The announcements were made during Time’s first broadcast special, aired on NBC. Earlier today, BTS won Entertainer of the Year, and LeBron James was named Athlete of the Year.
The award was formerly called the Man of the Year, but was changed to reflect the changing cultural imperatives. The award generally goes to the year’s most prominent and impactful newsmaker, which has led to past winners like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Ayatollah Khomeini.
The shortlist for the Time honor included Biden, President Donald Trump, Frontline Health Care Workers and Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the Movement for Racial Justice.
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