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Courteney Cox Has Received Her First Emmy Nomination for 'Friends', Two Decades After the Show Ended

Courteney Cox Has Received Her First Emmy Nomination for 'Friends', Two Decades After the Show Ended

Courteney Cox is finally being recognized for her work on Friends – almost three decades after the show started!

The 2021 Emmy Awards nominations were revealed on Tuesday (July 12) and the HBO Max special Friends: The Reunion received a variety special (pre-recorded) nom from the Television Academy.

As an executive producer on for the special, this marks Courteney first Emmy nomination for her work on the show.

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The sitcom’s received 62 Emmy nominations during its decade-long run. Five went to Jennifer Anniston, who was nominated in the supporting comedy actress category in 2000 and 2001. She then moved to the lead comedy actress category from 2002 to 2004, taking home the award in 2002.

Lisa Kudrow was nominated a total of six times, all in the supporting comedy actress category, and won in 1998.

Matthew LeBlanc scored three noms in the lead comedy actor category from 2002 to 2004, while Matthew Perry was nominated for lead comedy actor in 2002. David Schwimmer got a supporting comedy actor nomination in 1995.

Courteney was the only actor from the ensemble cast to be snubbed and never received a nomination for her later acting work either, making this her first overall Primetime Emmy nomination.

She spoke with Howard Stern about the snub last month, telling the radio host that while she was happy for her friends, it was upsetting to be left out.

“It was finally like, ‘Oh, I’m the only one?’ It hurt,” she said.

Friends: The Reunion aired in May and was also nominated in the variety special directing, variety special production design and variety special lighting design/direction categories.

Check out the 13 biggest revelations and surprises from the special!

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