Surf & Sunshine scored amazing access to this year’s Academy Awards festivities at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Feb. 22, thanks to the generous folks at Diet Coke, Maybelline and People magazine! Their annual Oscars Fan Experience grants lucky ticketholders ringside seats to the star-studded red carpet, and an exclusive live screening of the show itself at the historic El Capitan theatre. It’s the chance of a lifetime for any faithful movie lover!

Celebrity arrivals may not have kicked off until mid-afternoon, but OFE attendees were treated to a number of glamorous perks hours before the flashbulbs started bursting. In addition to a specially designed red carpet photo station courtesy of People, Maybelline offered professional makeup applications and manicures to give fans the full A-list treatment in time to greet the stars. And of course, plenty of Coca-Cola provisions were on hand to keep growling stomachs and parched palates at bay.

Here a few highlights from this year’s damp, yet still dapper Oscars red carpet! It would have taken a lot more than a little rain to put a damper on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Reporters, photographers and publicists prepare for the onslaught.
Reporters, photographers and publicists prepare for the onslaught.

 

Beloved Good Morning America host Robin Roberts is almost as excited as we are!
Beloved Good Morning America host Robin Roberts is almost as excited as we are!

 

Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson looks like he’s keeping a secret!
Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson looks like he’s keeping a secret!

 

Into the Woods songbird Anna Kendrick looks pretty as a peach!
Into the Woods songbird Anna Kendrick looks pretty as a peach!

 

Boyhood star and Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette waves to the crowd!
Boyhood star and Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette waves to the crowd!

 

Best Actor nominee Steve Carell wisely left his unsettling Foxcatcher persona at home. We’re glad to see you too, Steve!
Best Actor nominee Steve Carell wisely left his unsettling Foxcatcher persona at home. We’re glad to see you too, Steve!

 

Country music’s royal couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill! 

There she is! Best Actress nominee Rosamund Pike is a Gone Girl found.
There she is! Best Actress nominee Rosamund Pike is a Gone Girl found.

 

It’s Birdman himself, Best Actor nominee Michael Keaton (not to mention his rather handsome son, Sean, to the right)!
It’s Birdman himself, Best Actor nominee Michael Keaton (not to mention his rather handsome son, Sean, to the right)!

 

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Gwyneth Paltrow, sporting a modern, updated twist on her iconic pink Oscars gown from 1999’s ceremony.
Gwyneth Paltrow, sporting a modern, updated twist on her iconic pink Oscars gown from 1999’s ceremony.

 

Does anyone do red carpet better than J. Lo? Wow.
Does anyone do red carpet better than J. Lo? Wow.

 

Best Actor nominee and The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch escorts his lovely new wife, Sophie Hunter.
Best Actor nominee and The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch escorts his lovely new wife, Sophie Hunter.

 

Meryl Streep is already practicing her reaction to Patricia Arquette’s rousing acceptance speech!
Meryl Streep is already practicing her reaction to Patricia Arquette’s rousing acceptance speech!

 

The one and only Lady Gaga, likely knowing she’s about to KILL IT on stage during her Sound of Music tribute!
The one and only Lady Gaga, likely knowing she’s about to KILL IT on stage during her Sound of Music tribute!

 

Thanks again to Diet Coke, Maybelline and People magazine for an unforgettable Oscars experience! Congratulations to all of this year’s Academy Award nominees and winners. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the big screen, and, of course, next year on the red carpet!

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What did you think of this year’s Oscars ceremony? Any snubs or surprises that caught you off guard? Sound off in our comment section, and stick with Surf & Sunshine for more of the hottest Hollywood buzz!

Thank you to Diet Coke for providing access and tickets. All opinions are original.

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