- A man has been arrested after trying to steal Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar award at an aftershow ball, according to multiple outlets.
- An LAPD spokesperson told Deadline that Terry Bryant, 47, is facing a charge of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing the Oscar.
- USA Today reported Sunday night that McDormand was eventually “reunited” with her award after “a scary post-show celebration separation.”
An LAPD spokesperson told Deadline that Terry Bryant, 47, is facing a charge of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing the Oscar.
USA Today reported Sunday night that McDormand was eventually “reunited” with her award after “a scary post-show celebration separation.”
A tweet from New York Times reporter Cara Buckley on Sunday provided further detail into the attempted theft from a then-unidentified man: Wolfgang Puck’s photographer apparently stopped the man from leaving the ball with the trophy. The man then “disappeared back into the ball,” after McDormand said to let him go.
Security at the Governors Ball are looking for this guy, who grabbed Frances McDormand’s Oscar and ran out with it. Wolfgang Puck’s photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and the guy disappeared back into the ball. Apparently Frances has said to let him go. #Oscars #Drama pic.twitter.com/5tlsx4Ulwt
— Cara Buckley (@caraNYT) March 5, 2018
Variety notes that Bryant, while in possession of the Oscar, posted a video with it on Facebook. In the video he kisses the trophy repeatedly and says, “Got this tonight! This is mine. We got it tonight, baby!”
McDormand won the best actress award for her performance as a grieving mother in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” (The film was nominated for six other Oscars, including best picture. McDormand’s costars, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, both received nominations for best supporting actor, and Rockwell won the film’s only other Oscar for best supporting actor.)
On Sunday night, a representative for McDormand confirmed to USA Today that McDormand was “happily reunited” with her trophy.
“Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together,” the rep wrote.