Man charged in theft of Frances McDormand's Oscar

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Frances McDormand

Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested and later charged with grand theft after he posted a video on Facebook drinking and posing with the gold statue.

Bryant is accused of taking McDormand's prize during the Governors Ball on Sunday, where he took time to videotape himself gloating to others at the party about the prize his "team" was taking home. The award was later returned to McDormand.

Bryant also reportedly posted a video on social media of himself at the event holding an Oscar statuette and telling other guests he was a victor. He said Bryant has had no contact with law enforcement for six years and represented no threat to the community. "I just found out about this last week, ' she said".

McDormand celebrated her reunion with her Oscar with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out, according to her rep.

McDormand, who won the best actress gong for her role in Three Billboards, referenced the Grenfell tragedy as she spoke about the power and relevance of billboards. Reportedly, the man who stole the Oscar picked it from Frances table.

The photographer, not recognizing the suspect as an award recipient, followed closely then took the Oscar from him.

An Instagram account that appears to belong to Bryant also shows him holding a Screen Actors Guild award. "This is mine. We got it tonight, baby", reports NDTV.

Her Oscar was awarded for playing an angry and bitter mother who is seeking vengeance after her daughter is raped and murdered. Herrera said Bryant was being held on $20,000 bail Monday morning.

There was no immediate reply to a message sent to one of Bryant's social media profiles and it wasn't clear if had an attorney who could comment on his behalf. "This is mine", he said, before planting a kiss on the Oscar's head.

Brookman said he intends to reach out to McDormand to see if she'll provide help and perhaps tell authorities she doesn't want his client prosecuted.

"I got this. This is mine!" he said.

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