It seems entirely possible that it won't win, as there are a handful of other media darlings out there which are strong contenders. Critics ate up Arkham Asylum and Drake's Deception, so it's not out of the realm of possibility
for one of those to take home the prize. Doesn't matter much though, award or not, Skyrim has so far blown the competition out of the water.
Hell yeah. I've only had three game freezes (two in the loading screen, one in game). I also had a quest bug on Forbidden Legend my emerald claw would not open the gate at Reachwater Rock (even with the correct code in). Other than that, it's been enthralling,
awe inspiring, addictive, fun, challenging, and great. I haven't liked a game like this in a long time. I've never done a second run through on a RPG, but I think I may on this one!