Dr. Anthony Fauci and Governor Andrew Cuomo have been nominated for Time’s Person of the Year.
Time magazine released its list of reader poll nominees Wednesday for the 2020 Person of the Year honor. The governor of New York and Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, were nominated for their roles during the coronavirus pandemic — along with essential workers as a group.
Among the 80 nominees this year include President-elect Joe Biden, President Donald Trump, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, WNBA star Sue Bird, NASCAR race driver Bubba Wallace, singer Ariana Grande, South Korean boy band BTS, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the World Health Organization, rapper Kanye West, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who left the royal family earlier this year, are also nominated.
Time has named a “Person of the Year” for nearly 100 years, recognizing an individual or group that has had “the greatest influence on the events of the year—for better or worse.” A wide range of figures has received the distinction, including Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, President John F. Kennedy, The Computer, President Barack Obama, civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., and Pope Francis.
Greta Thunburg, the Swedish climate change activist, was named Person of the Year in 2019 and has been nominated again this year.
You can vote for this year’s TPOY at https://time.com/person-of-the-year-reader-poll-2020/.
The results of the poll will be revealed in early December, and the Time Person of the Year 2020 will be announced on Dec. 10. The winner will also be featured on the cover of the magazine.