Carrie Fisher posthumously awarded Grammy for best-spoken word album

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Jan 28, 2018

Carrie Fisher was posthumously awarded a Grammy for best spoken-word album for the audio version of her memoir The Princess Diarist. This is the first Grammy she had won since she was nominated in this category before in 2009 for the autobiography she wrote and performed the audio version that ended up on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Fisher was best known for her iconic performance as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. She was a feminist icon and worked as a script doctor for many Hollywood blockbusters. She passed away December 27, 2016. She was 60.

The late actress was up against fierce competition. Nominees included Mark Ruffalo's work on Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, Neil Degrasse Tyson (Astrophysics for People in a Hurry), Bruce Springsteen (Born to Run), and Shelly Peiken (Confessions of a Serial Songwriter).

UPDATE: Fisher's daughter, actress Billie Lourd, commemorating her late mother's win with an Instagram tribute. It led off with the phrase "Momby won a f*cking Grammy" in Fisher's trademark emoji spelling, then went on to celebrate Fisher's last major professional contribution (she had already finished work on The Last Jedi when she began promoting The Princess Diarist).

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