Joan Rivers picked up a Grammy Award five months after her death from complications from routine surgery. The award, for best spoken-word album, was for her narration of her memoir Diary of a Mad Diva. It is her first Grammy win.
Rivers was matched up in the category with some big names, including actor/director James Franco, director John Waters, former President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and singer Gloria Gaynor. Rivers was nominated in 1984 for a Grammy in comedy for What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?