Keira Knightley thought she had no business to be at an Oscars party earlier this year (FEB05), because she hadn't been nominated for an Academy Award.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean beauty finds showbiz events terrifying because she considers herself socially inept - but acknowledges prize shows are more fun for those being considered for an accolade.

Knightley says, "Last year I went to the Vanity Fair party after the Oscars and I stood in the corner and had a lot of champagne. It's very, very scary.

"It's great for people who are nominated and maybe get the prizes, but it's pretty frightening.

"One of my New Year's resolutions this year was to become more sociable because I'm really bad at it."