HOLLYWOOD – Filipino-American Robert Lopez made history when he won the Oscar® for Music (Original Song) at the 86th Academy Awards® for writing the music and lyrics of “Let It Go” from the animated Disney movie, “Frozen.”
Robert and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez received the Oscar during the Academy Awards Night held last March 2 here.
Robert is only the 12th person who has achieved an “EGOT” (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award), and he chalked up this achievement faster than anyone who has previously done it. He did it in only 10 years. And at age 39, he is also the youngest person to receive EGOT in competitive categories.
Robert is also the first Filipino American (and first Asian American) to achieve EGOT.
In a backstage interview, he was asked about his Filipino background:[box type=”default” size=”medium”] Q. So, Robert, not only did you make history by joining a group of people who have won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony but in the Philippines you just made history by being the first Filipino American to win an Oscar. So, your thoughts please. [/box][box type=”default” size=”large”] A. Filipino pride. I’m so excited. I’m just sending love to the Philippines. I know they’ve had a tough year and I just send out my feelings to them. (New America Media) [/box]