Vice president-elect Kamala Harris is on the list of politicians, celebrities and medical workers who have been nominated for Time’s Person of the Year for 2020.
Harris is joined by fellow nominees American politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, singer Ariana Grande, South Korean pop group BTS and basketball player LeBron James.
President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have also been nominated.
Black Lives Matter activists are also being considered, as well as Michaela Coel – who wrote and starred in TV drama I Will Destroy You, Pope Francis – who also won the award in 2013 – and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The magazine’s accolade has been awarded since the 1920s to an individual or group who has had “the greatest influence on the events of the year — for better or worse” on the country. It is voted for by its readers and the general public, with the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” for each candidate.