After all these years, Courteney Cox has finally received an Emmys nomination this year. But it is not exactly she wanted an Emmys award for as this definitely wasn’t on her mind. When the original comedy series ran for 10 years, the team of core 6 friends got an Emmys award except Courteney. But the Television Academy has finally (sorta) rectified the matter, nominating her and her costars for Outstanding Variety Special for their work as executive producers on Friends: The Reunion.
Courteney Cox is extremely happy for the show’s creator Ben Winston, but on the personal level is not quite content as she is the only to never get an Emmy nod. She said, “”Honestly, I am so happy that the reunion has been recognized because I think it’s terrific,” she tells EW. “Ben Winston did a great job and all of his crew.” But, she adds, “That’s not exactly the Emmy I was looking for. I’m being honest with you.”
She went on to say, “I’m so thrilled that I got to do it onstage back at that same studio, the same Stage 24, with those incredible people that I love so much…. So yes, I’m so happy. But when I was on Howard Stern, I wasn’t talking about that.”
Last month when Courteney Cox went on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show and honestly pointed out her views on being the only Friends star not to get an Emmy nomination. She said, “Yeah, it always hurts my feelings. When every single cast member was nominated but me, it definitely hurt my feelings. I was happy for everybody, and then when it was finally like, ‘Oh, I’m the only one?’ It hurt.”
The other co-stars have been nominated for several awards and wins for their performances, including Jennifer Aniston’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series win for her performance as Rachel Green, in 2002. Phoebe Buffay actor Lisa Kudrow received multiple nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 1998, while Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry also received several nominations for Outstanding Lead or Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series over the years.
The actor has said this previously also that she had “a hard time” watching her co-stars all receive nods. “I had a hard time not taking it personally when it was both Lisa and Jennifer at the same time. One guy, one girl, whatever,” she said. “But both girls and not me? It hurt. I’m very sensitive, though.”
We only hope that she gets recognized by the Emmys for the phenomenal work she has done in the best comedy series ever made.