EGOT! Brooklyn songwriter wins show-biz grand slam of awards

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) – The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards are four of the most prestigious awards in show biz. While dozens of awards were handed out at Sunday’s Academy Awards, only a dozen people have ever taken home all four trophies in the course of their careers. The latest is Brooklyn’s own Robert Lopez who, along with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, took home the Oscar for Best Song for “Let It Go” from the Disney movie Frozen.

With the Oscar win, Lopez joins a category with show biz icons like Audrey Hepburn and Mel Brooks.
The songwriter received Emmy awards in 2008 and 2010 for his work on Nickelodeon’s “The Wonder Pets”, took home a Grammy for the “Book of Mormon” in 2012, and won his first Tony for Avenue Q in 2004.

EGOT

Brooklyn’s Robert Lopez is now in a special group of ‘EGOT’ honorees after receiving an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

Moments after winning the award Lopez posted a photo on twitter with caption EGOT.

Not only did Lopez and his wife win the Oscar, but singer Idina Menzel  performed the song live during the awards ceremony. Lopez is the youngest person to ever EGOT, accomplishing the feat in just 10 years.
During their acceptance speech, he and his wife put their creative skills on display, rhyming the names of those they thanked before giving a shout-out to their daughters.

“Katie and Annie, this song is inspired by our love for you and the hope that you never let fear or shame keep you from celebrating the unique people that you are,” said Kristen Anderson-Lopez.  “Thank you, we love you.”