There May Be Another Friends Reunion Thanks to the 2021 Emmys

This is a big deal: The Friends cast just earned an Emmy nomination for their HBO Max special…and now we’re fully preparing to see them reunite in September at the awards show.

By Elana Rubin Jul 13, 2021 5:05 PMTags

Could we be any more excited about this news?

Less than two months after the Friends cast delighted fans with their HBO Max reunion, the special has earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).

Which means it's possible the cast could be reuniting again...this time at the September 19 show to collect their much-deserved trophy. But there's some heavy competition. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc and the crew are up against 8:46 by Dave Chappelle, A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote, Bo Burnham: Inside, David Byrne's America Utopia and Hamilton.

Win or lose, you'll want to embrace the moment if they all do make it to the Emmys stage. After all, shortly after the special aired, Courteney admitted it's likely their last public hoorah. "This will really make me cry but, this will be the last time that we're ever asked about the show as a group, that we will do this," she said at the time. "We're not gonna do this again in 15 more years."

Not that there won't be private celebrations. "I'll tell you one thing," she added, "we are not waiting so long to have a dinner."

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The Friends Cast Through the Years

She meant that too. In fact, earlier this month, she, Jennifer and Lisa proved their decades long friendship remains stronger than ever. Celebrating the Fourth of July together at Courteney's home, the trio posed for an epic selfie, with the actress captioning the shot, "Happy 4th! Xoxo."

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Now we just need the men to score an invite…

The 73rd Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. PDT.

Visit E!'s 2021 Emmy Awards page for a recap of TV's biggest night.