EGOT Alert: What a 'Frozen' Win in Best Song Really Means

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It's hardly a secret that we at The Wire are fans of Frozen and its centerpiece song "Let It Go," but now there's another reason it must win: If it does, songwriter Bobby Lopez completes his EGOT. History being made in front of your eyes!

EGOT, for those of you who didn't religiously watch 30 Rock, stands for Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony, and since becoming an acronym, it's come to symbolize a kind of holy-grail milestone for show-business awards. As Hillary Busis points out at Entertainment Weekly, Lopez already has Tonys for Avenue Q and The Book Mormon, and he picked up a Grammy for the soundtrack of the latter show. He has a pair of Daytime Emmys for his work on Wonder Pets, a kids show. Now, before you start doubting the validity of that EGOT given the fact that Lopez has only one Daytime Emmys, note the wise words of Whoopi Goldberg on 30 Rock: "It still counts. Girl's got to eat." 

In the name of all things good, not to mention in the name of meaningless accomplishments, please let "Let It Go" win the Oscar. (Also, please let Idina Menzel sing it at the ceremony, but that's another matter entirely. According to Christopher Rosen of the Huffington Post that matter hasn't yet been settled.) Luckily, it seems like there's a pretty good chance the song could take home the prize. No offense to "Alone Yet Not Alone," but the biggest competition for "Let It Go" probably comes from U2's Golden Globe winner "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.  


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