Fisher, who died in December 2016 after undergoing cardiac arrest, was nominated in the Best Spoken Word Album category for the audio recording of her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist when the winner was announced during the 2018 GRAMMYs pre-telecast ceremony.
Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, took to Instagram to celebrate the win. "Princess Diarist was the last profesh(ish) thing my momby and I got to do together," Lourd captioned a photo of her as a young kid in her mom's arms. "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."
This marks the first win for the actress, who previously nominated in the same category in 2009, for her book Wishful Drinking. However, this is not Fisher’s only posthumous recognition. She was also nominated for a 2017 Hugo Award for Best Related Work for The Princess Diarist and for a 2017 Emmy for her guest work on Amazon’s Catastrophe.
Fisher was last seen onscreen reprising her role as General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film marked her final chapter in the ongoing saga, which still has another installment left in the current trilogy.