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Carrie Fisher Honored With Posthumous Award At The Grammys

Rolling Stone

The Grammy award show was littered with shocks and surprise wins this year, and people were just as focused on who wasn't attending as who did show up.

Amidst the white roses that celebrities were wearing to show support for the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, there were other nods to recognizing the difficulties that women have been facing in Hollywood for decades.

Of particular note was the award granted to late actress and writer, Carrie Fisher. Fisher came to be known for her famous role in the Star Wars series, but she had her hand in many other productions throughout her career.

Unfortunately, likely due to discrimination as a woman in the industry, her work with doctoring scripts was constantly overlooked and unaccredited.

Now, a year after her death, it seems that she is finally getting the recognition that she deserves.

While it may be a little unorthodox, that's exactly how Fisher would have wanted it to be!

While Fisher had worked on scripts for huge Hollywood hits such as Hook, Sister Act, and The Wedding Singer, her award came from something she wrote entirely on her own.

When Fisher published her memoir, The Princess Diarist, just a month before she died in 2016, she revealed an amazing amount of details from her life during the filming of the popular Star Wars franchise.

The book was based on her diaries written at the time, and it mentions her work doctoring the script, but also unveiled the not-so-shocking affair she had with Harrison Ford, who was married with children at the time.

She ended up recording an audio book for it's release, and this won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album category.

Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, posted her response to the emotional win for her late mother.

Share if you're happy that Fisher finally got the recognition that she deserves for her work!