When it comes to Emmy Award Nicks, it’s like a “Friends” star Courteney Cox always hangs in second gear.
And being selected as the only cast member on the ’90s sitcom snubbed for the trophy still rubs the 57-year-old actress in the wrong direction.
“It always hurt my feelings … when every single actor but me was nominated, it definitely hurt my feelings,” admitted Cox along with co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow Sirius XM. by Howard Stern Wednesday show.
For playing the fashionably cheeky sex symbol Rachel Green, Aniston, now 52, ââwon the gilded statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy in 2002.
Her victory followed that of Kudrow, now 57, whose portrayal of the cute, quirky Phoebe Buffay earned her 1998 Gold for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy.
Friends headliners Matthew Perry, 51, David Schwimmer, 54, and Matt LeBlanc, 53, also received nominations during season 10 of the NBC series.
But Cox – who gave life to life to the brave and hilarious chocolate-haired chocolate-haired chef Monica Gellar – inexplicably got the cold shoulder from the Emmys nomination committee.
“I was happy for everyone, and when it finally went, ‘Oh, am I the only one?'” Coz said, noting her sincere joy for her castmates when they stood in line for the high-profile television her efforts went unnoticed .
“It hurt,” she continued.
But just like the episode in the Perry’s character Chandler Bing Forced to urinate on Monica’s foot to relieve the pain of a jellyfish sting, Cox finally redeemed the sting of the snub in the form of a Golden Globes nomination.
She received the prestigious award in 2010 for her leading role as Jules Cobb, the divorced and wine-sipping headmistress of the âcul-de-sac crewâ in ABC’s âCougar Townâ.
“The only thing that made me feel good – because they all won and got so many awards – I was nominated in the first year for ‘Cougar Town’ – a Golden Globe,” Cox told the star.
“And I want to say, ‘Oh, who cares?’ [But] it meant everything to me. “
She said the nod felt like Hollywood was finally recognizing her comedic acting skills.
âI wanted my coworkers to respect me and I know the Golden Globes are not necessarily your coworkers, but it’s like ‘Ah!’ It took a little strength, âsaid Cox.
Despite a burn of being ignored by the Emmy powers, the sitcom superstar – who won a People’s Choice Award in 1995 and the Screen Actors Guild Award in 1996 – says she’s always on fire for her Friends.
“I want you to win,” Cox insisted. âI just want to be involved in certain things sometimes.
âAnd those girls on the show and the guys, everyone deserves it all [nomination]She added before recognizing Aniston and Kudrow for their skills. “I’m impressed with both of your talents,” said Cox.
She further revealed that she is still “excited” when she sees her former co-stars in the projects they have starred in since “Friends” in May 2004.
“I mean, to this day, even though we’re so close, I get excited when I see ‘The Morning Show‘ … I mean, it’s amazing,” she said to Aniston, who works as breakfast news anchor for Alex Levy on Apple TV + – Series.
“So are you,” said Cox to Kudrow, who has landed notable roles on series such as The Comeback and Web Therapy.
“Everything you do. Your dramas – everything,” praised Cox.
The ladies reunited with Perry, Schwimmer and LeBlanc after 17 years for the HBO Max special.Friends: The goodbye” in May.
During the special, Cox raved about her undying love for the show and the actors, who each sprinkled their unique flavor into every plot.
“It was an incredible time,” she said to the cast. âEverything went together. We became best friends just because of the chemistry, the whole thing. ”
And Emmy nodded or not, Cox made it clear that being a part of the show was worthwhile enough.
“It was life changing and will be forever – not just for us, but for the people who see it, and it’s such a great feeling to wear forever,” she added.
“I’m really grateful and I love you guys so much.”