The Oscar Is Mexican: Academy Award Statuette Modeled After Emilio ‘El Indio’ Fernández

The story behind the Academy Award’s Oscar statuette is itself one fit for the movies.

It starts in the 1920s during the Mexican Revolution. Emilio Fernández was studying in Mexico’s military college when he dropped out to take up arms and support the revolutionary cause of Adolfo de la Huerta.

To El Indio Fernández!

Read more at our blog: http://thinkmexican.tumblr.com/post/78277720596/emilio-el-indio-fernandez-oscar-statue

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