Frances McDormand had her Oscar stolen at an after-party

  • Frances McDormand had her Oscar stolen at an after-party

Frances McDormand had her Oscar stolen at an after-party

McDormand was celebrating her second career best-actress win for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri when the alleged theft took place.

Associated Press video shows what appears to be Bryant walking out with the trophy and proudly holding it high before being confronted and arrested.

The suspect, Terry Bryant, 47, faces a felony charge of grand theft of property exceeding $950 in value and is due in court on Wednesday, the DA's office said.

Witnesses said Bryant, dressed in tuxedo, strutted around at the party, claiming that McDormand's Oscar was his.

The Los Angeles police department said in a statement that the photographer, whom they did not identify, grew suspicious when he failed to "recognise Bryant as a recipient from the awards show". My team got this tonight.

On Sunday Bryant was arrested again after being accused of taking McDormand's awards at the Governor's Ball - an Oscars after-party. Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight.

We did some checking and it turns out the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences owns the hardware. despite the fact the statue was bestowed on Frances and even engraved with her name.

A man could spend up to three years in county jail if convicted as charged after stealing an actress's Oscar, officials announced Tuesday.

While the Oscar was still missing in action during the party, McDormand was spotted crying outside the ball near her husband, filmmaker Joel Coen.

"After a brief time apart, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited last night", her representative Simon Halls told Variety via email.