Oscars 2018: Ardmore's Benj Pasek loses best original song category

  • Oscars 2018: Ardmore's Benj Pasek loses best original song category

Oscars 2018: Ardmore's Benj Pasek loses best original song category

An EGOT is a person who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. An EGOT is, according to People magazine, "the grand slam of show business" and to date, only 12 stars have accomplished the feat.

On accepting the award with Kristen Anderson-Lopez Sunday, the pair thanked the team at Pixar for letting them "be a part of this important celebration of Mexico, music and family", in addition to those who helped contribute to the song. That small crew includes legends like Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno and Mel Brooks. But songwriter Robert Lopez has single-handedly raised the bar. Lopez has won three Grammys spanning across his career - Best Musical Theater Album (Book of Mormon), Best Song Written for Visual Media ('Let It Go') and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media (Frozen). As if that wasn't impressive enough, Lopez was also the youngest person to achieve the EGOT honour when he completed it the first time around, at age 39.

Lopez, a native New Yorker, went to Yale, where he majored in English. He was the co-creator of legendary Broadway musicals "Avenue Q" and "The Book of Mormon", winning Tony Awards for both. He owns two Daytime Emmy awards for his work on the animated series Wonder Pets. And that's how you double EGOT.

Just to put that into perspective, there have been 90 Oscars evenings, 71 Tonys, 69 Emmys and 60 Grammys since they all began.

Keep an eye on Robert Lopez and maybe we can learn a thing or two from his award-winning ways. If he was relaxed before the Oscars, Lopez must be positively zen after his second mega-win.