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April 21, 2006

Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Terrence Howard, Hugh Laurie & Denis Leary Among Nominees for 10th Annual PRISM Awards

"Walk The Line," "Rent" Nominated in the Feature Film Category

"House," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Reba," "Saturday Night Live," Law & Order: SVU," "The O.C.,"& "Without a Trace" Among the Chosen in the Television Categories

LOS ANGELES - Nominees for the 10th Annual PRISM Awards reflect the entertainment industry's growing commitment to fighting substance abuse and addiction through accurate depictions of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in film, television, video, music and comic book entertainment. Recipients will be announced at an awards dinner Thursday, April 27th at the Beverly Hills Hotel and will air at a later date on the FX Network.

These awards are presented by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC), in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

NBC leads the networks in the number of nominations its programs received, with CBS and the WB close behind. The distribution of nominations among the networks is: NBC 9, CBS 8, WB 8, Lifetime 6, Fox 5, HBO 4, A&E 4, ABC 3, Discovery 2 and UPN 2.

Warner Bros. leads among the studios, with Paramount a close second. Following is the breakdown: Warner Bros. 9, Paramount 8, Sony 7, 20th Century Fox 6, HBO 5, NBC/Universal 4, New Line 3, Miramax 2, DreamWorks 2.

Fox 2000 Pictures' Walk the Line and Columbia Pictures' Rent are nominated in the Feature Film - Wide Release category. In the Performance for a Feature Film category the nominees are Rosario Dawson for her performance in Rent, Anne Hathaway for Havoc, Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line and Christina Ricci for Prozac Nation.

Nominees in the TV Series Comedy Episode category are "The Spy Who Smoked Me" of All of Us, "Pat's Secret" of Everybody Loves Raymond, "Glug, Glug" of One on One, "Where There's Smoke" of Reba and "Good Morning Meth" of Saturday Night Live.

Nominations for Performance in a Comedy Series are Georgia Engel and Brad Garrett for Everybody Loves Raymond; Jason Lee, Amy Poehler and Kenan Thompson for Saturday Night Live

Nominees in the TV Series Drama Episode category are "Hunting" of House; "Blood" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit; "The Dearly Beloved" of The O.C.; "We Wish You a Merry Cryst Meth" of Strong Medicine and "Off the Tracks" of Without a Trace.

A complete list of 10TH Annual PRISM Awards nominees follows below:


Feature Film - Wide Release
(Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / 1492 Pictures / Tribeca Productions)

Walk the Line
(Fox 2000 Pictures / Tree Line Films / Catfish Productions)

Feature Film - Limited Release
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
(Palm Pictures / Rake Films)

(Palm Pictures / Interloper Films)

Down to the Bone
(Laemmle - Zeller Films / Down to the Bone Productions / Susie Q Productions)

Gus Van Sant's Last Days
(Fine Line Features / HBO Films / Meno Film Co. Productions)

(Indican Pictures / Little Wing Films Ltd. / Kudos Productions)

Direct to Video Production
The Chuck Negron Story: Biography of an Entertainer
(Delta Entertainment)

(New Line Home Entertainment / Media 8 Entertainment / VIP Medienfonds)

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

Prozac Nation
(Buena Vista Home Entertainment / Millenium Films / Cinerenta A Given / Miramax Films)

Purgatory House
(Free Dream Pictures LLC)

Performance in a Feature Film
Rosario Dawson - Rent
Anne Hathaway - Havoc
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
Christina Ricci - Prozac Nation
Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line

PRISM Film Festival
(Magnolia Pictures / Canary Films / Populist Pictures / Section Eight Ltd./ Serene 9 / Studio Fierberg)


Tenth and Wolf
(10th and Wolf LLC / Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions)

TV Series Comedy Episode
All of Us - "The Spy Who Smoked Me"
(UPN / Overbrook Entertainment / Warner Bros. Television)

Everybody Loves Raymond - "Pat's Secret"
(CBS / HBO Independent Productions / Worldwide Pants / Where's Lunch Productions)

One on One - "Glug Glug"
(UPN / Greenblatt Janollari Studios / Paramount Network Television / Daddy's Girl Productions)

Reba - "Where There's Smoke"
(WB Television Network / 20th Century Fox Television / Acme Productions / Bee Caves Road Productions)

Saturday Night Live - "Good Morning Meth"
(NBC / NBC Universal Television Studios / SNL Studios)

TV Series Comedy Multi-Episode Storyline
Reba - "Help Wanted"/"Hello, My Name is Cheyenne"/"Where There's Smoke"/"Best Li'l Haunted House in Texas"
(WB Television Network / 20th Century Fox Television / Acme Productions / Bee Caves Road Productions)

Performance in a Comedy Series
Georgia Engel - Everybody Loves Raymond
Brad Garrett - Everybody Loves Raymond
Jason Lee - Saturday Night Live
Amy Poehler - Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson - Saturday Night Live

TV Series Drama Episode
House - "Hunting"
(Fox Broadcasting Co. / NBC Universal Television Studios / Heel & Toe Films / Bat Hat Harry Productions)

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit - "Blood"
(NBC / Wolf Films / NBC Universal Television Studios)

The O.C. - "The Dearly Beloved"
(Fox Broadcasting Co. / College Hill Pictures / Wonderland Sound and Vision / Warner Bros. Television)

Strong Medicine - "We Wish You a Merry Cryst Meth"
(Lifetime Television / Sony Pictures Television / One Ho Productions / By the Lake Productions)

Without a Trace - "Off the Tracks"
(CBS / Warner Bros. Television / Jerry Bruckheimer Television / CBS Productions)

Performance in a Drama Episode
Rosa Blasi - Strong Medicine
Melinda Dillon - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Peter Gallagher - The O.C.
Hugh Laurie - House
Kelly Rowan - The O.C.

