Last night while we were basking in the glow of A-list selfies and Jared Leto’s ombre mane, Robert Lopez took home the Best Original Song Oscar for “Let It Go” from Frozen, and in doing so joined the eminent ranks alongside Liza Minelli, Marvin Hamlisch and Tracy Jordan in the prestigious EGOT Winner’s Circle.
The EGOT, an acronym made famous in 30 Rock’s fifth season, refers to the showbiz awards grand slam of Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony and, until yesterday, had been achieved by just 11 people. In becoming the 12th addition to this group of rare birds, Lopez also became the youngest member to join the group at just 38 years of age.
The Oscar caps off his outstanding EGOT run which was preceded by: 2004 Tony Award for Best Score (Avenue Q), Daytime Emmy wins in 2008 and 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition (Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets), and a 2012 Grammy for The Book of Mormon.
Watch Lopez and his collaborator in work and life, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, accept their Oscar with one of the most charming speeches of the night.
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