Burger marks return of stolen Oscar

Central Station | 7 Mar 2018

A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from a party has been arrested, Los Angeles police said.

Terry Bryant, 47, was taken into custody on a theft charge and was being held on US$20,000 bond.

Bryant was arrested on Sunday night after McDormand's award went missing briefly at the lavish Governor's Ball party in Hollywood, where Academy Award winners have their statuettes engraved. The Oscar was retrieved and returned to McDormand.

Bryant posted a video of himself in a tuxedo at the event holding an Oscar statuette and telling other guests he was a winner.

It was not clear in what capacity he was attending the event, but police said he had a ticket.

"After a brief time apart, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited," McDormand's representative said. "They celebrated the reunion with a double cheeseburger from In and Out."

McDormand, 60, won her second acting Oscar for her role as

an angry, grieving mother in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

Missouri.

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