With his latest Oscar victory, Robert Lopez makes history by becoming the first person to achieve the EGOT twice.
At the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night, Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez collected the best original song honor for “Remember Me” from the animated film Coco, meaning he’s now bagged at least two coveted awards from each of the fields of television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar), and theater (Tony).
Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg and the late John Gielgud are among the 12 showbiz legends to have “EGOT’ed,” though technically 17 people have achieved this special all-round achievement if you count “special” or “honorary” awards. Lopez is the only person to officially do it twice.
The New York native was the youngest person ever to complete an EGOT when, in 2014 and at the age of 39, he won a Grammy for Frozen song “Let It Go,” which he co-wrote with Anderson-Lopez. And it took him just under 10 years to achieve, also a record.
His trophy cabinet now stacks up with two Emmys, three Tonys, three Grammys and two Oscars. At just 43 years of age, Lopez should be confident of hogging more industry prizes in the years ahead.