An EGOT honor is a distinction given to those who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award - and Robert, has done it twice!
Robert Lopez's Oscar win on Sunday night was exciting for a few reasons. Lopez has won three Grammys spanning across his career - Best Musical Theater Album (Book of Mormon), Best Song Written for Visual Media ('Let It Go') and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media (Frozen).
Singer and Golden Globe-winning actor Gael Garcia Bernal kicked off the performance of "Remember Me" with a soft version of the song, later followed by a festive and colorful performance featuring Grammy-winning R&B star Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade. The Book of Mormon has also landed him two Tony Awards, with a third coming for his compositions for puppet-based musical Avenue Q. Achieving EGOT status once is itself a rare feat, as only 12 individuals have won all four awards in competitive categories. There are now 12 people who have achieved an "EGOT"-winning an award per body".
Lopez, who lives in Park Slope with his wife and daughters, was not only the youngest person ever to notch all 4 major wins, he was also the fastest, locking down the title in the span of 10 years. He has won two Daytime Emmys for his work on Wonder Pets, an animated children's series.
During the couple's acceptance speech, Anderson-Lopez noted the impressive diversity of those nominated in their category, as they beat acts including Mary J. Blige, Sufjan Stevens and Common.
Keep an eye on Robert Lopez and maybe we can learn a thing or two from his award-winning ways.