Let’s be honest, we’re still not over the fact that Carrie Fisher is no longer repping her Leia buns all day, every day (okay, we’re not sure she did that anyway), gracing us with her presence on the set of Star Wars, or just being an absolute legend on this planet we call Earth. After her death in December 2016, the world was shaken to its core – but luckily, we’ve been able to remember this iconic actress in some of the best ways possible.
Yep, although she sadly passed away, Carrie will still be remembered for her Star Wars legacy, and is still a major part of the franchise. In fact, the Star Wars: Last Jedi premiere was dedicated to her and we’ve also learned that Carrie will still appear in Episode IX thanks to old footage and technological advancements. However, Fisher was honored once more last night, when her talents were recognized at the Grammy Awards.
If you watched the Grammy Awards on television on Sunday evening, you might be thinking…’What the heck?! When did Carrie Fisher receive an award?!’ Well, don’t worry, you didn’t suffer a momentary blip in the space-time continuum. The award was actually announced during a pre-show ceremony before the main event was televised. During this ceremony, the nominees for the prestigious ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ were announced – and Carrie beat the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mark Ruffalo, Neil deGrasse, Shelly Peiken, and Bernie Sanders with her incredible book, ‘The Princess Diarist.’
Carrie released her memoir just a month before her passing *sobs* and recorded the audio version with a little help from her daughter, Billie Lourd. The book consists of her diary entries from her time on the Star Wars film set and is full of juicy details, hilarious anecdotes, and an incredible insight to the life of Carrie Fisher – so if you haven’t read it, stop everything and read it now! After the posthumous award was announced, Billie Lourd posted a touching tribute to her mother on social media. Yuh-huh, this WILL make you cry.
‼️❤️‼️♏️🅾️♏️🅱️🌱 🕎🅾️♑️ 🅰️ 🎏⛎©️🎋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🙏🏼