The most gorgeous Emmy Awards gowns of all time: Sarah Hyland, Olivia Wilde and more stunning looks

Show-stopping.

That's all that comes to mind when we look through the most gorgeous looks from past Emmy Awards, which range everywhere from glittering gold to daring black lace.

It's impossible to predict who will knock it out of the park year after year, but in our roundup, one young actress completely nailed her Emmys look over and over: "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland, who always manages to balance a youthful energy with glamorous sophistication.

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Claire Danes was truly regal in this glittering gold gown at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Boho yet ballgown! Kristen Bell looked effortlessly stunning in this full-skirted gown featuring a deep V neckline at the 2016 Emmys.
Truly beautiful in burgundy, Sarah Hyland was nothing short of flawless in this skintight Zac Posen number at the 2015 Emmys.

Long before the "skin trend" was in, Olivia Wilde caught attention in this buff-baring silver gown from Marchesa at the 2009 Emmys. The actress' dress had layers of silk and lace and the back was completely open.

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Heidi Klum is always a knockout, but she outdid herself in this slinky red number at the 2013 Emmys.
"Mad Men" star January Jones was a head-turner in this structured, modern gown with intricate beading from  Atelier Versace. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
In 2000, "Felicity" star Keri Russell was the belle of the ball in a glittering gown from Giorgio Armani. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Sarah Hyland, consistently one of the Emmys' best dressed, wore this show-stopping deep green number on the 2013 red carpet.

Drew Barrymore dressed up to take home the golden trophy at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. The star, who was nominated for her breakthrough role in "Grey Gardens," turned heads in a blush-hued tulle strapless gown by Monique Lhuillier. It was an absolute knockout. 

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You wouldn't expect to see a dress like this today, but in 2004, Jennifer Aniston was unforgettable in a white column gown with gold details from Chanel. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Blake Lively was red hot at the 2009 Emmys! The "Gossip Girl" actress turned heads in a Versace dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes. The dress, which featured a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit was one of the sexiest of all time. 

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Katherine Heigl turned up with a lot of Old Hollywood glamour and a sultry star as she hit the 58th annual Emmys in e va-va-a tonal Escada gown.The sparkling details highlighted her blonde locks and her overall glam look.

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Sarah Jessica Parker dazzled at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The "Sex and the City" star wore a baby pink strapless Chanel Haute Couture gown with tons of tulle, lace and bedazzles. The Karl Lagerfeld–designed creation reportedly took 250 hours to make.

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Mindy Kaling brought jewel tones to the red carpet in 2009 in this eye-catching Alice Temperley dress, which she teamed with Martin Katz jewels.

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Sparkles and sexiness were the name of Kerry Washington's game in a metallic dress from Marc Jacobs, at the 2015 Emmy Awards.

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Actress Hayden Panettiere dazzled in 2014 as she draped her baby belly in a glittering Lorena Sarbu gown with a plunging neckline. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Olivia Wilde's Reem Acra dress in 2008 was one of our favroties of all time with it's beaded caplet sleeves and romantic bottom.

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Youthful yet venue-appropriate, Sarah Hyland nailed it in this poppy-hued full skirt and white crop top in 2014.
Gwyneth Paltrow took a darker turn in this black lace two-piece ensemble by Pucci, which she wore in 2011.
Linda Cardellini was a vision at the 2013 Emmy Awards in this rose-inspired structural gown with a full train.
Emily Ratajkowski never disappoints! The model wowed in this midnight blue number with waterfall ruffles at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
A few days before the larger Emmys ceremony, Heidi Klum was a knockout in this tiny mini with a sheer overlay at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Nobody does yellow quite like Taraji P. Henson, whose figure-hugging gown stole the show at the 68th Emmy Awards.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

"The Vampire Diaries" star wasn't a huge star at the time, but she dressed like she was! Nina Dobrev hit the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in a  red strapless Donna Karan dress, which she teamed with Neil Lane jewels. She looked like a red carpet pro.

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

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Other standout stars have been Kristen Bell, who wowed in a full-skirted beige number with intricate floral detail, and Taraji P. Henson, who refused to shy away from color in a bright-as-the-sun yellow column dress.

This year, we're expecting incredible style moments from nominees like Jane Fonda, Tracee Ellis Ross, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. These powerhouse women never disappoint on the red carpet, so we're anticipating some major A-game!

Earlier this year, the Daytime Emmy Awards were also chock-full of beautiful gowns. Take a look in the slideshow below.

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PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Vanna White attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Actress Susan Lucci arrives at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Adrienne Bailon attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Tia Mowry attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa arrive at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Tamar Braxton arrives at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Toni Braxton arrives at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Mary Hart attends the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards with Foster Grant on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Lexi Ainsworth poses with her award for Outstanding Young Actress in a Drama Series for her role in 'General Hospital' at 'Portraits by The Artists Project Sponsored by Foster Granton' during the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Ross Mathews attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Jeannie Mai attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Maria Menounos attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Adrienne Bailon poses for a portrait at 'Portraits by The Artists Project Sponsored by Foster Granton' during the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Donnell Turner poses for a portrait at Portraits by The Artists Project Sponsored by Foster Granton during the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Emmy winner for Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish language program for 'Superlatina', Gaby Natalie Anchor attends the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards with Foster Grant on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Jacob Young and LUke Young attend the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Patrika Darbo attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Eden McCoy attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Rosie Mercado attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Tim Allen attends the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards with Foster Grant on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Hunter King attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Kelly Monaco attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Jasmine Sanders attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Debbie Matenopoulos attends the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards with Foster Grant on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Emmy Winners for Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish for 'Destinos' attend the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards with Foster Grant on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Alyvia Alyn Lind attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Ryan Paevey attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Kate Linder attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Judith Chapman attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Karla Mosley attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Ashleigh Brewer attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Garcelle Beauvais arrives at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Nichelle Nichols arrives at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Gina Tognoni attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Jess Walton attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Anna Maria Horsford attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Margaret Cho attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Kelly Sullivan attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Aisha Tyler arrives at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Pierson Fode attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Lilly Melgar attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Nancy O'Dell arrives at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Heather Tom attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Daphne Oz and Carla Hall arrive at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Courtney Hope attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Nischelle Turner attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Kelly Monaco attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Debbie Matenopoulos attends the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards with Foster Grant on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Anthony Turpel attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Carolyn Hennesy attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Hunter King attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Courtney Grosbeck attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Suzanne Rogers attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Carla Hall attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Mario Lopez and Courtney Laine Mazza attend the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Samantha Harris attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Larry King attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Nadia Bjorlin and Grant Turnbull attend the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Camila Banus attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Erika Jayne attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Veronica Dunne attends the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
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