The ballsy thief who swiped Frances McDormand’s Oscar statuette Sunday night during the Governors Ball after party has been arrested. Terry Bryant, 47, was charged by the LAPD with felony grand theft. Booked in the early morning hours, his bail was set at $20,000.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. McDormand Noticed Her Oscar Missing & Notified Security. Meanwhile, Bryant Was Photographed With Her Statuette
New York Times culture reporter Cara Buckley said security at the Governor’s Ball, held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom, were looking for the person who swiped it.
“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…”
The Governors Ball is the official after party for the 90th Academy Awards ceremony.
2. Bryant Posted Video Of Himself With McDormand’s Oscar On His Facebook
Bryant often posts on his social media in the third person as his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all use DJ Matari. Here Bryant poses with Jimmy Kimmel. (Kimmel’s name is misspelled.)
Bryant has also posted images of himself with award statues he claims ‘In Jesus’ name,’ like this image of him with a Screen Actors Guild award. He says he’s “speaking my SAG award into existence.”
3. Bryant Claims to Be a Journnalist, Actor, TV Host & UN Ambassador
Bryant says he’s “highly favored by God,” and claims to be a producer, A-list entertainment journalist, television, film and music producer, TV host and a United Nations ambassador.
4.Bryant’s Social Accounts Feature Him Posing With Numerous Celebrities
Bryant’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are chock-a-block of glam shots of himself and high profile celebrities. Like Beyonce.
And Bryant attends A-list parties and events and posts regularly with stars and music legends.
Like Stevie Wonder.
And DJ Khaled.
5. Frances McDormand Won The Oscar For Best Actress
Frances took home the award for Best Actress for her her portrayal of Mildred Hayes role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”