Episodes
David and Richard are joined by New York Magazine features writer Rachel Handler for a deep dive into the 2024 Cannes Film Festival lineup, from the big-name auteurs returning to the Croisette including Francis Ford Coppola and Yorgos Lanthimos to the buzzy titles already stirring up controversy, like the Donald Trump-Roy Cohn drama The Apprentice. Then, the group predicts who might win this year’s top award, the Palme d’Or—a key Oscar bellwether.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram...
Published 04/18/24
Published 04/18/24
Kiefer Sutherland joins the podcast this week to discuss his scene-stealing work in William Friedkin’s final film, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and the ways he’s been rethinking his prolific career. Then, Ambika Mod stops by for a chat about her wrenching performance in Netflix’s chart-topping limited series, One Day.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs
Published 04/16/24
Life during wartime is terrifyingly imagined in the new A24 film Civil War, and provocatively revisited in HBO's Emmy-contending The Sympathizer. Which of the two lands more resoundingly in the current moment, and will controversy follow either project? Plus, we ask whether the Traitors phenomenon can shake up a very stale Emmy race.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs
Published 04/11/24
This week’s interview episode features two dynamic talents starting to introduce themselves to much larger (read: national TV) audiences. First, Alex Edelman speaks with Hillary Busis about winding down his lauded, years-long solo stage show Just For Us with a rousing HBO special. Then, David Canfield catches up with Shōgun’s breakout star Anna Sawai, as they take a deep dive on her searing performance as Lady Mariko—through to this week’s pivotal episode.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram...
Published 04/09/24
With this week’s premieres of Netflix’s Ripley, Starz’s Mary & George, and Apple’s Sugar, some big names are officially in the Emmys hunt: Andrew Scott, Julianne Moore, and Colin Farrell. How will they fare in a strike-affected season?Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs
Published 04/04/24
We’ve got two Oscar-nominated actresses pulling double duty on this week’s interview episode. First, Amy Ryan takes a break from her current acclaimed Broadway run of Doubt to discuss with David Canfield her scene-stealing work opposite Colin Farrell in Sugar. Then, Chris Murphy catches up with Andrea Riseborough, hot off her final episode of The Regime while also leading the Masterpiece miniseries Alice & Jack.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @rilaws,...
Published 04/02/24
While we just wrapped a strike-delayed Emmys season a few months ago, we're already in full swing on the next one. We break down some of the big new contenders set to make a splash, including Shōgun and Lessons in Chemistry, while wondering if anything can take down past champs like The Bear and The Crown. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs
Published 03/28/24
It’s been 15 years since Tom Hiddleston debuted the character of Loki in the MCU, and in conversation with Kara Warner, the actor reflects on that long, complex journey to the second season of his Disney+ series. Then, David Canfield catches up with Maya Erskine, who gives a powerhouse performance opposite Donald Glover in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is...
Published 03/26/24
Joe Reid returns and Rebecca Ford makes a very special brief appearance from maternity leave for our annual tradition: making predictions about the awards year ahead, and looking back at how much we got wrong this time last year.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs
Published 03/21/24
David Canfield catches up with two stars of some of the spring's biggest shows. First, Alison Brie takes on a black sheep role in the Peacock family drama Apples Never Fall. Then, Anthony Boyle is juggling several types of breakout roles on two Apple historical series, Masters of the Air and the upcoming Manhunt.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs
Published 03/19/24
One last look back at this year’s show! Katey and Richard talk to comedy writer Louis Virtel about writing material for the Oscars, the jokes that didn’t make the cut, and how John Cena wound up naked onstage. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs
Published 03/14/24
We see Oppenheimer here! A look back at the best actress shakeup, the Oppenheimer winning streak that got slightly interrupted, the Kenergy, and Al Pacino's moment in the spotlight. Plus, the inside scoop from the Vanity Fair Oscar party, where the man of the moment may just have been Flavor Flav.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs
Published 03/11/24
Get your ballots ready! We’re making our best bets on everything from the multiple Poor Things and Barbie crafts showdowns to the ever intriguing races for best actor and best actress.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.
