Anonymous, the hacktivist collective, took down the webpage for the Spanish film industry's premier awards organisation - the Goya Awards - on Sunday. In addition to the virtual attack, some members of the collective even launched a physical attack on the evening, when they jumped on the stage, during the awards ceremony, to protest.
The awards, which were held on Sunday, were interrupted when three anonymous members wearing Guy Fawkes masks tried jumping on to the stage from the orchestra seats when the award for Best Director was being presented, Gizmodo reported.
All three were caught by private security personnel before they could actually make it to the stage.
In addition, Anonymous also published contact information of all the actors, actresses and directors who supported the so-called LeySinde, a Spanish law similar to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the United States.
Meanwhile, when the awards were completed, "The Artist" won Best European Film, while the Spanish film "No habra paz para los malvados" ("No Rest for the Wicked") collected six awards, including Best Director for Enrique Urbizuand and Best Actor for Jose Coronado. Elena Anaya won the Best Actress prize for her role in "La piel que habito" ('The Skin I Live In').
The Goya prize for Best Spanish-American film went to the Argentinean movie "Un cuento Chino" ("Chinese Take-Away").
The Goya Awards event, which is presented in honor of famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, was attended by several stars including Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas.