Fil-Am composer who won an Oscar for "Let It Go" dedicates victory to Filipinos
He’s also planning a benefit concert for Typhoon Yolanda survivors.
Agence France-Presse reports (via InterAksyon.com) that composer Robert Lopez, who is of Filipino descent, dedicated his Oscar win to Filipinos whom he said had a "tough year" because of typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).
According to the report, Lopez "paid tribute to his ancestral homeland during a backstage press conference" after winning the Oscar for best original song for "Let It Go" from the Disney hit animated film "Frozen." The composer and his wife revealed in the media briefer that they are planning a benefit concert for the typhoon victims in the Philippines on March 12 in New York.
With his Oscars victory, Lopez is now part of "an elite band who have won the grand slam of entertainment industry awards - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony - or 'EGOT.’"
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