Best actress winner Frances McDormand has been reunited with her Oscar after it was stolen from her table inside the Governors Ball, the official Oscars after-party.
The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actress was spotted at the party getting her Oscar engraved. The 60-year-old star realised later that it had gone missing.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to the news agencies that Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested late Sunday night for the alleged crime, and booked early Monday morning. He was charged with grand theft and police set a bail of $20,000.
McDormand’s representative told USA Today in a statement: “Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-NOut burger together.”
In a statement, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expressed relief that Frances McDormand was reunited with her trophy.
“Best Actress winner Frances McDormand and her Oscar were happily reunited after a brief separation at last night’s Governors Ball,” the statement read. “The alleged thief was quickly apprehended by a photographer and members of our fast-acting Academy and security teams. The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star resumed her celebrations.”