Pixar Animation Studios  and Walt Disney Pictures’ “Inside Out” won the Best Animated Feature award at the Oscars 2016, aka the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28. One of its directors is Ronnie del Carmen, a Filipino who was born in Cavite.

Del Carmen co-wrote and co-directed “Inside Out” with Pete Docter. He dedicated the award to the Philippines.

“This is for my parents who worked so hard to save us; my country where so many are like me wishing for what seems impossible,” The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported Del Carmen as saying. “For my people in the Philippines, I can tell you—dreams keep you going. Awards or no awards, let this be a point of reference that anyone can dream the impossible.”

Docter said that Del Carmen was “one of the great visual storytellers in animation.”

Aside from the Best Animated Feature award, “Inside Out” was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay, which was won by “Spotlight.”

Malacañang recognized del Carmen’s achievements.

“We extend our congratulations to Ronnie del Carmen, co-director of the Oscar award winning animated feature film, ‘Inside Out,’” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a text message to the media. “His achievement exemplifies the talent and creative genius of the Filipino that continues to reap global recognition.”

“Inside Out” is a 3D  computer-animated film produced by Jonas Rivera. It is set in the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley Andersen (Kaitlyn Dias) where she has five different emotions including Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). The film shows how Riley and other people are affected by these emotions and how they deal with it in different ways.

Watch "Inside Out's" Pete Docter & Ronnie del Carmen: How the Story Came About Video Here:

Watch "Inside Out" Co-director Ronnie del Carmen: The Pixnoys & Getting Hired at Pixar Video Here:

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