Carrie Fisher Earned an Emmy Nomination Posthumously

Carla Harmon
July 14, 2017

Carrie Fisher, who never won an Emmy during her lifetime, has been nominated posthumously for her work on the Amazon comedy series "Catastrophe".

The series stars Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, a couple who get together after a one-night stand in the United Kingdom.

It's been seven months since Carrie Fisher left us, yet we're still finding new ways to honour her.

The Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series nomination comes from Fisher's role as Mia Norris, the mother of Rob Delaney's character.

"I did really want to play an terrible person", Fisher told reporters at Tribeca in April 2016, explaining why she was interested in the role.

The "Star Wars" actress previously received an Emmy nomination for a part in the 2010 HBO special "Wishful Drinking" and for her guest role on an episode of NBC's "30 Rock" that aired in 2007.

Fisher died four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last December.

A day later, her passing was followed by her mother's, Debbie Reynolds.

Catastrophe creators Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney tweeted their reactions to Fisher's nomination. If Fisher's name gets called this year, it will be her first Emmy win.

This time around, Carrie will face off with Wanda Sykes (Black-ish), Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Angela Bassett (Master of None), and Saturday Night Live stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy for the prize.

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