As the stars gathered to celebrate the 60 th Annual Grammy Awards, the pre-show rite was dishing out awards to some of the industry’s heavy hitters. Among them was the late Carrie Fisher, who purposed up the posthumous win of her first Grammy.
Fisher was quietly awarded the trophy for best spoken word album for her audiobook recording of “The Princess Diarist.” The tale takes enters from her diaries that she retained during her day filming the first “Star Wars” cinema, “A New Hope, ” in 1977.
The book was the star’s fourth and last, having come out simply five weeks before her demise at age 60 in December 2016. As previously reported, Fisher succumbed of a heart attack while on a tour to promote the memoir.
Fisher won the award thumping out Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, Shelly Peiken, Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo for their respective audiobook nominations. This isn’t the first time that the “Star Wars” actress has been nominated for a Grammy. In 2009 she was nominated in the same category for her memoir that became a one-woman-show, “Wishful Drinking.” Her posthumous 2018 win, though, is her first.
The pre-show wins were announced prior to the main indicate, which finds itself in New York once again for the first time in 15 years.