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.
Terry Bryant, 47, was taken into custody on a grand theft charge and was being held on $20,000 bond, police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said.
Frances McDormand, Oscars' Best Actress victor, had her Oscars stolen barely hours after she received the award.
The Los Angeles police department said in a statement that the photographer, whom they did not identify, grew suspicious when he failed to "recognise Bryant as a recipient from the awards show". Herrera said Bryant had a ticket for the event. "This is mine. We got it tonight, baby".
McDormand was reunited with the trophy Sunday night after it went missing during the Governor's Ball, where she was celebrating her second career best-actress win for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement in the wake of the incident, saying: "Best Actress victor Frances McDormand and her Oscar were happily reunited after a brief separation at last night's Governors Ball".
Janney tells Spencer that one of her favorite moments at the Oscars was when McDormand asked all the women to stand up during her speech. TMZ reports the 60-year-old thespian alerted event security personnel who in turn found the would-be thief with the Oscar in his hands.
Unfortunately, Terry Bryant didn't get that particular memo. The lady was absolutely disheartened but thankfully she was reunited with her trophy soon.