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  • 4 March 2014, 12:09

Oscars Pizza Man Gets $1,000 Tip From Ellen

The delivery man who ended up handing out pizza to some of Hollywood's biggest stars has been given a $1,000 (£599) tip by host Ellen DeGeneres.

Edgar Martirosyan, who owns Big Mama's & Papa's with his brother, appeared on The Ellen Show on Monday night to talk about how he ended up on stage at the Dolby Theatre.

He revealed that his pizza place had received an order which he believed was just for producers and writers.

However, when he arrived he was greeted by DeGeneres who took him by surprise by leading him out to where the stars were sitting.

"I was shocked, it was really crazy for me," he said.

The pizza was dished out to many of the stars sat on the front rows, including Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and best supporting actor winner Jared Leto.

However, Mr Martirosyan revealed it was Julia Roberts who left him star-struck.

"She was my like woman in dreams," the Russian said before explaining how he had watched her films when he lived in Moscow.

During the awards show DeGeneres collected a tip for Big Mama's and Papa's with many stars putting cash into singer Pharrell Williams' hat.

Mr Martirosyan looked thrilled as he was given the money by the comedian on her chat show.

The pizza delivery was not the only stunt DeGeneres pulled at the ceremony.

She also managed to pose with Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, among others for a record-breaking selfie.

The photo, tweeted by DeGeneres moments after it was taken, went on to become the most retweeted photo in the website's history.

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