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A Definitive Guide To The Beards Of This Year's Golden Globes

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Although some folks have declared that beards (the best facial hair trend that has steadily resurfaced in the last few years) are out in 2015, a lot of celebrities didn't get the memo. At the Golden Globes last night, it was a sea of gruff and furry chins on the red carpet. There were actors like 50 Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan sporting some sexy facial hair, while others like Matthew McConaughey looked like they were auditioning for a role as a Civil War general. (UPDATE: McConaughey is actually shooting a Civil War drama, Free State of Jones, so that explains his wild beard.) Here are some of the best and worst beards of the Golden Globes.

Matthew McConaughey may have lost in the Best Actor in a TV Miniseries category at the Globes for True Detective, but he won in having the craziest beard—scraggly and unkempt. Alright, alright, alright, he may need to condition that baby.

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Matthew McConaughey (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Jake Gyllenhaal previously looked gaunt when he shed 30 pounds for his starring role in Nightcrawler, but now he looks like he's back to normal. We just want to run our hands through that hair and beard.

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Jake Gyllenhaal (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
British actor David Oyelowo looked dapper in his sparkling blue suit and short, scruffy beard.

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David Oyelowo (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Steve Carell ditched the prosthetic nose from Foxcatcher and donned a stubbly beard—a pretty sweet look for him.

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Steve Carell and Nancy Carell (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Bryan Cranston presented an award at the Golden Globes, but his medium-scruff beard took the spotlight.

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Kerry Washington and Bryan Cranston (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Jared Leto's beard is almost as long as McConaughey's, but it looks like he tried to trim it at least into some shape.

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Jared Leto (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan, please keep that beard forever and ever.

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Jamie Dornan (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Chris Pratt was nearly clean-shaven last night, except for his very light five o'clock shadow.

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Chris Pratt (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
American Idol Season 5 contestant Chris Daughtry was nearly unrecognizable with his bushy, mountain man beard.

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Chris Daughtry (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
Ethan Hawke decided to go for a more subdued mustache and goatee combination for his go at the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nomination for Boyhood. Unfortunately, he lost to Whiplash's J.K. Simmons.

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Ethan Hawke (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jack Black showed off his scraggly, salt-and-peppered beard at the awards show.

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Jack Black (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Joshua Jackson's team for the The Affair won in the Best TV Series, Drama category. And despite having a beard, it couldn't hide the fact that he still looks as young as ever circa Dawson's Creek.

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Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
And who knows, the new trend for the awards season might just be braids, like Leto over here. But let's give credit where credit's due: Cary Fukunaga, director of Season 1 of True Detective, did it first with his French-braided hair at the Emmys last year.