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TIME has released the Nominees for the “Person of the Year” Award – Find out Who They Are!



As the year draws to an end a lot of magazine’s and award platforms are putting together their “Person of the Year” nominee list and one of the most prestigious ones is TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” award.

The magazine has released a couple of names up for nomination and some of the people on the list have caused quite a reaction on Twitter.

When TIME tweeted this:

Time… a lot of people could not believe they were being asked to choose between Caitlyn Jenner and Kim Kardashian for the “POTY”.

TIME however later tweeted this:

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…and also shared a link revealing the other nominees.

They wrote on their website:

TIME’s editors will choose the Person of the Year, but that doesn’t mean readers shouldn’t have their say. Cast your vote for the person you think most influenced the news this year for better or worse. You can also vote in our yes/no poll. Read more about the voting methodology here.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 4, and the combined winner of our reader polls will be announced on Dec. 7. TIME’s Person of the Year will be announced Dec. 9.

Some people on the poll on their website include Bernie Sanders, Malala Yousafzai, Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Drake, Adele, Kim Kardashian West, Donald Trump, Viola Davis, J.K Rowling, Vladimir Putin, Jennifer Lawrence, Muhammadu Buhari, Serena Williams, John Kerry, Mark Zuckerberg, Hilary Clinton, Taylor Swift, Tim Cook, Nicki Minaj, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and more.

Join the poll here.

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  1. Rosie

    November 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Oh my, this is really unbelievable, Cathlyn or Kim K as POTY? and its dependent on being newsworthy be it good or bad? if that is the case, then ISIS should be Time POTY, afterall they influenced the news a lot.

  2. TK

    November 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Check the link, lol Kim and Cait are losing big time! when i clicked the link to the poll I was so excited to see it, ah, when there’s Malala and Bernie plzzzzzz caitlyn is transgender, good for her but she’s been trans for some months and people are dishing out accolades, Talk about the world changing

  3. Wale

    November 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I am surprised that the Black Lives Matter movement wasn’t nominated. Time has lost all credibility – it is all about which nominee has the best PR team these days. It is all a Sham!

    • Mike

      November 30, 2015 at 8:23 am

      I think it’s because BLM started three years ago.

  4. molarah

    November 27, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    How come Goodluck Jonathan is not on this list? Ojoro, cancelled! 😛

  5. ElessarisEllendil

    November 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Time and time again, Western(not just them to be fair) media continues to show themselves as hypocritical pretenders(Ignore the necessary tautology).

    This has been a year of challenges globally, a year of fear brought about just not by the continued rise of extremist terrorism, but things like Ebola and environmental disasters(think the Nepal earthquakes e.t.c). In my opinion, the ‘Person of the Year’ and next ‘Peace Prize’ should be suspended as an individual award and the awards dedicated to the “best of humanity”. From the anonymous, like the Yobe boy who jumped on a bomb to save his family, the Ebola containment volunteers to the better known the Dr Adaevohs, the Soldiers who overpowered the terrorist in the ‘French train attacks’, the Man who took a bullet rushing the gunman in the Oregon shootings, the Chinese and Indian soldiers response teams in Nepal e.t.c.
    But most importantly, it should be dedicated to all the victims of tragedy from North-Eastern Nigeria to Tunisia, central Paris, the numerous people dying everyday in extra-judicial killings by the American Police and Nepal, because tragedy wise, this has been a particularly joyless year and in this climate perhaps we should suspend our glorification of the individual for just one year.

    These victims ought to have shown us that in life surely they’re more important things than Popstars and the Kardashians.

    Who are my kidding though, we all know Hilary Clinton will win it.

    • Laura

      November 30, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      The 2014 Person(s) of the Year were the Ebola fighters. Also, if you look at the full list of nominees instead of just teaser tweets, there are a lot of international, positive figures on it. Unfortunately, the award has always been the most influential, whether positive or negative. I’m predicting/hoping they select the Refugees. They have selected groups many times in it’s history, some created groups to encompass multiple notable related candidates.

  6. Samalie Nattabi

    November 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    My Person of the year is Muhammadu Buhari

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