The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar statuette Sunday night has been charged with a felony and faces up to three years in jail if convicted as charged, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
According to the district attorney’s office, Terry Bryant has been charged with one felony count of grand theft of property exceeding $950.
Bryant was seen taking Frances McDormand’s Oscar on Sunday from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Ball and was detained near an exit, prosecutors state.
On Sunday, Bryant posted a video of himself clutching and kissing the award, while bragging to the camera about his supposed victory, which he claimed was for “music.”
“Sup babies, look, my team got this tonight,” he said. “Who wants to tell me congratulations?” he added as onlookers asked to touch the statuette and offered him well wishes, apparently not realizing that the Oscar belonged to McDormand.
McDormand won the award Sunday in the Best Actress category for her work in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”