2018-03-05 05:52:16 UTC
(CNN) "Phantom Thread" costume designer Mark Bridges pretty much had the best
time of anyone at the Academy Awards -- he won an Oscar and a jet ski in the
At the start of Sunday's show, host Jimmy Kimmel offered up a jet ski and a trip
to Lake Havasu in Arizona as a prize for the Oscar winner who gave the shortest
acceptance speech, an incentive for keeping their statements brief.
"I will be timing you. I have a stopwatch," Kimmel said.
The jet ski, Kimmel explained with help from Helen Mirren, who acted as the
Vanna White to his Pat Sajak, was worth almost $18,000.
Kimmel announced at the end of the night that Bridges had the shortest speech,
which clocked in around 30 seconds.