Monday, March 3, 2014

First Fil-Am receives Oscar

The first Filipino-American was awarded an Oscar this morning during the 86th Academy Awards.

Filipino-American Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez
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Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez are the songwriters of the song "Let It Go," which was dubbed the Best Original Song.

With the award, Lopez became the 12th person to join the elite EGOT club, a group of people who have won the prestigious Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.

Lopez won an Emmy for Best Music Direction and Composition of “The Wonder Pets,” in 2008 (Daytime Emmy), a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album for “The Book of Mormon” in 2012, and a Tony for the Best Original Score for "Avenue Q" in 2004.


Journalist Ruben Nepales, reporting backstage at the prestigious event, tweeted that Robert Lopez exclaimed "Pinoy pride" to him after receiving the award.

On Twitter, Robert Lopez is also trending as of the time of this writing.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda already congratulated Lopez for the feat.

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