Carrie Fisher's Emmys send-off: a nod for guest actress in a comedy

Sharon Horgan and Carrie Fisher

Sharon Horgan and Carrie Fisher

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

The nomination is for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the third season of 'Catastrophe', a British sitcom which aired in the United Kingdom earlier this year, and is available on Amazon in the US. It was for her role as Mia, the tormenting mum of Rob (Rob Delaney) in the Amazon series, "Catastrophe". The character appeared in five episodes of the show's three seasons, with the installment she's nominated for shot just days before she passed away.

Fisher died last December following a heart attack on a plane from LA to London. In 2008, she was nominated in the guest actress in a comedy series category for her appearance on "30 Rock". Bright Lights, the documentary about Fisher and her mother, the late Debbie Reynolds, also received two Emmy nominations this year: for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program.

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In 'Catastrophe', Fisher plays the mother of the show's male star, Rob Delaney, who, in the third season's final episode, shares with his mother his relapse into alcoholism.

"Very happy and sad and proud and messed up and delighted about our friend Carrie Fisher's nomination".

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards take place in September.

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