“Let It Go” Scores Tony, Bobby Lopez Gets EGOT
Last night at the Oscars, Bobby Lopez’s “Let It Go” from Frozen was up against some stiff competition in the category of Best Original Song: U2 singing “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 and Karen O’s “The Moon Song” from Spike Jonze’s Her.
Not only did Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, take home the honor, but Lopez, 39, is the first Filipino American to win an Academy Award and the youngest person to ever get an EGOT, the quadruple accomplishment of receiving an Emmy (The Wonder Pets in 2008 and 2010), Grammy (cast recording of The Book of Mormon in 2012), Oscar and Tony Award (score of Avenue Q in 2004 and The Book of Mormon in 2011). And he’s just the 12th person to score EGOT status.
Showing off their skillful way with words, Lopez and his wife rhymed their thank you speech.
If you haven’t already watched Lopez’s TEDxBroadway 2014 talk, listen and learn all about this music man, how he got his start and the songs he wrote as a teen idolizing Stephen Sondheim.
And then view Idina Menzel’s performance of “Let It Go” last night at the 86th Academy Awards.