Although a full meal is served to guests before the Golden Globe Awards telecast begins, Melissa McCarthy — a nominee last night for her work in Can You Ever Forgive Me? — took it upon herself to provide some extra nourishment to her Hollywood colleagues by giving away ham sandwiches on the sly.
The movie star purchased a bunch of cute little individually-wrapped meat and cheese-stuffed baguettes from Beverly Grove specialty market Joan’s on Third, and surreptitiously passed them out to other celebrities throughout the awards show. “I’ve been handing them out to everyone,” the actor told Variety. “Next year, I’m bringing hot dogs.” McCarthy’s husband, actor/director Ben Falcone, shared a photo of their bag of 40 smuggled sandwiches, and the ice pack that kept them cool all night.
The surprise ham sandwich deployment was a huge hit with attendees. Presenter Jessica Chastain told a Variety reporter that “it’s a good idea because by the time you get into the ballroom dinner has already been served, and you’re always so hungry.” And during her acceptance speech last night for The Favourite, Olivia Colman gave a shout-out to McCarthy’s gift, saying, “Thank you for the sandwiches, amazing.”
In other food-related Golden Globes news, Homecoming star Julia Roberts finished her evening with a trip to the In-N-Out Burger near Hollywood High, a brilliant post-ceremony move that Aziz Ansari and Guillermo Del Toro also pulled last year.
• Golden Globes: Melissa McCarthy Is Secretly Handing Out Ham Sandwiches to Guests [Variety]
• Golden Globes winners [Vox]