TIME has narrowed down the race for 2020 Person of the Year to four finalists.
Today, the magazine announced the shortlist ahead of a reveal that will come tonight on NBC at 10/9 central. This morning, they also named the 2020 Entertainer of the Year and the 2020 Athlete of the Year. Here's who is in the running for Person of the Year and the sports and entertainment winners.
TIME names 2020 Person of the Year finalists
Today, the editor-in-chief of TIME magazine named the four finalists for Person of the Year. They are:
- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden
- U.S. President Donald Trump
- Dr. Anthony Fauci and Frontline Healthcare Workers
- The Movement for Racial Justice
President Trump is a former winner of the title, doing so in 2016, the year he was elected president. Meanwhile, should health workers or the racial justice movement prevail, it wouldn't be the first time such a collective took the honour: The Silence Breakers were 2017 Person of the Year and journalists known as The Guardians were 2018 Person of the Year. Activist Greta Thunberg was 2019 Person of the Year.
TIME magazine reveals 2020 Entertainer, Athlete of the Year
TIME today also named its 2020 Athlete of the Year: LeBron James. "After nearly two decades in the NBA, LeBron James has fully embraced that his talent on the court is a means to achieving something greater off it. And this year, more than in any before it, he showed why he is unrivaled in both," TIME wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Korean boyband BTS landed the 2020 Entertainer of the Year title. The group, TIME wrote, "isn't just the biggest K-pop act on the charts. They've become the biggest band in the world—full stop."
Tune in to NBC tonight at 10/9 central for the live reveal of 2020 Person of the Year. Will President Trump become a two-time winner? Will President-elect Biden again overcome Trump? Or will TIME spotlight healthcare workers or racial justice, in a year with both a pandemic and a historic anti-racism movement?