Frances McDormand's Oscar Swiped at Governors Ball After Academy Awards

  • Frances McDormand's Oscar Swiped at Governors Ball After Academy Awards

Frances McDormand's Oscar Swiped at Governors Ball After Academy Awards

Terry Bryant, 47, allegedly swiped McDormand's best actress Academy Award for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, as she celebrated at the Governors Ball ‪on Sunday night‬.

A representative for McDormand told CNN that an individual walked off with McDormand's Oscar, while she was at the Governor's Ball after the ceremony.

The Grenfell Tower fire was mentioned by best actress victor Frances McDormand at the Oscars after campaigners were inspired by Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

She said a photographer working for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck - who was providing the catering - stopped the man and seized the Oscar, before the thief disappeared back into the ball.

Initial reports indicated that McDormand wanted the man to be let go, but insiders insist that that won't be happening. Bryant then smooches the statue several times before yelling "Who wants to tell me congratulations?"

She previously won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in "Fargo" in 1997. "This is mine. We got it tonight, baby". Oldman denied the allegations at the time, calling them lies.

After complaints in recent years about scant Oscar attention to people of color, numerous black and Hispanic celebrities appeared on stage and Latinos won some of the most important Oscars- including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Song, Best Animated Film, and best Foreign Language Film.

The over-riding message from this year's Academy Awards it was, "We've Learned Our Lesson!"

All three big set-piece television events so far - the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Super Bowl - have all returned lower audiences than in 2017.