“Candelabra,” “Breaking Bad,” Score Emmy Nominations. RuPaul Shafted Again!

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Why can’t you give her the respect that she’s entitled to?

Neil Patrick Harris  and Aaron Paul announced the nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards this morning, and while there were some choice nods, we’re still fuming RuPaul didn’t get selected in the Reality TV Host category.

What does she have to do to make you people love her?!

Still, there were some nice turns, as both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon were recognized for their work in Behind the Candelabra, Jim Parsons got another nod and Betty White got a Reality Host nomination for Off Their Rockers. (Ru could’ve hosted that show, easy!)

The Comedy category was full of the usual suspects—Modern Family, 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory—as was Drama Series. Breaking Bad,  Mad Men and Downton Abbey all got their expected nods. This marks the first year that non-broadcast or cable shows, like Netflix’s House of Cards (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) and Arrested Development (Jason Bateman) got nominations, made the cut.

Check out the full list of nominations here.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Jon Hamm, Jon Hamm
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Connie Britton, Nashville
Kerry Washington, Scandal

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Elisabeth Moss, Top Of The Lake

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top Of The Lake

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
30 Rock

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Mad Men

And watch as Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 65th annual Primetime Emmys on Sunday, September 22 on CBS.


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