The late Star Wars actress appeared in five episodes across three series of the Channel 4 comedy as Rob’s (Rob Delaney) kooky, badly behaved mother, Mia.
Catastrophe creators Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney tweeted their reactions to Fisher’s nomination.
— Sharon Horgan (@SharonHorgan) July 13, 2017
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 13, 2017
Fisher died last December following a heart attack on a plane from LA to London.
Other actresses nominated in the category alongside Fisher include Angela Bassett for Netflix’s Master of None and Becky Ann Baker for Girls.
Bright lights, the film about Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds who died just one day after her daughter, is also nominated for an Emmy in the exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking category.