EIC names 9th annual Prism noms

Show to air from the BevHills Hotel on FX April 28

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Jamie Foxx (“Ray”), Scarlett Johansson (“A Love Song for Bobby Long”), Ashley Judd (“De-Lovely”), John Travolta (“A Love Song for Bobby Long”) and Christopher Walken (“Around the Bend”) will compete for the Entertainment Industries Council’s top Prism prize for performance in a feature film at the ninth annual Prism Awards on April 28.

Nominees for the kudocast were announced Thursday. Show will be held at the BevHills Hotel and televised on FX.

Prisms fete the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in movies, television, video, music, comicbooks and interactive entertainment.

“De-Lovely,” “The Punisher,” “Ray” and “Walking Tall” are among those nominated in the wide-release feature film category.

As for the studio/production shingle count, NBC-Universal, Warner Bros. and Touchstone led the way with 10 nominations each. Others nominated include Paramount (nine), Von Zerneck Sertner Films (six), Sony (five), Lions Gate and Hallmark Entertainment (four each), MGM/UA (three), Steven Bochco Prods. and CBS Prods. (two each) and IFC Films (one).

ABC led the networks with 16 nominations, followed by NBC (six), CBS and MTV Networks (five each), the WB and Lifetime (four each) and HBO (three).

Nommed for two each are Fox, Showtime, USA, TNT, A&E and CNN. UPN, E!, Pax, Discovery and ESPN each received on nom.

And the nominees are…

Wide Release Feature Film

“De-Lovely” (United Artists Pictures/Winkler Films)
“The Punisher” (Lions Gate Films/Marvel Studios)
“Ray” (Universal Pictures/Unchain My Heart Louisiana LLC/Crusader Entertainment LLC/Anvil Films/Baldwin Entertainment Bristol Bay Productions)
“Walking Tall” (MGM Pictures/Hyde Park Entertainment/Mandeville Films/Burke-Samples-Foster Productions/WWE Films)

Feature Film — Limited Release
“Around the Bend” (Warner Independent Pictures/Status Films)
“Happy Hour” (Davis Entertainment Filmworks/O’Hara-Klein)
“A Love Song for Bobby Long” (Lions Gate Films/El Camino Pictures/Emmett-Furla Films/stratus Film Co.)
“Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” (IFC Films/@radical media Inc./H24 B414/Third Eye Motion Picture Company)
“Swimming Upstream” (Echelon Entertainment/Media Entertainment Inc./Jour De Fete Films)

Performance in a Feature Film
Jamie Foxx — “Ray”
Scarlett Johansson — “A Love Song for Bobby Long”
Ashley Judd — “De-Lovely”
John Travolta — “A Love Song for Bobby Long”
Christopher Walken — “Around the Bend”

PRISM Film Festival
“Bright Leaves” (First Run Features/WGBH Boston/Homemade Movies)
“Goodnight, Joseph Parker” (Kubla Khan Pictures)
“Most High” (2nd Act Films)
“Purgatory House” (Free Dream Pictures)

TV Comedy Episode
Complete Savages — “Nick Kicks Butt” (ABC Entertainment/NBC Universal Television Studios/Icon Productions/Nothing Can Go Wrong Now)
Desperate Housewives — “Suspicious Minds” (ABC Entertainment/Touchstone Television/Cherry Productions)
8 Simple Rules — “Consequences” (ABC Entertainment/Touchstone Television/Shady Acre Films/FLODY Co.)
One on One — “No More Wire Hangers” (UPN/Greenblatt Janollari Studios/Paramount Network Television/Daddy’s Girl Productions)
Scrubs — “My Rule of Thumb” (NBC Entertainment/Touchstone Television/Doozer, Inc.)

TV Comedy Multi-Episode Storyline
Desperate Housewives – “Anything You Can Do”/”Guilty”/”Running to Stand Still” (ABC Entertainment / Touchstone Television / Cherry Productions)

Performance in a Comedy Series
Keith Carradine – Complete Savages
Marcia Cross – Desperate Housewives
Felicity Huffman – Desperate Housewives
Katey Sagal – 8 Simple Rules
Donald Faison – Scrubs

TV Drama Episode
ER – “Time of Death” (NBC Entertainment / Warner Bros. Television / Amblin Television / Constant C Productions)
Everwood – “Unspoken Truths” (WB Television Network / Warner Bros. Television / Everwood Utah, Inc. / Berlanti-Liddell Productions)
NYPD Blue – “You’re Buggin’ Me” (ABC Entertainment / Steven Bochco Productions)
The O.C. – “The Proposal” (Fox Broadcasting Co. / Hypnotic / Wonderland Sound and Vision / Warner Bros. Television)
Strong Medicine – “Dose of Reality” (Lifetime Television / Sony Pictures Television / Wooster Productions / One Ho Productions / By the Lake Productions)

