11/07/2013 16:08 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Oscars 2013: Battle Of The Beards (We Mean Literally The Ones That Grow On Your Face)

It's fair to say boys get let off lightly when it comes to the red carpet. They all boringly wear the same thing and it's the ladies that are left to take all the "what on earth were they thinking?" flack, but we've discovered a way to compare the their beards! Hurrah!

Yes sir, apparently beards are SO hot right now. Just ask Father Christmas, er, we mean George Clooney.

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It's the latest must-have fashion accessory for any man-about-the-Oscars, and it's not only Hollywood old-timers like the Cloonster who've been rocking the face fur.

Bradley Cooper, for instance, opted for a light dusting of beard - effortlessly chic. We're loving this laid-back approach to the trend. Brad's look oozes a, "I don't give a sh*t, I'm not even gonna shave my neck," confidence.

bradley cooper oscars 2013

Ben Affleck also opted for full-on face hair, although he totally outdid Cooper in the beard thickness stakes - well played, Ben. This look screams bus shelter hobo sassiness.

ben affleck oscars 2013

Another dude who nailed the streetwalker vibe was Paul Rudd AKA Josh from Clueless (AKA Mike from Friends).

paul rudd oscars 2013

Tom Ford also stunned at the Vanity Fair Oscars party with his casual take on the look, opting for a splash of stubble which complimented his flawless complexion and wisdom-filled eyes with utter grace.

tom ford oscars 2013

However, some celebs shunned the chin warmer and went bare-faced. Daniel Day-Lewis was completely clean-shaven and, quite frankly, his head looked a little underdressed.

daniel daylewis oscars 2013

Another brazen trend-ignorer came in the form of Richard Gere...

richard gere oscars 2013

... When did he get so old mature?

So what's the verdict? Who hit the nail on the hairy head?