From our friend Nathaniel at The Film Experience:
Which first-timer are you rooting for? It’s way below the line but I’m pulling for Mark Bridges who did the costumes for The Artist to finally get some recognition. Think of all that he did for Mark Wahlberg and Julianne Moore’s characterizations in Boogie Nights, remember the oil stained, sweat soaked, and dusty period wear in There Will Be Blood or just Daniel Plainview’s moneyed suits. Bridges is terrific at contemporary costuming too, though that gets far less respect. He made Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin’s existential detectives even funnier in I Heart Huckabees and notice how Amy Adams and Melissa Leo pop in such different but character specific ways in The Fighter. There’s someone like him in just about every category, people who do fine work year after year and just never quite luck out when it comes time for that early Tuesday morning announcement in January.