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Fil-Am songwriter Robert Lopez makes history as first double EGOT winner

by Ruel J. Mendoza
Mar 10, 2018
During the recent 2018 Oscar Awards, Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez (shown with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez) marked an unprecedented feat, being the only person ever to receive an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award twice. According to Entertainment Weekly: "Lopez was the youngest person ever to complete an EGOT (39, his first go-around) and the quickest to win all four awards —10 years."

Ang 43-year old Filipino-American songwriter na si Robert Lopez ay nagtala ng pambihirang record dahil siya lang ang kauna-unahang double EGOT winner.

Ang EGOT ay ang acronym na ginagamit para sa mga taong naparangalan at nakatanggap ng Emmy, Grammy, Oscar at Tony awards.

Ayon sa Entertainment Weekly: “Lopez was the youngest person ever to complete an EGOT (39, his first go-around) and the quickest to win all four awards —10 years.”

Ang pagkapanalo ni Lopez sa nakaraang 90th Academy Awards para sa Best Original Song (“Remember Me,” from the animated film, Coco) ay ikalawa na niyang Oscar.

Una siyang nanalo ng Oscar noong 2014 para sa awiting “Let It Go” na mula sa animated film na Frozen.

Dalawang beses na ring nanalo sa Tony Awards si Lopez noong 2011 (Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score won for The Book of Mormon) and 2004 (original score for Avenue Q).

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Dalawang beses na rin niyang napanalunan ang Emmy Awards: 2008 and 2010 for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for The Wonder Pets.

Two-time Grammy winner na rin siya noong 2012 (Best Musical Theater Album won for The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording) and 2015 (Best Song Written for Visual Media won for Frozen's "Let It Go").

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Co-writer ni Lopez ang misis niyang si Kristen Anderson-Lopez sa loob ng labinlimang taon.

Bukod kay Lopez, ang ilang kilalang mga EGOT winners ay sina Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg at Scott Rudin.

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During the recent 2018 Oscar Awards, Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez (shown with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez) marked an unprecedented feat, being the only person ever to receive an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award twice. According to Entertainment Weekly: "Lopez was the youngest person ever to complete an EGOT (39, his first go-around) and the quickest to win all four awards —10 years."
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