Fil-Am Ronnie del Carmen gets Oscar nod for 'Inside Out'
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American Ronnie del Carmen is an Oscar nominee, earning a nod with Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley in the Best Original Screenplay category for Pixar's 2015 mega hit Inside Out.
Aside from Best Original Screenplay, the film is also a nominee for Best Animated Feature (director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera are nominated).
Pete and Ronnie, the film's director and co-director respectively, hold story credits for the film. Pete, Meg, and Josh wrote the screenplay.
"Lee Unkrich @leeunkrich [Pixar veteran and award-winning filmmaker] gave me advice. He was so happy for me, it showed in his eyes and smile. He’s done this before and he wants me to not miss what’s important. 'Just try to find a way to enjoy it when it is happening.' This is one of those moments I can point to that shows: I work with the best human beings on the planet," wrote Ronnie on Tumblr, along with a screenshot of the nominees for the Screenplay category.
Inside Out, a critical and commercial hit, examines the goings-on in the mind of Riley, a cheerful 11-year-old girl who goes through major life changes as she makes the move with her parents to a big city.
The film zeroes in on 5 core emotions in her head, who deal with unexpected changes as Riley goes through a difficult time in her life. Amy Poehler leads the cast as the voice of Joy, who gamely calls the shots in Riley's mind.
The film, which shows us both the orderly and familiar outside world set in San Francisco, and the chaotic and colorful landscape of Riley's inner thoughts, took about 5 years to make.
Ronnie, who hails from Cavite City, visited the Philippines last August for the film's Manila premiere, with Pete.
Check out this video of Ronnie drawing a surprise for Filipino Inside Out fans below:
The awards show will be held February 28 in Los Angeles, California. – Rappler.com