updated 02/24/2013 AT 6:20 PM ET
•originally published 02/22/2013 AT 3:30 PM ET
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Oscar night is almost here! And this year, we’re bringing you even closer to the carpet.
Have you ever wanted to be in those coveted red carpet bleacher seats? Here’s your chance to get that insiders-only vantage point.
PEOPLE’s Peter Castro will join Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez, Sherri Shepherd, Cameron Mathison and Entertainment Weekly’s Jess Cagle as your Backstage Pass hosts, providing an inside look at all the glitz and glam.
Castro and Rodriguez will anchor the PEOPLE Oscar Fan Experience, interacting directly with VIP fans to get their up-close-and-personal experiences – and grabbing the stars as they stop by to sign autographs.
Also available to enhance your viewing experience on Oscar night: The Official Oscars App (which you can download here).
Come back to PEOPLE.com on Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET for your peek at Backstage Pass access. And check out all of PEOPLE’s ongoing Oscar coverage here.
See you Sunday!
The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 24, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
People magazine (@peoplemag) February 24, 2013