Tom Hanks Details His 2018 Golden Globes Waiter Duties: ‘I’ve Never Been More Nervous’

That’s what friends are for! Ellen DeGeneres got to the bottom of Tom Hanks’ Golden Globes double-duty during his Tuesday, January 9, appearance on her show.

The 61-year-old actor took on the role of a waiter carrying a tray of martinis during the Sunday night award show and had a hilarious response when DeGeneres asked him about it. He first mentioned that his The Post costar Meryl Streep — who was sitting next to him during the interview — was “on antibiotics” so she couldn’t enjoy the beverage with the table.

She quipped: “He brought four of them and brought them under my nose!”

“I was told to go get martinis,” Hanks noted. “There I am,” he said as a photo of Steven Spielberg appeared on the screen. “That’s one of the people who asked for a martini, as a matter of fact.”

The Cast Away actor compared it to being “one of those truckers on mountain roads” carrying dangerous chemicals. “I have never been more nervous carrying something through a [crowd,]” he joked.

This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman documented the moment on Twitter. “Best thing I’ve seen here,” he wrote on Sunday night. “Tom Hanks delivering a tray of martinis to his table. The best. #goldenglobes.”

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Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep on Ellen. TheEllenShow

Hanks was nominated in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama category for playing Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in the film. The award, however, went to the Darkest Hour star Gary Oldman.

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