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Hacktivists Anonymous target Spain's Goya Awards


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Hacktivists Anonymous target Spain's Goya Awards

The big winner of 26th annual Goya Awards is Enrique Urbizu’s ‘No habrá paz para los malvados’, scooping six accolades at the ceremony in Madrid. Translated as ‘No Rest for the Wicked’, the film’s gongs included Best Picture and Best Actor for José Coronado.

Elena Anaya picked up Best Actress for her work in Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’. The movie, which also starred Antonio Banderas, got four Goyas, with Banderas missing out in the Best Actor category.

Named after the famous 18th century painter Francisco de Goya, the awards are Spain’s premier national film recognition and are decided by the Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science.

Hacktivisit group Anonymous used the ceremony as a chance to protest against a Spanish law similar to the controversial US Stop Online Piracy Act, known as SOPA.

The official Goya webpage was taken down and some Anonymous members tried to storm the stage at the show in Madrid.

The group also published contact details for actors, actresses and directors who supported the Spanish law.

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