Special delivery! Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel made sure his starving audience got a much-needed snack during the three-hour ceremony, as his mom cranked out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the A-list audience. Keep reading to see which celebs were quick to jump on his offer of treats!
Unlike some awards ceremonies, the Emmys don’t serve dinner so host Jimmy Kimmel, 48 made sure his hungry audience was still well-fed. He told the star-studded crowd that, “I know these shows are long and a lot of you haven’t eaten since Labor Day, so I have a little surprise for everyone!” Cut to Jimmy’s own mom backstage cranking out stacks of yummy PBJ’s, to which she said she made “about 7,000.”
He asked the audience who was hungry and immediately stars like Taraji P. Henson and more were wildly raising their arms, happy to take him up on the offer of some amazing comfort food! With the help of the kids from the cast of Stranger Things, they drove up and down the aisles of the Staples Center on their bikes, handing out brown bags filled with PBJ’s and juice boxes for the starving stars.
Gorgeous Modern Family star Sofia Vergara was seen happily chowing down, not worried at all about spilling on her sexy white gown. Stunning couple Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell from The Americans were more than happy to go splits on a brown bag full of the yummy snacks, as well as The People Vs. O.J. Simpson‘s David Schwimmer, who not only was the lucky recipient of the PBJ, he was later the butt of juice box jokes by Jimmy as the night went on thanks to always calling O.J. “Juice” throughout the series.
David wasn’t the only O.J. cast member to get ahold of a snack, as Jimmy personally delivered one to “The Juice” himself, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Jimmy helped reveal that there were actually personalized notes from his mom on napkins inside each bag. Mama Kimmel’s napkin to Cuba praised him for his 2002 comedy Snow Dogs.
Amy Schumer also got a sandwich and was still so hungry she ended up eating her napkin! Jimmy caught her before she swallowed it and got her to read his mom’s note, which said she was her comedienne which had her glowing with pride…until his mom’s “p.s.” that said she wished they’d bring back Parks and Recreation. Whoops! Wrong Amy, as Jimmy sheepishly went a few seats down the front row to deliver the message to its intended recipient Amy Poehler.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Jimmy’s hilarious PBJ handouts to the stars?