Thursday 22 February 2018

Sharon Horgan 'messed up and delighted' over Carrie Fisher's posthumous Emmy nomination

Sharon Horgan and Carrie Fisher.
Sharon Horgan and Carrie Fisher.
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Sharon Horgan has paid tribute to Carrie Fisher following the late actress' posthumous Emmy nomination for 'Catastrophe'.

Irish actress Sharon stars in the comedy series as an Irish schoolteacher in London who falls pregnant after a steamy one-week fling.

The objection of her affections is American advertising executive in the city on business, played by Boston comedian Rob Delaney.

Carrie Fisher has now been nominated for her guest role in the third season of the show, playing Rob's troublesome mother Mia.

Fisher (60) suffered a major heart attack during a transatlantic flight and died in hospital a few days later.

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

Here is a list of the main nominees for the 2017 ceremony:


:: Lead actress in a drama series

Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder

Claire Foy - The Crown

Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale

Keri Russell - The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood - Westworld

Robin Wright - House Of Cards


:: Lead actor in a drama series

Sterling K. Brown - This is Us

Anthony Hopkins - Westworld

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys - The Americans

Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey - House Of Cards

Milo Ventimiglia - This is Us


:: Lead actress in a limited series or movie

Carrie Coon - Fargo

Felicity Huffman - American Crime

Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange - FEUD: Bette And Joan

Susan Sarandon - FEUD: Bette And Joan

Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies


:: Lead actor in a limited series or movie

Riz Ahmed - The Night Of

Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: The Lying Detective

Robert De Niro - The Wizard Of Lies

Ewan McGregor - Fargo

Geoffrey Rush - Genius

John Turturro - The Night Of


:: 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


:: 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


:: Reality competition

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice


:: 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


:: Limited series

Big Little Lies


FEUD: Bette And Joan


The Night Of


:: Comedy series



Master Of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt



:: Drama series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid's Tale

House Of Cards

Stranger Things

This is Us


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