What It's Really Like to Be a Fan on the Oscars Red Carpet – and See Leo in Person

Oscars 2016: People Fan Experience Photos
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02/29/2016 AT 08:10 PM EST

Watching Leonardo DiCaprio walk into the Oscars is definitely #goals.

For the fourth year in a row, PEOPLE teamed up with the Academy and Dove for the PEOPLE Fan Experience to give 700 fans, including 200 VIP subscribers, the chance to get up close and personal at this year's awards ceremony – and it seems they got everything they were hoping for.

Five bloggers – Afrobella, Elite Daily's Katie Corvino, Essence's Deena Campbell, gabifresh and The Zoe Report's Stephanie Montes – were among the lucky crew, and kindly made us feel like we were on the carpet with them (instead of sitting in our couches in PJs), posting pics of all sorts of stars arriving, including one Mr. DiCaprio. For that, ladies, we thank you.





Afrobella, a.k.a. Patrice Grell Yursik, had the best luck spotting and snapping stars on the carpet:

Hiiiiiiiiiiii @kerrywashington! #Oscars

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Hey @common hey! #Oscars

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Jared Leto screamed back at us #Oscars

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@chrissyteigen and @johnlegend heyyyyyyyyyyy! #Oscars

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She spotted Al Roker, Dave Grohl and Whoopi Goldberg, too (jealous).

Essence's Deena Campbell, meanwhile, caught Robin Roberts' stunning gown in motion:

The always so stunning @robinrobertsgma hits the scene with class! #oscars

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But it was The Zoe Report's Stephanie Montes who got the pièce de résistance: a video of Leo:

#swoon #oscars #leonardodicaprio

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To which gabifresh's Gabi Gregg said simply and poignantly, #goals.





DiCaprio later went on to win his first Best Actor Oscar (after five nominations) and have the best night ever with parents and friends. We'd like to think his interactions with PEOPLE's devoted fans made it all possible.
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