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2018 Oscars: Coco Songwriter Robert Lopez Is The First Person To Double EGOT

There is no bigger honor in the entertainment industry than to EGOT. If you don’t know what that means, to EGOT is to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Few people ever accomplish this feat. Latina acting legend Rita Moreno, who was a presenter at last night’s Oscar ceremony is one example. Another is the songwriting team of Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez who won the Oscar last night for best original song for Remember Me from the Coco soundtrack. This accomplishment would be amazing in its own right but it made Robert Lopez something that no one in history has ever been: a double EGOT winner.

That’s right…this man has EGOTed TWICE. It’s true that it is usually easier to EGOT if you are a composer…but still. His first Oscar was for Let It Go from Frozen, which he wrote with his wife Kristen. Now he has a second with Coco. He has three Emmys for Wonder Pets. He has three Grammys: Best Musical Theater Album (Book of Mormon), Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media (Frozen) and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Let It Go”). He also has two Tonys for Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. Holy. Crap.

It makes me very proud that a Latino is the first person ever to do this. As a Latino working in the entertainment industry I can tell you that there aren’t that many of us. To see one succeed so profoundly is incredible.

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