Nobel Peace Prize Nominees 2009 List: Not Available till 2059
Due to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, lists of nominations are held for 50 years, so the official list of the Nobel Peace Prize Nominees for 2009 will not be available until at least 2059.
In 2009 there were 205 names submitted for the Nobel Peace Prize; 33 of them were organizations. This was the highest number of nominations in the history of the prize.
People are welcome to explore the Nominations Database from 1901 to 1956 (not up to 1959 though), but we will not know the full list of 2009's nominations until about 50 years from now.
A five member Nobel Committee, whose members are chosen by the Norwegian parliament, examines the nominations and creates a shortlist of 5-20 candidates. After further examination of the candidates by a group of academics who are the Nobel Institute's permanent advisers, the committee selects the final winner.
There have been some names released of the 2009 nominees however.
Other nominees are believed to be French President Nicholas Sarkozy, Ingrid Betancourt, the Cluster Munitions Coalition, Zivko Popovski-Cvetin, SOS-Kinderedorf International, Greg Mortenson, Thich Quang Do and Pete Seeger.
There is no official list however at this time.