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Phantom Thread costume designer wins Oscars jet-ski

Phantom Thread costume designer wins Oscars jet-ski

And that victor? Phantom Thread costume designer Mark Bridges, who won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, and took home the prize thanks to his 36-second acceptance speech and rode that bad boy out onto the stage with Mirren at the end of the show.

Get played off stage by wrap music or make your speech shorter than anyone else's, and get a jet ski. Multiple nominees referenced the "prize" as a reason to keep their speeches within the Academy Awards-determined time limit - or admitted they were going over time even if it meant they were going to be losing their chance.

Helen Mirren and "Phantom Thread" costume designer Mark Bridges sit on the Jet Ski that Bridges won for giving the shortest Oscars acceptance speech.

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His mercifully short, 30-second acceptance speech can be seen in the video below.

As the ceremony closed, Bridges got on the Jet Ski with his Oscar in hand and Helen Mirren sitting behind him.

The LaSalle High School graduate, who won his first Academy Award for best costume design for his work in "The Artist" in 2012, took home his second Oscar in the same category on Sunday for the film "Phantom Thread".


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