Courteney Cox can breathe a sigh of relief. The 57-year-old actress, best known for playing Monica Geller on Friends, finally got an Emmy nomination for the series – 17 years after its finale.
So far, every second “Friends” actor has received at least one nomination from the television academy for acting. The NBC series received 62 Primetime Emmy nominations during its 10-year run.
This year there are four golden statuettes in the HBO Max special “Friends: The Reunion”, including Best special, recorded. Since Cox was the producer of the special, Cox is technically nominated in this category along with the rest of her former castmates and the show’s creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane.
Cox celebrated the win by sharing the announcement on Instagram and praising her castmates.
“The one to whom we are incredibly grateful to the Academy for this honor and especially grateful to @mrbenwinston and his entire team for their outstanding performance,” she wrote on Tuesday.
Cox’s female co-stars on Friends, Lisa Kudrow, 57, and Jennifer Aniston, 52, have both received multiple sitcom nominations, winning Kudrow Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Aniston Best Actress in a Comedy Series . All three of her male co-stars received at least one nomination for the comedy series.
Cox said on the Howard Stern Show last month that it “definitely hurts my feelings” when she receives all of her castmate nominations. “I was happy for everyone, and when it finally came down to, ‘Oh, I’m the only one,’ it hurt,” she said.
Though the awards show doesn’t recognize Cox’s talent, the actress was nominated for a 2010 Golden Globe and several other awards for starring in ABC’s “Cougar Town” as Jules Cobb, a divorced suburban winemother. Cox said the nomination helped soften the blow.
“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,” she told Howard Stern. âAnd I want to say, ‘Oh, who cares?’ [But] it meant everything to me. “
She said she’s still excited when her former castmates are working on their own projects.
“I want them to win,” said Cox. “I just want to be involved in certain things sometimes.”
Friends: The Reunion was adored by die-hard fans of the original show. The hour and 44 minute special features the six main characters remembering scenes, along with a recreation of one of the episode’s iconic quiz games. They also bring in celebrities and fans to share how much the show has influenced the world. insider reported that there were more HBO Max signups in anticipation of the special than for any of Warner Bros.’s new films in 2021.
Fans of âFriendsâ can get excited about the most popular clean freak on TV during the awards ceremony on September 19 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on CBS.