Actress Diane Lane was relieved to have her boyfriend Josh Brolin by her side all night at this year's (03) OSCARS - because the last time she attended the ceremony she was left all alone.

Lane, who was nominated for a Best Actress ACADEMY AWARD for her efforts in UNFAITHFUL, was 16 when she attended her only other Oscars ceremony.

Her date was Timothy Hutton, who nabbed the first Oscar given out that night for Best Supporting Actor. Hutton, who won for Ordinary People, spent most of the show backstage doing interviews.

Lane says, "The rest of the evening I sat next to a seat filler."