As the stars arrived on the Oscars red carpet, they were met with photographers, reporters and lots of eager fans. How they greeted the throngs outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theater was an art form in itself.
PEOPLE rounded up Sunday night’s best celebrity waves, from Brad Pitt‘s come-hither gesture to Anna Kendrick’s wide-armed salute. Amy Adams chose a delicate finger waggle, but Meryl Streep offered a more intense wave. You’ll have to see her dramatic beckon for yourself – check out our arrival Instagrams below.