According to a report from People Magazine, police arrested a man involved in the alleged theft of Frances McDormand’s Oscar. A representative for the LAPD speaking with reporters from People confirmed the news, however, they didn’t reveal many details.
The 60-year-old Best Actress winner went to the Governors Ball party after the show, and it was there where she had her initials engraved on the statue.
However, after a moment’s passing, she discovered her Oscar had gone missing while she spoke with friends at the party. McDormand left the gathering with her husband, Joel Coen, but security, thankfully, was able to retrieve the award and return it to her.
A representative speaking for McDormand said to People that “Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited last night.” In a report from The New York Times, Cara Buckley claims a man tried to steal it.
A photographer working for Chef Wolfgang Puck captured a photo of the suspect. The suspect managed to flee back into the party and avoid confrontation.
A spokesperson for the Academy also touched on the issue and claimed after a period of worry, Frances was reunited with her Oscar, and the thief was quickly apprehended.
They added, “The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Star resumed her celebrations.” As you may know, Frances was the top star at this year’s award’s ceremonies as she swept the Golden Globes and the BAFTA’s.
She also took home the award at the Screen Actor’s Guild. This isn’t the only time McDormand has taken home awards, as the star in the past has received critical acclaim for her roles in films such as Fargo, Almost Famous, as well as Burn After Reading.