Husband-and-wife duo, and Brooklyn’s own Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez won Best Original Song at the 2018 Oscars for their Coco track “Remember Me.”
This is the second time the Lopez team won an Oscar for their music. They also won Best Original Song for Frozen’s iconic track “Let It Go”, back in 2014. They took home the 2018 Academy Award over Mary J. Blige, Sufjan Stevens, Diane Warren, Common, and the more popular Benj Pasek and Justin Paul track, “This Is Me” from the film The Greatest Showman.
In the couple’s acceptance speech, they shouted out their hometown saying, “We were going to go for that jet ski, but we’re from Brooklyn,” referencing the prize Jimmy Kimmel (also a Brooklynite) was giving away for the winner with the shortest acceptance speech.
The two also highlighted diversity and inclusion in their powerful speech.
“Not only are we diverse, but we are close to 50-50 for gender representation,” said Anderson-Lopez. “When you look at a category like ours, it helps us imagine a world where all the categories look like this one.”
Coco also won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at Sunday’s ceremony.
Watch their full acceptance speech above.