Greta Thunberg, Edward Snowden, the entire city of Hong Kong - all possibly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, plus rife speculation of President Trump being in the running too.
How does someone actually get nominated for the prize? And who chooses who wins?
Let's take a look.
Thousands of people can propose names, from members of governments to university professors.
The winner is decided by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which consists of five individuals appointed by the Norwegian Parliament.
They are often, but not always, retired politicians and reflect the balance of power in parliament.
Nominations close on the last day of January, after which the committee draws a shortlist.
Each nominee is then assessed and examined by a group of permanent advisers and other experts.
A decision is usually made by the beginning of October, ideally by a consensus or, failing that, by majority vote.
Members have quit in protest.
The last time that happened was in 1994, because Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat shared the prize with Israel's Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin.
Nominations are secret for 50 years, but those who nominate can choose to divulge their choices.
The only thing that can be revealed is the number of candidates.
2020 drew 318 contenders - 211 individuals and 107 organisations.
Those we know are nominated include Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future, the European Court of Human Rights, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, the "people of Hong Kong" and jailed Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul.
It's unknown if Trump is a contender this year.
But he is nominated for next year's prize, for helping broker a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and for peacemaking efforts in the Balkans.
[Norwegian Member of Parliament for the Progress Party, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, saying:] "I nominated President Trump because he made a great achievement by facilitating the peace agreement between Israel and the UAE."
Prizes include a medal, diploma, just over $1 million - and the publicity.
The awards were founded by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.
In his will, he said the peace prize should be awarded to the person "... who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses."
The ceremony takes place on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.