Courteney Cox Says Her Friends Reunion Nomination Is "Not Exactly the Emmy I Was Looking For"
Cox is the only cast member to not have been nominated during the show's original run.
Over a decade after Friends went off the air, Courteney Cox has finally gotten an Emmy nomination for the show — for her part in executive producing the recent HBO Max reunion.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cox admitted that while she was thrilled, it was "not exactly the Emmy I was looking for."
"Honestly, I am so happy that the reunion has been recognized because I think it's terrific. [Director] Ben Winston did a great job and all of his crew. That's not exactly the Emmy I was looking for. I'm being honest with you," she said.
"I'm so happy to be a part of it. I'm so thrilled that I got to do it onstage back at that same studio, the same Stage 24, with those incredible people that I love so much," added Cox. "And I'm so thrilled, but that Emmy [nomination] really belongs to Ben Winston ... So yes, I'm so happy. But when I was on Howard Stern, I wasn't talking about that."
Last month, Cox appeared on The Howard Stern Show alongside co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow, during which she admitted it "always hurt my feelings" to be snubbed for awards while her cast mates were recognized. Cox is the only cast member who was not recognized for her acting during the show's run.
"When every single cast member was nominated but me, it definitely hurt my feelings," she said. "I was happy for everybody, and then when it was finally like, 'Oh, I'm the only one?' It hurt."
"I want them to win," she added. "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]."