Fil-Am composer wins Oscar for ‘Frozen’ song, becomes 12th member of elite EGOT circle
MANILA, Mar 3 (Mabuhay) – Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez made many Filipinos proud Monday when “Let It Go,” the song he penned for the popular Disney movie “Frozen,” won Best Original Song in the 86th Academy Awards.
With the recognition, Robert, who won along with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, joins the so-called EGOT club – an elite circle of people who have won all four major annual entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
He is the circle’s 12th and youngest member, according to reports.
A report on People.com said Robert, 39, won a Tony in 2004 for best original score for “Avenue Q.” He also has two Daytime Emmy Awards, in 2008 and 2010, for outstanding achievement in music direction and composition for “The Wonder Pets.”
In 2011, he won two Tonys for best book of a musical and best original score. A year later, he won a Grammy for best musical theater album for “The Book of Mormon.”
Other notable EGOT members are Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, and Scott Rudin. (MNS)