Bo Burnham, who was also snubbed at the Oscars but had joy at both the writers and directors guild of America awards, picked up the prize for best first screenplay for coming-of-age drama Eighth Grade.
Hollywood's elite will flood the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday. The live stream will be available on Hotstar. Star Movies will also showcase a repeat telecast at 8.30 pm.
Lady Gaga, Bette Midler and Jennifer Hudson are all set to perform, along with rock band Queen featuring "American Idol" star Adam Lambert.
Two biopics - "Vice" about former USA vice president Dick Cheney and "Bohemian Rhapsody" about the band Queen - round out the list of contenders for best picture.
Mexican family drama "Roma", which is seen as a strong contender for best picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday, won the Spirit award for best global film.
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The Spirits" best-picture victor has often predicted Oscar, including Moonlight, "Spotlight, Birdman and 12 Years a Slave.
The 7,900-odd voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had bold choices in front of them - traditional art-house Oscar bait, and big, rousing blockbusters. The red carpet live stream starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.
A Star is Born and Vice, who are also in the running for Best Picture, follow with eight nominations each.
Glenn Close accepts her award for Best Female Lead for the film "The Wife" at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. Close won the Golden Globe for her role as Jane Anderson in the film.
It could be a momentous night for diversity.
Over on E!, the network will kick its all-day coverage of Sunday's festivities (Oscar programming starts on the cable network at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT) into high gear with Live From the Red Carpet beginning 5 PM ET/2 PM PT and hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic.