A person becomes an EGOT, of course, when they win an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Oscar. There are only a handful of people who have have managed such an accomplishment – Helen Hayes, Marvin Hamlisch, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Whoopi Goldberg, and Audrey Hepburn are among them. Now, however, one man has leapfrogged ahead of them all and become a DOUBLE EGOT! Yes, Composer Robert Lopez, 43, picked up a best original song Oscar for Coco’s “Remember Me” last night, making him the first person in history have more than one awards in all those competitions.
He has also won two Emmys for The Wonder Pets, three Grammys for The Book of Mormon and Frozen, and three Tonys for The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q.
He is pictured, above, with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, with whom he shared last night’s honor.
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