The underrated cast of Friends won't be playing second fiddle in this year's Emmy race. For the first time, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer have decided to submit their names for consideration in the best lead actor and actress slots, Variety reports. Until now, the group had always entered themselves in the supporting actor categories. Of course, they picked a good year to make the leap: Buoyed by a creative resurgence, Friends finished the season as TV's top-rated show. How will the strategy affect the Emmy derby? Find out Monday, when TV Guide Online presents its "Second Annual Dream Emmy Ballot."
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