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This year's best actress Oscar victor Frances McDormand's trophy was briefly stolen at the official after-party, following which a man suspected of stealing it was arrested.

For two-time Academy Award victor Frances McDormand, there was drama last night at the Oscars - and after. Upon not recognising him as one of the winners, he started following the accused before confronting him.

Brookman said Bryant, whose social media pages are full of pictures of him on the red carpets of awards shows and Hollywood premieres, goes to the events because he considers himself an amateur journalist and is seeking to be a professional one. 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.

Hall said in an email: "Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out Burger together".

McDormand, 60, won her second best actress Oscar with Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Kotagal said she worked on creating model language for the rider with Stacy Smith, a communications professor at the University of Southern California who mentioned the "inclusion rider" idea in a 2016 talk on the lack of diversity in the film industry.

Surprisingly, Terry Bryant handed back the trophy without any fight before the security guards detained him.

Reuters Television captured Bryant leaving the event holding the statuette saying, "We got it". Here's what two-time Oscar winning actress Frances McDormand had to say at the end of her Oscar speech, with all of the female nominees standing with her.

Mr Brookman made the comment at a press conference at Los Angeles' Foltz Criminal Justice Centre where Bryant was due to appear.

As noted by ABC News, Bryant posted a video to Facebook Sunday night - with the caption "My Oscar baby" - in which he proudly holds the Oscar in his hand, kisses it and claims his "team got this tonight.

"You know what, I can't believe I got this".

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