Stolen Oscar: Frances McDormand Loses Her Statuette After The Academy Awards Ceremony

Date March 7, 2018

The best actress of 2018 has got her Oscar stolen at the Governors Ball after the awards ceremony. Frances McDormand received the victory for her leading role in the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, overcoming her colleague nominees Meryl Streep (The Post), Margot Robbie (I, Tonia), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird). The dramatic story of losing the statuette though had an unexpected ending.

Oscars winner

This year all the four nominees had equal chances for the victory like never before. The films that the actresses stared in were all differently unique. However, the girls stayed calm and patiently waited until the turning point.


Frances McDormand was the luckiest one and got the award for the best winning role this year. Apart from the main actress, the film also features best supporting actor – Sam Rockwell. In general, the ceremony was spectacular as usual; however, it didn’t avoid unexpected accidents.


Unfortunate accident

After the delightful ceremony, during the Governors Ball, Frances had her statuette grabbed away. Someone swiped the Oscar, while McDormand was peacefully chatting.

The source reports that the thief was promptly charged, and the stolen property was successfully returned:

Wolfgang Puck's photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and the guy disappeared back into the ball.


Frances asked the security to let the thief go after she got reunited with her Oscar. The police, however, had their own plans for the criminal.

Arrested thief

According to the Associated Press, Los Angeles County prosecutors later arrested 47-year-old Terry Bryant.

For his inconsiderate act, the guy can get three years of prison. Terry is waiting for his verdict to be announced on March 7, and the predictions are not good for him.


That is a pity that there are still such mindless people living around. Bryant’s action was definitely wild, and we can only wonder how he was expecting to get away with the theft and what he supposed to do with the statuette.