During last night's Oscars, host Ellen DeGeneres threw a pizza party for the A-listers sitting in the front row on live television. The pizza came from Big Mama's & Papa's, an LA pizza chain with 20 locations that's famous for making really big pizzas (see video below). "Is anybody hungry?" asked DeGeneres, who then offered to order pizzas. "Two large? What do you think?"
UPDATE: TMZ talked to the delivery guy, kind of. Video below.
[Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty]
The delivery guy, who helped Ellen pass out slices to the likes of Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and others, actually works at the restaurant and was not an actor. Ellen joked that someone with deep pockets like Harvey Weinstein ought to tip the guy, and TMZ reports that Pharrell passed around his hat to collect tip money and came up with $300. It's unclear if the delivery guy got that money, but he did get loud cheers and high fives from his coworkers upon returning to the restaurant. A staff member from Big Mama's & Papa's told ABC that they'd done stunts with Ellen's daytime talk show in the past.
So the real question is: who took pizza? Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) took a slice first and shared with his neighbors; Brad Pitt requested pepperoni while Angelina Jolie passed; Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) obviously took a slice; Kerry Washington got passed over despite Ellen's comment that she probably wanted one since she's pregnant. See the full list below:
Important #Oscars2014 #Pizza news....who had @BigMamasNPapas pizza! pic.twitter.com/SHDZI4Kglo— RyKas™ (@RyKas) March 3, 2014
OSCAR PIZZA! #Oscars pic.twitter.com/TPbLHwvR4T— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) March 3, 2014
Guess where @TheEllenShow pizzas ended up!!! In the #Oscars green room?? pic.twitter.com/jn9PNeMZCr— Fred Graver (@fredgraver) March 3, 2014
Should #BMPP become the official pizza of the Oscars? Free Pizza if we get qualified and approved! Just retweet! pic.twitter.com/g0abOmnnS0— Big Mama's & Papa's (@BigMamasNPapas) March 3, 2014
Thanks @TheEllenShow haha we were actually starving!!! #pizza #oscars pic.twitter.com/yXxfmNseNk— Corinne Foxx (@corinnefoxx) March 3, 2014
Video: Ellen's Oscars Pizza Party, Part 1
Video: Ellen's Oscars Pizza Party, Part 2
Video: Oscars Pizza Guy Cheered by Coworkers
Video: 4 Competitive Eaters vs. 54" Pizza Challenge
Video: TMZ Talks to the Delivery Guy
· Ellen's Oscars Pizza Party [ABC]
· Oscars Pizza Guy Cheered by Coworkers [TMZ]
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