Frances McDormand walked away from the 2018 Oscars as both a winner and a loser (kinda).
The actress, who won the Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, celebrated the highly coveted honor by stopping by the Governors Ball after the awards show. When McDormand set down her statuette during a conversation, someone snatched the Oscar and, well, chaos ensued.
Here’s what went down: When McDormand realized the award was missing, she broke down in tears and enlisted the help of fellow attendees, according to reports. Luckily, a photographer stopped the thief as he was leaving, retrieved the statuette and returned it to its rightful owner.
Although McDormand insisted security “let him go,” the Oscar stealer (who was later identified as 47-year-old Terry Bryant) was arrested for attempted theft.
Win an Oscar? Check. Turn said award into an Academy Award-worthy story? Check.