Monday 21 October 2019

Man arrested for allegedly stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statuette

Frances McDormand (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Frances McDormand (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Julia Hunt

A man has been arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Best Actress Oscar after Sunday night's Academy Awards.

The star, 60, picked up the coveted gong for her towering performance as a grieving mother in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

But the statuette was allegedly stolen during the glitzy Governors Ball after party.

A man has now been arrested and a representative for the actress told America's People magazine that she and her Oscar had been "happily reunited".

Officer Rosario Herrera, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles police, said 47-year-old Terry Bryant was arrested on Sunday night on suspicion of felony grand theft.

She said Bryant was being held on $20,000 bail on Monday morning.

The officer said Bryant had a ticket for the event.

McDormand dazzled the Oscar audience at the star-studded ceremony when she gave a powerful acceptance speech for her award.

The actress called on all the female winners and nominees to stand with her as she claimed the prize for her role.

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