Believe it or not, Edgar Martirosyan, the pizza delivery man to the Oscars had no idea what was in store for him that night. He believed the delivery was for some waiters at the event site, the Dolby Theater.
As he was waiting to make the delivery, Ellen DeGeneres, the host of the Oscars, met him backstage and asked him to follow her. Suddenly he was in front of millions of television viewers in a room full of the biggest movie stars on the planet. Martirosyan said that he was most excited to see Julia Roberts.
Since that night, Martirosyan has been congratulated by friends from all over.
“I’m thinking that’s when you say American dream, this is really the American dream,” he said.
The company he works for is also reaping the benefits of his appearance that night. One owner says that sales are up at all 20 locations of Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria. The franchise locations are busy stocking up on their usual supplies in larger quantities.
After the show, Martirosyan appeared on Ellen’s daytime show, where she gave him a $1,000 tip. She had passed a hat around at the Oscars to collect for the tip.
When asked what he thought about the experience, Martirosyan said, “It was really crazy for me.”