“I started freaking out … I started hyperventilating,” said Laura Cain as she recalled the exciting moment. "He is calling out the seat fillers holy cow!” said Cain.
Cain was sitting in the audience while Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris began chatting with her while on live television.
“Wow, there are a lot of you ... are you a seat filler?” said Harris.
Cain, who hosts the “Jeff & Jer” radio show was chosen along with a group of others to work the event.
They are required to submit a background check, sign non-disclosure forms and are not allowed to speak with the stars unless they are spoken to first.
Cain met several stars including Cate Blanchett, Eddie Murphy, Bradley Cooper and Ed Norton.
Before the event, she submitted a photo of her dress for approval and was asked to wear a long gown.
“So I paired a lot of bling on my wrist,” said Cain. “You have to dress like the a celebrity essentially.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, in order to be chosen as a seat filler, the applicant must either know someone within the Academy or the accounting firm, “PricewaterhouseCoopers.”