Unfortunately, Carrie Fisher wasn’t alive to see the first Grammy win of her career. During the most recent Grammy celebration, Fisher was awarded a posthumous Grammy for her audiobook, “Princess Diarist.”
This was Fisher’s second nomination for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album — the first being for her autobiography “Wishful Drinking.”
She beat out the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The book was released only five weeks before the actress’ death in December of 2016. It was comprised of material from Fisher’s diary while she was working on the first “Star Wars” film.
Although Fisher couldn’t be there to celebrate the achievement, her daughter, Billie Lourd, took to Instagram once she heard the news.
She posted a picture of her and her mom, with a caption that’s enough to melt the coldest of hearts.
‼️❤️‼️♏️?️♏️?️? ??️♑️ ?️ ?⛎©️?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??
“Princess Diarist was the last profesh(ish) thing my momby and I got to do together,” she wrote.
“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.”
She finished her post by saying, “I’m beyond proud.” For Lourd, the award came as a personal achievement as well as an honor for her late mother.
Lourd collaborated extensively with Fisher for the memoir. She even narrated a large portion of the nominated audiobook.
This isn’t the first time Lourd has made a statement on her mother’s behalf. Shortly after Fisher’s death, Lourd accepted the Disney Legends Award for her mother — penning a heartbreaking acceptance speech.
“She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream,” she wrote in her speech.
For many, Fisher’s iconic character was the best Disney princess of them all.
Lourd also worked with her mom on two of the most recent “Star Wars” films. She played Lieutenant Connix in Fisher’s final on-screen appearances.
Although Lourd is likely still grieving over the loss of her mother, she’s not alone.
Her post received hundreds of thousands of likes and comments, gushing over how proud and supportive everyone was.
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