Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy for Spoken Word Album
The late Star Wars actress, who died at the age of 60 over a year ago, won for the narration of her memoir, The Princess Diarist.
The Force is strong with Carrie Fisher, who won a posthumous Grammy Award on Sunday night for the audiobook of her memoir, The Princess Diarist.
Before she passed away on December 27, 2016, at age 60, Fisher penned her memoir, which was based on the diaries she kept in the 1970s, when she was a teenager working on the set of Star Wars. Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, narrates the diary entries included in the book. For fans of the series, the memoir was a fascinating, and often hilarious, look at what went on between the actors and crew on the set of one of the highest-grossing movie series of all time. The memoir was published only five weeks before her death.
The non-music Grammy category includes nominations for poetry, audiobooks, and storytelling. The other nominees in the category this year were for Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson; Born to Run, narrated by Bruce Springsteen; Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, narrated by Shelly Peiken; and Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, narrated by Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo.
This is Fisher’s second nomination in this category. In 2010, she was nominated for her memoir Wishful Drinking, but was beat out by Michael J. Fox’s narration of his memoir Always Looking Up.
Last year’s winner of the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album was In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox, narrated by Carol Burnett.