Alan Menken and Glenn Slater simply won Best Original Song for a Children’s, Young Adult or Animated Program at the 2020 Daytime Emmys for creating the tune “Standing ready” for “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure” on the Disney Channel. That at long last finishes Menken’s EGOT stupendous hammer as he had recently succeeded at the Grammys, Oscars and Tonys.
Menken got his GOT grants some time back. He has asserted an astounding eight Oscars, making him the second greatest victor ever at those praise for music, behind nine-time champ Alfred Newman. The first of those was 30 years back when he brought home Best Original Song (“Under the Sea”) and Best Original Score for “The Little Mermaid” (1989). That Disney exemplary additionally won him the first of his 11 Grammys: Best Recording for Children and Best Visual Media Song (likewise for “Under the Sea”) in 1991.
It took him some time to check Tony off his rundown. He got Best Original Score designations for the Broadway adjustments of “Excellence and the Beast” (1994), “The Little Mermaid” (2008) and “Sister Act” (2011) preceding he at last won for “Newsies” in 2012. So for a long time he was simply hanging tight for his Emmy.
Menken had been named twice in prime time: Best Music and Lyrics for the tune “Pretty much the Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway” from the science fiction satire arrangement “The Neighbors” (2013) and again in that classification for “A New Season” from the dream melodic parody “Galavant” (2016).
This isn’t the main acknowledgment for Menken and Slater’s work together. They earned an Oscar nom for the tune “I Saw the Light” from “Tangled” (2010), the film on which “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure” is based. To guarantee this Emmy they overwhelmed “Going to Go Good” from “Large Hero 6: The Series,” “Never Leave” from “Elena of Avalor,” “As You Move Forward” from “The Lion Guard” and “The Vamp Opera” from “Vampirina.”
Menken likewise follows two different well known EGOT-winning authors who needed to hang tight some time for their Emmy: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (alongside John Legend) wrapped up their excellent pummels when NBC’s organizing of “Jesus Christ Superstar” guaranteed Best Variety Special (Live) at the Primetime Emmys only a few years back in 2018. They were the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth EGOT beneficiaries, contingent upon who arrived at the stage first when their names were reported.
What’s more, directly before them arranger Robert Lopez wrapped up his EGOT; he won his Emmys in daytime as well. Presently Menken is the sweet sixteenth craftsman to join this selective club.