Record 199 Nominations for Peace Prize
A record 199 nominations were received for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a deeply secret list believed to range from former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell to U2 singer Bono.
The Norwegian awards committee’s secretary said the final count included 163 individuals and 36 organizations. The winner will be announced in mid-October.
The awards committee keeps the nomination list secret for 50 years but those who nominate candidates often announce their choice.
The peace prize is awarded in Oslo, and the other Nobel Prizes are presented in Stockholm.