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Mark Bridges, Colleen Atwood React To Their Oscar Nods

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Colleen Atwood and Mark Bridges

The costume designers for both 'Into the Woods' and 'Inherent Vice' dish on their nominations.

Both Colleen Atwood and Mark Bridges already have Academy Awards to their names, but that didn't make this morning's announcement any less sweet. Alongside Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Anna B. Sheppard (Maleficent) and Jacqueline Durran (Mr. Turner), Atwood and Bridges were nominated by the Academy for their achievements in costume design in Into the Woods and Inherent Vice, respectively.

Bridges, who won an Oscar in 2012 for his work in The Artist, awoke to a barrage of texts and phone calls, "so I knew something was up," he says. Unlike three years ago, when he woke up to hear the announcements, Bridges thought that this year, "it would be too presumptuous to set an alarm. I thought it would go either way."

Bridges wasn't the only one caught by surprise with today's revelations. Atwood, who's currently in London working on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, was in a meeting discussing shoes when she began to get a lot of congratulatory texts. The nod marks the 11th for Atwood, who has already nabbed awards three times for Chicago (2002), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and Alice in Wonderland (2010), making her the most Oscar-nominated costume designer of any living person (Edith Head had 35 noms).

"It feels different from the first time for sure, but its still a 'wow' kind of moment," says Atwood, comparing her reaction to today's announcement to her first Oscar nomination in 1994 for Little Women.

"You really aren't thinking about it that day. You're working and busy and in the middle of it, then a million people text you. It's a fun moment," she says, before adding, "And the first time I was nominated, there weren't texts!" 

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