Trial ordered over theft of Frances McDormand’s Oscar


A Los Angeles judge says the man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar statue should stand trial on a felony grand theft charge.

Judge Mark Hanasono said Wednesday that there was sufficient evidence for Terry Bryant to stand trial on grand theft charges.

Terry Bryant is accused of stealing McDormand’s best actress Oscar at the Governor’s Ball. (Reuters TV/Reuters)

The ruling came after a hearing Wednesday in which a worker with the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences testified about taking McDormand’s Oscar away from Bryant as he tried to leave the ceremony’s official after-party.

McDormand won the award for best actress in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and lost the statuette after having it engraved.

Bryant is due to be arraigned on Aug. 8 in the case. His attorney declined comment after the hearing. He remains released on his own recognizance.


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