Carrie Fisher nominated for posthumous Grammy

The actress gets a nod in the spoken word category

Carrie Fisher has been nominated for a posthumous Grammy Award in the spoken word category.

The Star Wars icon passed away late last year, aged 60, after suffering a cardiac arrest. She is set to appear in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, reprising her role as Princess Leia for the final time.

Amongst yesterday’s 2018 Grammy nominations, Fisher was granted a posthumous nod by the The Recording Academy, in honour of her spoken word reading of autobiography The Princess Diarist.

The recording finds Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourde recounting passages from Fisher’s 1970s diaries, with many of the entries concerning her long-rumoured romantic relationship with Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford. “It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend,” Fisher wrote.

In an interview late last year, Fisher revealed that Ford had floated the possibility of legal action over the publication, while Ford himself dodged questions on the “strange” experience of having their affair made public earlier this year.

“I told him I found the diaries, which I had not seen since I’d written them and that I was gonna publish them,” Fisher said in the interview. “He just said, ‘Lawyer.’ I told him he could take out anything he didn’t like. I sent it to him, but he never commented. I guess he didn’t loathe anything. I know the whole thing embarrasses him. That’s what it’s for, to embarrass all of us again.”

Meanwhile, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has spoken about Fisher’s final, “beautiful” appearance in the Star Wars franchise as Leia.

“We obviously didn’t make the movie to be her final Star Wars movie,” he told Good Morning America. “Given that though, I think there are scenes that she has that are going to mean a lot to people. There are scenes that we have with her where, now not having her around, I watch them and I think: ‘I’m really thankful that we have that and that we can give that to people.’

 “[I hope it] emotionally gives some kind of catharsis, it gives some kind of emotional satisfaction,” Johnson continued. “I think so, I really hope so. I know for me it does.”