‘Coco’ Songwriter Robert Lopez Becomes First-Ever Double EGOT Winner

And the guy is only 43

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“Coco” songwriter Robert Lopez didn’t only win the Oscar for Best Original Song on Sunday, but he also became a double EGOT last night as well.

Last night’s achievement, shared with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, made him become the first-ever double EGOT winner in history. When he first achieved EGOT status, Lopez was already the youngest person to do so at age 39.

Lopez previously won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2014 for “Let It Go” in “Frozen.” He also has two Daytime Emmys (for “Wonder Pets), three Grammys (for “Book of Mormon,” the “Frozen” soundtrack and “Let It Go”) and three Tonys (two for “Book of Mormon” and one for “Avenue Q”).

“Coco” also won Best Animated Feature Film at Sunday’s awards show.

Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina directed the film that follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is transported to the Land of the Dead to find his deceased musician great-great-grandfather before he is forgotten by his family.

Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor and Edward James Olmos star in the film that has also won a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award, a BAFTA Award, and multiple Annie Awards.

Lopez’s reps have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.