Winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony is a rare feat accomplished by just 12 people, including such EGOT winners as Mel Brooks, Helen Hayes, Sir John Gielgud and Rita Moreno.
Winning all four awards twice, however is something that nobody has ever achieved — until Sunday, that is, when “Coco” songwriter Robert Lopez took home an Oscar and earned a double EGOT.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, Lopez made award-show history when he and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards for their song “Remember Me” from the animated Pixar hit.
Lopez completed his first EGOT in 2014 when he added an Oscar (for writing “Frozen” anthem “Let It Go”) to his two Tonys, three Emmys and single Grammy. After that, he earned a second Grammy (also for “Let It Go”) in 2015, with his 2018 Oscar completing his second EGOT set.
Lin-Manuel Miranda — who is well on his way to joining the EGOT club himself (he’s short an Emmy and an Oscar) — joked on Twitter that a new word was needed to describe double Lopez now that he holds double-EGOT cred, and offered a few (albeit not very good) suggestions, ultimately deciding on a Twitter user’s suggestion of GETTO EGGO.
If you’re curious about Lopez’s awards, here are his wins listed chronologically:
Tony Awards 2004: Best Original Score won for “Avenue Q”
Emmy Awards 2008: Outstanding Music Direction and Composition won for “The Wonder Pets”
Emmy Awards 2010: Outstanding Music Direction and Composition won for “The Wonder Pets”
Tony Awards 2011: Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score won for “The Book of Mormon”
Grammy Awards 2012: Best Musical Theater Album won for “The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording”
Academy Awards 2014: Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song won for “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
Grammy Awards 2015: Best Song Written for Visual Media won for “Let It Go” from “Frozen”
Academy Awards 2018: Best Original Song for “Remember Me” from “Coco”