[Grammys] Our Dearly Departed Carrie Fisher Won a 2018 Grammy

The 60th Annual Grammys are happening today, and that means hours upon hours of awards being presented. Several (we mean literally dozens) of the awards are given out in a separate ceremony that is not televised in the primetime slot, and that happened just a little bit ago.

Perhaps one of the most interesting turns of the awards this year (although who knows, the prime time awards could still be a wash of fascinating performances and moments) was the winner for Best Spoken Word Album.

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Carrie Fisher, who did the audiobook version of The Princess Diarist (one of the many delightful autobiographical works from the late actress) was awarded the golden gramophone, beating out Mark Ruffalo and Bernie Sanders, and Neil deGrasse Tyson in the same category.

If you haven’t read the book and are a fan of the departed Fisher, you really should.

Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd posted this over on instagram after the announcement of the award:

Mark Hamill tweeted about the award too:

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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