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Frances McDormand's Oscar statue stolen, returned

Frances McDormand's Oscar statue stolen, returned

A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar from her table at the Governors Ball following Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of grand theft.

"After a brief time apart, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited last night", her rep said in an email.

When he was leaving the ball, a photographer confronted him after not recognising him as a victor.

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Variety magazine reposted a Facebook Live video it said showed the suspect brandishing the golden statuette he says he won "for music" and joking: "Got this tonight".

She stole the show, but just hours later, her Oscar was stolen.

The statuette has since been returned to the best actress victor. He said Bryant has had no contact with law enforcement for six years and represented no threat to the community.

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Frances McDormand's alleged Oscar thief scheduled for court appearance

Frances McDormand poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The hapless thief remains in police custody on $20,000 bail. He was captured on the AP video holding it proudly over his head and saying, "All right baby boys and baby girls". He also has a minor criminal past in OR, with arrests from 1999 to 2002 for criminal mischief and theft, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Police said the Los Angeles resident handed the gold-plated bronze statuette back without a struggle and was arrested.

McDormand delivered a rallying cry for the #MeToo movement, which seeks to end harassment and gender double-standards, as she accepted her latest Oscar. People around him offered him congratulations.

Further added, "And now I want to get some perspective", she said.

Bryant's Instagram account shows him holding trophies from several big awards shows while posing as a victor.

"I got this. This is mine!" he said.

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