Just more than a year after Carrie Fisher‘s untimely death, the late actress has been awarded a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album. Carrie — who died at age 60 in December 2016 from cardiac arrest — posthumously received the coveted honor from The Recording Academy on Sunday, Jan. 28 for the audio version of her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist.
Carrie was nominated along with 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 Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In) for the Best Spoken Word Album category.
Billie and Carrie. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Following Carrie’s Grammys win, the Star Wars star’s 25-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd, took to Instagram to pay tribute to her late mom. “Momby won a f–king Grammy! 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,” Billie captioned a throwback photo of herself on a red carpet with her mother and a pic of Carrie’s memoir.
Many of Billie’s Instagram followers were quick to congratulate Carrie on her posthumous win in the post’s comments. “That book did make me fall in love with your mom. I bought every book she wrote. She was awesome. Big hug, Billie,” one person wrote with another similarly adding, “Congratulations! I was so thrilled to read Carrie won!” Carrie’s Grammy is the late star’s second major award win. She was previously given the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance in 2010 for her 2008 autobiographical humor book Wishful Drinking.