Is it hot in here or what! Any time a major awards show hits Hollywood, we can always count on A-listers to pull out all the stops. While every star is beautiful in her custom creation or sweeping couture design, there is, without fail, a handful who seriously turn up the heat. We’re talking about strategically placed cutouts, thigh-high slits, sheer illusion panels, down-to-there necklines, and second-skin silhouettes that hug every single curve.

We took a look back and plucked all the sexiest looks from Emmys past. See who made the cut.

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1. LADY GAGA, 2015

The musician and actress stunned in a Brandon Maxwell gown (her go-to designer) at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Kerry Washington

2. KERRY WASHINGTON, 2015

The Scandal star shone bright like a diamond in a fresh off the runway Marc Jacobs gown at the 2015 Emmys.

3. KIERNAN SHIPKA, 2015

Shipka looked gorgeous and totally chic in this dress over pants ensemble at the 2015 Emmys. “When I wore the Dior pants and dress-slash-top to the Emmys last year, it was such a ‘We’re doing this’ kind of moment. I really had fun and I loved the look.”

Gwen Stefani in Versace

4. GWEN STEFANI, 2014

Gwen Stefani took the plunge at the 2014 Emmys in a glittery deep-plunge Versace creation with metal ladder bars running down the neckline.

Matthew McConaughey in Dolce and Gabbana

5. CAMILA ALVES, 2014

Camila Alves scandalously revealed glimpses of skin in her sheer curve-hugging Zuhair Murad number. It didn’t hurt, either, that she had Matthew McConaughey (in Dolce & Gabbana) on her arm.

Heidi Klum in Versace

6. HEIDI KLUM, 2013

In a color her Project Runway co-host Tim Gunn dubbed “pomegranate,” Heidi Klum was utterly radiant in a curve-hugging Versace dress that boasted a sexy futuristic high-neck cut-out silhouette.

Claire Danes in Armani Prive.

7. CLAIRE DANES, 2013

Homeland star Claire Danes took home an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, but it was her illusion-paneled plunging Armani Prive creation that had us all twittering.

Emmy Arrivals: Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

8. SOFIA VERGARA, 2013

There’s a reason Sofia Vergara looked amazing-her red-hot Vera Wang gown was custom-made to fit and flatter her every curve. “Vera offered to make a dress for me, and of course I was very flattered,” the stunning actress told InStyle.com. “My hair is blonde this year, and I wanted a contrast. She was willing to do two very beautiful red dresses in different shades for me.”

Kerry Washington

9. KERRY WASHINGTON, 2012

Presenter Kerry Washington adored her iridescent blush Vivienne Westwood column but was especially enamored of her clutch. “I fell in love with this bag by Kotur,” she told InStyle.com. “Last night on Twitter, I decided this really cute lizard [on the clutch] needed a name.” She added jewelry by Fred Leighton to her playful look.

Sofia Vergara

10. SOFÍA VERGARA, 2012

Nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category, Sofía Vergara chose a hand-beaded Zuhair Murad mermaid gown. Not one to shy away from flaunting her curves, the look featured a reverse halter neckline and open back. Vergara accessorized with over 175 carats of Neil Lane jewels from the Diamond Hollywood collection.

Sexiest Emmys Looks Ever - Gwyneth Paltrow - Emilio Pucci

11. GWYNETH PALTROW, 2011

“My dress is a little see-through,” Emmy winner Gwyneth Paltrow said of her daring two-piece. Understatement of the year! The intricately-beaded Emilio Pucci design revealed the Glee guest star’s enviably flat middle.

Sexiest Emmys Looks Ever - Nina Dobrev - Donna Karan

12. NINA DOBREV, 2011

Vampire Diaries lead Nina Dobrev channeled Jessica Rabbit in a custom crimson Donna Karan gown with an origami-pleated trumpet hem.

Sexiest Emmys Looks Ever - Blake Lively - Versace

13. BLAKE LIVELY, 2009

Gossip Girl bombshell Blake Lively made her Emmys debut in a lipstick-red Versace gown that was both low-dipping and high-cut.

Sexiest Emmys Looks Ever - Olivia Wilde - Marchesa

14. OLIVIA WILDE, 2009

Olivia Wilde opted for a straight-from-the-runway gown from Marchesa, joking that many onlookers thought her dress was of the stick-on variety. “You gotta have respect for a designer that can create a dress that can stay on despite the lack of material,” the House actress told MTV.

Sexiest Emmys Looks Ever - Katherine Heigl - Escada

15. KATHERINE HEIGL, 2006

Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl had a very Marilyn moment in a sparkling nude vintage gown from Escada.

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