Caitlyn Jenner has been named the “Most Fascinating Person of 2015” by Barbara Walters.
The TV icon’s special, which aired Thursday night on ABC, also featured Amy Schumer, Bradley Cooper, Tracy Morgan, Misty Copeland, Bernie Sanders, Donna Karan, Ronda Rousey, Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump.
Jenner was awarded the top honor due to her courage when announcing her transition from a man to a woman earlier this year, and for being a symbol of hope to the transgender community.
Jenner did not sit down with Walters for an interview for the special, but did make her big announcement to Diane Sawyer on “20/20” in April, which gave ABC blockbuster ratings and pushed the news show to a to a 15-year high with 16.9 million total viewers.
Other notable honorees on the annual show included Copeland, who made history this year when she was named the first African American principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre; Schumer, for her fearless comedy and unique brand of raunchy feminism; and Morgan, for making viewers laugh again despite being seriously injured in a car crash in June 2014.
Walters, 86, seemed to have the most fun interviewing “Joy” star Cooper, and she hinted at how hot she thought he was in an interview with “Good Morning America.” “I love Bradley Cooper,” the ABC News legend said.
“Barbara Walters Presents: The Most Fascinating People of the 2015” aired on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.