‘Not exactly the Emmy I was looking for’: Courteney Cox reacts to nod for Friends: The Reunion after being ONLY castmate never nominated during 10-year sitcom run
Courteney Cox dished about her very first Emmy nomination for Friends: The Reunion following a decade-long snub during the NBC sitcom’s original run.
The 57-year-old actress spoke to Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday about the nod, during which she confessed it was ‘not exactly the Emmy [she] was looking for.’
Cox remained the only castmate on the wildly popular show who never once received a nomination for her work until this time, which she previously said ‘hurt.’
Cox along with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer were nominated for Outstanding Variety Special for their work as executive producers on the HBO Max sit down.
Though she said she was ‘so happy,’ their work was being ‘recognized,’ she very honestly said that it was not what she had in mind for her first Emmy.
‘Honestly, I am so happy that the reunion has been recognized because I think it’s terrific,’ she began, adding that Ben Winston (the mastermind behind the reunion) and his crew ‘did a great job.’
She continued to say: ‘That’s not exactly the Emmy I was looking for. I’m being honest with you.’
The show has received 62 Emmy nominations in total and six wins including an award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002.
Among the wins, Kudrow took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1998, and in 2002 Aniston won Outstanding Lead Actress.
Schwimmer was nominated in 1995 for Outstanding Supporting Actor, while Perry was nominated for Outstanding Actor in 2002 as was LeBlanc — who also received consecutive nominations in 2003 and 2004.
Speaking about the hurt she felt in conversation with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show back in June, Cox said ‘it always hurt 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,’ she told Stern.
She did however continue to tell EW that she was still ‘so thrilled’ about the acknowledgement at the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmys on September 19.