LOS ANGELES — For two-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand, there was drama last night at the Oscars — and after. McDormandand called for every nominated woman in the audience to stand up.
Her speech captured a movement focused on diversity and women’s empowerment.
“We all have a story to tell and projects we need financed,” she said.
She stole the show, but just hours later, her. Terry Bryant, who goes by the name “DJ Matari,” posted a video on social media after allegedly taking McDormand’s engraved Oscar from the official after-party.
“This is mine!” he can be heard saying. People around him offered him congratulations.
Bryant’s Instagram account shows him holding trophies from several big awards shows while posing as a winner. He left the Oscar party with McDormand’s statue on Sunday. A photographer immediately spotted him and realized he wasn’t a winner.
According to Los Angeles police, the photographer followed Bryant, and took the award back. They also note that it appears he did have a ticket to the Governor’s Ball. The Oscar was returned.
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