TV Series Drama Multi-Episode Storyline
Jack and Bobby - "Under the Influence"/"Stand By Me"
(WB Television Network / Warner Bros. Television / Berlanti-Liddell / Shoe Money Productions)

One Tree Hill - "Somewhere a Clock is Ticking"/"I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning"
(WB Television Network / Warner Bros. Television / Tollin-Robbins Productions)

Rescue Me - "Reunion"/"Shame"/"Rebirth"/"Bitch"
(FX Network / DreamWorks Television / Apostle Pictures / Sony Pictures Television / Cloudland Co.)

Summerland - "Signs"/"Safe House"/"I Am the Walrus"/"The Wisdom to Know the Difference"
(WB Television Network / Spelling Television, Inc.)

Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline
Denis Leary - Rescue Me
Matt Long - Jack and Bobby
Lori Loughlin - Summerland
Chad Michael Murray - One Tree Hill

TV Daytime Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline
As the World Turns: Jennifer's Crystal Meth Addiction
(CBS / Procter and Gamble Productions)

The Guiding Light: Billy Falls Off the Wagon
(CBS / Procter and Gamble Productions)

TV Movie or Miniseries
Ambulance Girl
(Lifetime Television / Von Zerneck Sertner Films / Patricia Clifford Productions / Hallmark Entertainment)

Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy
(NBC / Once Upon a Time Films, Ltd. / HeadFirst Productions / CD&E Entertainment)

Lackawanna Blues
(HBO / HBO Films / Bellah Films / Good Shepherd Productions)

Mom at Sixteen
(Lifetime Television / Von Zerneck Sertner Films / Sofronski Productions / Hallmark Entertainment)

Riding the Bus With My Sister
(CBS / Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions / KidRo Productions / The Sanitsky Co.)

Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Kathy Bates - Ambulance Girl
Chris Diamantopoulos - Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy
Terrence Howard - Lackawanna Blues
S. Epatha Merkerson - Lackawanna Blues
Mercedes Ruehl - Mom at Sixteen

TV Teen Non-Fiction Series Episode or Special
Focus on Lung Cancer
(Channel One News)

TV Talk Show Episode
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch - "Meth Mom"
(CNBC / NBC Universal Television Studios)

Dr. Phil - "Alcohol and Abuse"
(Harpo Productions / Paramount Domestic Television / King World Productions / Peteski Productions)

Dr. Phil - "Scary Trends"
(Harpo Productions / Paramount Domestic Television / King World Productions / Peteski Productions)

The Montel Williams Show - "Drug Abuse: Rebuilding a Family"
Paramount Domestic Television/ Letnom Productions)

TV Biographical Series Episode or Special
Biography - "David Hasselhoff"
(A&E / Prometheus Entertainment / Fox Television Studios)

The E! True Hollywood Story - "Janice Dickinson"
(E! Entertainment Television)

The E! True Hollywood Story - "Mary Tyler Moore"
(E! Entertainment Television)

TV Unscripted Non-Fiction Series Episode or Special
Breaking Bonaduce - "The Only Hope is Rehab"/"Rehab"/"Getting Better"
(VH1 / 3 Ball Productions)

Cold Turkey: Season 2
(I: Independent Television / Visual Frontier, Inc. / Krasnow Productions)

Intervention: Season 1
(A&E / GRB Entertainment)

Judge Hatchett - "Crystal Meth Intervention"
(Sony Pictures Television)

Random 1 - "Out of the Woods"
(A&E / Random 1 Productions / Eastbrook Entertainment)

TV Documentary Series Episode or Special
America Undercover - "Rehab"
(HBO Documentary Films)

Homeless in Paradise
(Discovery Times Channel / Braverman Productions)

Meth: A County in Crisis
(A&E / ABC News)

28 Days in Rehab - "Episodes 1 - 4"
(Discovery Health Channel / True Entertainment)

TV News Magazine Segment
ABC News Primetime - "Juvenile Corrections"
(ABC News)

A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Behind the Headlines
(Paramount Domestic Television / Stage 29 Productions)

A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Escaping Addiction
(Paramount Domestic Television / Stage 29 Productions)

ESPN SportsCenter - "Barret Robbins"

World News Tonight: Quit to Live
(ABC News)

Community Service Effort
CBS Cares(CBS)

NBC's The More You Know

EIC, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 by leaders of the entertainment industry to bring the power of the industry to bear on health and social issues. Among the issues EIC addresses are: drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and addiction; firearm safety and injury prevention; sun safety; human trafficking; terrorism and homeland security; mental health; and HIV/AIDS prevention. EIC's website is located at

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