Don't worry, the Best Actresses in a Leading Role winner got it back.
Frances McDormand stole the night at the 90th Academy Awards with a powerful and inclusive speech after winning Best Actress for her work on "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The actress and activist called for Hollywood to take notice of the women in the room and work with them. Later that night, though, someone took notice of her Oscar and stole it away from her.
In a weird confluence of events involving a New York Times reporter, Wolfgang Puck's photographer and the work of local security and law enforcement, the Oscar was returned and the man arrested (he's now facing felony charges of grand larceny). But that wasn't to be the end of it, as social media got a hold of the story on Monday morning and couldn't believe the audacity of someone stealing from McDormand, of all the winners.
The man, identified as Terry Bryant, was captured in a photograph, and took video of himself holding the Oscar, according to TMZ, before the photographer got the Oscar back and it was able to be returned to McDormand. At the time, the actress said to let the man go.
The consensus online, where Twitter users got "Frances McDormand's Oscar" trending Monday morning, was that the thief is lucky the authorities caught him. Frances McDormand is a force of nature and righteous fury in "Three Billboards," and her passionate activism as herself isn't far removed from that personification. The bottom line, as far as Twitter was concerned, was that this man was a fool who took his life into his own hands when he messed with the wrong woman.
Below are some of the funniest reactions to Grand Theft Oscar 2018:
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
Terry Bryant won himself a pair of handcuffs after he stole Frances McDormand’s Oscar last night. Never steal an Oscar from an actress who played a legendary cop. Bryant remains in the Lapd jail for grand theft & Frances after a few tears has her statue back— Richard Winton (@LAcrimes) March 5, 2018
Guy grabs Frances McDormand's Oscar. She runs after him, grabs it back, bashes him over the head with it, drags him to the curb and spits on him. (Well, it could have been like that.)— drhug (@drhug) March 5, 2018
Frances McDormand's Oscar thief has been found. pic.twitter.com/vl1qOyDHZN— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) March 5, 2018
Anyone who would try to steal Frances McDormand's Oscar clearly did not watch the movie she won it for. You do not @#&% with that lady.— Jeff Anderson (@BucketOfJeff) March 5, 2018
The real thief of Frances McDormand's Oscar was found and arrested. pic.twitter.com/UiuOAnA0NQ— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) March 5, 2018
Instead of prosecuting the guy who ran off with Frances McDormand's Oscar, why not let her punish him the way her character did those kids who threw a soda at her car?— Paul McNamara (@buzzblog) March 5, 2018
Footage of me sneaking into the Dolby Theater last night attempting to steal Frances McDormand’s Oscar so I could give it to Natalie Portman for Jackie pic.twitter.com/bBbplbxIqW— Jon (@prasejeebus) March 5, 2018
So did the person who stole Frances McDormand's Oscar get fed to a wood chipper?— フォレスト ・ デイル ・ フラー (@TheForestFuller) March 5, 2018
Someone stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar should be the plot of Ocean's 9.— Hugh McIntyre (@PopBangHugh) March 5, 2018
"Frances McDormand's Oscar" Had the tuxedoed dimwit who temporarily purloined her Oscar actually seen "Three Billboards" - he might have had the brains to pick someone else's Oscar to run off with.— Michael Eddy (@MichaelEddy6) March 5, 2018
I think I know who stole Frances McDormand's Oscar. pic.twitter.com/yeWDTlHEEO— Chris Dmytriw (@chrisdmytriw1) March 5, 2018
If you steal Frances McDormand's Oscar, you either have huge balls or are a complete idiot. I'm going with the latter.— Dick Grunert (@dgrunert) March 5, 2018
How you black and steal Frances McDormand's Oscar, pretending it's yours when only 2 black folks won an Oscar that night?! You either Jordan or Kobe & bruh man don't look like either.— Lauren Yarboro (@ball_hog) March 5, 2018
He's lucky the police caught him before she did. You don't mess with Frances McDormand's Oscar ! What a stupid A$$— DonyaRina (@ItsChaosB_Kind) March 5, 2018
At first, I thought that was O.J. that stole Frances McDormand's Oscar. 👀 pic.twitter.com/KCOTp7WcDF— West Coast V3RB (@Cali_Verb) March 5, 2018
Did someone tell that brotha that stole Frances McDormand's Oscar that were actually winning them legally now?— West Coast V3RB (@Cali_Verb) March 5, 2018
Maybe back in the day you'd actually have to steal to take one home but we're making moves. pic.twitter.com/V90J8I79Il
Clearly the person who stole Frances McDormand's Oscar has never seen a Frances McDormand movie. He would have been better off stealing Sam Rockwell's Oscar. pic.twitter.com/FnL8avQcrb— Jennifer M. Wood (@j_m_wood) March 5, 2018