“Let It Go,” from the animated film “Frozen” won the Oscar for best original song on Sunday (March 2) at the 86th annual Academy Awards. The award was accepted by the writers of the song, Filipino-American Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
The husband and wife duo dedicated their victory to their children, saying they were the inspiration behind the song.
“Our girls, Katie and Annie, our song is inspired by our love for you in the hope that you never let fear and shame keep you from celebrating the unique people that you are. Thank you, we love you,” Anderson-Lopez said.
Robert Lopez is also the first Filipino-American to win an Oscar. He is also the first to win all four major award events – the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, also referred to as EGOT.
“Let it Go” was also performed live at the Academy Awards by singer and songwriter Idina Menzeland who received a standing ovation from the entire audience.
Lopez won in the Best Original Song category after “Let It Go” beat “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”, “The Moon Song” from “Her” and “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
“Let It Go” was previously named Best Original Song at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and was also nominated at the Golden Globes in January.
“Frozen,” a Walt Disney Animation Studios musical fairy tale, tells of the bond between two royal sisters in an icy Scandinavian kingdom.
(with a report from Reuters)