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Steven Spielberg won't read pretend winner name at 2024 Oscars rehearsal: 'It's bad luck!'

See what else we witnessed as presenters practiced for Hollywood's biggest night.

Legendary director Steven Spielberg will not be responsible for jinxing anyone’s Oscars chances.

Entertainment Weekly was invited inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday to watch a portion of the top-secret rehearsals ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. Among the highlights was the Oscar-winning Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan filmmaker refusing to reveal what was inside his prop envelope.

<p>Al Seib / A.M.P.A.S.</p> Steven Spielberg practices for the 2024 Oscars

Al Seib / A.M.P.A.S.

Steven Spielberg practices for the 2024 Oscars

While rehearsing his presentation for a category we won’t reveal, Spielberg didn't want to name any of the actual nominees as the pretend winner. "It's bad luck!" he told producers, finally naming a legendary past nominee who is no longer living instead.

Elsewhere, Barbie costars Kate McKinnon and America Ferrera were paired for their presentation, staying arm-in-arm and giggly the entire time. “Oh wait, f---, sorry“ Ferrera laughed after seeming to accidentally step on McKinnon’s line. They quickly recovered, with Ferrera later sweetly resting her head on McKinnon’s shoulder before the Saturday Night Live alum struck an exaggerated sexy pose to the amusement of spectators.

<p>Al Seib / A.M.P.A.S.</p> 'Barbie' stars Kate McKinnon and America Ferrera

Al Seib / A.M.P.A.S.

'Barbie' stars Kate McKinnon and America Ferrera

Catherine O’Hara and Michael Keaton, stars of 1988’s Beetlejuice and its upcoming sequel, were also matched up as presenters and seemed to have a ball, while Zendaya, looking effortlessly chic as usual, was flying solo for hers, breezing through her lines.

See more images from the rehearsal, including Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and the Wickedly talented Cynthia Erivo, below, and tune in tomorrow to watch their full presentations.

The 2024 Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, begin Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ABC. Catch up on all the nominees, plus EW's predictions for who will take home the gold.

<p>Richard Harbaugh / A.M.P.A.S.</p> Zendaya practices giving out the gold

Richard Harbaugh / A.M.P.A.S.

Zendaya practices giving out the gold
<p>Al Seib / A.M.P.A.S.</p> Cynthia Erivo brightens up Oscars rehearsal

Al Seib / A.M.P.A.S.

Cynthia Erivo brightens up Oscars rehearsal
<p>Richard Harbaugh / A.M.P.A.S.</p> Michael Keaton and Catherine O'Hara at Academy Awards rehearsal

Richard Harbaugh / A.M.P.A.S.

Michael Keaton and Catherine O'Hara at Academy Awards rehearsal
<p>Richard Harbaugh / A.M.P.A.S.</p> Lupita Nyong'o gets serious in her presentation

Richard Harbaugh / A.M.P.A.S.

Lupita Nyong'o gets serious in her presentation

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