Sandra Bullock’s Oscar Night: No Secrets and More Sleep This Year

Sandra Bullock

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updated 02/27/2011 AT 7:00 PM ET

originally published 02/27/2011 AT 8:30 PM ET

Last year she won a Best Actress Oscar (for The Blind Side), but Sandra Bullock owned up to feeling better for this year’s event – because she had a full night’s sleep.

“We had a little man that no one knew about,” Bullock told E! red-carpet host Ryan Seacrest of 2010’s Academy Awards – later relating to ABC’s Maria Menounos that nominee Javier Bardem has to be very tired with a newborn at home. And, while she didn’t mention where – or if – baby Louis, now 1, was watching the Oscars, Bullock did have advice for those in the race Sunday night.

Relax and appreciate the experience, she stressed: “Just enjoy.”

Asked if motherhood had affected her acting, Bullock replied, “I don’t know if it’s changed my approach to acting, but it’s made me a better person. I’m more patient … and accommodating.”

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