‘Mac,’ ‘ER’ shine at Prism nods

Kilmer, Campbell take individual-performance category

See winners“ER” and “The Bernie Mac Show” took top kudos Thursday at the seventh annual Prism Awards, which honor accurate depictions of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in entertainment. Event at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theater in Hollywood was taped to air May 25 on FX.

This year’s program saw the addition of an individual-performance category. Val Kilmer took the trophy on the film side for his portrayal of a man in the morass of drug culture in “Salton Sea,” while Neve Campbell won for her portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s secretary in telepic “Last Call.” For TV series, Bernie Mac took the comedy prize for his perf on “The Bernie Mac Show” and Tim Matheson and John Spencer won for performance in a drama series for “The West Wing.”

The Prisms were presented by the Entertainment Industries Council in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Helmer Harold Becker presented a Heritage Award to James Woods for his perfs in “My Name Is Bill W” and the Becker-directed “The Boost.” Past Heritage Awards have gone to Michael Keaton and Kathy Baker.

Tribune prexy-CEO Dick Askin received the Larry Stewart Leadership & Inspiration Award for his support of EIC in delivering drug-related messages to the viewing public.

Other categories included talkshow episode, won by “The Ricki Lake Show” for its seg on ephedra, and music recording, which went to Kenny Chesney for his ditty “The Good Stuff” and Ivan Neville’s “Ode to 5 a.m.”

And the winners are . . .

Theatrical Feature Film
Skins (First Look Media/Grandview Pictures/Starz Encore Entertainment/First Look Pictures)

Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film
Val Kilmer – Salton Sea

PRISM Film Festival Award
Never Get Outta the Boat (Lot 47 Films/New Crime Productions/Blow-Up Pictures)

Comedy Series Episode for Television
Yes, Dear – “Jimmy Saves the Day” (20th Century Fox Television/CBS Productions/Amigos De Garcia Productions/Cherry Tree Entertainment/CBS Entertainment)

Comedy Series Multi-Episode Storyline for Television
The Bernie Mac Show – “Sweet Home Chicago” (Regency Television/20th Century Fox Television/Fox Broadcasting Co.)

Performance in a Comedy Series
Bernie Mac – The Bernie Mac Show

Drama Series Episode for Television
Strong Medicine – “Contraindications” (Sony Pictures Television/Wooster Productions/One Ho Productions/By the Lake Productions/Lifetime Television)

Performance in a Drama Series Episode for Television
Tim Matheson and John Spencer – The West Wing

Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline for Television
ER – “Abby’s Alcoholism” (Warner Bros. Television/Amblin Television/Constant c Productions/NBC Entertainment)

Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline
Noah Wyle – ER

Daytime Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline for Television
The Young and the Restless – “Episodes #7447 & 7450” (Sony Pictures Television/CBS Entertainment)

Movie or Miniseries for Television
Wasted (MTV Original TV Movies/ New Line Television/MTV Network)

Performance in TV Movie or Miniseries
Neve Campbell – Last Call

Children’s Live Action or Animated Series Episode or Special for Television
Ozzie and Drix – “Where There’s Smoke” (Warner Bros. Television Animation/Conundrum Entertainment/Kids WB!)

Teen Non-Fiction Series Episode or Special for Television
Flipped – “Smoking and Tobacco” (Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner Productions/MTV Network)

Biographical Series Episode or Special for Television (tied)
VH1’s Behind the Music – “Aerosmith” (VH1) and The E! True Hollywood Story – “Andy Dick” (E! Entertainment Television)

Documentary or News Magazine Series Episode or Special for Television
Sudden Impact: The Ripple Effects of Drunk Driving (NBC News/NBC Entertainment)

Unscripted Non-Fiction Series Episode or Special for Television
Judge Hatchett – “Carrie’s Out of Rehab” (Sony Pictures Television)

Talk Show Series Episode for Television
The Ricki Lake Show – “Ephedra: Miracle Supplement or Deadly Drug?” (Sony Pictures Television)

Music Recording (tied)
Kenny Chesney – “The Good Stuff” (BNA Records/BMG Distribution) and Ivan Neville – “Ode to 5 a.m.”

Comic Book Issue or Multi-Issue Storyline
Cat Woman #1, 6-9 (D.C. Comics)

Community Service Effort
AnimAction TEAM Awards (AnimAction/Toon Disney/Fox Kids Network/Kids WB!/The Disney Channel/The Cartoon Network/LAUSD)

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