Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Marlon 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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,189

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 36 days left to consign to the 2021 May 2 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think Heritage deserves a lot of credit for covering all technical bases without a hitch.
    Roy M.,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search