A man who is accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar is due in court in LA
47-year-old Terry Bryant is facing up to three years in jail if convicted.
The statuette was taken at a ball, following the ceremony in Hollywood.
US media reported that McDormand was seen crying outside the ball after giving up the search for the statuette on the premises and leaving with her husband, filmmaker Joel Coen.
The actress has since been reunited with her award.
McDormand beat out Irish actress Saoirse Ronan to take the award on Sunday.