2018 Oscars: Kimmel gives jet ski to winner with shortest speech

Helen Mirren displays a jet ski as host Jimmy Kimmel looks on, left, at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(WFLA/WCMH) — At the 2018 Academy Awards, Oscar winners had two choices.

Get played off stage by wrap music or make your speech shorter than anyone else’s, and get a jet ski.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 04: (L-R) Actor Helen Mirren with Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges sitting on a Jet Ski (which he received as a prize for shortest acceptance speech) and host Jimmy Kimmel onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jimmy Kimmel had a clever trick up his sleeve this year to keep the show moving.

“Here’s what we’re gonna do. I’m not saying you shouldn’t give a long speech, but whoever gives the shortest speech tonight, will go home with…Johnny, tell them what they’ll win,” Kimmel said.

Then, he revealed a spectacular lime green Kawasaki jet ski with a little help from the Price is Right model Helen Mirren.

Later, Kimmel sweetened the deal with a trip to Lake Havasu, in Arizona.

After the show ended, Kimmel said costume designer Mark Bridges had won the fabulous prize with a 36-second speech. Bridges worked on “Phantom Thread.” Bridges and Mirren made an appearance on the jet ski, with a delighted Bridges wearing a life vest over his tuxedo.


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