Carrie Fisher wins posthumous Grammy Award for The Princess Diarist

This is well-deserved

Ilana Kaplan
New York
Sunday 28 January 2018 22:54
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Credit: Rex.
Credit: Rex.

Carrie Fisher has won a Grammy for "Best Spoken Word Album" for The Princess Diarist.

Her nomination was a surprising addition to the category.

Before her untimely death, the Star Wars actress recorded an audio version of her memoir in 2017.

In Fisher's novel, she goes back through the journals she wrote in during the first Star Wars film.

The late actress competed in the "Best Spoken Word Album" category with Neil Degrasse Tyson reading Astrophysics For People In A Hurry, Bruce Springsteen with his autobiography Born To Run, Shelly Peiken’s Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter and Bernie Sanders’s Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In with Mark Ruffalo.

The 2018 Grammys are a bit controversial with the exclusion of Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift as nominees.

Fisher's final cinematic performance was in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December 2017.

Her posthumous win is an incredible tribute to her legendary career.

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