Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl has said attending the Oscars ceremony was a strange experience.

Despite slogging it out in Hollywood for more than 15 years, Katherine has only really entered the big leagues over the last few years, with her role in Grey’s Anatomy and films such as last year’s Knocked Up.

At Sunday’s ceremony, she first wowed the red carpet in a scarlet Escada gown then presented the Best Make-Up Academy Award - but it was all a bit much for her.

She told Access Hollywood: “It was kind of surreal. I just felt very out of my league, you know?”

“I was sitting behind Cate Blanchett and Jack Nicholson and sitting next to Renee Zellweger. I kind of wanted to get out my iPhone and take pictures.”

But she added that she had been truly inducted into the Hollywood world now because Jack Nicholson tried his charms on her: “He called me sugar a couple of times. I was very excited about it. In fact, I might have to tell everyone I know that Jack Nicholson called me sugar.”