Date: 27th February 2006

Keira dreading Oscars

Keira Knightley says she's dreading attending her first Oscars ceremony.

She says the Academy Awards is like a dog show where she will be "Britain's prize poodle".

Keira is nominated for the best actress award for her performance as Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice.

She told a US chat show: "This is my first time going to the Academy Awards and it's terrifying. It's a bit like being in a dog show in a funny way.

You kind of get trotted out as Britain's prize poodle, I suppose, wearing your dress and they give you marks out of ten for what you're wearing and what your jewels are like. It's a bit scary."

Source: Press Release