Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand´s Oscar denies grand theft



Terry Bryant vows to fight a felony charge accusing him of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar trophy.

Indeed, McDormand's rep confirmed that the actress had been given her award back and continued to enjoy her big night.

McDormand collected the award for Best Actress at the Hollywood ceremony on Sunday night for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

McDormand said: "I'd be so honoured to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight".

The New York Times writer Cara Buckley later took to Twitter to describe how a man "grabbed Frances McDormand's Oscar and ran out with it" at the Governors Ball after-party after McDormand "had set it down and was chatting".

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Frances was seen crying outside of the Governors Ball with her husband, only soon to be smiling again with her engraved award. An extensive search failed to find it, leaving McDormand to believe that it was lost for good.

He quickly gave it up when confronted by a photographer, police said. Herrera said Bryant had a ticket for the event. Bryant recorded the video via Facebook Live, and friends commented on the clip congratulating him on his "win". His attorney Daniel Brookman had argued that the previous bail amount of $20,000 was unnecessary, calling the Oscar situation a momentary aberration.

As pointed out by L.A. Times, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the legal owner of all Oscar trophies, while the winners are given "rights of possession".

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