Emmy Nod Would Make Fawcett Proud

Fawcett got three acting nominations, but documentary nod would have meant the most
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2009 9:00 AM CDT
Alana Stewart, left, producer of "Farrah's Story," and Farrah Fawcett's companion Ryan O'Neal arrive for the world premiere screening of the NBC documentary in Beverly Hills, Calif., May 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Farrah Fawcett’s Emmy nomination came 3 weeks after her death at 62, but it would have made her proud, pal Alana Stewart tells the Los Angeles Times. “This would have meant so much to Farrah,” says Stewart of the outstanding nonfiction special nod for Farrah’s Story, on which Fawcett was an executive producer. Her companion Ryan O’Neal “was very excited and happy,” Stewart adds.

“This wasn’t a role for Farrah. This was her life,” Stewart says of her film about Fawcett’s cancer battle. “She felt if she was supposed to go through this, she wanted to help other people. She lost the battle, but she won the war by encouraging and helping people.”