Only 16 people in history have achieved EGOT status, and Disney Legend Alan Menken has finally joined their ranks. The longtime Disney composer behind the scores and songs for films like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin has scored the coveted EGOT (winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award) with a Daytime Emmy Award for Disney Channel’s Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.
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History usually isn’t made at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, but John Legend is nothing if not, well, a legend.
The multi-hyphenate singer-actor extraordinaire earned the distinction of becoming the first black man in history to “EGOT” (win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) after he won an Emmy for producing NBC’s variety special Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert. And astonishingly, he wasn’t the only one at the ceremony to EGOT: composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice both earned the honor f0r their work on the very same NBC variety special.
See all the Creative Arts Emmy award winners below.
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Though you may not know Robert Lopez by name, you certainly know his work. Teamed with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, he’s responsible for infecting your kids with the tune “Let It Go” and all of the other original songs from Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen. Last night Lopez added more acclaim to his career by making awards history after winning yet another Oscar.
Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song (again) for their work on the song “Remember Me” from Coco. While this is an honor in itself, it turned out to be an even bigger deal for Robert, because he became the first person ever to get a double EGOT. That’s right, at 43 years old, Lopez has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony twice. Read More »