Many of us think of awards ceremonies as something extremely glamorous. But that stars have revealed that there is one caveat to the swanky events. Because of the televised speeches, dinner tends to be served super early, to avoid too much noise during the actual awards. This means that stars can often end up going hungry as the night goes on.
Melissa McCarthy seems to be on a one-woman mission to stop this from happening. The Bridesmaids star took matters into her own hands this year. Instead of just carrying lipstick in her purse, the actress somehow smuggled in thirty sandwiches. Reports state they were of the ham and cheese variety, and it seems like the attendees of the Golden Globes were very grateful to McCarthy for her forethought. In fact, McCarthy's sandwiches may actually have been the star of the show!
For those who are out of the loop, the Golden Globes happened on Sunday.
via: ShutterstockThe annual awards show celebrates excellence in film and television - the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the big winners this year.
One of the stars in attendance was Melissa McCarthy.
via: Getty ImagesMcCarthy is best known as an actress, but also has writer, producer, comedian and fashion designer on her extensive resumé.
One of her most famous films is The Heat.In it, she plays a foul-mouthed, rough-and-ready Boston detective alongside an uptight Sandra Bullock to hilarious effect.
She rose to fame in 2011's Bridesmaids.This female-centric comedy was a huge success, and catapulted McCarthy into becoming a household name.
On top of her spectacular comedy acting. McCarthy also seems to have a heart of gold.According to Insider, McCarthy was concerned about guests going hungry at the Golden Globes award ceremony. FYI - to avoid potential clinking of cutlery during speeches, the dinner is always served extremely early on in proceedings.
To counter any potential rumbling tummies, McCarthy had a sneaky plan.She decided to smuggle in thirty sandwiches to give out to anyone in need of a snack throughout the evening.
The sandwiches reportedly came from Joan's on Third.
A quick browse of Joan's on Thrid's Instagram makes it clear McCarthy made a good choice.
Our food envy is pretty intense.Is it bad we want to be invited to the Golden Globes purely in the hopes of getting a McCarthy sandwich?
It seems we aren't alone.
TV editor Mark Malkin was among the eager recipients.
So, I’m walking through the Globes and Melissa McCarthy asked me if I wanted a sandwich. Yup, I did. It was really… https://t.co/uBX8u0sysx— Marc Malkin (@Marc Malkin)1546831151.0
This is one of our favourite Golden Globes stories.There's just something so great about the idea of Hollywood's rich and famous elite chowing down on some ham sandwiches.
Of course, there was another benefit to the snacks.
Olivia Colman has a message for Melissa McCarthy: https://t.co/UwWZwrU9LR— dani 🫔 (@dani 🫔)1546920985.0
The flowing drinks plus early dinner could have had some disastrous consequences.
Twitter responses to this story have been fantastic.
Melissa McCarthy is the friend we all want and need. https://t.co/mSAc8gM9jy— Jenise Rebholz (@Jenise Rebholz)1546903468.0
It seems the stars were extremely grateful.According to Variety, Rachel Brosnahan commented that she usually brings power bars to the event to stop her getting too hungry, but had forgotten this year. "How did she get them in here?" Jessica Chastain wondered. "But," she admitted, "It's a good idea."
Some people had questions, though.
I'm still laughing over the notion that Melissa McCarthy "secretly" "smuggled" 30 crinkly cellophane-wrapped ham on… https://t.co/aHiKcMc5FU— Joanna Robinson 🇺🇸✌️🏳️🌈 (@Joanna Robinson 🇺🇸✌️🏳️🌈)1546877784.0
When you think about it, it's unlikely the sandwiches could have been much of a secret.Although the way McCarthy got those sandwiches in isn't really important. What is important is the fact she did it.
It was a stellar night for Melissa McCarthy.
Melissa McCarthy may not have won her category tonight, but she did hand out thirty ham sandwiches she snuck into t… https://t.co/yogInIcG7O— Kay Taylor Rea (@Kay Taylor Rea)1546836719.0
Looking this great didn't happen without work, though.
McCarthy's red carpet look was a little offbeat.
You know, god love Melissa McCarthy, she is the best, and somehow at awards she always looks like a midwestern prim… https://t.co/tEjPRrJLIj— egg morning! 🐣 (@egg morning! 🐣)1546817534.0
Some people weren't so keen.
Melissa McCarthy's hair and makeup look fabulous. The dress however is this... #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/3fPfcwukoQ— Aliza Licht (@Aliza Licht)1546819511.0
We think she looks amazing.Though her dress may not be to everyone's taste, we applaud her for going for something a little more unusual. Plus, it seems to be the perfect place to hide a sandwich or two!
Though her dress had a mixed reception, the sandwiches were a universal hit.
Honestly, she deserves a Golden Globe for this act alone. https://t.co/VLEDgCW4cR— WRTV Indianapolis (@WRTV Indianapolis)1546938003.0
Some pointed out the huge kindness of the act.
I just love this gal. Theres no two pays to put it.. shes just the cats meow of true kindness and heart https://t.co/4IUJuZHrbt— Darbles_marbles (@Darbles_marbles)1546876065.0
Variety created this iconic illustration.
Melissa McCarthy didn't let anyone go hungry at the #GoldenGlobes. The actress snuck in 30 ham sandwiches. "Next ye… https://t.co/fkbvRrIqe9— Variety (@Variety)1546892639.0
We'd love to see celebs munching hot dogs on the catwalk.Although they might be a little to messy to chow down on while wearing the finest designer clothing. Perhaps sandwiches may be the best way to go?
Here's McCarthy on the red carpet.
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone on the #GoldenGlobes carpet, air marshal style https://t.co/BbwbPst27A https://t.co/iSeQIcsDMD— Variety (@Variety)1546822718.0