Man livestreams himself swiping Frances McDormand's Oscar trophy, is promptly arrested

A winning night almost took a dark turn for actress Frances McDormand, as a man was arrested following this year's Academy Awards ceremony for stealing her Best Actress trophy.

Los Angeles police confirmed to CNN that 47-year-old Terry Bryant was arrested on suspicion grand theft after the gold statuette went missing from McDormand's table at the Governor's Ball.

Bryant was reportedly released on a US$20,000 (NZ$27,600) bail.

"This is mine," Bryant can be seen saying in a Facebook video he made, while holding McDormand's statue.

"We got it tonight, baby."

Bryant proceeds to talk about being at the ball and kisses the Oscar several times in the video.

"I can confirm that, after a brief time apart last night, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited," McDormand's rep told CNN.

"They celebrated their reunion with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out."

McDormand won the Oscar for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. During her acceptance speech, she asked all her fellow female Oscar nominees to stand, and urged the entertainment industry to tell more stories about women.




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