Farrah Fawcett never won an Emmy during her lifetime, though she was nominated three different times.
Her acting nominations were for roles in The Burning Bed (1984), Small Sacrifices (1989) and The Guardian (2004). But this morning, Farrah received a posthumous Emmy nomination for her executive producing of her documentary Farrah’s Story.
Farrah’s longtime best friend Alana Stewart said of her Emmy nod, “It's very bittersweet. Farrah passed away three weeks ago today. I know that she would be so, so happy. This was so important to her, this project. She's been nominated before, and I just know that this would be the most important one of all.”
Ryan O'Neal echoed that statement, saying, "For the Television Academy to recognize Farrah's Story with this nomination is such a wonderful acknowledgment for Farrah and her legacy.
"I know that she is smiling that fabulous smile right now in heaven, and that she is grateful that the show has been so well received not only by her peers in the industry but by the public at large."
So sad! That documentary is one of the things people will remember Farrah most for. So we hope she wins the Emmy!