, and future of indie film releasing.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Taylor Russell (Bones and All) and Bill Nighy (Living)".
Interview: Taylor Russell (Bones and All) and Bill Nighy (Living)
Thumbnail for "The Winners and Losers of the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Nominations".
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 Avatar: The Way of Water, and the awards race it has the potential to disrupt.
Thumbnail for "Interviews: Olivia Colman and Sam Mendes (Empire of Light) and Todd Field (Tár)".
Interviews: Olivia Colman and Sam Mendes (Empire of Light) and Todd Field (Tár)
Thumbnail for "A Look Ahead at the Sundance Comeback".
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 turvy best supporting actress race.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Jeremy Pope (The Inspection) and Rian Johnson (Glass Onion)".
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 ingenious mysteries Knives Out and Glass Onion — but no spoilers, we promise.
Thumbnail for "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 in-person awards shows with a bang. Plus, a look at the disappointing Thanksgiving box office and the release of Will Smith's Emancipation.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Zoe Kazan (She Said) and Hong Chau (The Whale)".
Interview: Zoe Kazan (She Said) and Hong Chau (The Whale)
Thumbnail for "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 over the long holiday weekend. Plus, Natalie Jarvey joins to break down the Bob Iger shocker at Disney.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Paul Dano (The Fabelmans) and James Gray (Armageddon Time)".
Interview: Paul Dano (The Fabelmans) and James Gray (Armageddon Time)
Thumbnail for "Babylon Causes a Commotion".
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 is in Trouble.
Thumbnail for "Interview: Ramin Bahrani (2nd Chance) and Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)".
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 Gotham Award nomination for his powerful supporting turn in the intimate drama Causeway.
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Just How Many Blockbuster Best Picture Nominees Will We Get?
Thumbnail for "Interview: Domee Shi (Turning Red)".
Interview: Domee Shi (Turning Red)
Thumbnail for "How Weird Can the Golden Globes Make This Awards Season?".
How Weird Can the Golden Globes Make This Awards Season?
Thumbnail for "Interview: Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)".
Interview: Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
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The Oscar Hopefuls Getting the Biggest Boost Out of Festival Season
Thumbnail for "Interview: Sigourney Weaver (Call Jane) and Sheila McCarthy (Women Talking)".
Interview: Sigourney Weaver (Call Jane) and Sheila McCarthy (Women Talking)
Thumbnail for "Introducing: The Pitchfork Review".
Introducing: The Pitchfork Review
Thumbnail for "The Awards Season Underdogs Worth Watching".
The Awards Season Underdogs Worth Watching
Thumbnail for "Interview: Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)".
Interview: Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)
Thumbnail for "Want to Win Best Picture? Get Your Cast Traveling as a Pack".
Want to Win Best Picture? Get Your Cast Traveling as a Pack
Thumbnail for "Interview: Adam Sandler (Hustle)".
Interview: Adam Sandler (Hustle)
Thumbnail for "Can Anybody Beat Cate Blanchett?".
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 that third Oscar actually be?
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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 wide-ranging conversation.
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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 intriguing rumors about how Apple might crash into the season.
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Interview: Thuso Mbedu (The Woman King) and Billy Eichner (Bros)
Thumbnail for "The Golden Globes Comeback Is Complete — For Now".
The Golden Globes Comeback Is Complete — For Now
Thumbnail for "The Hits, the Misses, and the Serious Oscar Buzz From Toronto".
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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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 break down the 2022 Emmys.
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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 look ahead to the Toronto International Film Festival, too.
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Anthony Breznican talks to the actor who plays Prince Durin IV in the sprawling fantasy series, which is now airing on Prime Video.
Thumbnail for "Venice, Telluride, and Everything to Watch Out For".
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 track of— and an entire Oscar race that will have taken shape by the time this weekend is over.
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Interview: Domhnall Gleeson (The Patient)
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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 so much about it in the first place.