313 episodes

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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 799 Ratings

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.

    Fasten Your Seatbelts.... It's An All About Eve Flashback

    Fasten Your Seatbelts.... It's An All About Eve Flashback

    Founding Little Gold Men co-host Mike Hogan returns for a look back at 1950's bitchiest, and maybe most prescient, Oscar winner, All About Eve. The episode also includes discussion of the Cannes lineup and the release of In the Heights, as well as interviews with Jimmy Smits (In the Heights) and Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird).

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    Read Sam Staggs's 1999 Vanity Fair story about the making of All About Eve.
    https://archive.vanityfair.com/article/1999/4/everything-about-eve
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Oscar Flashback: Quiz Show

    Oscar Flashback: Quiz Show

    A look back at the 1994 would-be best picture frontrunner that faltered, with guest Hillary Busis. Plus a discussion about yet another Oscar date change and the fate of the summer box office, and interviews with Zosia Mamet (The Flight Attendant) and Lena Waithe (Master of None).
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Oscar Flashback: Chicago

    Oscar Flashback: Chicago

    A look back at the 2002 best picture winner with Chris Murphy, plus discussion of Cruella, A Quiet Place Part II, and the Daytime Emmy nominations. The episode ends with interviews with Kathleen Turner (The Kominsky Method) and Renee Elise Goldsberry (Girls5Eva).
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Underground Railroad, Ted Lasso, and the Future of the Streaming Wars

    The Underground Railroad, Ted Lasso, and the Future of the Streaming Wars

    Franklin Leonard joins for a wide-ranging discussion about the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger, The Underground Railroad, Ted Lasso, and the road ahead for Emmys season. Plus, Richard Lawson talks to The Queen’s Gambit star Marielle Heller.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    BONUS EPISODE : Mosquito Coast with Melissa George

    BONUS EPISODE : Mosquito Coast with Melissa George

    BONUS EPISODE from Vanity Fair's Still Watching:
    On this special episode of the Still Watching podcast, presented by Apple TV+ and Vanity Fair, hosts Preeti Chhibber and Chris Feil discuss the latest episode, set at the elaborate Mexican hacienda where the Fox family takes refuge after a harrowing journey through the desert. What seems initially to be an oasis, with fancy bedrooms and even an in-house mezcal distillery, quickly turns sinister, particularly with the arrival of family matriarch Lucrecia (Ofelia Medina). By episode's end it's the Fox family matriarch Margot (Melissa George) who has taken control, shepherding her children to safety and wielding a gun in a way that seems to reveal plenty about her and Allie's mysterious past. 

    After discussing the show thus far and how it's telling the story of an American family on the run, Preeti talks to Melissa George about how she came on board the project, how she's playing Margot as a woman born of privilege who decided to go on the run with her eccentric husband, and what might come next in the remaining episodes of Mosquito Coast's seven-part season. 
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    • 52 min
    Are the Golden Globes Done Forever?

    Are the Golden Globes Done Forever?

    A look at the awards scandal of the week, a conversation about Netflix's star-studded The Woman in the Window with Bobby Finger, and an interview with Dan Stevens about his role in Amazon's upcoming series Solos.
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
799 Ratings

799 Ratings

SeaBeef ,

A+ Film Critics Podcast

This is my first review! I had to pause the podcast to say:

I love this podcast! Joanna & Richard aIways provide insightful commentary, let me know what movies to keep on my radar, and keep me updated during awards season. I also really like when they have guests- especially Bobby Finger. I only have two qualms:

Joanna, PLEASE stop saying “the ___ of it all”, and “...and stuff like that.” Otherwise I love your commentary. I only have these issues because I listen all the time! :)

And I know this is a film critics podcast, but Richard sounds like he’s been pretty jaded by the movie critic path - he really needs to stop putting movies down for reasons that are perfectly fine, like because it’s a big budget movie so it ends in a predictable/more palatable way, or because the writer didn’t do one tiny thing that in retrospect could have been fixed. It’s okay. Movies can still be good without nitpicking every tiny thing that you possibly can. Even in a movie review podcast there’s a way to appreciate movies for what they are.

Jasbo121 ,

Slow Down!

Think the show is fine and I always enjoy it. But if I have to slow to 1/2 speed and still can’t understand after replaying it several times I think it is time to take a breathe and slow down!

SuzanneLikesPodcasts ,

Declining Quality

I've listened to Little Gold Men since the first episode, and I think that now that Oscar season is over for 2021, I may take a break. It was once an essential podcast for me, but no longer.

I know Joanna Robinson is extremely popular among many podcast listeners. I am disinterested in Marvel and franchises. I understand that they are her special interests, but I don't expect discussion of them to be so prevalent on a Vanity Fair podcast about the Oscars.

Richard Lawson is a good critic, and I love hearing from Sonia Saraiya, though I wish she were on more often. The show really misses Mike Hogan, who used to function as the podcast's voice of reason.

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