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Joan Rivers Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Diary of a Mad Diva

Joan Rivers

The late, great Joan Rivers received yet another honor last night when she won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album. According to E!, this was the first Grammy win for the acerbic comedy queen, who had been nominated once before.

"We're here for a special reason,” said Joan’s daughter, Melissa Rivers. “I said, if my mother won for Best Spoken Word Album, I would come back and only talk to you," she assured Giuliana Rancic after accepting the award for her mother who passed in September. "When they hand you the grammy, they hand you an  envelope," she showed off the card and proceeded to open if for the E! camera, "and when you open it, that's what it says inside."

"It's a difficult moment, it's a little bittersweet," she said. "[Joan] was nominated once for her comedy album…but it's wonderful how loved she was and how she's getting so much attention now, and people are really understanding what she's about."

James Franco, John Waters, Jimmy Carter, Elizabeth Warren, and Gloria Gaynor were her competition in the category.


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