Man tries to steal Frances McDormand award at aftershow ball
The security team at the annual post-Oscars Governers Awards Ball is looking for a man who tried to make off with Frances McDormand’s statue for Best Actress, according to reports.
New York Times reporter Cara Buckley tweeted a picture of the man dressed in a tuxedo, holding the gong.
Apparently, McDormand had ‘set [the statue] down’ for a moment and ‘was chatting’ when the man took it.
According to the tweet, he grabbed the statue and made for the door, where he was met by Wolfgang Puck’s photographer – celebrity chef Puck was providing the catering for the event.
After the statue was retrieved, the man went back into the ball, though it’s claimed that McDormand had said to let him go.
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
A report in USA Today confirmed that McDormand had indeed misplaced her Oscar.