There are two things I love watching during this time of year: college football bowl games and award ceremonies.
Both are exciting in their own right. Bowl games, big and small, often provide some thrilling postseason moments making for great entertainment even if your team isn’t playing.
Award season, meanwhile, are celebrations of great films and offers a bit of competition to the world of movies, making for really good drama.
Over the years, I’ve noticed that the two seasons have something in common, which is that they’re not created equal. As the award season goes on, the prestige of the ceremonies increases. It’s the same way with bowl season.
With college football, there are six games, called the New Year’s Six, that are considered the best bowls, and include the two semi-finals to qualify for the national title game. In award season, meanwhile, the major awards often include the guild ceremonies and the Oscars, which happen late in the season.
With that in mind, I decided to match which game equates best to an award ceremony in the season.