Prism casts light on drug use

Awards praise films, TV shows

“Thank You for Smoking” and “Sherrybaby” drew the top film nods Tuesday at the 11th annual Prism Awards, which honor accurate portrayals of alcohol and drug use in movies and TV shows.

Fox Searchlight’s “Smoking” was recognized in the wide-release film category, while IFC Films’ “Sherrybaby” prevailed in the limited-release heat in the awards presented by the Entertainment Industries Council at a ceremony held at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Winners in the various TV categories included Fox’s “Family Guy” and “House,” ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and NBC’s “ER.” “Augusta, Gone” and “Our Very Own,” whose stars Keith Carradine and Allison Janney also drew awards, won for TV movie/miniseries in a tie. The Larry Stewart leadership and inspiration nod went to NBC Entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly.

Other winners included Judith Light for her guest-star turn on ABC’s “Ugly Betty” and PBS newsmag “Frontline” for its report “The Meth Epidemic.”

The “American Dad After School Special” episode of Fox’s animated sitcom “American Dad” was the clear-headed choice for the award in the mental health category.

Joan and Melissa Rivers were feted with the Heritage laurel for their 1994 telepic “Starting Again,” about how they coped with the 1987 suicide of Joan Rivers’ husband, Edgar Rosenberg.

HBO was honored with the Entertainment Industries Council’s President’s Award for its recent multiplatform docu series “Addiction.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading