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Man accused of stealing McDormand's Oscar to appear in court

Man accused of stealing McDormand's Oscar to appear in court

Frances McDormand's stolen Oscar is back where it belongs. Los Angeles Police took charge and arrested Terry Bryant for the grand theft soon after it came to light that the statuette went missing from the Governor's Ball.

The award-winning actress almost went home without her golden statuette.

Earlier in the night, Frances made a newsworthy acceptance speech, inviting all of her fellow female nominees to stand. "They celebrated the reunion with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out Burger", McDormand's publicist, Simon Halls, told the AP.

Last night, Frances McDormand won an Oscar for Best Actress for her incredible performance in Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Bryant posted a video on Facebook captioned, "My Oscar baby" that shows him holding a statue just before his arrest.




In a video which is no longer available on Facebook, Terry can be seen clutching the award at the Governor's Ball and telling onlookers: "My team got this tonight".

But a photographer working for Chef Wolfgang Puck, who caters the annual party, spotted a man carrying the Oscar, freshly engraved with McDormand's name, New York Times reporter Cara Buckley said on Twitter.

A suspected Oscar thief is due in court charged with stealing Frances McDormand's award from an after-party. He is now being held on $20,000 bail. Allison Janney's roles as an abusive mother in I, Tonya won her Best Actress in a Supporting Role. It's believed that he swiped the award from McDormand's table. "Governors ball, baby... Who wants to tell me congratulations?" The photographer then took the award from Bryant, who then went back into the party. While people swarm in to touch the stolen award - which Bryant repeatedly says he got "for music" - he can be heard asking people where the parties are happening.