The incident took place at one of the after parties – The Governer’s Ball. The statuette, won by Frances McDormand for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, was temporarily ‘misplaced’, allegedly taken by Bryant. Indeed a film did appear on social media with Bryant seemingly holding the award saying: “Look at it, baby. My team got this tonight. This is mine. We got it tonight, baby. Who wants to tell me congratulations? This is mine! Where’s the Jimmy Kimmel party at? I can’t believe I got this. It’s for music.”
The sometime ‘A-list entertainment journalist,’ ‘TV, film, and music producer,’, “A&E editor actor,’ gave up the award after being confronted by a photographer and was arrested soon after.
After appearing in court, Bryant has pleaded not guilty and was released without bail. He could face up to 3 years in prison if found guilty.