Oscar pizza delivery man gets $1,000 tip

3/4/2014
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Edgar Martirosyan, center with red hat, delivers pizza to Brad Pitt, left, and Ellen DeGeneres, right, during the Oscars show on Sunday.

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Edgar Martirosyan, center with red hat, delivers pizza to Brad Pitt, left, and Ellen DeGeneres, right, during the Oscars show on Sunday.
Edgar Martirosyan, center with red hat, delivers pizza to Brad Pitt, left, and Ellen DeGeneres, right, during the Oscars show on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES — The pizza delivery man who fed stars at the Oscars received a best tip award for a supporting player: $1,000 in cash handed over by ceremony host Ellen DeGeneres.

That included money collected from A-list celebrities who chowed down on the pies during the ceremony Sunday and from DeGeneres herself.

Edgar Martirosyan received the tip during a visit Monday to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

DeGeneres said she passed Pharrell Williams’ oversized hat at the Oscars and collected about $600, then contributed more.

The Big Mama’s & Papa’s delivery guy said he had already gotten a reward: serving Julia Roberts, whom he called the woman of his dreams.

DeGeneres received her own Oscars spiff. Her talk show’s producer, Telepictures Productions, says Monday’s episode was the highest-rated in the series’ 11-year history.