Man accused of stealing McDormand's Oscar ordered to trial

July 25, 2018 - 2:01 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge says the man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statue should stand trial on a felony grand theft charge.

Judge Mark Hanasono said Wednesday that there was sufficient evidence for Terry Bryant to stand trial on grand theft charges. The ruling came after a hearing Wednesday in which a worker with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences testified about taking McDormand's Oscar away from Bryant as he tried to leave the ceremony's official after-party.

McDormand won the award for best actress in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and lost the statuette after having it engraved.

Bryant is due to be arraigned on Aug. 8 in the case. His attorney declined comment after the hearing. He remains released on his own recognizance.

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