Man Who Stole Frances McDormand’s Oscar Arrested


Frances McDormand, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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A man has been arrested in relation to Frances McDormand‘s stolen Oscar, PEOPLE has confirmed. Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft after he allegedly stole the gold statue at the Governors Ball, Los Angeles Police Department tells PEOPLE. Bryant remains in jail on $20,000 bail.

The Best Actress winner, 60, headed to the annual party after the show, where she had her statue engraved with her name. However, she later realized her Academy Award was missing. McDormand left the party with her husband, Joel Coen, but security was eventually able to find the prize and return it to the actress. “I can confirm that after a brief time apart, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited last night. They celebrated their reunion with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out,” McDormand’s rep tells PEOPLE.



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Chef Wolfgang Puck’s photographer captured a photo of the suspect before retrieving the allegedly stolen Oscar. Security personnel continued to search for the alleged Oscar thief, but he had apparently gone back into the party after the confrontation. “Apparently Frances has said to let him go. Bryant seems to have a history of grabbing trophies at awards shows. In a January Instagram post, he shared a video of himself appearing to hold a Screen Actors Guild award. “I proclaim it in Jesus’s name. My SAG Award,” he says in the video.


I proclaim it in Jesus’s name. My SAG Award

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