When it involves Emmy Award nods, it’s like “Friends” star Courteney Cox is at all times caught in second gear.
And being singled out as the one solid member of the 90s sitcom to be snubbed for the trophy nonetheless rubs the 57-year-old actress the improper method.
“It always hurt my feelings… when every single cast member was nominated but me, it definitely hurt my feelings,” Cox confessed alongside co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM present Wednesday.
For enjoying fashionably saucy intercourse image “Rachel Green,” Aniston, now 52, received the gilded statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy in 2002.
Her win trailed Kudrow’s, now 57, whose portrayal of cutely quirky “Phoebe Buffay” earned her the gold for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy in 1998.
Fellow “Friends” headliners Matthew Perry, 51, David Schwimmer, 54, and Matt LeBlanc, 53, additionally every acquired noms through the NBC collection’ 10 season run.
But Cox — who gave vibrant life to the spunky and hilariously persnickety chocolate-haired chef referred to as “Monica Gellar”— inexplicably acquired the cold-shoulder from the Emmys nominations committee.
“I used to be blissful for everyone, after which when it was lastly like, ‘Oh, I’m the one one?,’ the actress admitted, noting her honest delight for her castmates every time they’d be up for the excessive tv honors whereas her efforts went unnoticed.
“It hurt,” she continued.
But similar to the episode by which Perry’s character “Chandler Bing” was compelled to urinate on Monica’s foot with a view to alleviate the pains of a jellyfish sting, reduction from the “sting” of being snubbed lastly got here for Cox within the type of a Golden Globes nomination.
She earned the celebrated recognition in 2010 for her main position as “Jules Cobb,” the divorced and wine-slurping head mistress of the “Cul-de-sac Crew,” on ABC’s “Cougar Town.”
“The only thing that made me feel good — because they’ve all won and they’ve gotten so many accolades — I got nominated for ‘Cougar Town’ the first year — a Golden Globe,” Cox instructed Stern.
“And I want to say, ‘Oh, who cares?’ [But] it meant everything to me.”
She mentioned the nod felt like Hollywood was lastly acknowledging her comedic performing chops.
“I wanted my peers to respect me and I know that the Golden Globes is not your peers, necessarily, but it’s like, ‘Ah!’ It took a little of the sting out,” mentioned Cox.
Despite the burn of being ignored by the Emmy powers that be, the sitcom superstar — who received a People’s Choice Award in 1995 and Screen Actors Guild Award in 1996 — says she’s at all times rooting for her “Friends” mates.
“I want them to win,” Cox insisted. “I simply generally need to be included in sure issues.
“And these girls on the show and the guys, everyone deserved every [nomination],” she added earlier than straight recognizing Aniston and Kudrow for his or her huge and small display expertise. “I’m in awe of both of your talent,” Cox mentioned.
She went on to disclose that she nonetheless will get “excited” watching her former costars act within the respective tv and film tasks they’ve every starred in since “Friends” wrapped in May 2004.
“I mean, to this day, even though we’re this close, I get excited when I watch ‘The Morning Show‘… I mean, it’s incredible,” she mentioned to Aniston, who stars as breakfast information anchor “Alex Levy” on the Apple TV+ collection.
“And you, too,” mentioned Cox to Kudrow, who’s landed notable roles in reveals “The Comeback,” and “Web Therapy.”
“Everything you do. Your dramas — everything,” Cox counseled.
The girls, together with Perry, Schwimmer and LeBlanc efficiently reunited after 17 years for HBO Max particular, “Friends: The Reunion” in May.
During the particular, Cox gushed over her timeless love for the present and the actors that every sprinkled their distinctive flavoring into each storyline.
“It was an incredible time,” she mentioned to the solid. “Everything came together. We became best friends through just the chemistry, the whole thing.”
And Emmy nod or not, Cox made it clear that being part of the present was rewarding sufficient.
“It was life-changing and it forever will be — not just for us, but for people who watch it, and that’s such a great feeling to carry forever,” she added.
“I’m really thankful, and I love you guys so much.”