PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive Step Out at the Oscars
Sexiest Man Alive 2002
Beaming Ben! Although initially snubbed by the Academy for a Best Director nod, Affleck had the last laugh following a whirlwind awards season. After Argo won Best Picture, Affleck, 40, reminded us all why he’s still one of the Sexiest Men Alive – with a teary-eyed thank you to wife Jennifer Garner and their children.
Sexiest Man Alive 2012
While Magic Mike failed to be nominated for an Oscar, Tatum made sure he brought the sexy to Sunday night’s ceremony, doing a choreographed ballroom dance routine with Charlize Theron during the show opener. But perhaps the sexiest moment was when Tatum gushed over his expectant wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum and revealed the couple’s first child will be born in London.
Sexiest Man Alive 2011
The Best Actor nominee – who lost to Daniel Day-Lewis early in the evening – looked very different from his Silver Linings Playbook character, Pat Solitano. With slicked-back hair and his mother as his date, Cooper was a gentleman all night, even rushing to costar Jennifer Lawrence’s aid when she slipped on her way to the podium to accept her Oscar.
Sexiest Man Alive 2006 & 1997
He may be a little more gray than when he first graced the pages of PEOPLE in 1997 but Clooney’s still got it! The Argo producer sported matching salt-and-pepper-colored hair and a full beard. After winning the Oscar for Best Picture, the actor, 51, celebrated alongside girlfriend Stacy Keibler.