Carrie Fisher up for an Emmy | Posthumous honour for her role in Catastrophe © Channel 4

Carrie Fisher up for an Emmy

Posthumous honour for her role in Catastrophe

Carrie Fisher has been posthumously nominated for an Emmy award for her role in  Catastrophe. 

Fisher, who died in December, was shortlisted for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series.

Although British made, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s Channel 4 series is eligible because it streams on Amazon Prime.

Fisher played Mia, the mother of Delaney’s character,  in her last role.

Today Horgan tweeted: 'Very happy and sad and proud and messed up and delighted about our friend Carrie Fisher's nomination.'

Horgan previously said: ‘For series three we wrote a bigger part for her character and we got to spend a lot more time with her. She was funny all the time. She was an incredibly witty person and liked saying aresholey things to everyone but also a really kind, lovely, supportive person.’

Also nominated for the best guest actress in a comedy series are: Wanda Sykes for Blackish, Becky Ann Baker for Girls, Angela Bassett for Master of None, and Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, each for hosting Saturday Night Live.

Horgan and Delaney shared an Emmy nomination last year for writing the Catastrophe pilot. 

Fisher’s had previously been nominated for an Emmy in 2008 for a guest appearance  on 30 Rock.

In other categories, Tracey Ullman’s Show is up for best variety/sketch series, the Black Mirror episode  San Junipero is up for best TV movie.

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will take place on Sunday September 17  in Los Angeles. 

Shortlists in the other main comedy categories are:

Outstanding comedy series: 



Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Donald Glover, Atlanta

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

Allison Janney, Mom

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding variety talk series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Real Time With Bill Maher

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Judith Light, Transparent

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

Variety Sketch Series

Billy On The Street

Documentary Now!

Drunk History


Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Directing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Jamie Babbit, Silicon Valley

Morgan Sackett, Veep

David Mandel, Veep

Dale Stern, Veep

Writing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Stephen Glover, Atlanta

Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe, Master of None

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley

Billy Kimball, Veep

David Mandel, Veep

Published: 13 Jul 2017

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