Sandra Bullock's Oscar outfit troubles

Sandra Bullock admits it takes her ages to pick a dress for the glamorous ceremony.

Sandra glowed in a backless black and white Marchesa gown at the luxurious affair, but admitted picking the perfect dress for this annual event is a lengthy ordeal.

'You find one [dress] and then you make your way through others, and you usually make your way back to your original choice,' Sandra explained to ABC. 'That's what happened.'

Sandra’s film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close didn’t win the coveted best picture prize this year. Despite the loss the star remains incredibly proud of the movie.

'The book was extraordinary,' Sandra gushed. 'And to see it through a child's point of view is so completely [different] than an adult's point of view because they know so little and they want to know so much that we can't possibly answer.

'I liked the challenge of it. I thought it was beautiful.'