Why hasn't Courteney Cox Arquette gotten an Emmy nod? Ken Tucker tries to explain why one Friend keeps going without
Why hasn’t Courteney Cox Arquette gotten an Emmy nod?
With the Emmy nominations coming up, I wonder why Courteney Cox Arquette has never been nominated, when all of her fellow Friends have. I say she’s every bit as good, and doesn’t deserve to be ignored. — Jeremy
I agree, Jeremy. Cox Arquette gave Monica a manic, control-freak edge that was dependably amusing either as simmering rage or explosions into deft slapstick. She made her character’s fierce competitiveness — not an attractive trait — funny. I think she gets overlooked because the actress has always been such a selfless ensemble player. Emmy voters didn’t even give her a a final-hurrah nod this year. Other actors in ensemble casts who shoulda got a statue? James Marsters in ”Buffy” and/or ”Angel”; Claire Danes in ”My So-Called Life”; Victor Garber in ”Alias.” All these performers have been victims of Emmy’s snobbery against teen and sci-fi shows. Finally, of course, there is the enduring crime: ”The Simpsons” deserves a best-comedy Emmy, not merely the best-animated ones it’s racked up. Reaching back, did you know Jackie Gleason never got an Emmy for ”The Honeymooners”? Crazy!
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