The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, not Malala Yousafzai, won the Nobel Peace Prize for working to rid Syria of such lethal devices.
The OPCW had not figured prominently in this year's Nobel speculation.
Many thought Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls, was a lock.
"She is an outstanding woman and I think she has a bright future and she will probably be a nominee next year or the year after that," the committee told the AP.
He declined to comment on whether Malala had even been considered.