Does anybody know of a video anywhere of Lisa Kudrow’s Emmy win for Friends?
I know she was at the ceremony, their are pictures of her backstage holding her Emmy.
I can’t insert a URL link here for some reason, but you can see the full 1998 Emmy Awards ceremony if you type that into YouTube. Lisa’s win is in Part 1 of 17 of the ceremony, at approx. 2:34. She seemed to be very humble about the whole thing. She won for the episode “The One with Ross’s Wedding,” (Season 4) I gather.
She also submitted The One With The Embryos.
I’m happy she won now and was VERY happy she won back then, that was my very first Emmy ceremony and it was basically the only show in that category I really I watched.
But I’ve always found this win weird and funny. Both episodes are some of the most memorable ones in Friends history and neither one is about Phoebe, specially Embryos which is her alone with the insemination and the other five actors in the best and most remembered/loved part of the episode with the contest and the bet. In Ross’s Wedding her winning moments probably come from her phone calls to Emily’s stepmother and she’s alone in the scenes and probably in real life too as she was left alone pregnant while everybody else from the show went to London.
I’ve always felt that she didn’t quite deserve this win with those submissions and then I have that “shut up, Lisa Kudrow has an Emmy” moment.
I hate that the following year she submits what could be her very best performances ever on the show and in both cases good ensemble work and she lost. To great submissions from Kristen Johnston, but still.
I think Lisa Kudrow is hysterical in “TOW Ross’ Wedding.” — “I’m going to come over there and kick your
snooty ass all the way to New Glouken…shire.” Although Phoebe had no involvement in “the game” in “TOW Embryos” she has some really funny moments talking to the embryos and then singing to them afterward. I’m happy she has an Emmy because I think she was the most consistently funny cast member on Friends.