Best: Reba Zings the Boys Club
Host Reba McEntire made a joke that show producers advised her not talk about politics, drinking or breakups during the show, and you can be sure that was nothing but a joke. But marking her 15th turn as host, Reba can do pretty much whatever she wants, and she did send up a few feminist zingers in her monologue. Reba hosted the show solo for several years before Blake Shelton joined her as a co-host earlier this decade. Shelton then co-hosted with Luke Bryan, who then co-hosted with Dierks Bentley. Quipped Reba, "I guess they finally figured it out – It only takes one woman to do the job of two men." And she didn't let up, gently prodding the ACMs for their all-male Entertainer race. "Did you see the Entertainer of the Year category? Five men. No women. Looks like singles night at the Holiday Inn," said Reba, who later took the ACMs' odd 1993 flashbacks very seriously by donning the infamous, low-cut red dress for her "Does He Love You" duet with Kelly Clarkson. Twenty-five years after she shocked a CMA Awards audience with the revealing number, Reba rocked that same exact dress yet again, looking stunning at age 63. H.K.