Forget about the falling on the way acceptance, the drug addled 'stars,' the mile a minute gibberish, the CGI bear or even Babs making people wet in the general eye area.
The Oscars last night were all about the beard. Full stop. Below is our proof, should you need it or missed it... we could go on pasting examples of fine facial hair fortitude, but thinking you agree we've made the case when the beardiest picture won top Honors, while best actor went to the dude protraying one of history's most famous beardo.
Congrats Ben, you deserve it... you've come a long way since your hairless child-face in Reindeer Games. Kudos.
We are tagging this post under Beard Ball, because frankly that's what it was at heart, just take a look at the volume...
To Jennifer Aniston's +1's slightly bigger mass:
The sly smile on Bradley's hairy face:
Tommy Lee's mainstay and tenured beard:
George's Oceanic chin mane:
And finally all the way to three producers, three beards, three Oscars... a billion smiling fans:
Of course our good friends at Pop Sugar already have a poll out who wore the best beard (though a limited selection). You can vote here.