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“Barbie” Hugs and a Naked John Cena: Behind-the-Scenes Photos You Haven't Seen from the 2024 Oscars

Much happened backstage and in the crowd during Sunday night's starry show

<p>Rich Polk/Variety via Getty</p> Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone

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Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone

The 2024 Oscars were jam-packed with epic moments: see Robert Downey's Best Supporting Actor win, Michael Keaton and Catherine O'Hara's Beetlejuice Reunion, Scott George and the Osage Singers performing "Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)," and more.

And while the live show had us all hooked, some of the best moments from Sunday night's show happened behind the cameras.

From multiple Barbie reunions to John Cena's nearly naked backstage bout, check out these fun, heartwarming and (literally!) cheeky photos you didn't see on TV at the 2024 Academy Awards.

America Ferrera & Ryan Piers Williams

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America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams

America Ferrera and her husband Ryan Piers Williams are all smiles posing with fellow guests during the show.

Margot Robbie & Greta Gerwig

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig

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Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig

Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig have a heartfelt Barbie reunion as they fully embrace each other ahead of the show.

Michelle Yeoh & Ke Huy Quan

<p>AP Photo/Chris Pizzello</p> Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan

Last year's winners and Everything Everywhere All at Once costars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan also take a moment to snap a selfie.

John Cena

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Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty

John Cena

Wearing nothing but a modesty pouch and Birkenstocks, John Cena hangs out backstage after presenting the award for Best Costume Design.

Lupita Nyong'o & Jamie Lee Curtis

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

Lupita Nyong'o and Jamie Lee Curtis

Previous Best Supporting Actress winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jamie Lee Curtis have a moment in the press room.

Ryan Gosling & Margot Robbie

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Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie

Ken and Barbie, a.k.a Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie, share a quick squeeze "Hello" as the show begins.

Jennifer Lawrence & Emma Stone

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Rich Polk/Variety via Getty

Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone

Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone are snapped having an intense conversation during a break.

Charlize Theron

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Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is the consummate Hollywood star while headed into the Dolby Theatre.

Guillermo Rodriguez

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Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty

Guillermo Rodriguez

Jimmy Kimmel's longtime friend and sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez passes some Tequila Don Julio through the audience, including to Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph & Emma Stone

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CAROLINE BREHMAN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Emma Stone

Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Emma Stone happily imbibe and host Jimmy Kimmel has celebs take a shot of Tequila Don Julio during the show.

John Krasinski & Bradley Cooper

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> John Krasinski and Bradley Cooper

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John Krasinski and Bradley Cooper

Pals John Krasinski and Bradley Cooper are caught candidly sharing a hearty laugh.

Xochitl Gomez, America Ferrera & Becky G

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Rich Polk/Variety via Getty

Xochitl Gomez, America Ferrera and Becky G

Xochitl Gomez, America Ferrera and Becky G happily strike a pose as Ryan Piers Williams takes their picture.

Robert Downey Jr.

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David Fisher/Shutterstock

Robert Downey Jr.

A newly minted Best Supporting Actor, Robert Downey Jr. gives his Oscar a smooch backstage.

Zendaya

<p>Emma McIntyre/Getty</p> Zendaya

Emma McIntyre/Getty

Zendaya

Zendaya gives old Hollywood glam while headed to the show.

Emma Stone, Dave McCary & Mark Ruffalo

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CAROLINE BREHMAN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Emma Stone, Dave McCary and Mark Ruffalo

Emma Stone, her husband Dave McCary and Mark Ruffalo are visibly giddy while reacting to the exciting show.

Ariana Grande

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Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande blows a kiss to the cameras while walking the red carpet ahead of the show.

Carey Mulligan

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Emma McIntyre/Getty

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan looks dazzling in black-and-white as she heads into the theater.

Robert De Niro & Tiffany Chen

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen

Kevin Winter/Getty

Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen

Robert De Niro and his girlfriend, Tiffany Chen, walk hand-in-hand to their seats ahead of the Academy Awards.

Ryan Gosling

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Emma McIntyre/Getty

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling takes a moment to grab some pics with fans as he walks the red carpet.

Greta Gerwig & Mandi Gosling

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Greta Gerwig and Mandi Gosling

Kevin Winter/Getty

Greta Gerwig and Mandi Gosling

Greta Gerwig and Ryan Gosling's sister Mandi are also pictured having a convo at the show.

Zendaya & Hoyte van Hoytema

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

Zendaya and Hoyte van Hoytema

Zendaya poses with Hoyte van Hoytema after presenting him with the trophy for Best Cinematography for his work on Oppenheimer.

Billie Eilish

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

Billie Eilish

Best Original Song winner Billie Eilish flashes a big smile while walking around backstage.

Messi

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Messi

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Messi

Messi the Dog, who starred in Anatomy of a Fall, continues to prove he's the best boy and he sits comfortably in his chair at the show.

Cord Jefferson

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

Cord Jefferson

Best Adapted Screenplay winner Cord Jefferson poses with his new trophy while celebrating his work on American Fiction.

Annette Bening, Emma Stone and Lily Gladstone

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Annette Bening, Emma Stone and Lily Gladstone

Kevin Winter/Getty

Annette Bening, Emma Stone and Lily Gladstone

Annette Bening, Emma Stone and Lily Gladstone share a big hug in the audience. All three women were nominated in the Best Actress category, for which Stone took home the trophy,

Camila Alves & Matthew McConaughey

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Emma McIntyre/Getty

Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey

Camila Alves McConaughey and Matthew McConaughey are photo-perfect while posing for photographers.

Danny DeVito, Jennifer Lame & Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty

Danny DeVito, Jennifer Lame and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger pose with Best Film Editing winner Jennifer Lame after presenting her award.

Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons & Lily Gladstone

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone

Kevin Winter/Getty

Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons have a sweet exchange with Lily Gladstone during the show.

Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr. and Slash

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr. and Slash

Kevin Winter/Getty

Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr. and Slash

Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr. and Slash huddle up for what seems to be a serious moment amidst all the excitement.

Kate McKinnon & America Ferrera

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Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Gett

Kate McKinnon and America Ferrera

Barbie stars Kate McKinnon and America Ferrera go for an apropos weird pose for their Kodak moment.

Melissa McCarthy & Sean Ono Lennon

<p>Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty</p> Melissa McCarthy and Sean Lennon

Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty

Melissa McCarthy and Sean Lennon

Melissa McCarthy gives Sean Ono Lennon a big hug as the two cross paths backstage.

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