Oscars: Best Actress Frances McDormand's trophy stolen, then found

Frances McDormand at the Oscars, receiving her Best Actress award. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Mar 06, 2018, 02.22 AM (IST)

Actress Frances McDormand could not take home the Best Actress Oscar's trophy even though she won the coveted award at the gala ceremony on Sunday night. 

According to Los Angeles police, a man identified as Terry Bryant stole McDormand's trophy from the Governors Ball after party for which Bryant had a ticket. 

LA police spokeswoman, Rosario Herrera said in a statement that 47-year-old Bryant was arrested on the suspicion of felony grand theft and was being held on $20,000 bail Monday morning. 

The issue came to light when McDormand raised an alarm for her missing trophy while Bryant posted a Facebook live in which he appeared to be kissing and flaunting a statuette during the Ball. 

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Caught on camera, Bryant could be seen saying: "Look it, baby. My team got this tonight. This is mine," as he kissed the trophy. 

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He went on to ask those around him, "Who wants to wish me congratulations?" and added, "You know what, I can't believe I got this."

No one named Terry Bryant won an Oscar on Sunday.

McDormand received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on 2018. She is a two-time Oscar winner as she won her first for the 1996 film "Fargo," directed by her husband Joel Coen and his brother Ethan.