Published 03/07/24
For the first time ever, Little Gold Men listeners call in and share their favorite Oscar night habits, from elaborate punny food menus to very specific rules about who is and is not allowed to watch. The hosts share their own stories too, including being in the auditorium for the La La Land/Moonlight mix-up to the moms whose passion for the Oscars got us watching in the first place.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner,...
Published 03/05/24
This Had Oscar Buzz hosts Joe Reid and Chris Feil return for our annual flashback tradition, this time revisiting the Oscars of 2004, where The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King won 11 Oscars, Billy Crystal made a semi-triumphant return, and the show might have had its best ending ever. Plus, a look back at the busy weekend of the SAG, PGA, and Independent Spirit Awards. Plus! We want to hear from YOU about your favorite Oscar party viewing traditions. Send us a 30-60 second voice memo to...
Published 02/29/24
With less than two weeks to go before this year's Oscars, the heads of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science look ahead to this year's ceremony, to rule changes coming up in the future, and to the lingering power of the Barbenheimer effect.Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at [email protected], and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register.(Subject to availability)Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws,...
Published 02/27/24
It was yet another big weekend for Oppenheimer, but that's not the whole story out of London. Plus, if you want to win your Oscar pool, you've got to get the shorts right, and we watched them all.Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at [email protected], and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register.(Subject to availability)Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @karajwarner, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is...
Published 02/22/24
David Canfield has talked to the best actress nominee several times this season, and catching up with her shortly after the Oscar nominees luncheon learned that she’s been pleasantly surprised by her big Hollywood breakthrough— and, of course, happy to be in the company of her celebrated costar, Messi the dog.Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at [email protected], and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register.(Subject to availability)Follow us on Twitter and Instagram...
Published 02/20/24
The Academy has added an Oscar for best casting, after years of lobbying — but what will a best casting Oscar actually look like? Plus, inside the DGA Awards and the Oscar nominees luncheon, and a look at the seemingly ever growing momentum around Anatomy of a Fall. Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at [email protected], and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register.(Subject to availability)Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts:...
Published 02/15/24
First, Kara Warner talks to the Oscar-nominated star of Poor Things, who says his comic blowhard performance could be the first of many funny roles if anyone wants to cast him in one. Then American Fiction writer-director Cord Jefferson tells Katey Rich about how he had to get talked into witnessing his film’s blockbuster Toronto Film Festival premiere, and what gives him hope for the future of Hollywood.Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at [email protected], and please put "Oscar...
Published 02/13/24
A look ahead at the next major events of awards season, and then more listener questions! Can Poor Things get an Oscar boost as it thrives at the box office? Is Thelma Schoonmaker going to make history? And will the Oscars ever go back to February?Join our first ever Oscar Pool! Email us at [email protected], and please put "Oscar Pool" in the subject line to register.(Subject to availability)Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderFollow our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws,...
Published 02/08/24
She's still not quite used to the term "Oscar nominee," but the Holdovers star is working on getting as many tickets as she can to the ceremony, reconnecting with the co-stars she spent 3 months "trapped in a blizzard" with, and making sure that whatever her next project is, she will surprise everybody.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderEmail us at [email protected] our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.
Published 02/06/24
A look at the highlights of this year’s Sundance, including Oscar buzz for Kieran Culkin and a whole lot of docs to look out for. Plus listener questions about Cillian Murphy, Lily Gladstone, Oscar alternate universes, and more! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderEmail us at [email protected] our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws, @beccamford, @davidcanfield97Our editor and producer is Brett Fuchs.
Published 02/01/24
First, the writers of May December share their low key Oscar nominations day celebration and how growing up in a casting family gave Samy Burch unique insight on Hollywood. Then, the writer and director of international feature nominee Perfect Days looks back on the post-pandemic experiences that inspired the film, and why he feels optimistic about the future of moviegoing.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @vfawardsinsiderEmail us at [email protected] our hosts: @kateyrich, @rilaws,...
Published 01/30/24