Robert Lopez earns an EGOT with Disney’s Frozen ‘Let it Go’ win for ‘Best Original Song’
Now that Disney has snatched up another Oscar for their now Academy Award winning animated film ‘Frozen,’ there are a few other titles that can be announced. Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Let It Go” from the film. With that win Lopez has won EGOT status (a term created from an episode of 30 Rock).
With a win from every major award show, Lopez has an Emmys for The Wonder Pets, he won a Grammy for The Book of Mormon album and a few Tony awards for Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. Lopez is now the twelfth person to have achieved this status.
The Academy Awards also had live-performances for the evening planned for each of the songs that were nominated. “Let it Go,” written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for “Frozen,” is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “The Moon Song” from “Her.”
Menzel won a Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of “Wicked.” She received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in “Rent” and earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Manhattan Theater Club’s off-Broadway musical “The Wild Party.” In March, Menzel will star in “If/Then,” a new Broadway musical about a woman moving back to New York City for a fresh start. In addition to “Frozen,” in which she voices the character of Elsa, Menzel’s film roles include “Enchanted,” “Ask the Dust” and “Rent.”