This year’s Governors Ball was not without a little drama, as Frances McDormand‘s Oscar for Best Actress was reportedly nabbed by some random guy … but luckily she was able to get it back.
The theme of the Governors Ball for the 90th Annual Academy Awards was a celebration of 90 years of cinema. It was attended by the newest Oscar winner and NBA Champion, Kobe Bryant, and also Hollywood’s top brass like Woody Harrelson, Zendaya, Armie Hammer and Steven Spielberg.
During the party, Frances McDormand’s Oscar statute for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” was swiped by a guy and recovered by one of Wolfgang Puck’s photographers. A reporter for the New York Times was able to grab a photo of the culprit, and she said McDormand allegedly asked for him not to be prosecuted.
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. #Oscars #Drama pic.twitter.com/5tlsx4Ulwt
— Cara Buckley (@caraNYT) March 5, 2018
McDormand’s rep confirmed she got the award back, and made a beeline for In-N-Out afterwards.