NBC paces TV field for 6th Prism Awards

CBS, ABC follow with five each

See nomineesNominees for the sixth annual Prism Awards were announced Wednesday, with NBC leading the TV pack with nine nominations, followed by CBS and ABC with five each. Paramount led all major studios with five nominations (including a television mention for CBS’ “Becker”).

The Prism Awards honor the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in movies, television, video, music, interactive and comicbook entertainment, and are presented in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health. Fifty-six nominees were selected from 236 submissions.

Nominees for feature films are New Line’s “Blow,” directed by the late Ted Demme, and “Life As a House,” directed by Irwin Winkler; “crazy/beautiful,” from Touchstone and director John Stockwell; MGM’s “Heartbreakers,” directed by David Mirkin; and indie “Under Hellgate Bridge,” directed by Mike Sergio.

TV comedy series episode nominees are “Becker,” “Ed,” “King of the Hill,” “My Wife and Kids” and “Scrubs.”

Drama series episode noms went to “The District,” “The Division,” “The Education of Max Bickford,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The West Wing,” while “100 Centre Street,” “NYPD Blue,” “Providence,” “Six Feet Under” and “Third Watch” are competing in the multi-episode storyline category.

TV film nominees are “Aberdeen,” “Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows,” “Spinning out of Control,” “They Call Me Sirr” and “Things Behind the Sun.”

In addition, this year’s kudos presents a new category, the Prism Film Festival Award, which is presented to a pic that has not yet been released but is playing the fest circuit. Nominees in the category are “Acts of Worship,” “All You Need,” “Four Faces,” “Smoke and Mirrors: A History of Denial” and “Tweeked.”

The awards will be presented May 9 and a telecast will be distributed throughout the United States by Tribune Entertainment.

And the nominees are …

THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM

Blow (New Line Cinema/Apostle Pictures/Spanky Pictures)

crazy/beautiful (Touchstone Pictures/Ufland Prods.)

Heartbreakers (MGM Pictures/Davis Entertainment Company/Irving Ong Prods.)

Life as a House (New Line Cinema/Winkler Films)

Under Hellgate Bridge (CAVU Pictures/El-Train, Inc./Marvin Films)

PRISM FILM FESTIVAL AWARD

Acts of Worship (Manifesto Films/Worship Prods.)

All You Need (Porchlight Entertainment/Klag Prods./Journey Entertainment Corp.)

Four Faces (Four Faces Prods.)

Smoke and Mirrors: A History of Denial (Codikow Films)

Tweeked (Dumpster Films)

TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES EPISODE

Becker “breakfast of chumpions” (paramount network television/dave hackel prods./industry entertainment/cbs entertainment)

Ed “The Stars Align” (Viacom Prods./NBC Studios/Worldwide Pants Inc./NBC Entertainment)

King of the Hill “Trouble With Gribbles” (20th Century Fox Television/Judgmental Films/3 Arts Entertainment/Deedle-Dee Prods./Fox Broadcasting Co.)

My Wife and Kids “Grassy Knoll” (Touchstone Television/ABC Entertainment)

Scrubs “My Mentor” (Touchstone Television/Doozer Inc./NBC Entertainment)

TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES EPISODE

The District “The Agony and the Ecstasy” (Studios USA Television/CBS Prods./Di Novi Pictures/CBS Entertainment)

The Division “Intervention” (Viacom Prods./Lifetime Television)

The Education of Max Bickford “In the Details” (20th Century Fox Television/CBS Prods./Regency Television/Sugar Mama Prods./CBS Entertainment)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Consent” (Studios USA Television/Wolf Films/NBC Entertainment)

The West Wing “Bartlett for America” (Warner Bros. Television/John Wells Prods./NBC Entertainment)

TELEVISION DRAMA MULTI-EPISODE STORYLINE

NYPD Blue “Johnny Got His Gold”/”Lie Like a Rug” (Steven Bochco Prods./ABC Entertainment)