Performance in a Drama Episode
Ray Liotta – “ER
Mark-Paul Gossalaar – NYPD Blue
Mischa Barton – The O.C.
Emily VanCamp – Everwood
Patricia Richardson – Strong Medicine

TV Drama Multi-Episode Storyline
Deadwood – “The Trial of Jack McCall”/”Plague”/”Bullock Returns to Camp” (HBO Entertainment / David Milch Productions / Paramount Network Television)
The Guardian – “Beautiful Blue Mystic”/”Amends” (CBS Entertainment / Sony Pictures Television / Rosecrans Productions / David Hollander Productions / Gran Via Productions / CBS Productions)
Jack and Bobby – “Pilot”/”Better Days”/”Election Night” (WB Television Network / Warner Bros. Television / Berlanti-Liddell / Shoe Money Productions)
Lost – “Pilot”/”House of the Rising Sun”/”The Moth (ABC Entertainment / Touchstone Television / Bad Robot)
Queer as Folk – “Episode 401″/”Episode 402” (Showtime Networks / Tony Jonas Productions / Cowlip Productions / Temple Street Productions)

Performance in a Drama Storyline
Simon Baker – The Guardian
Christine Lahti – Jack and Bobby
Scott Lowell – Queer as Folk
Dominic Monaghan – Lost
Robin Weigert – Deadwood

TV Daytime Drama Multi-Episode Storyline
All My Children – “Episode #8884″/”Episode #8886″/”Episode #8887” (ABC Daytime Programming)

TV Movie or Miniseries
Gracie’s Choice (Lifetime Television / Von Zerneck-Sertner Films / Sony Pictures Television)
The Mystery of Natalie Wood (ABC Entertainment / Cypress Point Productions / Von Zerneck-Sertner Films / Hallmark Entertainment)
Scott Turow’s Reversible Errors (CBS Entertainment / Von Zerneck-Sertner Films / Hallmark Entertainment)
Traffic: The Miniseries (USA Network / Traffic Jam Productions / USA Cable Entertainment)
The Wool Cap (Turner Network Television / Rosemont Productions International Ltd. / Dog Pond – Sydnyk Work / Magna Global Productions / Viacom Productions)

Performance in a TV Movie
Anne Heche – Gracie’s Choice
Felicity Huffman – Scott Turow’s Reversible Errors
William H. Macy – Wool Cap
Mary McCormack – Traffic: The Miniseries
Justine Waddell – The Mystery of Natalie Wood

TV Teen Non-Fiction
Smashed: Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol (HBO Family)
True Life – “I’m on Adderall” (MTV Network / MTV News & Documentaries)

TV Talk Show Episode
Dr. Phil – “Addictions” (Paramount Domestic Television / Harpo Productions)
Dr. Phil – “How You Look Drunk”(Paramount Domestic Television / Harpo Productions)
The Jane Pauley Show – “What Parents Need to Know” (NBC Universal Domestic Syndication)

TV Biographical Series Episode or Special
Biography – “Tatum O’Neal” (A & E Television Network / ABC News)
CMT Inside Fame – “Kris Kristofferson” (Country Music Television / Tangible Vision)
The E! True Hollywood Story – “Drew Barrymore” (E! Entertainment Television)
Untold – “Darryl Strawberry” (Spike TV)

TV Unscripted Non-Fiction Series Episode or Special
American Families – “The McGees: Intervention House”(Discovery Channel / Gay Rosenthal Productions)
Cold Turkey (Pax Television / Visual Frontier, Inc. / NBC Studios)
Family Plots – “Smoke and Mirrors” (A&E Television Network / Hybrid Films)
The Real World: Philadelphia – “Episode #1509” (MTV Networks / Bunim-Murray Productions)
Starting Over – “Episode #1188″/”Episode #1189″/”Episode #1190” (NBC Universal Domestic Syndication / Bunim-Murray Productions)

TV Documentary Series Episode or Special
CMT News Special – “Addicted to Addiction” (Country Music Television / Tangible Vision)

TV News Magazine Segment
Anderson Cooper 360 – “Pill Popping Nation” (Cable News Network)
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Primetime Special – “Are You Positive?” (Cable News Network)
ESPN SportsCenter – “Dexter Manley” (ESPN)
NBC Today – “Binge Drinking: Gordie Bailey” (NBC News)

Direct to Video Production
Relative Evil (Universal Studios Home Entertainment / Screen Media Film LLC / Redeemable Features / Cosgrove-Meurer Productions / Chimea Films)

Community Service Effort
ABC: A Better Community (ABC Television Network)
CBS Cares (CBS Television Network)
NBC’s The More You Know (NBC Television Network)

Music Recording
Tim McGraw – “Drugs or Jesus” (Curb Records)
Tim McGraw – “Kill Myself” (Curb Records)
Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss – “Whiskey Lullaby” (Arista Nashville / BMG Entertainment)

Music Video
Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss – “Whiskey Lullaby” (Arista Nashville / BMG Entertainment)

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