Pizza delivery guy got a slice of the action at the Oscars

Pizza delivery guy got a slice of the action at the Oscars

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Pizza delivery man in the audience during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California

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by Brandon Carte / USA Today

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Posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Host Ellen DeGeneres ushered Edgar Martirosyan, the owner of Los Angeles chain Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria, through a sea of celebrities at the 86th annual Academy Awards while he handed out pizza to the likes of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Jared Leto and Jennifer Lawrence.
 
Martirosyan has owned Big Mama's and Papa's for eight years and told USA TODAY he does everything, from deliveries and baking to managing 20 stores.
 
At the Oscars, where celebrities were decked out in designer looks, Martirosyan wore an apron, a red baseball cap and a hoodie while he handed out slices and plates.
 
DeGeneres jokingly asked Sandra Bullock to fork over a tip for Martirosyan, but she said she didn't have any money on her.
 
Then the host called out Harvey Weinstein and told him to give Martirosyan "whatever you think is right" because there were "only a billion people watching."
 
The restaurant has the record for the world's largest deliverable pizza, something Martirosyan said he was proud of.
 
After making its Sunday debut on the Oscars, Big Mama's and Papa's ran out of dough and its website crashed, an employee told USA TODAY during a call to the pizza shop.
 
Martirosyan didn't say how much of a tip he received delivering the pizzas.

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