Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand’s Oscar stolen during post-show afterparty: Reports

Frances McDormand’s Oscar statue was temporarily stolen Sunday at a post-show party.

Per USA Today, McDormand, 60, was celebrating her Best Actress win for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” at the Governors Ball when her trophy was swiped. The actress was reportedly seen crying outside the venue before leaving empty-handed with filmmaker husband Joel Coen.

Security was tasked with finding the trophy, which already had McDormand’s name engraved on it. USA Today noted that Oscars are engraved at the Governors Ball, where McDormand’s award was reportedly stolen.

“Security at the Governors Ball are looking for this guy, who grabbed Frances McDormand’s Oscar and ran out with it,” New York Times reporter Cara Buckley tweeted last night with a picture of the suspected thief.

“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.”

However, the LAPD confirmed to Page Six Monday that the missing Oscar was found and the suspected thief was arrested on felony grand theft charges. The suspect’s identity is not immediately known.

The actress’ representative also confirmed the news to USA Today.

“Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together,” Simon Halls told the newspaper in an email.

 

[Featured Image: Frances McDormand/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]