Farrah Fawcett Receives Posthumous Emmy Nomination
Farrah Fawcett received her fourth Emmy nomination posthumously on Thursday. The star -- who died three weeks ago at the age of 62 -- received the nod as an executive producer of Farrah's Story, the NBC documentary that chronicled her two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.
Although she has never won, she was nominated three other times for her acting in The Burning Bed (1984), Small Sacrifices (1989) and The Guardian (2004).
"For the Television Academy to recognize Farrah's Story with this nomination is such a wonderful acknowledgment for Farrah and her legacy," her longtime companion and Small Sacrifices costar, Ryan O'Neal, said in a statement. "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."
Craig J. Nevius, another executive producer of the documentary, which aired May 15, told Usmagazine.com that the Charlie's Angels star's father James received the good news about her Emmy nod. "Unfortunately, Farrah is not here to appreciate the result of her bravery and creativity. But fortunately her 92 years young father is here to bask in the glow of his daughter's honor," Nevius told Us in a statement. He added: "When I shared the good news with him this morning, he demonstrated his usual dry wit and asked, 'Is there any way for me to take credit for this?' I told him he could take all the credit. Because he gave the world Farrah. He and Mrs. Fawcett were delighted.'"