A little more than a year after her death, Carrie Fisher has won her first Grammy Awards.
The iconic Star Wars actor was given the honor of the Best Spoken Word Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards for narrating her memoirs, The Princess Diarist. She worked on the audiobook version with her daughter Billie Lourd, who just took to social media to honor her mother's memory after the win.
‼️❤️‼️♏️🅾️♏️🅱️🌱 🕎🅾️♑️ 🅰️ 🎏⛎©️🎋ℹ️🆖 ⛽️®️🅰️♏️♏️🌱‼️❤️‼️ Princess Diarist was the last profesh(ish) thing my momby and I got to do together. I wish she was here to carry me down the red carpet in some bizarre floral ensemble but instead we’ll celebrate in true Carrie style: in bed in front of the TV over cold Coca Colas and warm e cigs. I’m beyond proud. @recordingacademy🙏🏼
Lourd has worked closely with her mother over the last few years, appearing as Resistance officer Kaydel Ko Connix in the new Star Wars trilogy. As a communications specialist, she often shared scenes with Fisher's General Organa, helping lead the Resistance forces in the battle at Starkiller base and in the escape to Crait.
Lourd appeared alongside Fisher in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and both mother and daughter reprised their roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There's no word yet on whether or not Lourd will return for Star Wars: Episode IX, but it's probably a safe bet that she'll be involved.
Fisher's work on the audio book for The Princess Diarist was recognized amid a field of stiff competition, including 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.
It is Fisher's second Grammy nomination, coming after narrating the audio book for her 2009 memoir Wishful Drinking.
The actor has been nominated for different awards after her death, including at the 2017 Emmy Awards when she was in contention for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on the Amazon Original Series Catastrophe. The Grammy is the first award Fisher won after her death in December, 2016.
Fisher's final role can be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, now playing in theaters.0comments