Frances McDormand won big at the 90th annual Academy Awards Sunday night, but she nearly didn’t make it home without her Oscar.
The 60-year-old’s golden statuette was swiped from her seat just moments after she had won Best Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Not only did the culprit take steal the much-coveted trophy before the actress got a chance to show it off at the after-party, but the man behind the heist also boasted about the theft on video.
We’ve obtained video of Terry Bryant holding McDormand’s award for Best Actress, telling everyone who’d listen that the award was his. Bryant even asked other attendees if they wanted a photo with Oscar.
Bryant was arrested for felony grand theft Sunday night after grabbing McDormand’s Best Actress award right off her table at The Governor’s Ball. We’re told McDormand alerted security at the event when she noticed her Oscar was missing, who then tracked Bryant down and contacted the police.
Lucky for Frances, she was quickly reunited with her Oscar. After the party, McDormand’s rep said, “Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together.”