The Emmy Awards are this Sunday, and we couldn’t be more excited. TVs most glamorous night has a long and storied history—and, to the beauty-obsessed among us, it’s when our favorite stars really pull out all the stops and bring their most amazing hair and makeup looks. So to celebrate this weekend’s big show (Tatiana Maslany, we’re crossing our fingers for you!), let’s take a look back the best Emmys looks in history.
These are the best Emmys beauty looks of all time.
The Queen of TV, Lucille Ball, slaying everyone at the Emmys since 1953.
If we're talking classic Emmys style, we can't forget Mary Tyler Moore's hair flip in 1964! (Also: how handsome is Dick van Dyke?)
The 1996 Emmys were practically a different world—we salute Gillian Anderson's commitment to big curls and cranberry lipstick.
Alfre Woodard won the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy in 1997 for her role in Miss Evers' Boys. We cannot get enough of her oxblood lipstick and platinum pixie!
Lucy Liu's 1999 hairstyle was curled, sculptural and incredibly shiny.
Never forget Jennifer Aniston's 1999 Emmy look. The late nineties were a strange time.
In the same "the late nineties were a strange time" vein: Remember when Keri Russell cut her hair and wore it short to the 1999 Emmys? People couldn't talk about anything else for days.
Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her bold looks—this slicked back, ballet-inspired hairstyle that she wore to the 2000 Emmys is truly iconic.
Jennifer Garner kept it soft in 2002; muted blush, delicate lipgloss, a restrained updo.
Halle Berry could wear this 2005 look on the red carpet TODAY and it would still be abslutely current: sheer brick-red lips, smokey eyes and a long, sleek ponytail. Flawless.
Ellen Pompeo's Emmys look was simple and elegant in 2005—we love her defined cheeks, arched brows and peachy lips.
America Ferrara shone at the 2007 Emmys with 60s-inspired softly waved hair, smoky eyes and nude lips.
Brooke Shields' 2008 look was all long, elegant curls and highlighted cheeks. Way to make strobing a thing before even knew what it was called, Brooke!
Sanda Oh may have the most perfect skin in Hollywood—and here's the proof, all the way back in 1999.
Blake Lively, then of Gossip Girl fame, killed the red carpet in 2009 with this long braid and red lips.
Leighton Meester, aka, Queen B, brought unstructured boho glam to the 2009 Emmys.
Gwyneth's 2011 Emmys look relied on sleek hair and dark liner, both staples of Gwynnie's signature beauty look—but keeping the darkness limited to her upper lids and the hair slightly undone keeps this modern and fresh.
Rashida Jones' elegant dark lips and side-bun made this a breakout look in 2011. We especially love the way her brick-red lips work with her emerald earrings!
Kerry Washington might be the most perfect person to have ever lived, and she's been proving that since 2011. Red lips, major lashes, Lana Turner-inspired hair? Beyond beautiful.
By the 2012 Emmys, Lucy Liu's beauty style had evolved considerably—the sleek over-the-shoulder hair and dramatic eyeliner are the perfect complement to her space-age gown.
Christina Hendricks' 2013 Emmys style is perfect—can we wear our hair in these Old Hollywood-inspired curls every day?
Ginnifer Goodwin's 60's-inspired mod eyeliner and sleek pixie are a seriously glam statement.
Connie Britton is our hair icon forever: this sideswept wavy hairstyle she wore to the 2013 Emmys is perfection.
Michelle Dockery brought perfect brows and ladylike hair to the 2014 red carpet.
Amy Poehler's 2014 look was supreme: soft waves, gunmetal grey eyes, nude lips, bronzed skin. Perfection!
Sofia Vergara's amazingly highlighted hair and cherry-red lips made a major beauty statement at last year's Emmys.
How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis rocked the hell out of velvety red lips in 2014.