Courteney Cox Says It Hurt Being the Only ‘Friends’ Star Not Nominated for an Emmy

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Courteney Cox is the only member of the Friends gang who has never been nominated for an Emmy Award and she’s opened up about how it seriously “hurts.”

Howard Stern asked Cox if not being nominated stuck in her “craw” as the actress appeared on Stern’s SiriusXM show on Wednesday alongside Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow.

Cox got very real and admitted that it hurt her by not being nominated just as all other cast members had been.

“Sure. Yeah, it always hurt my feelings,” Cox said, explaining that it got a little harder when all of her castmates – Aniston, Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer – received nominations as the years went on. “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.”


“And then 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 [out] – a Golden Globe. And I want to say, ‘Oh, who cares?’ It meant everything to me,” Cox said about the 2010 Globe nomination.

“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,” she added.

Stern went a little further by asking the actress if she watched the Emmys the years Kudrow and Aniston took home their awards.

“Always!” Cox answered with enthusiasm, “I want them to win, I just also want to be part of 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]. I’m in awe of both of your talent. And every way. 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,” Cox said to Aniston.

“And you, too [Lisa], everything you do. Your dramas – everything.”

There was, however, one time when Cox was actually nominated for the People’s choice award back during the first season of Friends and she felt BAD!

“Oh, I feel horrible. Oh, these actors! Ah! And I got nominated? I’m so embarrassed. Cut to – there goes that. I shouldn’t have felt bad,” Cox said.

And asked if she were to win an Emmy, Cox revealed she has plans for where she’d keep it.

“In my purse. [I’d] take it everywhere,” she joked.

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