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The majority of Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were announced prior to the ceremony, one of which included Fisher’s award. She won for best spoken word album—the same category that host James Corden would later use in a bit about the book Fire and Fury—for The Princess Diarist’s audiobook, Fisher’s memoir about filming the first Star Wars movie at 19 and the affair she had with co-star Harrison Ford, who was 34 at the time. In the process, she beat out Bernie Sanders, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mark Ruffalo, and Shelly Peiken.
While this is Fisher’s first win, she was also nominated in the same category in 2009 for Wishful Drinking’s audiobook.
— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) January 28, 2018
Fans, celebrities, and those who knew Fisher were ecstatic to hear about Fisher’s Grammy win as they once again celebrated her lasting legacy online.
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) January 28, 2018
Congratulations Carrie Fisher… We miss you. https://t.co/3wpaY4Gnyp
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 29, 2018
Carrie Fisher won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album with The Princess Diarist. A true legend pic.twitter.com/NIdcxrFJwt
— the last jedi (@tolkienianjedi) January 29, 2018
Celestial congratulations @carrieffisher Best #spokenword to the woman who always had the best words and a stunning voice. Now the @GRAMMYAwards says so 2! #princessdiarist #sisters #Authors ❤ pic.twitter.com/jeheE0Cu6x
— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) January 28, 2018
— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) January 29, 2018
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) January 28, 2018
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) January 28, 2018
Fisher’s daughter, actress Billie Lourd, took to Instagram to celebrate the win with Fisher’s emoji social media staple.
“Princess Diarist was the last profesh(ish) thing my momby and I got to do together,” Lourd wrote. “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.”
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.