Ingrid Bergman's daughter, Pia Lindström accepted her Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Emmy for A Woman Called Golda (1982) posthumously. Bergman died 3 weeks prior to the ceremony, after the ballots were cast.
To prepare for her role of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, in A Woman Called Golda (1982), Ingrid Bergman traveled around Israel and interviewed those who had known Golda. She spent hours studying old newsreels to master Golda's mannerisms. She was 66 years old at the time.
Nastassja Kinski, who looked remarkably like a young Ingrid Bergman, was suggested for the role of young Golda but Bergman felt an unknown actress would be more suitable. Judy Davis was selected and received an Emmy nomination for her work.