One of the best-publicised music industry awards ceremonies took place in Portugal last week, as music channel MTV held its 2005 MTV Europe Awards. This star-studded show was televised for syndication to a gloal audience estimated at up to 1 billion people. The show featured many world-class acts among the line-up of performers, including Green Day, Robbie Williams and Madonna. Among the winners on the night - apart, of course, from MTV who produced and syndicated the show - were Coldplay and Green Day who each picked up two prizes. The awards were presented by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, creator of the Ali G and Barat characters. Madonna, who stole the show with the performance of her latest single 'Hung Up', also presented a special 'Free Your Mind' award to Bob Geldof in recognition of the Irishman's work in tackling poverty in Africa.