The ones who discovered Higgs Boson (OK, except some nasty Indian who had the nerve to interfere with the glorious western white race Nobel Prize process) were awarded the Nobel Prize. (1)
There you go. A “discovery” based on one experiment alone – and what an elusive discovery that is! – is made the basis for awards and nominations.
The billions of CERN demand immediate justification.
Who can wait 10, 20 or even 50 years to confirm the importance of the “discovery” as it happens in other Nobel prizes? (see here for example) Fast food science is on the way! And a coke along with some french fries please!