DescriptionMarlon Brando's British Academy Award for "Viva Zapata!". Marlon Brando received his second career Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (following one for A Streetcar Named Desire the previous year) for his performance as Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata in this 1952 biopic, written by John Steinbeck and directed by Elia Kazan. Unfortunately for him, he was up against Gary Cooper's performance in High Noon, and went home empty-handed that night. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, however, bestowed upon him top honors for the performance, presenting him with this British Film Academy Award. He would collect two more over the next two years, for Julius Caesar and On the Waterfront. Made of blue porcelain and measuring 9" in diameter, the award comes in a reddish-brown leather-covered box with Brando's name embossed on it. The award is in Excellent condition, and the box is in Fine to Very Fine condition with a broken hinge and several dings and scuffs. An outstanding, one-of-a-kind piece. From the collection of Marlon Brando.
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