Courteney Cox is getting candid about her Emmy monitor file.
The actress, 57, is the solely member of the core Friends solid to not obtain a nomination throughout the comedy’s 10-season run on NBC from 1994 to 2004. Earlier this month, nevertheless, Cox was acknowledged as an government producer when HBO Max’s Friends: The Reunion was nominated for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded).
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly Wednesday, nevertheless, the star mentioned the long-awaited nomination is not precisely what she anticipated.
“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 mentioned.
“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, however that Emmy [nomination] actually belongs to Ben Winston. … So sure, I’m so completely happy. But when I was on Howard Stern, I wasn’t speaking about that.”
When she was on The Howard Stern Show last month with Friends costars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow, Cox admitted it “always hurt my feelings” to be ignored for awards consideration whereas her solid mates have been honored: “When every single cast member was nominated but me, it definitely hurt my feelings. I was happy for everybody, and then when it was finally like, ‘Oh, I’m the only one?’ It hurt.”
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Cox added of nonetheless being supportive of her buddies and scene companions receiving accolades, “I want them to win. … 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].”
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She joked that if she did win an Emmy, she would retailer the trophy “in my purse” and “take it everywhere.”
The Friends reunion particular, which premiered in May, was additionally acknowledged in three different classes for the awards this yr: excellent manufacturing design for a spread particular, excellent directing for a spread particular, and excellent lighting design/lighting route for a spread particular. The Emmys will air in September.
Following the nomination information, Cox wrote on Instagram, “The one the place we’re incredibly grateful to the Academy for this honor and particularly grateful for @mrbenwinston and his total staff for their excellent achievement.”