Carrie Fisher was posthumously nominated for a Grammy for narrating "The Princess Diarist"
Carrie Fisher is gone, but she’s certainly not forgotten. The legendary Star Wars actress passed away in December 2016, just a month after her memoir The Princess Diarist was released. For the audio recording of her memoir, Fisher was nominated in November for a 2018 Grammy in the spoken-word category.
Fisher was nominated in the same category at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards for her 2009 book, Wishful Drinking. The Princess Diarist and Wishful Drinking are two of the eight books Fisher authored in her lifetime.
The Princess Diarist is a funny, truthful, and somewhat scandalous recounting of how Fisher came to be Princess (and later General) Leia in the Star Wars franchise. Pulling excerpts from the diaries she kept while filming the first Star Wars flick, Fisher wove together a memoir that made headlines and gave fans a look into the young life of real-life Leia.
Fisher shares this year’s spoken-word Grammy category with Neil deGrasse Tyson, nominated for his book Astrophysics For People In A Hurry, Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Shelly Peiken’s Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, and Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.
There’s some stiff competition, and honestly, we’re rooting for everyone in the category.
Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, also lends her voice to the audiobook version of The Princess Diarist. Lourd is best known for her role of Chanel #3 in Scream Queens and Winter Anderson in American Horror Story: Cult.
Tune into the Grammy Awards this Sunday, January 28th, to see if Fisher will posthumously win her first Grammy award. We’ll certainly be watching!