US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro won the "Medical Education Award," along with a handful of other world leaders in this year's Ig Nobel.
The leaders won the Ig Nobel for using the pandemic to teach the world that "politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death than scientists and doctors can," reports the BMJ.
The "Medical Education Award" has been a dig at those politicians' handling of the coronavirus crisis in the respective countries.
The Ig Nobel is a spoof of the prestigious Nobel Prize.
"The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people laugh, then think," the award organisers write on their website.
It has been awarded since 1991 to parody the more established Nobel Prizes. This year's ceremony, which took place on Thursday, was webcast as a result of the pandemic.
Thursday's ceremony marked the 30th edition of the awards, which are usually held at Harvard University.