100 Centre Street “Andromeda and the Monster”/”Daughters” (Fremantle Intl. Distribution/Amjen Entertainment Prods./Jaffe-Braunstein/Arts & Entertainment Network)

Providence “The Invisible Man”/”The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (NBC Studios/John Masius Prods./NBC Entertainment)

Six Feet Under “Crossroads”/ “Life’s Too Short” (Greenblatt Janollari Studios/Six Feet Under Prods./Home Box Office)

Third Watch “Requiem for a Bantam Weight”/”Unfinished Business” (Warner Bros. Television/John Wells Prods./NBC Entertainment)

TELEVISION CHILDREN’S SERIES EPISODE OR SPECIAL

Brace Face “Miami Vices” (Nelvana Ltd./ABC Family Channel)

Freshman Year “Episode #5/Episode #7/Episode #12″(Planet Grande/Home Box Office)

In the Mix “Ecstasy” (Castle Works Inc./Public Broadcasting Service)

Just Deal “Under Suspicion” (NBC Studios/The Tom Lynch Co./GEP Prods./NBC Entertainment)

Skate “Running on Full” (The Tom Lynch Co./GEP Prods./NBC Entertainment)

TELEVISION MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Aberdeen (First Run Features/The Sundance Channel)

Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (Alliance Atlantis Television/Storyline Entertainment/IN-Motion and Go Movie and TV Prods./ABC Entertainment)

Spinning out of Control (E! Entertainment Television)

They Call Me Sirr (Kahn Power Pictures/Jon Turtle Prods./Showtime Networks)

Things Behind the Sun (Echo Lake Prods./Sidekick Entertainment/Showtime Networks)

TELEVISION TALKSHOW SERIES EPISODE

The Ananda Lewis Show “Clearing the Air: Christie Turlington Talks About Smoking” (King World Prods.)

The Ananda Lewis Show “Should We Legalize Marijuana?”

The Montel Williams Show “Diary of a Teen Meth Addict” (Paramount Domestic Television/Letnom Prods.)

The Montel Williams Show “The Explosive Truth About Meth”

The View “Episode #853″(Barwall Prods./ABC Daytime)

TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY OR NEWSMAGAZINE SERIES EPISODE OR SPECIAL

CNN Presents “Wasted” (Cable News Network)

Dateline NBC “The X-Files” (NBC News/NBC Entertainment)

True Life “I Can’t Breathe” (MTV News & Documentaries/Arnold Worldwide/Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health/MTV Network)

True Life “I’m Hooked on OxyContin” (MTV News & Documentaries/CBS News/MTV Network)

Women and Cigarettes: A Fatal Attraction (ABC News/ABC Entertainment)

TELEVISION BIOGRAPHICAL REALITY SERIES EPISODE OR SPECIAL

Biography “Charlie Sheen: Born to Be Wild” (Van Ness Films/Arts & Entertainment Network)

Celebrity Profile “Kelsey Grammer” (E! Entertainment Television)

The E! True Hollywood Story “Dave Draper” (E! Entertainment Television)

The E! True Hollywood Story “The Last Days of Judy Garland”

Intimate Portrait “Sharon Gless” (Feury-Grant Entertainment/Lifetime Television)

MUSIC OR MUSICVIDEO

Flavor of the Weak American Hi-Fi (Island Def Jam Records)

How You Remind Me Nickelback (Roadrunner Records)

Junkie Ozzy Osbourne (Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment)

Took Me Under Chuck Negron (Sin-Drome Records/Ryko Records)

Wine Into Water T. Graham Brown (Restless Records)

COMMUNITY SERVICE EFFORT

AnimAction Team Awards “Glamour Girl” (AnimAction/Fox Kids Network)

AnimAction Team Awards “The Plan” (AnimAction/Kids WB!)

AnimAction Team Awards “Tobacco Fashion Show” (AnimAction/Toon Disney)

CBS Cares (CBS Television Network)

Smoking Is Ugly (Turley Inc.)

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