Courteney Cox Admits Nomination for  Friends Reunion Is ‘Not Exactly the Emmy I Was Looking for’

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox

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Courteney Cox is getting candid about her Emmy observe document.

The actress, 57, is the one member of the core Friends forged to not obtain a nomination throughout the comedy’s 10-season run on NBC from 1994 to 2004. Earlier this month, nevertheless, Cox was acknowledged as an govt producer when HBO Max’s Friends: The Reunion was nominated for excellent selection particular (pre-recorded). 

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly Wednesday, nevertheless, the star mentioned the long-awaited nomination is not precisely what she anticipated.

“Honestly, I am so happy that the reunion has been recognized because I think it’s terrific. [Director] Ben Winston did a great job and all of his crew. That’s not exactly the Emmy I was looking for. I’m being honest with you,” she mentioned.

“I’m so happy to be a part of it. 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,” added Cox. “And I’m so thrilled, however that Emmy [nomination] actually belongs to Ben Winston. … So sure, I’m so pleased. But once I was on Howard Stern, I wasn’t speaking about that.”

When she was on The Howard Stern Show final month with Friends costars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow, Cox admitted it “always hurt my feelings” to be neglected for awards consideration whereas her forged mates have been honored: “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.”

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Cox added of nonetheless being supportive of her buddies and scene companions receiving accolades, “I want them to win. … I’ve never wanted to take anything away from anyone. I just sometimes want to be included in certain things … and these girls on the show and the guys, everyone deserved every [nomination].”

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She joked that if she did win an Emmy, she would retailer the trophy “in my purse” and “take it everywhere.”

The Friends reunion particular, which premiered in May, was additionally acknowledged in three different classes for the awards this yr: excellent manufacturing design for a spread particular, excellent directing for a spread particular, and excellent lighting design/lighting path for a spread particular. The Emmys will air in September.

Following the nomination information, Cox wrote on Instagram, “The one the place we’re extremely grateful to the Academy for this honor and particularly grateful for @mrbenwinston and his total staff for his or her excellent achievement.”


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