Carrie Fisher attends the 54th New York Film Festival – ‘Bright Lights’ Photo Cal on October 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

(CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Carrie Fisher has won a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word album for her “The Princess Diarist.”

Fisher died in December 2016 at age 60. The Grammy is awarded for her audio recording of her memoir based on diaries she kept around the time she starred in the first “Star Wars” film in 1977.

The announcement was greeted with loud cheers in the theater where dozens of early Grammy Awards are being announced Sunday.