Board Game Geek is finally entering the fray with their own board game awards. These are going to be user voted awards for best game in six or seven categories each year. As others have noted, it's hard to see a point behind this, considering that a) the board games are already ranked on BGG, and how will the awards be any different? and b) there are too many darn awards already for board games.
Link: As Guy pointed out in one of the comments, here is an article in Scientific American studying "expertise" through the lens of chess players.
Addition: And Board Game News is starting a column answering reader questions, apparently about ethical situations (and maybe other questions as well).