Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy for Spoken Word Album 'The Princess Diarist'
Even in death Carrie Fisher is a force to be reckoned with. The late Star Wars actress was honored with a posthumous Grammy Award on Sunday (Jan. 28) afternoon at the 60th annual Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, where the vast majority of the 84 golden gramophones were handed out by host and astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson.
In the best spoken word category, Fisher's memoir The Princess Diarist bested Degrasse Tyson's own Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, rock icon Bruce Springsteen's moving recitation of his memoir Born to Run, Sen. Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (with actor/activist Mark Ruffalo) and songwriter Shelly Peiken's Confessions of a Serial Songwriter.
Fisher, who died in December 2016 at age 60, earned the award for her reading of the book that gave a peek behind the curtain of her life while filming the first Star Wars movie, including the bombshell reveal that she had a brief on-set fling with co-star Harrison Ford. The 60th annual Grammy Awards will air at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday from Madison Square Garden in New York with host James Corden.