Who's on Barbara Walters' list of the year's 'Most Fascinating'?

(CNN) -- After talking to the Kardashians last year and the cast of "Jersey Shore" the year before that, Barbara Walters' list of 2012's "Most Fascinating People" is notably reality show- free.

Instead, Walters' 90-minute special, which is now in its 20th season, will include:

  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James


  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (who made quite the splash in his "Saturday Night Live" cameo this weekend)
  • Boy band One Direction


  • Gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnast/budding actress/author Gabby Douglas


  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton


  • Seth MacFarlane


  • Ben Affleck, who just scored another acting/directing success with "Argo"

The No. 1 "Most Fascinating" person will be revealed on the special when it airs December 12 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.