Maggie Gyllenhaal missed the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony because she was too tired to attend - so she sat in bed and watched the show on TV.
The actress is set to appear at this year's (10) event in Los Angeles as she is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Crazy Heart.
But Gyllenhaal failed to show up at the 2009 prize-giving because her role in a play left her exhausted - she pulled out of her appearance at the last minute and curled up in bed to watch the show from home.
She tells the New York Post, "I've gone to the Academy Awards before. Once I presented the technical awards. And of course I was there when my brother was nominated.
"Last year I was doing the play Uncle Vanya and I made a huge bowl of cereal and sat up in bed, still with my period corset on, watching.
"This time I'm really even more into it. I'm thinking, well, maybe, these things really do mean something. I know I do want to go to the parties. I'm working with a couple of designers, and I'm still looking at dresses."