John Cena gives out costume design Oscar in his ‘birthday suit’ — plus full list of winners

Mar 11, 2024, 3:16 PM | Updated: 5:33 pm

(From left) Jimmy Kimmel and John Cena at the 2024 Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 10, 2024....

(From left) Jimmy Kimmel and John Cena at the 2024 Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 10, 2024. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

(Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images via CNN Newsource)

(CNN) — John Cena literally bared it all at the Oscars on Sunday.

The actor appeared on stage during the telecast to present the award for best costume design hilariously appearing to wear nothing at all.

No really, Cena appeared on the stage at the year’s most prestigious event in Hollywood… almost entirely naked.

The show’s host Jimmy Kimmel set up the bit by sharing a little bit of Oscars history, nodding to the 1974 Academy Awards when a streaker ran across the stage. Kimmel jokingly said, “Can you imagine if a nude man ran across the stage today? Wouldn’t that be crazy?”

From the corner of the stage, Cena peeked his head out and told Kimmel he didn’t want to “do the streaker bit anymore.”

“It’s an elegant event. Honestly, you should feel ashamed right now for suggesting such a tasteless idea,” Cena complained. “The male body is not a joke!”

Kimmel argued that Cena, who is also a famed WWE wrestler, wrestles in the nude. “Dude, I don’t wrestle naked,” Cena said. “I wrestle in jorts!”

“Jorts are worse than naked!” Kimmel said as the audience laughed.

At this point, Cena – carrying an oversized winner’s envelope over his private parts – walked to the center of the stage as the audience’s jaws dropped to the floor.

“Costumes, they are so important. Maybe the most important thing there is,” he said while presenting the award.

With an assist from Kimmel, who later wrapped Cena in a curtain leaving him much less exposed, they announced Holly Waddington as the best costume design Oscar winner for “Poor Things.”

While Cena appeared to have been naked on stage, a source with knowledge tells CNN that he “was covered in the groin and butt crack area – and the envelope was velcroed to him.”

The reason for the safety measures around Cena’s private parts? The show had to make sure there were no FCC violations, CNN understands.

Maybe now Oscar-winner Waddington can whip up something that Cena can wear to the afterparty.

Here’s the full list of nominees and winners:

Best picture

“American Fiction”

“Anatomy of a Fall”


“The Holdovers”

“Killers of the Flower Moon”


Oppenheimer” – WINNER

“Past Lives”

“Poor Things”

“The Zone of Interest”

Best actor in a leading role

Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”

Colman Domingo, “Rustin”

Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”

Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer” – WINNER

Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”

Best actress in a leading role

Annette Bening, “Nyad”

Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Sandra Hüller, “Anatomy of a Fall”

Carey Mulligan, “Maestro”

Emma Stone, “Poor Things” – WINNER

Best actor in a supporting role

Sterling K. Brown, “American Fiction”

Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer” – WINNER

Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”

Mark Ruffalo, “Poor Things”

Best actress in a supporting role

Emily Blunt, “Oppenheimer”

Danielle Brooks, “The Color Purple”

America Ferrera, “Barbie”

Jodie Foster, “Nyad”

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers” – WINNER

Best director

Justine Triet, “Anatomy of a Fall”

Martin Scorsese, “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer” – WINNER

Yorgos Lanthimos, “Poor Things”

Jonathan Glazer, “The Zone of Interest”

Best cinematography

“El Conde”

“Killers of the Flower Moon”


“Oppenheimer” – WINNER

“Poor Things”

Best international feature film

“The Teachers’ Lounge,” Germany

“Io Capitano,” Italy

“Perfect Days,” Japan

“Society of the Snow,” Spain

The Zone of Interest,” United Kingdom – WINNER

Best adapted screenplay

American Fiction” – WINNER



“Poor Things”

“The Zone of Interest”

Best original screenplay

Anatomy of a Fall” – WINNER

“The Holdovers”


“May December”

“Past Lives”

Best live action short film

“The After”


“Knight of Fortune”

“Red, White and Blue”

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” – WINNER

Best animated short film

“Letter to a Pig”

“Ninety-Five Senses”

“Our Uniform”


“War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko” – WINNER

Best animated feature film

The Boy and the Heron” – WINNER



“Robot Dreams”

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Best documentary short

“The ABCs of Book Banning”

“The Barber of Little Rock”

“Island in Between”

“The Last Repair Shop” – WINNER

“Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó”

Best documentary feature film

“Bobi Wine: The People’s President”

“The Eternal Memory”

“Four Daughters”

“To Kill a Tiger”

“20 Days in Mariupol”WINNER

Best original song

“The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot”

“I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie”

“It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony”

“Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon”

What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie” – WINNER

Best original score

“American Fiction”

“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

“Killers of the Flower Moon”

“Oppenheimer” – WINNER

“Poor Things”

Best makeup and hairstyling




“Poor Things” – WINNER

“Society of the Snow”

Best costume design


“Killers of the Flower Moon”



“Poor Things” – WINNER

Best editing

“Anatomy of a Fall”

“The Holdovers”

“Killers of the Flower Moon”

“Oppenheimer” – WINNER

“Poor Things”

Best sound

“The Creator”


“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”


“The Zone of Interest” – WINNER

Best production design


“Killers of the Flower Moon”



“Poor Things” – WINNER

Best visual effects

“The Creator”

“Godzilla Minus One” WINNER

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One”


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John Cena gives out costume design Oscar in his ‘birthday suit’ — plus full list of winners