Bono is said to have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to relieve world poverty. He has a fair bit of competition: there are 191 nominees on the (secret) list, including his partner in profanity Bob Geldof, as well as Colin Powell, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and Indian scholar Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Thousands of people have nomination rights: former recipients, members of national assemblies and congresses, university professors, international judges, and special advisors to the prize committee. This makes it rather ‘easy’ to get nominated. The winner is picked from the list by a five-member Norwegian awards committee.
The award will be presented on December 10.
- Scotsman: Sir Bob and Bono on Nobel shortlist
- Wikipedia: Nobel Peace Prize
- Speculation on last year’s nominees