This is one of those stories that just makes your heart happy. At the Grammy awards on Sunday the 28th of January the late Carrie Fisher received a posthumous Grammy in the category of Best Spoken Word for her audiobook version of her book “The Princess Diarist.” The book was based on her journal entries, written while working on the first Star Wars film in 1977. As well as an important glimpse into her life and behind the scenes of one of the most pivotal franchises in cinematic history the book also sparked controversy at the time for bringing to light an on-set affiar between Carrie and co-star Harrison Ford. Ford was married at the time to Mary Marquardt (1964–1979).
The book itself released just five weeks before her death, with Carrie passing away during a flight on the book tour, and was reported by her daughter, Billie Lourd, to be one of the last projects the star and her worked on. The award was announced during the Grammy’s premiere ceremony before the live show and beat off competition 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/Mark Ruffalo for “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.”
This was Carrie Fisher’s second nomination and first win, after being nominated for her 2008 book “Wishful Drinking”.