“Friends” star Courteney Cox admits emotions have been “hurt” because of the Emmy nomination

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When it comes to Emmy Award Nicks, it’s like a “Friends” star Courteney Cox always hangs in second gear.

And as the only ’90s sitcom cast member snubbed for the trophy, the 57-year-old actress is still rubbing 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 Sir by Howard Stern Wednesday show.

For playing the fashionably cheeky sex symbol Rachel Green, Aniston, now 52, ​​won the gilded statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy in 2002.

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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 headliner Matthew Perry, 51, David Schwimmer, 54, and Matt LeBlanc, 53, also received nominations during season 10 of the NBC series.

The actress was the only cast member on the iconic ’90s sitcom snubbed for an Emmy nomination.
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But Cox – who gave lively life to the brave and hilariously funny chocolate-haired chef Monica Gellar – inexplicably got the cold shoulder from the Emmys nomination committee.

“I was happy for everyone, and when it finally came down to, ‘Oh, am I the only one?'” Said Cox, noting her sincere joy for her castmates when they ran for the high television honors and their efforts went unnoticed .

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“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 “cul-de-sac crew” in ABC’s “Cougar Town”.

“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. “

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She said the nod felt like Hollywood was finally recognizing her comedic acting skills.

“I 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, “said Cox.

Despite the burn to be ignored by the ruling Emmy powers, Sitcom superstar – who won a People’s Choice Award in 1995 and the Screen Actors Guild Award in 1996 – says she always beats for her “Friends” pals.

“I want you to win,” Cox insisted. “I just want to be involved in certain things sometimes.

“And those girls on the show and the guys, everyone deserves it all [nomination]She added, before directly recognizing Aniston and Kudrow for their skills. “I’m impressed with both of your talents,” said Cox.

She went on to say that she is still “excited” when she sees her former co-stars on the projects they have starred on since Friends in May 2004.

“Friends” cast: (lr) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in “Friends”, circa 1995.
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“I mean to this day, even though we’re so close, I get excited when I watch.The morning show“… I mean, it’s amazing,” she said to Aniston, who stars as breakfast anchorman Alex Levy on the Apple TV + series.

“So are you,” said Cox to Kudrow, who has landed notable roles on shows like The Comeback and Web Therapy.

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“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. “Everything 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 part of the show was worthwhile enough.

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“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.”



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