Carrie Fisher Wins Her First Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Emmett Rice
January 29, 2018

The Princess Diarist was published two weeks before Fisher's death on December 26, 2016.

Carrie Fisher was awarded her first Grammy on Sunday.

Fisher was nominated in the Best Spoken Word Album category for her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist, which is based on her journal entries from the time she worked on her first Star Wars film in 1977. Isn't that fantastic? We're so happy that Carrie Fisher is once again being recognized for all the hard work she did throughout her career, and Billie seems to feel the exact same way.

Also nominated in the Spoken Word category was Neil deGrasse Tyson, for “Astrophysics For People In A Hurry, ” Bruce Springsteen for “Born to Run, ” Shelly Peiken for “Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter, ” and Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo for “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.”.

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Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd went on to say she "ultimately" died of drug addiction and mental illness. "I wish she was here to carry me down the red carpet in some freaky floral ensemble but instead we'll celebrate in true Carrie style: In bed, in front of the TV, over cold Coca Colas and warm e-cigs".

Fisher was last seen onscreen reprising her role as General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The actress and writer has been up for several posthumous awards since her death, including an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for Catastrophe.

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