Carrie Fisher Wins First Grammy Award Posthumously For 'The Princess Diarist'

Carrie Fisher Wins First Grammy Award Posthumously For 'The Princess Diarist'

Over a year since her tragic death, Carrie Fisher lives on through her artistic contributions to the world.

The 2016 memoir was inspired by the diary entries that Fisher wrote while working on the first "Star Wars" film in 1977.

Carrie Fisher was nominated for Emmys, BAFTAs, and Saturn Awards over her near 40-year acting career-but the late actress just won her first-ever Grammy Award posthumously at this year's pre-telecast ceremony.

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Fisher was previously nominated for a Grammy in the same category in 2009, for her recording of her memoir-turned-one-woman-show Wishful Drinking, but did not win. She beat out Bruce Springsteen, songwriter Shelly Peiken, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor Mark Ruffalo, and Vermont Sen. Prior to her passing, the book had garnered plenty of buzz thanks to the bombshell revelation that she and costar Harrison Ford had an on-set affair-while he was a 33-year-old married father of two and she was just 19.

As The Hollywood Reporter pointed out, this is Fisher's second posthumous nomination after she was up for an Emmy for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy for her role in Amazon's Catastrophe.

Though Fisher was best known for her role in the "Star Wars" films - she played Leia throughout the original trilogy, then reprised the role 32 years later in "The Force Awakens" - she was also successful writer. The Grammy marks her first posthumous win.

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