More than a year after her tragic demise, Carrie Fisher was declared the winner of her first Grammy Award.
The legendary Star Wars actor won the award for the Best Spoken Word Album during the recent 2017 Grammy Awards for her narration of her memoirs, titled The Princess Diarist. She had created the audiobook version with her daughter Billie Lourd, who posted on social media to honor her mother’s memory after the win.
Lourd had been working closely with her late mother during the recent years, and also appeared as a Resistance officer Kaydel Ko Connix in the ongoing Star Wars trilogy. She played the role of a communications specialist and had scenes with Fisher who played General Leia Organa, as they led the Resistance forces during the battle at Starkiller base and during their escape to Crait.
Lourd’s first appearance with her mother was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the mother-daughter duo reprised their roles in the recent Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As of now, there is no clarity whether Lourd will be sen in Star Wars: Episode IX, but, she is quite likely to continue playing her character.
Fisher’s audiobook performance for The Princess Diarist emerged victorious despite facing stiff competition from Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo for Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, Neil deGrasse Tyson for Astrophysics For People in a Hurry, Bruce Springsteen for Born to Run, and Shelly Peiken for Confessions of a Serial Songwriter. This was the second Grammy shot for Fisher, who had earlier been nominated in 2009 for the audiobook of her memoir Wishful Drinking.
Carrie Fisher has received nominations for various awards posthumously, including the 2017 Emmy Awards nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, for the role she played in the Amazons Original Series Catastrophe. After her untimely death in December 2016, this Grammy is the first award that Fisher received.
You can check Fisher’s last portrayal of Princess/General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, still playing in select theaters.