Frances McDormand’s Oscar got swiped from the Governor’s Ball on Sunday night. In case you missed it, she was getting her Best Actress trophy engraved when it disappeared.
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Terry Bryant and booked him for felony grand theft. The 47-year-old is being held on $20-thousand dollars bail. He allegedly grabbed the statue and ran out with it. Wolfgang Puck’s photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and he disappeared into the crowd. Apparently Frances was more concerned with getting her trophy back than catching the suspect, so she told them to let Terry go.
In fact, once the Oscar was safely with Frances, her publicist tweeted, “After some brief time apart, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited. They celebrated the reunion with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out Burger.”