Sign up for the TODAY newsletter

You have successfully subscribed to the TODAY newsletter.

Subscribe now and get trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.

Best actress Frances McDormand reunited with missing Oscar after post-show drama

by Ree Hines / / Source: Today

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

All eyes were on Frances McDormand when she took the stage to accept her best actress Academy Award Sunday night. But for a moment, no one was watching her Oscar.

According to reports, the star and her new golden guy got separated at the post-show Governors Ball.

But there's good news: They're back together again!

US-OSCARS-AFTERPARTY
Frances McDormand at 90th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball post-show event. Getty Images

The Oscar drama started moments after the "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" star had her trophy engraved with her name.

USA Today reported that McDormand, who'd commanded attention with a rallying speech earlier in the evening, was seen weeping when she realized her award was gone.

Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand wins the Best Actress Oscar for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Later a reporter from The New York Times tweeted a photo of a man who allegedly grabbed the statue.

"Wolfgang Puck’s photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and the guy disappeared back into the ball," Cara Buckley, a Times culture writer, explained.

She added that after McDormand learned what happened, she "said to let him go."

People reported a man was arrested for stealing the little gold man.

McDormand's rep confirmed that the actress and her statue were reunited after a brief time apart.

"Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together," the rep told People.

TODAY reached out to McDormand's rep for comment but had not heard back as of this posting.

90th Annual Academy Awards - Backstage
Frances McDormand, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence celebrate with the trophy in question at the 90th Annual Academy Awards.Getty Images

Sunday's Oscar was McDormand's second. The 60-year-old also won best actress in 1997 for her performance in "Fargo."

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter
MORE FROM today