The 9 Best Beard Cameos of the 2014 Golden Globes

The most notable men's grooming trend from the Golden Globes? The ubiquitous beard. Sure, there was no shortage of scruff on the red carpet last year, but in 2014, black tie whiskers are officially the new status quo. Here we present nine of our favorite beards from the ceremony in GIF form (hopefully these animations make for a multi-dimensional viewing experience worthy of Alfonso Cuarón).

Channing Tatum sported a bit of a scraggle beard, but his general Channing Tatum-ness saved the day.

Channing Tatum

Chris Martin and Coldplay may have lost in the Best Song category (to U2), but we wanted to give him a trophy for his sharp scruff.

Chris Maritn

Jared Leto's modest but well-kept crop of facial hair impressed us (as did his turn in "Dallas Buyers Club," for which he took home gold in the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture category).

Jared Leto

Michael Douglas had a landmark year, but it was his beard that took center stage when he accepted his award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for "Behind the Candelabra."

Michael Douglas

Chris Pine finally did what we once thought was impossible: He managed to look even better in a beard than Jake Gyllenhaal.

Chris Pine

Alex Ebert's hair could have used some attention, but we think his beard more than made up for it. Either way, it all suits his "Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros" persona.

Alex Ebert

Michael Fassbender looks best with a beard, we think. The red gives it great character.

Michael Fassbender

Chiwetel Ejiofor didn't win a statue, but his gracious send-up during Jacqueline Bisset's frazzled acceptance speech proved he's a class act.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

But the best beard of the night belonged to "12 Years a Slave" producer Anthony Katagas, looking pleased (if a bit dazed) behind director Steve McQueen after their film took home the prize for Best Motion Picture (Drama).

Anthony Katagas

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