Last night was the 65th Emmy Awards. While there was plenty of nerd royalty in attendance at the Emmys, the show lacked any real defining geek moments (Although the James Cromwell fun fact–that he was the only person to say the phrase ’star trek’ on the show–was totally awesome). We’ve come up with five ways the show could have been geekier and therefore way better:
1. Felicia Day instead of Sarah Silverman
The sudden song and dance number in the middle of the show helped make up for the rather lackluster opening, but it still didn’t reach it’s full nerdy potential. While we’re all for a Doctor Horrible and Captain Hammer reunion, it was really missing a good dose of Penny.
Just imagine what the Sing-a-long Blog Reunion would’ve looked like while you watch the original clip here:
2. More Awards for Game of Thrones
Okay, while GoT did end up getting two awards (one for makeup and one for special effects), we’re big fans of the ’Give Peter Dinklage all of the awards’ mentality. We were slightly less miffed by Emilia Clarke’s loss to Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad. But seriously, Gunn beat out McGonagall, Khaleesi, Inara, Yo-Saff-Bridge, and Mrs. Hofstadter?
Still, we have to admit that the Game of Thrones portion of the choreography display was pretty dang cool, and Khaleesi looked stunning when she presented.
Watch the choreography here:
3. Benedict Cumberbatch
We know our beloved Sherlock is in London filming The Imitation Game alongside Keira Knightley, but we were still just a tiny bit disappointed that Benny didn’t show up for the Emmys. It was pretty obvious that Michael Douglas was going to take home the win for Liberace, the sting of which was only increased by the lack of British Cheekbones on screen. Although, the fact that they used a picture of him as Khan for his placeholder shot was much appreciated. Excellent choice, Emmys producer people.
Listen. Neil Patrick Harris could have totally appeared on stage in a lab coat and goggles at some point. Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan may have been there as representatives for How I Met Your Mother, but we’re pretty sure the awards show would have been 500% cooler if they had presented as Agent Hill and Willow. We also think that Stephen Amell should’ve worn his Arrow hood. Or, as is more common on the CW show, not worn a shirt at all.
5. If Joss Whedon directed
This one is right up there with “Give Peter Dinklage All the Awards”. Have Joss Whedon direct ALL THE THINGS. One thing is for sure–the ceremony would have been a lot livelier. And by livelier, we mean more people would have randomly died just as you started to love them. Stephen Colbert would’ve been attacked by vampires mid acceptance speech. Elton John’s piano would have shot flames. Ideally, Carrie Underwood would have been blasted off stage by Loki. We can dream.
While these things would’ve been great, here’s a special shout out to all the nerds who did make an appearance. Let’s really rock everyone’s socks off next year, yeah?