Best Song Oscar nominee KATHLEEN `BIRD' YORK was forced to wear cheap beads to the Academy Awards last night (05MAR06) because the budget on CRASH couldn't stretch to hire diamonds for her.
The IN THE DEEP singer, who also appeared as a police officer in the Oscar nominated film, wasn't completely unjewelled on the red carpet, however - she was chosen to wear designer STUART WEITZMAN's `$1 million' shoe.
Weitzman's 2006 model featured jewels from movie legend Rita Hayworth's gem collection. Weitzman also crafted Oscar night shoes for Sandra Bullock, Queen Latifah and Felicity Huffman.
York admits she originally thought about turning up to the Oscars in sleepwear.
She says, "I wanted to wear pyjamas."