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Diva/Mensch pair for Sept 14, 2022

EGOT #16 is Alan Menken. He was expected to be the next EGOT back in 2013, when I first became a student of the EGOT. It took him a few years more (2020) and the Lloyd Webber/Rice/Legend trio got there before him. But hey, he's there now!


Diva: "Under the Sea"

Mensch: "Beauty and the Beast"






Alan Menken (born 1949), a composer and songwriter, received his fourth distinct award in 2020. Between 1989 and 2020, Menken received a total of 21 competitive awards. He has the most Oscar wins (8) by a grand slam winner and is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories after Alfred Newman. He is also notable for frequently having multiple songs from the same film nominated for major awards.


Academy Awards:

1989: Best Original Score – The Little Mermaid

1989: Best Original Song – "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid

1991: Best Original Score – Beauty and the Beast

1991: Best Original Song – "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast

1992: Best Original Score – Aladdin

1992: Best Original Song – "A Whole New World" from Aladdin

1995: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score – Pocahontas

1995: Best Original Song – "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas


Daytime Emmy Awards:

2020: Outstanding Original Song in a Children's, Young Adult or Animated Program – "Waiting in the Wings" from Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure


Grammy Awards:

1991: Best Recording for Children – The Little Mermaid: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack

1991: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid

1993: Best Album for Children – Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1993: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television – Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1993: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Beauty and the Beast" from Beauty and the Beast

1994: Song of the Year – "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" from Aladdin

1994: Best Musical Album for Children – Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1994: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television – Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1994: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "A Whole New World" from Aladdin

1996: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television – "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas

2012: Best Song Written for Visual Media – "I See the Light" from Tangled


Tony Awards:

2012: Best Original Score – Newsies


Special Awards:

1990: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Contribution to the success of the academy's anti-drug special for children – "Wonderful Ways to Say No" from the TV special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

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