Man arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar; actress, trophy reunited

McDormand was spotted crying emotionally outside the Governors Awards ball after giving up the search for the trophy.

The Los Angeles Police Department has made an arrest in the case of best-actress winner Frances McDormand's stolen Oscar.

Public Information Officer Norma Eisenman confirmed to USA TODAY that the LAPD arrested a suspect named Terry Bryant and that he is in the process of being booked for grand theft. She did not offer any more details.

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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.

While the Oscar was still missing in action, McDormand was spotted crying emotionally outside the ball after giving up the search for the statuette on the premises and departing with her husband, filmmaker Joel Coen.

Security was then dispersed to look for the Oscar which, conveniently, already had McDormand's name engraved on it. (Oscars are engraved at the Governors Ball.)

Hours later, McDormand's representative Simon Halls confirmed to USA TODAY that the trophy and the Oscar winner were back together. No further details about the temporary separation were given, but The New York Times' Cara Buckley tweeted that a man took off with the statue, but was stopped by a photographer for celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. The Oscar was given back, according to Buckley.

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

Bryant also posted a Facebook Live video during his brief time with McDormand's Oscar.