Oscars 2024: 'Partially naked' John Cena serves iconic moment, presents Best Costume award

The 96th Academy Awards was a memorable affair. While Oppenheimer swept major awards, John Cena made headlines and grabbed eyeballs. He presented the Best Costume award but in an unconventional way. The actor-wrestler was welcomed on stage with cheers and laughs when he walked partially naked. 

Before the iconic moment, Jimmy Kimmel asked, "Can you imagine if a nude man ran across the stage today? Wouldn't that be crazy?" As John popped his head out from one side of the stage, Jimmy said, "I changed my mind. I don't want to do the streaker bit. I just don't feel right about it. It's an elegant event, you know, you should feel shame right now for suggesting such a tasteless joke."


In response, John quipped, "The male body is not a joke." He then emphasized “Costumes, they are so important. Maybe the most important thing there is."

This iconic moment shall be remembered forever!