Oscar pizza: Meet Ellen DeGeneres’ delivery guy (not an actor)

Yes, Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres actually ordered pizza during Sunday night’s show, and a real delivery man, not an actor, showed up with the pies.

But the pizza didn’t come from Pizzeria Mozza or Sotto, or any of the other “trendy” celebrity-frequented hot spots in L.A. It came from the Big Mama’s and Papa’s location on Sunset Boulevard, a little more than a mile from the Dolby Theater at Hollywood and Highland where the Oscars were held.

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The Los Angeles-based franchise has already posted photos on its website, with their delivery man dressed in a hoodie, a baseball cap and a red apron, handing out pizza to Harrison Ford.

His name is Edgar Martirosyan, but he’s not just a delivery guy. He’s actually the owner of the Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza location.


According to USA Today, he’s owned the pizza shop for eight years, but delivering a pizza or two isn’t out of the ordinary. He does everything from delivering pizza to baking and managing 20 stores. We’ve reached out to Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza and will let you know when we hear back.

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Jared Leto snagged a piece of cheese pizza for his mother, while Brad Pitt requested, then later chowed down on, a piece of pepperoni. “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey grabbed a box then started distributing the pie to the crowd behind him.

According to ABC News, DeGeneres has ordered from Big Mama’s and Papa’s before for her daytime talk show.

Celebrities in the audience shared their pizza party on Instagram and Twitter. Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corrine Foxx shared a photo of herself eating the pizza on Twitter with the caption “Thanks @TheEllenShow haha we were actually starving!!! #pizza #oscars.” You can see Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan in the background with their own slice.

Have you had Big Mama’s and Papa’s? Was it Oscar-worthy? Let us know in the comments below.

[Updated March 3, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.: Martirosyan is a franchisee owner who owns the location on Sunset.]

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