Oprah Winfrey wasn’t about to ruin her lipstick — or her weight loss plan — by indulging in the “pizza in a bag” passed out during the Critics Choice Awards Sunday night.

Toward the end of the awards ceremony, servers went around to guests with miniature flatbread pizzas that were individually wrapped.

However, the dinner choice proved to be a bit unsatisfactory for many of the attendees and nominees — including “The Color Purple” cast.

The Oprah Daily Instagram account captured the moment that Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks and Winfrey were served the pockets of pizza, garnering a very mixed reaction from the group.

While Brooks, 34, grabbed her slice with a smile, Henson, 53, looked a bit skeptical as she examined the flatbread before finally diving in.

Rather than a typical plated dinner, guests were given “pizza in a bag.” Instagram/@oprahdaily
“I’m not messing up my lips!” she said when offered a slice. Instagram/@oprahdaily

Meanwhile, both Barrino, 39, and Winfrey, 69, sat with their hands on their laps and politely declined the food.

When the camera turned to the “American Idol” alum, she jokingly asked, “Where are the lamb chops?” before bursting into laughter.

Winfrey, for her part, pointed to her mouth and said, “I’m not messing up my lips!”

Fans were shocked to see that pizza was served instead of a plated meal, and people also took notice of Winfrey’s choice to not partake in the meal.

“Oprah said y’all not putting them pounds back on her 💁🏽‍♀️😎😆,” one fan joked.

“#OPRAH! Stay Snatched, Lips #ON! 😍😂,” a second chimed in, as a third added, “Oprah is skinty for a reason. Pizza in a bag is a big ‘naw!’”


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“Oprah SAID, ‘I ain’t messin up my lips,’…..what she MEANT was, ‘I ain’t messing up my ozempic for this cheap, dry pizza – my chef is already preparing me something as we speak,’” another fan wrote.

While Winfrey and Fantasia Barrino decided to decline the dinner option, Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks gave it a try. Getty Images for Critics Choice Association

Winfrey, who has been flaunting her slimmed-down figure for months, recently admitted that she has been using medication “as a tool to manage” her weight — although she did not disclose exactly which drug.

“The fact that there’s a medically approved prescription for managing weight and staying healthier, in my lifetime, feels like relief, like redemption, like a gift, and not something to hide behind and once again be ridiculed for,” she told People last month.

“I’m absolutely done with the shaming from other people and particularly myself.”

The legendary talk show host has lost a significant amount of weight in recent months after using a medication. Getty Images for Critics Choice Association

Aside from Winfrey and Barrino, several other stars also politely declined the “pizza in a bag.”

Paul Giamatti roasted the strange choice when he accepted the Critics Choice award for Best Actor for his role in “The Holdovers.”

“Wow, guys, I didn’t think my week could get any better than going viral for eating a cheeseburger,” he joked, referencing a photo of himself dining at In-N-Out after winning his Golden Globe last weekend.

Show attendees were also given a lackluster box of fruit and crackers. Instagram/@jen_dangelo
One guest called the pizza “revolting.” Instagram/@jen_dangelo

“Everybody get their pizza in a bag, by the way?” Giamatti, 56, added, eliciting laughter from the crowd. “I think that’d be a good endorsement. Paul Giamatti for pizza in a bag.”

Along with the pizza, guests were also given a small charcuterie box with fruits and crackers inside as well as tortilla chips from show’s partnership with Baja Fresh.

Film producer Jen D’Angelo also shared images of the lackluster food options on her Instagram Story, calling the “3D printed” pizza “absolutely revolting.”

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