Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand's Oscar statue gets temporarily stolen

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The Oscar was retrieved and later returned to McDormand. He stole Frances McDormand's Oscar trophy at the 90th Academy Awards Governors Ball.

However, after winning the accolade she placed the golden statuette down for a moment and a man grabbed it and ran for the door, USA Today reported.

The head chef for The Governor's Ball, the Academy Awards' post-show soiree, got attached to the odd Hollywood controversy after his photographer apprehended a man attempting to walk out with Frances McDormand's statue.

Witnesses said Bryant, dressed in tuxedo, strutted around at the party, claiming that McDormand's Oscar was his.

"Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together", Halls said in an email.

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It was not clear how Bryant took possession of the Oscar, or in what capacity he was attending the event, but police said he had a ticket to enter.

The 47-year-old, who shared footage of himself attempting to pass off Frances McDormand's Oscar statue as his own, has been arrested for felony theft. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

A man is accused of stealing an Oscar award, and he made it pretty easy for police to catch him.

McDormand's rousing speech was a fitting end to awards season 2018, which saw women lead the charge against sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry with the #MeToo movement and the Time's Up initiative.

According to Academy rules, the victor of an Oscar has the right of possession but not ownership, and that's why the statue can not legally be sold to anyone without first offering it to the Academy for $1.

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