Ennis, Farah shortlisted for BBC Sports Personality of the Year | 27.11.2012
The trio have been named among the 12 nominees for the award to be announced on Sunday December 16.
Ennis won the heptathlon gold at the Olympic Games in London this summer, where Farah celebrated glory twice, in the 5,000m and 10,000m, before Weir became one of the stars of the Paralympics with four gold medals.
Both Ennis and Farah were voted European Athletes of the Year 2012.
Rarely in the history of this award has there been so much anticipation to see which athletes made the shortlist because of a memorable year for sport in Great Britain.
Athletics has always been favoured strongly with this award which has been running since 1954.
The first winner came from track and field with Chris Chataway being rewarded for his 5000m world record.
Since, athletes have collected the prize on 16 previous occasions including Mary Rand, Brendan Foster, Steve Ovett, Lord Coe and Paula Radcliffe.
The last track and field athlete to triumph was Kelly Holmes in 2004, after winning that summer's Olympic 800m and 1500m titles in Athens.
Ennis has finished third on two occasions in 2010 and 2011 and expressed her delight at her nomination this time.
She wrote on twitter: "So exciting to be named in the #SPOTY nominations! Some great sportsmen and women! It's going to be a tough one! But a great night!"
Ennis achieved her lifelong aim when she won the Olympic gold in August, breaking the British heptathlon record with a points total of 6955.
Her success came on the same evening as Farah won the first of his titles, the 10,000m.
He became the first British man to triumph at that distance at the Olympics and then followed it up a week later by winning the 5000m.
At the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, Britain won only two gold medals in the track and field events. They were both achieved by Weir, with victory in the T54 800m and 1500m.
This time in London, not only did he retain those titles but added the 5000m and marathon to his winning roster, as the athletics team won 11 golds.
Ennis, Farah and Weir all face tough competition though with the favourite being cyclist Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to win the Tour de France who then triumphed at the Time Trial at London 2012.
The awards show takes place at the Excel Centre in London and the 12 nominees are: Nicola Adams (Boxing), Ben Ainslie (Sailing), Ennis, Farah, Katherine Grainger (Rowing), Sir Chris Hoy (Cycling), Rory McIlroy (Golf), Andy Murray (Tennis), Ellie Simmonds (Swimming), Sarah Storey (Cycling), Weir and Wiggins.