Oscar 2018: Robert Lopez, Oscar Winning Somngwriter (Coco) Achieves EGOT Status

Songwriter Robert Lopez became the first person to become a “double EGOT” with his Oscar win for co-writing with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez “Remember” from Pixar’s animated film Coco.

Lopez, who had already achieved EGOT status by winning every major show-business award — the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony— by 2014, has since that time earned two more Grammys and now a second Oscar.

His score  now includes two Oscars (for “Let It Go” from “Frozen” and “Remember Me”), two Daytime Emmys (for songs in the children’s TV series “Wonder Pets”), three Tonys (score for “Avenue Q,” book and score for “Book of Mormon”) and three Grammys (two for “Frozen” and one for “Book of Mormon”).

Only 12 showbiz personalities have ever achieved the EGOT status.

Aside from Lopez, the recipients still living are Rita Moreno, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, producer Scott Rudin and composer-orchestrator Jonathan Tunick.

Earlier recipients included Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Mike Nichols and Marvin Hamlisch.