Man Steals Oscar Best Actress Winner's Plaque
When Frances McDormand won the Best Actress award at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, it must have been a great feeling holding the ‘golden man’ in her hands.
Little did she know that Terry Bryant, 47, was lurking to steal the 60-year-old’s joy.
And just after the ceremony on Sunday, at the Governor’s Ball, which is the official formal dinner after the awards, the statuette disappeared.
Witnesses said Bryant, dressed in tuxedo, strutted around at the party, claiming that McDormand’s Oscar was his.
“Sup babies, look, my team got this tonight. Who wants to tell me congratulations?” Bryant said in a video posted on Facebook. “This is mine. We got it tonight, baby!”
Onlookers asked to touch the statue and offered congratulations, apparently unaware the Oscar belonged to McDormand.
The police confirmed that Terry Bryant, 47, had been arrested for grand theft, and the statuette has since been returned to the best actress winner.
Bryant, who is a resident of Los Angeles, handed over the trophy without resistance per an incident report filed in the investigation and was turned over to police.
Bryant was first taken to a hospital to be evaluated after he was apprehended by police.
The 60-year-old real owner was celebrating her win of the award for Best Actress for her role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
Her Oscar was awarded for playing an angry and bitter mother who is seeking vengeance after her daughter is raped and murdered.
McDormand received a rousing reception for her acceptance speech, as she extorted all the women nominees and winners to stand up from their seats to get the recognition they deserved.