Perhaps it was a gesture to the state of the economy that nobody made any real fuss about the Mobos this year. Perhaps it was because it was off in Liverpool, and just as the winter kicked in. The other possibility - that these awards just roll on under their own sweet impetus whether anyone cares or not.
And JLS won best UK act; and Eminem, so many years after his saucepan finally boiled through. But it doesn't really matter, because the awards themselves only exist so that the prize ceremony can happen. The winners in full:
* Best Newcomer: Tinie TempahN-Dubz. JLS. Tinie Tempah.
* Best U.K. R&B/Soul Act: Plan B
* Best U.K. Hip-Hop/Grime Act: Professor Green
* Best International Act: Eminem
* Best Reggae Act: Gyptian
* Best Album: "JLS" - JLS
* Best Video: "Frisky" - Tinie Tempah ft. Labrinth
* Best U.K. Act: JLS
* Best Song: "Playing with Fire" - N-Dubz ft. Mr. Hudson
* Best African Act: K'Naan
* Best Jazz Act: Empirical
* Best Gospel Act: Guvna B
* Lifetime Achievement: Billy Ocean
* BeMOBO: Merseyside Dance Initiative