Andy Says: Courteney Cox Is (Once Again) The Biggest Emmys Snub!

Thu, July 14, 2011 3:23pm EST by 2 Comments

I wonder if Jules would let me borrow Big Carl for the day. It’s the only way I can possibly cope.

I’m beginning to think there’s no justice in the world. First, Casey Anthony avoids murder charges — I plan on looking more thoroughly into that situation this weekend — and now the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has failed to nominate Cougar Town star Courteney Cox for an Emmy award. But the worst part about it is… I can’t say I’m surprised.

Courteney has been overlooked by the Academy for her outstanding work on television ever since Friends was first eligible in 1995 — a fact I was totally aware of, even at the tender age of 8 — and in a recent interview with TVLine, Courteney even admitted that “it hurt” when co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow received Emmy nominations over her.

But even if you hated Monica Gellar with every fiber of your being — and sure, she was kind of a raging bitch sometimes — there’s no way you can deny the incredible performance Courteney has turned delivered during the past two seasons as Jules Cobb on ABC’s Cougar Town. Whether she’s playing off another character, or flying solo with one of her classic rants, Jules remains consistent as one of the funniest female characters on television right now.

In short, she’s as much fun to watch as the show’s title is to mock.

As for who I think should lose their seat in order to make room for Courteney at the nominee’s table, I’m going to have to go with Mike & Molly‘s Melissa McCarthy. Nothing against Melissa — she was hysterical in Bridesmaids and obviously won some hearts on Gilmore Girls – but I’ve tried watching her new CBS comedy several times. And it never ended well.

But what do you guys think? Are you ready to join me in my March on Washington-style protest of the Academy’s major snub, or do you think I’m totally overreacting?

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 10:13 AM on July 16, 2011  

Andy, I love you!! You said exactly what I think. She is so understimated, she doesn’t deserve to be snubbed!
I’m raging here, the Emmy voters obviously either have something against her or don’t watch the show. Period.

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Posted at 7:57 PM on July 14, 2011  

That is so unfair. She deserves an award or even a nomination. She has given many good performances and she is always overlooked. She is one of the most underrated actresses in the business today and people need to start paying attention to her and her work. She deserves that award over some of these newcomers. I think the Emmy’s are making a big mistake and need nominate her next time around.

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