Best Animated Villain 2018
Born in 1896, Ernesto was an up-and-coming musician from the town of Santa Cecilia. He started his musical career as a guitarist with his childhood friend Héctor as his song writer. As the two were on tour across Mexico however, Héctor felt remorse about leaving his wife and daughter behind and intended to quit his career to go back to them. Ernesto tried to convince him to change his mind, and when his attempts failed, Ernesto seemingly accepted Héctor’s decision and shared a toast of tequila with him as he would move “heaven and earth” for Héctor. Unbeknownst to Héctor, however, Ernesto had poisoned the drink – as the two walked down the street, Héctor succumbed to the poison and died. Seizing the opportunity, Ernesto took his song book and guitar as his own. With Héctor’s songs, Ernesto became a musical legend across the country and a star of renowned films. Winning crowds with his noble appearance, Ernesto was revered as a symbol of Mexico’s passion and pride, all the while leaving no-one the wiser of the true circumstances of his fame.