Press: Carrie Fisher receives posthumous Grammy nomination

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017


SYFY WIRE – Actress Carrie Fisher, aka Princess-turned-General Leia Organa, might be gone, but she’s far from forgotten. She’s remembered by her fans … and now the Grammy Awards. Fisher has been nominated posthumously for a spoken-word Grammy for the spoken-word version of her autobiographical book The Princess Diarist.


The Princess Diarist tells Fisher’s tale of her time on the set of Star Wars. During the week, she played Princess Leia opposite a cast that included Harrison Ford. On the weekends, they were lovers. She thought she was in love with him at the time, but her older, wiser, and filter-free self knows better.


You can hear Fisher’s wry, dry humor in an audio sample here.


Though fans will certainly be pulling for her, the once and former princess has serious competition. Also nominated are Neil deGrasse Tyson for Astrophysics for People in a Hurry; Bruce Springsteen for Born to Run; Shelly Peiken for Confessions of a Serial Songwriter; and Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo for Sanders’ book Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.


Will the princess snatch the Grammy from the hands of a famed astrophysicist, a rock god, and a man who ran for president? We’ll know when the awards ceremony airs on January 28, 2018.


Fisher was posthumously nominated, but did not win, an Emmy Award for guest actress in a comedy on the UK series Catastrophe (seen in the U.S. on Amazon Prime). One month after her death, however, she won the the Wilde Wit of the Year award from The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.

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