Sharon Horgan is 'proud and messed up' over Carrie Fisher's Emmy Nomination

Carrie Fisher Emmy nomination

Carrie Fisher Emmy nomination

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

Fisher died last December following a heart attack on a plane from LA to London.

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

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

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. Fisher appeared in a total of five episodes and finished her Season 3 appearance shortly before her death.

Other nominees in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category at this year's Emmys are Wanda Sykes (Black-ish), Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Angela Bassett (Master Of None), Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live) and Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live) for the honour.

"I think the next hard thing was being in the edit [room] and watching her on screen yet no longer being with us", she said.

Fisher was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for the autobiographical show 'Wishful Drinking'; and in 2008 for a guest spot as Liz Lemon's idol on '30 Rock'.

She has never won an award.

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