- Stars at the Golden Globes often get hungry, as they eat early in the event.
- With this in mind, Melissa McCarthy smuggled in 40 ham-and-cheese sandwiches.
- She handed them out to fellow attendees, who were extremely grateful for the sustenance.
- See all of INSIDER’s coverage of the 2019 Golden Globes here.
Feeling hungry but not being able to eat is highly unpleasant, but luckily, Melissa McCarthy planned ahead for the 76th annual Golden Globes.
At the event, held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, the actor smuggled in 40 ham-and-cheese sandwiches, which she secretly handed out to hungry stars over the course of the night.
Guests at the awards ceremony often end up with rumbling stomachs because dinner is served early, before the evening’s televised program, to avoid any clinking-cutlery sounds during the broadcast.
Fortunately, McCarthy had the foresight to sneak in the emergency snacks.
“I’ve been handing them out to everyone,” she told Variety. “Next year, I’m bringing hot dogs.”
The plastic-wrapped sandwiches are thought to have come from Los Angeles food market Joan’s on Third, whose ham-and-cheese sandwiches are made with apricot-glazed ham and brie in an artisan ciabatta roll and cost $12.95 each.
McCarthy’s fellow attendees seemed to appreciate her foresight and generosity – her husband, Ben Falcone, said they left the event with just two sandwiches remaining.
“How did she get them in here?” Jessica Chastain asked. “But it’s a good idea because by the time you get into the ballroom dinner has already been served, and you’re always so hungry.”
“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan told Variety that she usually brings snacks to the event but forgot this year.
And Olivia Colman, who won a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical film for “The Favourite,” even mentioned McCarthy’s snacks in her acceptance speech. “Thank you for the sandwiches,” she said. “Amazing.”
The positive reaction to the sandwiches isn’t too surprising given celebrities haven’t been entirely wowed by the Golden Globes’ catering in previous years.
In 2018, Chrissy Teigen said in a (now deleted) tweet that the food consisted of “f—in finger sandwiches.”
This year, stars had an appetizer of sweet potato vichyssoise with wild micro chives, golden leeks, organic red garnet yams, and roasted pepitas.
The entrée was Chilean seabass served with black rice, white and green asparagus, globe carrots, crispy herb leaves, and sweet pepper concasse.
The vegetarian alternative was local, organic honeynut squash stuffed with piquillo pepper hummus, braised rainbow chard, crispy chickpeas, quinoa, golden raisins, and sunflower sprouts.
And dessert was a flourless chocolate topped with chocolate ganache, amaretto cream cheese, pistachios, and white chocolate.
The menu was created by the Beverly Hilton’s executive chef, Matthew Morgan, and executive pastry chef, Thomas Henzi.
But as delicious as it sounds, the meal was unlikely to sustain anyone through the long evening ahead, especially given the notoriously free-flowing drinks at the Golden Globes.
This year’s official cocktail was called the Moët Belle and consisted of cachaça, mango juice, ginger syrup, lime juice, and Moët & Chandon champagne.
Thank goodness for McCarthy and her sandwiches.