The actress was recognized as executive producer when 'Friends: The Reunion' received a nod for outstanding variety special earlier this month.
Courteney Cox is opening up about her Emmy track record, being the only member of the core Friends who didn't receive a nomination during the popular sitcom's 10-season run on NBC.
However, the 57-year-old actress was recognized earlier this month as an executive producer when HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion earned a nod for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) — but the nomination isn't quite what Cox 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", she told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday. "That's not exactly the Emmy I was looking for. I'm being honest with you."
"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", she added.
"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 with Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. At the time, the Cougar Town star admitted that it "always hurt my feelings" to be overlooked for awards while her castmates were being honored.
"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", she explained at the time.
The Friends reunion special, which aired in May, also received three other Emmy nominations: outstanding production design for a variety special, outstanding directing for a variety special, and outstanding lighting design/lighting direction for a variety special.