Carrie Fisher Posthumously Nominated For Emmy Award

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Carrie Fisher has been posthumously nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the series “Catastrophe.”

Fisher had an ongoing guest role in the third season of the Amazon comedy series about an American man who moves to London after a short fling results in pregnancy. In the series, Fisher plays the man’s mother, the unplanned baby’s grandmother.

“It was such a shock to lose her and so unexpected and so awful,” co-creator and star Sharon Horgan told the Hollywood Reporter back in April.

Also nominated in the category of best guest actress are Wanda Sykes for her work in “Blackish,” Becky Ann Baker for “Girls,” Angela Bassett for “Master of None,” and Melissa McCarthy and Kirsten Wiig, each for their hosting stints on “Saturday Night Live.”

According to THR, only six actors have won posthumous Emmy awards: Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Raul Julia, Diana Hyland, Marion Lorne and Alice Pearce.

Fisher passed away in December at the age of 60.