Amy Winehouse has won in the MOBOs, the annual awards ceremony for music, in some way, connected with being black - we think she qualified on account of having the word "Black" in her album title.
Seriously, though, one of the MOBO spokespeople was dfeending the increasingly white shortlist for the prizes by stressing that it's a way of celebrating how far black music influences all our lives. Which is true, but since even Towers of London could claim to be playing music that has a heritage that can be traced back to black ancestry, and since we thought the original aim was to act as a corrective to the usually overwhelmingly white-faced winners of the Brits, that seems a little weak. The suspicion that acts like Winehouse are thrown in to ensure that there's press coverage of an event that would otherwise be mostly overlooked isn't entirely dissolved by all the reports on the awards having 'Winehouse' in the headline this morning.
Depending on if you believe The Sun or the BBC will depend on how you think Amy was last night.
Chewing gum, she said "thank you" twice before handing back the microphone and leaving the stage.
The Sun, meanwhile, suggests she was slightly less together:
She staggered up the stage steps looking the worse for wear as she went to collect her gong at the O2 arena.
Then she took the microphone and appeared to spit before saying a brief thank-you.
She followed that with a shoddy rendition of Tears Dry On Their Own – forgetting half the words.
During the performance Amy twitched, pulled at her black-and-white dress and gripped the mic stand as she swayed precariously.
Her version of Me And Mr Jones was slightly better – at least she remembered the words.
Those Mobo winners in full, then:
Best UK male
Best UK female
Ne-Yo - Because of You
Kanye West - Stronger
Best international act
Best UK newcomer
Best hip-hop act
Best reggae act
Best R&B act
Best gospel act
Best jazz act
Best African act
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