Man arrested for stealing Best Actress Oscar trophy

09 March, 2018, 09:09 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • Frances Mc Dormand made a string call to action while accepting her Best Actress Oscar for Three Billboards last night

The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Best Actress Oscar is an awards show red carpet regular who has previously been photographed with other trophies.

Bryant was arrested after McDormand's best actress Oscar went missing briefly at the lavish Governor's Ball party in Hollywood, where Academy Award winners have their statuettes engraved following the annual ceremony. He was captured on the AP video holding it proudly over his head and saying, "All right baby boys and baby girls".

The man has been released on bail and could face a maximum sentence of three years in jail if found guilty.

On his Instagram account, Bryant shows off photos with celebrities, including Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel, who later joked at Bryant's expense. The coveted statue was stolen from the actress' table at the Governor's Ball, TMZ reported, and security began looking for it.

There are strict limits on how an Oscar, formally known as an Award of Merit statuette, can be used, and a victor cannot sell one without first offering to sell it back to the academy for just $1.

Bryant was due to be arraigned in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday.

Bryant's past includes arrests for theft, assault and criminal mischief, according to Inside Edition. Bryant then kisses the statue several times before screaming "Who wants to tell me congratulations?"

In the brief time that he had the Oscar, Bryant posted a Facebook Live video, holding the trophy up and claiming, "Got this tonight! They celebrated the reunion with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out Burger", McDormand's publicist, Simon Halls, told the AP. The reporter softly reaches out to the actress and asks her for a few congratulatory words for Janney. In the video he points at the award and says, "I proclaim it in Jesus's name". We got it tonight, baby!

Bryant also posted a video on social media of himself at the event holding an Oscar statuette and telling other guests he was a victor.



Canada's Paralympic team aiming to top 16 medals won in Sochi
The IPC had offered both countries the chance to march together under the same conditions as last month's Olympic Winter Games. The New Zealand Paralympic Games Team will be chasing a target of two medals across two of the six Para sports.

Serena Williams wants another baby
As much as I'd like to tell you like "it doesn't matter how I play here", I didn't come here to lose first round 2 and 2. Along with wearing the pin, she encouraged her fans to share the words that begin with "S" that means the most to them.

Taylor likely to return for Black Caps tomorrow
The pair's 187-run partnership (fourth-wicket record v England ) eclipsed the 178-run stand they notched in the series opener. But Santner was culpable when he put down an easier chance at extra-cover off Trent Boult to reprieve Bairstow on 74.

FDA Gives 23andMe Approval To Check For BRCA Mutations
Due to the prevalence of other mutations, the test can not determine overall cancer risk, according to the FDA. This test analyzes a sample of saliva and screens for three mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes .

International Women's Day 2018: Five Things You Need To Know
Kaheli Chophy, FBB Colors Femina Miss India Nagaland: 'Forge positive visibility of women because it is the need of the hour. It will also ensure that the achievements and roles women have played in our city and country are properly recognised.

Peyton Manning Sells Denver-Area Papa John's Locations
But don't expect Manning, the former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos star, to disappear from the chain's TV commercials. On Feb. 28, Papa John's announced that their deal as the NFL's official pizza sponsor was ending after eight years.

Richard Sherman Tells Teammates He Won't Return To Seahawks
The cornerback announced last month he would forgo an agent and represent himself heading in to the final year of his contract. Coach Pete Carroll said at the time that Sherman was expected to be ready for the lineup in time for training camp.

Kate Middleton Loses Most Beautiful Royal Title To Meghan Markle
But on the small screen she's been a key part of helping to make Suits a big success and the show gave her her big break. Many pubs continue to close at 11:00pm, with just 11 percent of 24-hour licences held by pubs, bars and nightclubs.

Porsche Mission E Cross Tursimo electric crossover revealed in Geneva
There's also an air-channelling roof spoiler, and continuous light strip at the rear - both now established Porsche design cues. There's no specific timeline yet for the car's launch, though it'll likely be after the main Mission E's 2019 production date.

Man United won amazing match at Palace: Mourinho
There are five or six teams that can realistically challenge for the title. "It's a remarkable comeback, but we made mistakes". The Portugese told his team they needed to do more , and that although he was happy with their fight, it was just not enough.