Well, at least it didn't go to some bullshit like the discovery of gravitational waves. That would have been even worse. Gravitational waves do not exist, so if a Nobel went to their discovery, we would have been completely screwed. At least with blue LEDS they are real, not figments of overactive imaginations.
The gentlemen who won the prize are much more deserving of it, as opposed to the nonsense of Higgs in the previous year. There are no "higgs bosons" or "higgs boson". That is political claptrap. It was awarded to them to justify building the currently useless contraption called the LHC a little bigger. The damn thing can't even fry a hot dog.