A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar after the awards ceremony on Sunday.
The speech resonated so much with the audience that it prompted host Jimmy Kimmel to observe: "I really hope Frances McDormand gets an Emmy for the speech she gave at the Oscars, because that was absolutely unbelievable".
Bryant had a ticket to the event and even posted video of himself on Facebook parading the trophy-which like all the golden statues was set to be engraved-as his own.
The Los Angeles police department said in a statement that the photographer, whom they did not identify, grew suspicious when he failed to "recognise Bryant as a recipient from the awards show".
"I lost my Oscar", the two-time Oscar victor said, shrugging her shoulders as she left the party, according to video recorded by Reuters Television.
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Actress Frances McDormand received the Oscars for the Best Actress for her work in the film "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missourie".
In the backstage of the Oscars, McDormand revealed to reporters that she just found out about inclusion rider last week.
Surprisingly, Terry Bryant handed back the trophy without any fight before the security guards detained him.
"Got this tonight! This is mine".
The actress called on all the female winners and nominees to stand with her as she claimed the prize for her role.
"Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together", Halls said in an email.