Baftas are still favouring british actors,directors etc rather than talent. Oscars are way too political and favour the smaller film than the bigger ones.
It seems the biggest winner (awards wise) this year is definatly the Hurt Locker with 9 Oscar Nomination and Winning 6. Avatar on the other hand Got nominated for 9 Oscars and won a dissapointing 3. Other winners on the night were Jeff Bridges after 4 previous nomination he has finally won, Sandra Bullock on her first ever nomination wins and Christoph Waltz won in his first ever English speaking role and first ever oscar nom.
I believe that oscars are way too political and need to start rewarding actors for their role rather than their career and stop shying away from films that dont conform the usual stlye of the oscars. George Lucas has never won best director even though he made the greatest triology of all time. Tarentino has never won best director even though he has made some of the greatest films of all time. Christopher Nolan wasn't nominated for best director last year and neither was "The Dark Knight" for best film even though it was the most commercially and critically acclaimed film of the year.
It just seems that the oscars are just there now to improve the box office and DVD sales of films, with 10 noms for best film this year it means more films can now have the Oscar label on their DVD front cover.