Pinoy Pride As Kababayan Wins Oscars Best Song
Filipinos can take pride of winning an NBA, Miss International and Miss World titles.
One more has been added to the list: Winning an award at the star-studded 86th Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, by someone of Filipino lineage.
Songwriter Robert Lopez scooped the Oscars for best original song for ‘Let It Go’ from the Disney hit animated film Frozen.
The 39-year-old completed a rare quadruple win in the entertainment industry awards Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony and joined an elite group in the process.
Lopez paid tribute to his ancestral homeland during a backstage press conference right after his triumph at the Oscars.
“Filipino pride. I’m so excited. I’m just sending love to the Philippines,” said Lopez.
“I know they’ve had a tough year and I just send out my feelings to them,” he said, referring to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan which battered the country last November, leaving thousands dead.
Filipino-American Erik Spoelstra is the latest head coach to win back-to-back titles in 2012-2013 while Bea Santiago triumphed as Miss International and Megan Young was crowned Miss World in 2013.