The prestigious person of the year award has been awarded to the president and vice president-elect jointly for this year. It was previously known as a man of the year but was changed when categories were expanded. Consequently, the award has featured many people some not so popular in its long history. Subsequently, the shortlist this year did not disappoint. As in previous years, nominees came from the years most extraordinary events. Other categories now include businessperson of the year and athlete of the year. Now announcements for winners are done through a glittering TV event and millions of viewers get to see it first hand. In the past, they had to wait to see it on the front cover of the famous publication. The famous stars in attendance are a reflection of the esteem by which the now annual event is held.