Frances McDormand’s Oscar Stolen Shortly After Ceremony
Frances McDormand won the ‘Best Actress’ award for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,’ but the award was stolen just a couple hours later.
By nowproducerdave on March 5, 2018
Frances McDormand’s oscar was stolen, but the good news is that it was found and returned to her, luckily, and the guy who stole it was arrested and charged.
Frances McDormand won the “Best Actress” award for her amazing performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and she barely even got to see the award before it vanished. She apparently noticed that her award was missing from her table at The Governor’s Ball after the Oscars ceremony. She alerted security, and it just so happened that a photographer happened to get a photo of the guy who took the award. According to what TMZ says, the guy was caught with the award, arrested, and charged with felony grand theft. We’re guessing that means the statues are worth around $1,000 at least for that charge. Interesting.
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
Frances’ Oscar award was returned to her, and a representative on her team said that she and the statue were “enjoying an In-N-Out burger together.”
UPDATE: Turns out the thief actually posted a video to his Facebook page claiming that he got the award “tonight,” and that it was his.