Best: That 'La La Land' Opening Number
This was kind of a no-brainer for Jimmy Fallon: A musical number for an awards show set in L.A. during a season where the odds-on favorite just happens to be (in part) a musical love letter to L.A. The red-carpet riff on La La Land's own traffic jam opening was chock full of references: Jon Snow's resurrection, O.J.'s Ford Bronco, and those adorable, possibly ceremony-mandated moppets from Stranger Things – and this time with the addition of fan fave Barb, who, in the most clever bit, emerged Esther Williams-like from a pool. (We're not tired of you yet, Barb. Meme on.) Ryan Reynolds completed his transformation into Ryan Gosling (or maybe it's the other way around); Tina Fey got pushed out of the way for Justin Timberlake. By beating everyone to this obvious send-up, Fallon might have made Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel's job a little harder. It's not like Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight are exactly parody-friendly.