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Courteney Cox’s feelings were ‘hurt’ as the only Friends star to have never gotten an Emmy nod


Courteney Cox has revealed it was hurtful being the only Friends regular to have never received an Emmy nomination while working on the show.  

Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry had all been in contention for the award at some point during their Friends career, and while Courteney was happy watching them succeed, it was still difficult being the only one left out. 

‘It always hurt my feelings… when every single cast member was nominated but me, it definitely hurt my feelings,’ Courteney, 57, admitted during an interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show with co-stars Jennifer and Lisa. ‘I was happy for everybody, and then when it was finally like, “Oh, I’m the only one?” It hurt.’

‘It always hurt my feelings’: Courteney Cox has revealed it was hurtful being the only Friends regular to have never been recognized for their work on the show with an Emmy nomination

The ‘sting’ faded once she was nominated for a Golden Globe award during her first year starring in Cougar Town.

‘The only thing that made me feel good — because they’ve all won and they’ve gotten so many accolades — I got nominated for Cougar Town the first year — a Golden Globe. And I want to say, “Oh, who cares?” It meant everything to me.’

‘I wanted my peers to respect me and I know that the Golden Globes is not your peers, necessarily, but it’s like, “Ah!” It took a little of the sting out.’  

While all of her Friends costars were nominated for a trophy, only Jennifer and Lisa went on to win.

'Oh, am I the only one?' Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry had all been in contention for the award at some point during their Friends career, and while Courteney was happy watching them succeed, it was still difficult being the only one left out

‘Oh, am I the only one?’ Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry had all been in contention for the award at some point during their Friends career, and while Courteney was happy watching them succeed, it was still difficult being the only one left out

No hard feeling

I’ll be there for you! Despite never receiving that coveted nomination, she still cheered on her friends

And despite never receiving that coveted nomination, she still cheered on her friends.

‘I want them to win, I just also want to be part of 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]. I’m in awe of both of your talent.’

Friends forever! The cast recently appeared together in the long-awaited HBO Max special, Friends: The Reunion

Friends forever! The cast recently appeared together in the long-awaited HBO Max special, Friends: The Reunion 

Even years after finishing Friends, Courteney admitted she still gets ‘excited’ watching her former costars on TV.  

‘I mean, to this day, even though we’re this close, I get excited when I watch The Morning Show… I mean, it’s incredible, and you, too, everything you do. Your dramas — everything.’

Hopefully the numerous other accolades Courteney would later be nominated for would also reduce the hurt.

It doesn't hurt! Cox said receiving a Golden Globe nomination for Cougar Town helped reduce the 'sting' of never being nominated for an Emmy

It doesn’t hurt! Cox said receiving a Golden Globe nomination for Cougar Town helped reduce the ‘sting’ of never being nominated for an Emmy

In recent years, the actress has been nominated for multiple People’s Choice Awards and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for her work in Cougar Town.

The hurtful snub obviously hasn’t impacted her relationships with her co-stars, as evidenced by her recent appearance on the successful HBO Max special, Friends: The Reunion.

Fans were delighted to see their favorite stars reunite on camera for the first time in years, but reunion director Ben Winston revealed that moment was almost ruined after all of the star’s trailers were placed next to each other prior to filming.

BFFs: The hurtful snub obviously hasn't impacted her relationships with her co-stars, as evidenced by her recent appearance on the successful HBO Max special, Friends: The Reunion

BFFs: The hurtful snub obviously hasn’t impacted her relationships with her co-stars, as evidenced by her recent appearance on the successful HBO Max special, Friends: The Reunion

‘I was so upset,’ Ben said in an interview with The Sunday Times. ‘The point of the show is they haven’t seen each other. But it was too late to move them.’

In order to avoid an encounter between the cast off-camera, he had tents built around their doorways and urged them to remain in their dressing rooms.

‘We built tents around each of their doorways. And I texted the six of them and said, “Look, I know you want to see each other but I’m begging you: please stay in your own dressing room until you’re called to the stage. I really want to catch that moment.”‘

Almost blew it! Reunion director Ben Winston revealed the moment the entire cast reunited on camera almost didn't happen due to one major blunder

Almost blew it! Reunion director Ben Winston revealed the moment the entire cast reunited on camera almost didn’t happen due to one major blunder



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