As everyone knows, the Super Bowl is the biggest event in Hollywood—er, I mean sports.
The gradual evolution of the championship game into a night-long bonanza of showbiz spectacle reached its inevitable apex Sunday night with a Super Bowl that took place in Los Angeles, allowing the lines between sporting event and entertainment to finally blur completely.
Fittingly, the official telecast on NBC kicked off with an homage to Hollywood, with Halle Berry welcoming the TV audience to the game by outlining how much a good football game and great movie have in common. To celebrate the first time in three decades that the Super Bowl has been in L.A., the Hollywood-themed opening vignette also featured appearances from Kevin Hart, Carrie Underwood, and Peyton Manning. (According to Variety, parts of the TV spot were actually filmed in Nashville and Denver.)