All of the Times Awards Show Audiences Have Been Surprised with Snacks
During Sunday night's Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel continued his tradition of dishing out snacks to the audience—but this time it was across the street at TCL Chinese Theatre. Kimmel and a squad of celebs like Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer crashed a screening of A Wrinkle in Time to an unsuspecting audience live on air, handing out baskets of candy, trays of sandwiches, and hot dogs.
Never one to let an awards show crowd go hungry, Kimmel gave each audience member at the 2018 Oscars a box full of chips, KIND bars, gummy bears and Listerine strips. “It would be right to make you sit through this without snacks. Please don’t throw them at me,” a note inside the box read.
KIMMEL MAKES IT RAIN CANDY
ELLEN'S PIZZA PARTY
In the stunt that may have started it all, host Ellen DeGeneres turned the 2014 Academy Awards into a full-on carb-and-cheese fest, handing out pizzas to the crowd. Even stars like Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence couldn't help but grab a slice.
To promote their all-day breakfast menu, McDonald's greeted stars backstage at the 2015 Emmys with handsome men holding fries. “No joke, when you win an Emmy men in tuxedos give you McDonald’s fries backstage,” one Daily Show writer noted on Twitter.
CHRIS ROCK'S GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
As she accepted her 2016 Golden Globe award for best actress in a television series, Taraji P. Henson handed out cookies to audience members—a nod to her Empire character's name, Cookie.
THE STRANGER THINGS KIDS' PB&JS
The breakout stars of the hit Netflix show handed out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the audience of the 2016 Emmys — handcrafted by host Jimmy Kimmel's mother, of course.
Celebs scarfing down burgers from California's most popular chain after awards shows is certainly a time-honored tradition at pretty much ever ceremony, as we've evidenced here.