On Sunday, March 4, 2018, the husband-and-wife duo won ‘Best original song’ in Oscars Awards 2018. The duo was awarded previously with best original song for ‘Let it Go’ from ‘Frozen’ and last Sunday they were awarded with best original song for ‘Remember Me’ from the movie ‘Coco’.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez is an American composer and Robert Lopez is a Filipino – American composer who are known for co-writing the song for Disney’s animated film Frozen including the best song which is ‘Let it Go’. Robert Lopez is also the first and only person to achieve double EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) awards.
The Filipino American composer dedicated their award to his mother while his wife expresses her happiness seeing their category includes several female nominees.
Robert Lopez dedicated the win to his mother who passed away. His wife said she was happy to see their category include a number of female nominees.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez: "Look at this category…Not only are we diverse, but we are close to 50/50 for gender representation. When you look at a category like ours, it helps us imagine a world where all the categories look like this one." https://t.co/KGJMUsJlgf #Oscars pic.twitter.com/gxoPz5BAYC
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 5, 2018
Meanwhile, Filipino – American author also claimed the ‘Top US children’s literature prize’ for her 2017 novel ‘Hello, Universe’. According to the Fil-Am author Erin Entrada Kelly, she was still in shock after finding out that she won a prestigious award which is the ‘Newbery Medal’. Kelly is one of the most influential and significant person in voicing out Children’s literature around the world.
— Queens Library (@QueensLibrary) March 2, 2018