Worst: Entertainer of the Year Field Is a Sausage Party
For a show that had more than a few standout performances from women, the ACM's Entertainer of the Year category was noticeably male. With nary a female artist in sight, the category even prompted one of just a few politically tinged remarks from host Reba McEntire, who quipped, "Five men, no women? Looks like singles night at the Holiday Inn." Deserving veterans and newcomers alike, including Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris and McEntire herself, each delivered show-stopping performances, making the imbalance that much more conspicuous. The real kicker, though, came later in the show, when it was announced that Miranda Lambert officially surpassed Brooks & Dunn's record to become the most decorated artist in ACM history – if that isn't the resumé of an Entertainer of the Year, we don't know what is. B.M.