The winner of Best actress category in Oscars this year, Frances McDormand was in for a big surprise after the event. The actress was at the Governors Ball where her trophy went missing. However, the thief has since been arrested by the Los Angeles police. Reportedly, the man who stole the Oscar picked it from Frances table. The 60-year-old actress won the prestigious award for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The accused, Terry Bryant Djmatari, a 47-year-old African American man, had a ticket to the party. He could be spotted in a Facebook live video, claiming that he won it for music and said, “Got this tonight! This is mine. We got it tonight, baby,” reports NDTV.
Since the stolen statuette had McDormand’s name engraved on it, the accused was quickly spotted. Cara Buckley, New York Times writer, tweeted from the event, “Security at the Governors Ball are looking for this guy, who grabbed Frances McDormand’s Oscar and ran out with it.”
Security at the Governors Ball are looking for this guy, who grabbed Frances McDormand’s Oscar and ran out with it. Wolfgang Puck’s photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and the guy disappeared back into the ball. Apparently Frances has said to let him go. #Oscars #Drama pic.twitter.com/5tlsx4Ulwt
— Cara Buckley (@caraNYT) March 5, 2018
USA Today reports, Frances McDormand had given up the search for the trophy and was seen crying outside the ball. After few hours, Simon Halls the actresses’ representative confirmed that the statuette has been found and handed over to McDormand.