Teenage OSCAR-nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes was starstruck by the dozens of a-listers surrounding her at the ACADEMY AWARD nominee's luncheon on Tuesday (10FEB04).

The 13-year-old New Zealander is up against Diane Keaton, Samantha Morton, Naomi Watts and Charlize Theron for the Best Actress gong, for her performance in Whale Rider.

Castle-Hughes says, "At first I was starstruck. I was walking down the red carpet going, 'There's Clint Eastwood.' My mom was like, 'Yes, Keisha.' It is just mind boggling."

11/02/2004 21:03