The late Star Wars icon has just been awarded its first Grammy. On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Carrie Fisher posthumously won the Best Spoken Word Album Award at the 2018 Grammys Pre-Telecast Ceremony for the audio recording of her memoirs. The princess diary. The Twitter recording academy announced the news and wrote, "Congratulations on the best spoken word album - 'The Princess Diarist' #CarrieFisher #GRAMMYs" While this marked Fischer's first Grammy win, she was nominated for her book in the same category, Wish Drink in 2009. Fischer's long-time co-star and friend Mark Hamill reacted quickly to the victory on social media. "CONGRATULATIONS to my # GRAMMY winners #SpaceSis !!!" he tweeted, add the hashtags "#AlwaysWithUs #AlwaysAWinner #CarrieOnFOREVER". Fisher and Hamill have recently cast their roles as Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker Star Wars Rate, The Last Jedi - Fischer's Last Film. According to E! News, The Princess Diary writer is based on diary entries that the actress wrote when she appeared as Princess Leia in 1977 Star Wars film. The book was published in November 2016 - a month before her early death at the age of 60. Like Nicki Swift, Fisher died on December 27, 2016, a few days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. It later became known that she died of complications from sleep apnea. Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died at the age of 84 the day after her daughter died, were both retired on January 7, 2017. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards hosted by The Late Late Show James Corden will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. EST on CBS.