Troy Kotsur was ‘actually scared’ after dropping his Oscar when his automobile was stolen.
The 54-year-old actor made historical past finally yr’s ceremony when he turned the primary deaf male star to win an Academy Award, taking house Finest Supporting Actor for his work in ‘CODA’ and had a second of panic when he briefly misplaced the long-lasting figurine.
Troy was invited to simply accept the important thing to the town in his hometown of Mesa, Arizona, and instructed Deadline that they’d requested him to “convey the Oscar with him.”
However uninterested in holding the 10-pound gong, he put it again within the automobile, solely to have the automobile stolen.
And Troy admitted that his first thought upon discovering the theft was for his Oscar due to the contract he signed to care for the award.
He mentioned: “I signed a contract with the Academy and you’ll’t actually go away it (the Oscar) in storage, you need to put it in your will and ensure somebody is at all times liable for it or put it within the Academy Museum.
“I did not need to break my contract. She actually freaked me out when that occurred.”
Fortunately, the Jeep was discovered a number of hours later, with the Oscar nonetheless inside.
Troy mentioned, “Oscar is now secure at house… Thank God for the know-how and GPS as a result of the cops discovered my automobile in lower than two hours. The very first thing I believed was the Oscar. It is nonetheless there? It was there.
“I do not suppose they even seen. I actually hope somebody tells these guys. Maybe, if I have been to introduce myself in individual, I might ask them, “Did you want my Jeep?” How did she journey?’”