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, meanwhile, posted a video to social media holding the Oscar.
The police said in a statement: "The incident occurred as Bryant was exiting The Governors Ball".
Police said the photographer followed Bryant and took the statue from him before Bryant was detained by security at the event.
FRANCES McDormand nearly lost her Best Actress Oscar for good. "This is mine. We got it tonight, baby".
McDormand, who won her second Oscar for her role in Three Billboards Ourside Ebbing, Missouri, began her speech by urging someone to pick her up if she fell over as she had "some things to say". My team got this tonight.
Hours later, McDormand's representative Simon Halls confirmed to USA TODAY that the trophy and the Oscar victor were back together.
Terry Bryant pictured with Beyonce in 2009.
"They celebrated the reunion with a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out Burger", her representative added. Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed.