Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Frances McDormand's Stolen Oscar Has Been Returned

Frances McDormand's Stolen Oscar Has Been Returned

Frances McDormand, Oscars' Best Actress victor, had her Oscars stolen barely hours after she received the award. McDormand explained after the event that she just learned of this clause, despite being in the business for 35 years.

This is McDormand's second Best Actress Oscar. Security officials reportedly found the gold prize in Terry Bryant's possession, and he was subsequently taken into custody by police. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a statement that the two were "happily reunited after a brief separation" and that the star had "resumed her celebrations". McDormand's rep Simon Halls revealed in an email to Variety that she followed up the somewhat upsetting after-party experience by celebrating the reunion with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out.

While most of the Oscar categories were wide open, one of the surefire locks was Frances McDormand, who took home the prize for her powerhouse performance in Fox Searchlight's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


Bryant did himself no favours by posting a video from the party to his Facebook account.

New York Times reporter Cara Buckley tweeted a photo of Bryant before he was identified at 1:49 a.m. ET on Monday, March 5.

The Reuters video captured Bryant leaving the ball holding the Oscar and saying, "We got it".


Bryant, 47, walked out of the Governors Ball Oscars after-party with the trophy on Sunday night, authorities said. She won her first in 1996 for her role in "Fargo". "Okay, that's what it feels like", McDormand said on stage.

Further added, "And now I want to get some perspective", she said.

McDormand received a rousing reception for her acceptance speech, as she exhorted all the women nominees and winners to stand up from their seats to get the recognition they deserved.


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