You may recall that Courteney Cox was the only one of the six main Friends actors who was never nominated for an Emmy award during the NBC sitcom’s 10 season run. Though she was supportive of her co-stars, the snubs were understandably hurtful. Friends was nominated for 63 Primetime Emmys and won six, including one apiece for Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston.
TVLINE: Did getting snubbed for Friends all those years harden you to award shows?
COX: No. I’d love to be nominated. God, it would be such an honor. I’d be so excited. I’d probably be one of those people who just cried. I wish I could say I didn’t care about stuff like that. Maybe if I didn’t, it would be some sort of karmic thing for me, but I actually do. I think it’s nice to be recognized. [Not being so] makes me go, “Oh s–t maybe I don’t know what the f— I’m doing.”
PHILIPPS: Sorry, but it’s crazy that you were never nominated.
COX: Now I’m going to get really personal. When the first person [on Friends] was nominated for an Emmy, I think it was [David] Schwimmer, you’re so excited. Then the second person, [still] so excited. The only time I was like, “Whoa!” was [in 2001 when Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow] were both nominated and not me. That’s when it’s like, “I have a lesson to learn here.” 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. But both girls and not me? It hurt. I’m very sensitive, though.
TVLINE: Courteney, what would a nomination mean now versus if you had gotten one during Friends?
COX: It would mean more now. Don’t get me wrong, it would have been great back then. But I think it would mean [now] that I’m on another show that is regarded and is written and performed as well as [Friends] in some ways.
What do you think? Did Cox deserve to be nominated on Friends? Should she be nominated for her work on Cougar Town?
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