In addition to her accomplished acting career, the late, great Carrie Fisher was also a talented writer, too, working as a script doctor and penning multiple bestsellers throughout her too-short lifetime. Those two worlds collided when she performed the audio book narration for her last work before her death, the "Star Wars"-themed memoir "The Princess Diarist," and now, that recording has snagged Fisher a posthumous Grammy Award.
Fisher prevailed in the Spoken Word Album category on Sunday night, beating out the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Mark Ruffalo and Bernie Sanders. "The Princess Diarist" caused a stir when it was first released, shortly before the writer-actress's sudden death in December 2016 at age 60, revealing Fisher's affair with her then-married co-star Harrison Ford during the making of the first "Star Wars" film.
The late star's family and friends celebrated her big win in her stead, with her daughter, Billie Lourd, offering the sweetest tribute to Fisher's achievement. In post on Instagram, Lourd shared a throwback photo of her mother carrying her down a red carpet when she was a little girl.
‼️❤️‼️♏️🅾️♏️🅱️🌱 🕎🅾️♑️ 🅰️ 🎏⛎©️🎋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🙏🏼
Noting that she wished Fisher could be with her to share in her joy, Lourd wrote the she would "instead ... celebrate in true Carrie style: in bed in front of the TV over cold Coca Colas and warm e cigs. I'm beyond proud."
Mark Hamill, Fisher's "Star Wars" castmate, let his hashtags do most of the talking, tweeting a big, all-caps "CONGRATULATIONS" to his "#SpaceSis."
"#AlwaysWithUs #AlwaysAWinner #CarrieOnFOREVER," the actor added.
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
Congratulations Carrie Fisher... We miss you. https://t.co/3wpaY4Gnyp— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 29, 2018
We only wish Fisher could have been here to enjoy the honor herself. We miss you, Princess.