Carrie Fisher may be gone, but she will certainly not be forgotten, as proved today by her posthumous nomination for an Emmy Award for her guest role in Amazon's Catastrophe.
#CarrieFisher passed away late last December after suffering from cardiac arrest on a transatlantic flight. (Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, tragically died soon after.) Fisher was still very much involved in acting, between the #StarWars films and her recurring role on #Catastrophe.
The Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series nomination comes from Fisher's role as Mia Norris, the mother of Rob Delaney's character. The comedy series, which has aired for three seasons, follows an American named Rob Norris (Delaney), who moves to London after a weeklong affair with Shannon (Sharon Horgan) leads to an unplanned pregnancy. Fisher appeared in a total of five episodes and finished her Season 3 appearance shortly before her death.
The other nominees in the category include Wanda Sykes for Blackish, Becky Ann Baker for Girls, Angela Bassett for Master of None, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, both for hosting Saturday Night Live.
This is not Fisher's first #EmmyAwards nomination as she was nominated in the same guest category back in 2008 for her role in 30 Rock and again in 2011 for her one-woman stage show Wishful Drinking for the Outstanding Variety category. If Fisher's name gets called this year, it will be her first Emmy win.
Posthumous or not, Fisher's nomination for her guest role is completely warranted, as she has always thrown her full self into her work. She may have had hit some bumps in the road but her legacy is one to be admired, and an Emmy Award for her final performance would be a very meaningful addition to her memory as her family and friends try to find solace in the wake of her loss.
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards air September 17th, 2017.